Scott Watson sells artwork

Scott Watson in the High Court in Christchurch. He was denied parole.

Artwork by convicted double-killer Scott Watson is fetching hundreds of dollars on Trade Me.

Tale of survival video

Heather Walsh has narrated her story for the docudrama 'The Monster of Mangatiti'

Heather Walsh's captivity in remote bush made headlines in 2012. Now the full story of her ordeal will be told.

Police spy gets secret 'payout'

Former police informant Rob Gilchrist, pictured here in Hagley Park in 2008, has reached a secret settlement with police.

Former spy who sued police after his decade of deception is believed to have been awarded a settlement.

'Suspicious' fire at school video

Crews work to contain a fire which affected two buildings at Hamilton East School.

12:38 PM  A member of the public driving past spotted a fire at Hamilton East School this morning.

Dealer seeks to keep cash

David Young's lawyer said police had to prove his client earned the money from illegal drug dealing.

Man convicted of NZ's biggest synthetic cannabis bust might get to keep his $181K.

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crime

Liquor store worker bashed with bottles video

The liquor store worker suffered cuts and abrasions to his head and face after being hit with bottles of alcohol.

11 min ago  Young men who raided Christchurch liquor store attacked a staff member with full bottles of alcohol.

Monitoring bracelet cut off

On Saturday night a man charged with a range of offences, including kidnapping, fled his South Auckland home.

Man critical after attack

Arrests after Ashburton brawl

politics

State house sell-off underway

State Housing shake-up

The biggest shake up of State housing in decades is about to get underway.

Secret courts concern

More lawyers and human rights activists have added their voice to the chorus of concerns over secret courts.

Domestic violence law overhaul could see an expiry date for protection orders.

Protection order idea panned

Protection orders should have an expiry date, MPs have recommended.

education

Studying on the breadline

The University of Auckland, Grafton Campus

More students are having to live with their parents to make ends meet.

Ceremony for student stars

Palmerston North Intermediate Normal has recognised excellence among their pupils.

Four out of five NZers experienced financial stress in the past year.

Financial literacy to join 3 Rs?

Support grows for money management to be a core part of the school curriculum.

health

'I feel abandoned'

Christchurch man Tau Brown 61 was shocked to hear about the closure of the mental health service at Pacific Trust Canterbury.

12:26 PM  Clients reeling after mental health service for Pacific people in Canterbury closes.

The Bachelor defends 'That Paleo Guy'

TV star Art Green swings to the defence of embattled paleo diet.

Sheyna Huband credits midwife Jacqui Anderson, left, with giving her support and confidence ahead of the birth of her third son, Oliver.

Midwives drop pay bombshell

A High Court action on Monday will have 'global ramifications' for women's pay.

Women of Influence

A very unplanned career

"I'd have every child in New Zealand growing up with the kind of opportunities I had, that would be brilliant," says Fran Wilde.

Former Wellington mayor and Labour MP Fran Wilde was the local and regional winner in 2013.

Advice to your teenage self video

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your teenage self?

2014 Emerging Leader winner Althea Carbon

'Push out of your comfort zone'

Young corporate lawyer Althea Carbon is passionate about using digital innovation to help charities.

farming

Bike death makes tragic point

Police investigate a quad bike death on a Puketaha farm, near Hamilton

A quad bike tragedy has ripped a hole in hard-working farming family.

Fonterra helping fight fires

Fonterra grassroots funding helping rural communities with their firefighting resources.

Janet Gray with a rare set of quad lambs born to a southdown ewe at the farm near Rongotea.

Surprise! It's quadruplets video

Southdown lambs aren't usually born in sets of four, but a Manawatu ewe has given birth to her own flock

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