Three crawl to safety

House fire at Kawai St, Nelson.

Woman and two children forced to crawl from a smoke-filled Nelson house to escape a fire in the kitchen.

Victim's bodies taken away video

Ashburton woman Cindy George perished with her three young children in an apparent accidental gassing.

10 min ago  Police, friends and family form guard of honour for Cindy George and her children at their Ashburton home.

Brother faces axe murder charge

Police at the scene of a homicide in Blundell St, Kawerau on Friday.

2:04 PM  The brother of a man who died from axe wounds is charged with his murder.

Stabbing victim named

Police at the Broderick St, Johnsonville cordon.

19 min ago  Wellington neighbourhood rallies together after a multiple stabbing leaves four injured and one dead.

Charges for smuggling kereru

Sonny Tau was caught with five native birds on a plane.

3:22 PM  Iwi leader Sonny Tau has been charged after being caught carrying dead kereru.

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crime

Stabbing victim named

Police at the Broderick St, Johnsonville cordon.

19 min ago  Wellington neighbourhood rallies together after a multiple stabbing leaves four injured and one dead.

Armed standoff stand-down video

3:30 PM  Police fired 17 canisters of tear gas while conducting a search warrant for stolen firearms in Taranaki.

Driving death penalty change appears unlikely

Scott Watson denied parole

politics

Ron Mark new NZ First deputy

New NZ First deputy leader Ron Mark.

Former NZ First deputy leader Tracey Martin puts support behind Ron Mark, who has taken over the role.

Charles and Camilla to visit NZ

New Zealand is in line for another royal visit: Charles and Camilla will visit in November.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the results of any social bonds projects would be expected far sooner than 2022.

First social bonds partners

First firms to partner with the Government in its controversial social bonds pilot announced.

education

'He's suffered enough'

Peter Clague was once the executive principal of private North Shore school Kristin.

3:21 PM  "I'm bringing this to an end," says a judge as he rules an embittered ex-wife was trying to destroy a top principal.

Education key to positive cybercitizens

The phrase "go kill yourself" is a common comment on South Canterbury teens' social media sites.

Celebratory trees were planted in front of the new Putaruru College classrooms by teacher Mike Grayburn and deputy principal Dave Shaw.

Putaruru College opens $1.3 million building

3:01 PM  More than $1 million has been spent on refurbishing an asbestos-ridden, Putaruru College, classroom block.

health

Time to get checked

Wellington company Matakina Technology has sold its breast screening technology, Volpara Solutions, in India.

2:54 PM  Mangakino women are in for free mammograms starting July 9.

World-first kids' eye disease tests

In a world first, Wellington high schoolers will be tested for a little-known, serious eye disease.

Dunedin Hospital may lose trainee doctors in 2016.

Dunedin Hospital loses trainees

Dunedin Hospital has lost orthopaedic training for trainee doctors, forcing them to now train somewhere else.

Women of Influence

On being Women of Influence video

Former Cure Kids CEO Vicki Lee speaking at the launch of this year's Women of Influence programme at Westpac HQ in Auckland.

Some of our Women of Influence alumni on what being a Woman of Influence means to them.

A sporting winner

Therese Walsh was the supreme winner of the board and management category in 2013.

AUT business graduate Anna Garrett (L) sits in on a meeting with Xero managing director Victoria Crone and Xero head of accounting Grant Anderson during AUT's Shadow a Leader day.

Xero MD gives students time video

Xero managing director Victoria Crone gives students a chance to Shadow a Leader for a day.

farming

Varsity farm in bottom rung

Executive director Ron Pellow is at ease with the demonstration farm's declining financial performance because of the environmental advantages.

Dairy demonstration farm at Lincoln University is sliding down the ladder against top Canterbury farmers because of nitrogen loss restraints.

Sheep deaths escalating

SAFE claims 252 sheep destined for a live export shipment to Mexico, died before they got on board.

Ali Gordon, Mia Gordon, Alistair Gibb and daughter Emma on a pony trek on the track across farmland to a scenic section of the Ruamahanga River near Gladstone.

Farmer welcomes river access

Alistair Gibb says he would like to see better public access across farmland - and he is showing the lead.

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