Tourist bus slides off road video

Andy Bishop, who sent this photo, says the bus crashed after heading down from the Hilltop Tavern, between Barrys Bay ...

A group of passers-by helped pull tourists from steep bush after a bus crashed down a bank near Christchurch.

Lucky Kiwi wins $1 million

Wednesday's $1 million winning ticket was sold at a supermarket in Wainoni, Christchurch.

Christchurch Lotto player wins $1 million while the Powerball rolls over to Saturday where $7 million will be up for winning.

Too many child victims

There is no official record of the number of children who die as a result of neglect, abuse or maltreatment. However, ...

There are more than 200 children before Esme Kinraid who are counted in New Zealand's Child Victim Toll.

Her clothes were 'provocative'

Northern Districts cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn arrived at  the Hamilton District Court on Monday.

Cricketer on trial for rape says woman acted like she "liked a lot of male attention".

New law to force drug rehab

A recent law change has simplified the process for forcing drug addicts into rehabilitation.

Law change could force more drug addicts into rehab, but will centres be able to cope?

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Is Christchurch moving on?

People embrace at the site of the CTV building collapse.

At 12:51pm, people mourned at the CTV site - but the cricket continued at Hagley Oval.

Farewell Jane Roe, complicated champion of abortion rights

Norma McCorvey, right, was the anonymous plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe vs Wade ...

OPINION: She was full of contradictions, like all of us.

$1 billion goes begging

Auckland still needs more houses.

OPINION: Why aren't there takers for money to build infrastructure in fast-growing cities?

Teasing us with tax cuts

Finance Minister Steven Joyce using a tried and true formula with his tax cut tease.

OPINION: Joyce is playing the tax cut card, but it's looking more like an election play than a pot of gold.

Taika's top honour

Film maker Taika Waititi has been awarded the New Zealander of the Year award.

The director, actor and comic represents the best we can be: "Creative, courageous, audacious, subversive and downright funny."

Little's divide and conquer method stuff nation video

Andrew Little's divisive rhetoric itself is not kaupapa Māori, as it seeks to label good or bad Māori regardless of ...

OPINION: For Labour and Andrew Little, the strategy appears closer to "divide and conquer" than earnest discussion on what matters to the Māori electorate.

Get intimate at Coastella

Coastella organisers Paul Brown and Gerry Paul are the brains behind possibly the world's smallest theatre, Tiny Town.

Possibly the world's smallest theater will debut at Coastella.

Drones halt firefighting efforts video

An aerial image of the Christchurch Adventure Park shows the destruction caused by the fires.

Illegal drones flying over Christchurch's Port Hills are delaying firefighting efforts and putting the safety of helicopter pilots at risk, authorities say.

'He's the world to me'

Kapiti Coast woman Diane Wells, who has brittle bone disease and cerebral palsy, and has spoken about her love of her ...

Wheelchair woman with terminally ill dog "chooses" to become homeless.

Manslaughter only option in CTV case

Search and recovery at the CTV building after the February 22, 2011, earthquake struck Christchurch.

Police will only consider manslaughter charges in their investigation of the CTV building collapse.

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Manslaughter only option in CTV case

Search and recovery at the CTV building after the February 22, 2011, earthquake struck Christchurch.

Police will only consider manslaughter charges in their investigation of the CTV building collapse.

Pew! Church's seats not stolen

Hallelujah! The unGodly act that wasn't.

Rugby player admits rape attempt

'Massive' illegal scallop haul

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Shaky capital: 100 days on gallery video

The demolition of the condemned Reading Cinema carpark in Wellington's central city is "around three-quarters complete" ...

One hundred days after the Kaikoura quake, about 200 people are unable to return to their Wellington homes.

Quake aid up in the air

A Kaikoura business owner says the town will need on-going financial assistance until access is restored on State ...

Kaikoura business owners say they need it, but Government's tight-lipped about the future of its payment for quake-hit firms.

Did firms pocket quake cash?

The money is there for employees out of work from the November quake but not all are getting it.

