Nelson caving emergency video

A caver looks like a tiny spider as he descends into Harwoods Hole in 1993.

2 min ago  She fell 20m down Harwoods Hole. Now, the 25-year-old Canadian tourist has been rescued.

Auckland woman's seatbelt rant

The woman said seatbelts weren't made with overweight people in mind.

8:22 PM  She refused to wear a seatbelt because she said they weren't made with overweight people in mind.

Fight to keep killers in prison

Shay Barry Webster (L) and Jason Barr are eligible to be considered for parole.

8:09 PM  When parole rolls round for two offenders, the family of Terry Smith are forced to relive a tragic past.

Motorist killed in truck smash

A motorcyclist died at the scene of a crash near Springvale in Central Otago.

A motorcyclist is dead after a collision with a truck in Central Otago.

Hunters' actions technically legal

The video shows three dogs biting a small wild sow on its face and body for about two minutes.

A year later and two hunters who caused a pig "unnecessary pain" would have been found guilty.

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Worker killed by steel bundle

A friend of the man said he was "a hell of a great guy, very thorough mechanic and a great family man".

Man crushed to death by a bundle of steel in Christchurch was "a hell of a great guy", his friend says.

Boat slams into pole video

Kieran Wisdom walked away unharmed from the high-impact crash.

Greymouth daredevil survives inadvertently smashing his speedboat full-speed into a pole.

A love letter to Palmerston North

Palmerston North isn't such a bad place to live, says Greer Berry.

OPINION: When love lured me to Palmerston North, some friends and family enjoyed a scoff at my 'downgrading' of location.

Farmer runs down cycle trail worker

An Invercargill judge said of the accused's driving: "Motor vehicles are a weapon, particularly when used the way you ...

Council contractor's dive not enough to avoid "hot headed" farmer's four-wheel drive.

Dalton's life support turned off

Tania Dalton, in her role as a Sky Sports netball commentator.

The former Silver Fern's family have kept a vigil after she collapsed when she suffered a brain aneurysm.

Tauranga man hit by car

The man has been flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

A 26-year-old Papamoa man is in a critical condition after being hit by a car while trying to cross an expressway.

Triple-fatal crash charges likely

Leeston crash victims Sam Drost, Lily Moore and Cole Christensen-Hull

Police say it's "very likely" an unlicensed 14-year-old driver will be charged after a triple-fatal car crash in rural Canterbury.

State 'has failed' autistic inmate

Justice David Collins, who said it was important to ask how the current regime benefited the detained man.

Legal arguments continue over man detained since 2006 for smashing windows.

Parole for 'gay hate' killer

Jeff Whittington, 14, was beaten to death in May 1999 by two men. One was Stephen Smith who was granted parole during a ...

Wellington teen's killer given another chance, after three previous paroles failed.

Immigration's tentacles on every front

Bill English has reached too far this time on immigration.

OPINION: Pull the other one. The Prime Minister's latest reach on record immigration being the fault of doped up unemployed Kiwis doesn't stack up.

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Triple-fatal crash charges likely

Leeston crash victims Sam Drost, Lily Moore and Cole Christensen-Hull

8:00 PM  Police say it's "very likely" an unlicensed 14-year-old driver will be charged after a triple-fatal car crash in rural Canterbury.

State 'has failed' autistic inmate

7:50 PM  Legal arguments continue over man detained since 2006 for smashing windows.

Parole for 'gay hate' killer

Security key to reducing burglaries

nz earthquake

The 38 high-risk quake streets

Cuba St is on the list of streets where building owners need to secure unreinforced masonry facades and parapets within ...

Nick Smith releases list of streets most at risk of falling facades and parapets in an earthquake.

Cars trapped by quake left mangled video

Video: Cars left completely mangled after Wellington cinema is demolished

This was never going to be a happy ending, but at the very least, it's closure.

Drive to reduce heavy trucks

The number of heavy trucks passing through Kaikoura could be decreased through shipping long-haul freight by sea.

Since the quake, the roads around Kaikoura have become relatively quiet, and some residents like it.

Huge bill for wharf fixes

Petone wharf was closed after being damaged in the November 14 earthquake. It was a popular spot for recreational fishers.

Quake-damaged Petone wharf could cost $8.2 million to replace, and that's only one of four in Lower Hutt that need fixing.

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Immigration's tentacles on every front

Bill English has reached too far this time on immigration.

OPINION: Pull the other one. The Prime Minister's latest reach on record immigration being the fault of doped up unemployed Kiwis doesn't stack up.

Trump's leaked plan could hurt NZ

Trump discussed using food safety as a cudgel in December.

US President plans to dangle food safety as a weapon in trade talks, tape reveals.

Kiwis stump up $81k for Trump

President Donald Trump and Melania Trump at the Freedom Ball in honour of his inauguration in Washington - just days ...

A glittering Trump inauguration party at NZ's Washington Embassy cost taxpayers $81,000.

Kiwi's Trump owl bomb 'possible'

US President Donald Trump has had a book written about him by Queenstown author Adam Childs.

So far his novel about the US President has followed the script. But there's a plot twist coming.

education

Project across the world and out of this world

Students Leyi Shen, Breanna Keating, Xingyue Zhu, Zili Lu, Syndie Johnson and Hannah Hardy work together on a project at ...

Pupils have teamed up with students from China to solve the problem of how to feed astronauts in space.

Fine art and fingerpainting

Expressions Whirinaki's Learning Programmes Specialist Tina Powell leads a class in the Upper Hutt art gallery.

Mix together finger painting and fine art and you have Tina Powell's job

$800k for new classrooms

Te Anau school principal Grant Excell.

Te Anau Primary School is receiving a funding boost to be able to build two new classrooms as a result of a steadily increasing roll.

Capital cashes in on student boom

Margaret Ortega, left, from Hong Kong, says she loves Wellington because it's big enough that you are never bored, but ...

International students are increasingly choosing to study in Wellington, and the capital is cashing in.

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State 'has failed' autistic inmate

Justice David Collins, who said it was important to ask how the current regime benefited the detained man.

Legal arguments continue over man detained since 2006 for smashing windows.

Surgery fundraiser pays off for Georgie video

Georgie Ferris suffers from a digestive tract paralysis condition and is fundraising to travel to Australia for treatment.

A woman who struggles to eat has raised $20,000 towards the cost of life-changing surgery.

Mums-to-be travel for scans

An ultrasound image of baby in mother's womb

Taranaki women needing prenatal testing for Down syndrome are being sent out of the region for tests they can't get done in Taranaki.

Addiction breaks families, destroys lives video

Writer, naturopath, acupuncturist and mother of a drug addict Lynda Wharton will speak at a unique conference for family ...

"Meth absolutely destroys lives," says addict's mother, who is behind the first conference for family members of drug addicts.

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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

Job ad: 'No co-habiting couples'

An advertisement for a sharemilker in Taranaki stated that "No co-habiting couples need apply."

Taranaki man wants a married couple for sharemilker role to "set example" for daughters.

Labelling crackdown on 'milk'

Which milk? A nuts question.

'You can't use corn syrup and call it honey': Australia's dairy farmers call for a crackdown on 'fake milk'.

Farmer runs down cycle trail worker

An Invercargill judge said of the accused's driving: "Motor vehicles are a weapon, particularly when used the way you ...

Council contractor's dive not enough to avoid "hot headed" farmer's four-wheel drive.

Strong Golden Shears line-up

Rowland Smith on his way to winning the All Nations Open Shearing Final in Southland in February. He will be back in ...

New Zealand shearing's big guns are coming to town, but there are some dark horses who could surprise.

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