Three hospitalised after crash

Fire crews are working to free two people trapped after a van collided with a truck in Parakai.

A van collides with a truck near Helensville, Auckland injuring three people.

Beautiful road 'underestimated'

Sergeant Tod Hollebon of Te Anau police, Te Anau Volunteer Fire Brigade Chief Fire Officer Graeme Moffat, Te Anau St ...

The Milford Rd claimed two more victims this week. Do we need to change the road, or educate drivers?

Paraglider crashes into hill

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Paraglider at Punakaiki. 


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Paraglider injured in hillside crash near Queenstown.

Expressway takes its toll video

An aerial view of the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway.

It once was a busy section of State Highway 1 north of Wellington, but now it's "quite eerie".

The great hair debate

Hunt has lived in zone for Auckland Grammar School his whole life.

Are school rules there for a reason, or should traditional values get a modern upgrade?

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The magical transformation of 'free' water into $3.50 a bottle

"I wouldn't call that a glass of one hundred per cent pure New Zealand water." "What would you call it?" "Swimmable."

SATIRE: Roll up to watch El Bill and his beautiful assistant Nick magically transform this glass of one hundred per cent pure New Zealand water.

The home hurdle

Big crowds at flat viewings are the new norm as the capital's rental crisis deepens.

Never has it been harder to buy, build or rent a home.

Patsy Reddy: Governor-General

Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy outside Government House in Wellington.

Dame Patsy Reddy has set herself a five-year goal to add value to her position as governor-general.

Smoking gun proves cover-up

Nicky Hager, left, and Jon Stephenson have produced a fine piece of investigative journalism, says Duncan Garner.

OPINION: Author Nicky Hager and journalist Jon Stephenson had provided some inconvenient facts.

IDEA Services taken to human rights body video

Glenn and Fran Marshall with their son Eamon.

It began with four pills down the side of a teen's wheelchair. It ended with a human rights case against NZ's largest provider of health services for disabled people.

Five questions on Afghan raid

No secret has been made of the fact that the raid took place in response to the death of Kiwi soldier Tim O'Donnell.

OPINION: With a general election looming, Hager's allegations draw even bigger question marks than three years ago.

Editorial: A chilling crime in London

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May rightly called for Londoners to return to their routines after the Westminster attack.

OPINION: We don't know precisely what inspired this rampage, but we do know how to respond.

Bones and skull found

A human skull, thought to be several hundred years old, has been discovered by Abseil Access workers in a slip above SH1 ...

Workers clearing boulders above SH1 north of Kaikoura have found "significant" human remains at a site dubbed Tombstone Rock.

Tanker and car collide

Fire crews worked for over an hour to free a person who was trapped in the wreckage of a crash on State Highway 14.

Fire crews worked for over an hour to free the person trapped in the wreckage.

Aurora flight didn't thrill all video

A view from the inaugural aurora "flight to the lights".

Organiser of aurora flight accepts some passengers might have expected more.

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Arrests after serious assault video

Police are seeking information from the public following the assault, which occured in the Main Rd car park near Sumner ...

Two arrested after man left with serious injuries in Christchurch car park.

Guilty verdict in HIV trial

An Auckland man has been found guilty of knowingly infecting his partner with the HIV virus.

Dead after cop pursuit

Protesters get costs

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The story of Tombstone Rock

To recover the ancient bones, new technologies may be utilised.

Abseiling their way down the scree left after the Kaikoura earthquake, they made a spine-tingling discovery.

The 'seven islands scenario'

Wellington could be split up into seven "islands" if a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck on the Wellington fault line.

Big quake could splinter Wellington region into seven 'islands', which would be cut off for months.

Wellington's water request

Wellington's water enters the city from pipes along the Hutt Road.

Region's leaders ask Government to help fund projects to improve resilience of supply in a disaster.

Live chat: NZ's five-metre shift

Damage on a farm caused by the Kekerengu fault.

Put your questions to GNS scientist Ian Hamling after the Kaikoura quake was found to have shunted parts of the South Island.

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SAS claims: What we know - and don't

Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson at the launch of their new book.

EXPLAINER: First the civilian deaths, now claims of torture and war crimes overshadow NZ's conduct in Afghanistan.

Family of killed soldier back NZDF video

New Zealand soldier Lt. Timothy O'Donnell was killed in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, in 2010. (FILE)

Relatives of killed soldier Tim O'Donnell say they're upset by allegations in Hager's book.

Labour-Greens set Budget rules video

Green co-leader James Shaw has signed up with Labour on joint Budget spending limits.

Labour and the Greens agree on tight Budget rules, but unions call for move spending.

Education minister warms to teacher aides

Education Minister Hekia Parata says funding has gone up this year for schools.

Hekia Parata wades into an argument with education union, saying they are wrong about funding.

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Whanau a double-edged sword

University of Canterbury professor of Maori research Angus Hikairo Macfarlane says universities need to make course ...

 Maori university students significantly impacted by family relationships, study finds.

Education minister warms to teacher aides

Education Minister Hekia Parata says funding has gone up this year for schools.

Hekia Parata wades into an argument with education union, saying they are wrong about funding.

First schoolgirl joins 100 club

Stacey-Ann Selby-Lye during the 2.4 kilometre run of the 100 club.

Stacey-Ann Selby-Lye ran 2.4km in less than 10 minutes then did 46 press-ups and 130 sit-ups before being asked to stop.

'We need committed learners'

English Language Partners NZ Auckland South manager Julia Castles, leads an organisation that helps migrants such as ...

Help is at hand for refugees and migrants in South Auckland who lack the communication skills to find a job.

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$8m for horse injuries

The number of people being injured while riding horses is decreasing, but is still costing ACC millions.

More than 7000 people were injured because of horses last year.  

Dunedin Hospital rebuild push video

Dunedin councillors David Benson Pope and Aaron Hawkins speaking at a launch to keep Dunedin Hospital in the CBD.

A campaign to keep Dunedin Hospital in the central city has been launched.

Living in fear of going blind

Allen Taylor with 200 life size cut-outs of health workers during the New Zealand Public Service Association's health ...

Allen Taylor was waiting so long for a cataract operation, he came close to losing his sight.

Mental health in schools petition launched

Following her own journey with mental health, Lucy McSweeney is petitioning for better mental health education in schools.

Mental health education is compulsory for years 9 and 10, but there are calls for it to be extended.

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Women of Influence winners video

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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?

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Carbon forest specs too small

Federated Farmers president William Rolleston says many trees planted by farmers aren't taken into account for emissions ...

Changes to the definition of a carbon forest would help farmers benefit from trading in carbon credits.

Farming apps of the future

A Smart Farm Solutions team are the winners of the AgTech Hackathon after going on a farm to try to come up with ...

Teams of students, start-ups and tech whizzes create apps to tackle common issues farmers face every day.

Positive dairying in the Sounds

Linkwater dairy farmers Jason and Amber Templeman, with son Isaac, are keen to improve the environment.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Desire to highlight positives of dairying drives Marlborough farmers.

Allowances not enough

Shelley Dew-Hopkins believes urban and rural teenagers need the same access to secondary school.

Rural parents have until the end of this month to get their views in on boarding allowances.

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