Over 1300 businesses applied for a quake subsidy to pay staff, but at least one worker is yet to see any of it.

Quake-affected building shut

Wellington office building 80 The Terrace is owned by Mt Everest Properties.

More disruption in Wellington CDB, as NZ Fire Service HQ shut after engineers say building needs engineering work.

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Raroa School gets $1.1m

Raroa Normal Intermediate School, in the northern Wellington suburb of Johnsonville, will get $1.1m from the Government ...

Taxpayer funding will see two new classrooms built at northern Wellington school.

Turnbull flicks NZ over Israel stance video

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) met  with NZ PM Bill English in Queenstown this month.

But New Zealand is holding firm on its involvement to sponsor UN resolution against Israeli settlements.

Top five emerging for Helensville seat

Auckland Council councillor for Waitakere Linda Cooper announced she would seek the National Party's selection to stand ...

Sources say Waitakere ward councillor Linda Cooper is the only woman left in the battle for former prime minister John Key's Helensville seat.

CEO's shock departure

Hawke's Bay Regional Council chief executive Andrew Newman.

On Friday his pending resignation was written off as 'malicious gossip'. Today he resigned.

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I heart humanities

MUSA distance students' advocate Katheryn-Margaret Pascoe, left, and first year psychology student Briana Van Dorpe, ...

The humanities need love, and Massey has the students to express it.

Donated bikes stolen from school

The shed at Pomare Primary School in Taita, Lower Hutt, was broken into early this year. The barred door was pulled on ...

A locked door and a padlocked gate didn't stop thieves from taking ten bikes from a Lower Hutt school

Raroa School gets $1.1m

Raroa Normal Intermediate School, in the northern Wellington suburb of Johnsonville, will get $1.1m from the Government ...

Taxpayer funding will see two new classrooms built at northern Wellington school.

Room for another high school?

Year 7 students at Richmond View School, from left, Felix Bell and Jayden Choi.

Faith-based primary school wants to take secondary students.

health

'He's the world to me'

Kapiti Coast woman Diane Wells, who has brittle bone disease and cerebral palsy, and has spoken about her love of her ...

Wheelchair woman with terminally ill dog "chooses" to become homeless.

ACC are 'scumbags', radiation victim says

Radiation poisoning victim Bryon O'Regan's has been battling to get compensation out of ACC.

Dream of compensation put on hold amidst further hurdles.

Hospital clears itself of wrong doing

Medical staff made the right call by leaving an injured man in parking lot to wait for an ambulance, an investigation ...

Injured man was left unattended 100 metres from a hospital front door for almost an hour.

Cops to deal with more 'non-crime'

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said changing public expectations, and different service demands meant cops expected to ...

Police expecting a rise in the number of calls they get for mental health crises and suicide attempts.

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Women of Influence winners video

WOI

Founder of Organic Initiative Helen Robinson took out the supreme Women of Influence title.

Recap: Women of Influence

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The fourth annual Women of Influence awards kick off at SkyCity.

Women of Influence highlights

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand country head Kirsten Patterson spoke about purpose and leadership.

The theme of the morning was turning ideas into action.

Quiz: Women of Influence 2016

190912 News photo: Supplied/Matamata Chronicle. Kate Sheppard.

How much do you know about the history of women in this country?

farming

Enough space for grapes

Tanks on the ground at the Pernod Ricard tank farm, south of Blenheim.

The post-quake scramble to repair tanks in time for harvest seems to have paid off.

Waiting, with 'baited' breath video

The Marlborough Sounds will be off limits to commercial fishing if a recreational fishing park is established.

Recreational fishing parks in the Marlborough Sounds and Hauraki Gulf. Remember that idea?

Bobby calf death rate halved

New regulations and education campaigns have made a real difference in improving bobby calf welfare, Primary Industries ...

Death rates for bobby calves during transport halved in 2016 compared with 2015.

Tune up more than the tractor

Triathlete and dairy farmer Marc Gascoigne.

OPINION: Farmers need to keep themselves in shape - like their machinery.

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