Airport scores $1.6m fire truck video

Christchurch Airport's fire service has acquired a Rosenbauer Panther, which has a high reach extendable turret and a spike that can penetrate aircraft fuselages and pump fire suppressant inside.

Christchurch Airport's fire brigade has added a state-of-the-art piece of machinary to its firefighting arsenal. 

Arty buses invade Wellington

The artwork that now adorns some Go Wellington buses.

16 min ago  It's not quite the Sistine Chapel, but passengers looking at bus ceilings will be greeted by artworks.

Arson or accident? 

The remains of the house at 192 Collingwood St, Hamilton

Cause of fIre that claimed three young lives has stumped police and left families in the dark.

Couple in the running to win

Husband and wife Ben and Jess Ruthe are hoping to win the upcoming Rotorua marathon.

Super-fit couple hope to become the first couple to win one of New Zealand's most prestigious marathons.

Teens attempt Anzac theft video

Max Capill says a group of young people who tried to steal a poppy collection container left a bad taste in his mouth.

6:27 PM  Teens tried to steal from the people who "defended their right to walk down the street in freedom", RSA says.

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crime

Bike theft arrest

Tom Filmer is glad someone has been arrested in connection with the theft of his bike outside the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT).

6:31 PM  Alleged bike thief caught after Christchurch student investigates the loss of his $12,500 bicycle.

Teens try to steal Poppy Day collection bucket video

6:27 PM  Teens tried to steal from the people who "defended their right to walk down the street in freedom", RSA says.

Taxi driver assaulted

'An idiot with a death wish'

politics

Property prices demand response

Finance Minister Bill English and Prime Minister John Key should acknowledge that a marginal surplus or deficit is just so last election.

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Pora claims compensation

Teina Pora has officially lodged a claim for compensation for spending 21 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of rape and murder.

Police Association president Greg O'Connor.

Cop shops shut: $3m saved

Police station closures might see more police on the streets but is symptomatic of a much bigger problem, says the Police Association.

education

Ebooks fill special needs gap

Off the Page founders Rosemary Emery, left, and Anne Russell.

Ebooks for teens with learning disabilities filling gap in market.

Kids' bricks help Pacific community

Making bricks from waste paper that can be burned has so-far netted an Early education Centre $400.

Secondary school students Dan Naulivou, 17, Chelsea Martin, 17 and Keelan Clark, 17 outside the NZX in Auckland during the second to last day of their Massey Business Boot Camp.

Sacrificing holidays to study video

Students embrace week of rigorous business boot camp.

health

Tighter controls needed for toddler's tongue tie ops

When her son Alex's weight stalled at three months, mum Jules Hyde suspected he might have a "tongue-tie".

Rare disorder threatens to paralyse young girl

Like many 4-year-olds Jaidyn Webb leads an active life, but she is just a knock away from danger.

Annette Taylor, Director of Boarding at Nelson College feels lucky to be alive, two years after her melanoma diagnosis.

I'm 'lucky to be alive' video

Two years ago, Annette Taylor was diagnosed with melanoma, today she says she feels "lucky to be alive".

farming

Coming season "won't be pretty"

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But milk price fall has an upside because it limits European expansion, economist says.

LIC partners with Lely Group

Livestock breeding co-op pushes ahead with its strategy to become a $1 billion business.

Jason Colebourn of Landcorp and Xiaobao Du, Milk NZ Shanghai Pengxin.

Train wreck gets turned around

Chinese company Shanghai Pengxin has transformed a former Crafar dairy farm.

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