Thunderstorms brewing up north

Thunderstorms are expected to hit the North Island tomorrow morning, with high winds forecast too.

The skies may be booming when you wake up tomorrow morning.

A family's tears and forgiveness

Ross Strange and his wife Karyn Gardner on their wedding day in 2013.

He ran over their brother, but they don't want to see him suffer any more.

'She'd just found her purpose'

Thea Anderson, third left, with father Thor, sister Madeleine and mother Consuelo.

Young American's dreams of helping others cut shot by Hawke's Bay crash.

One male critical in serious crash

There has been a serious crash in between Tokoroa and Taupo.

Roads closed between Thorpe and Maroa Rds near Taupo and diversions are in place.

Man dead after crash

A man is dead after a single vehicle crash southwest of Christchurch.

The single-vehicle car crash happened near Christchurch on Friday night.

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TPPA, housing and poverty protest for John Key

Protesters set up outside Palmerston North's Te Manawa museum in anticipation of Prime Minister John Key's visit.

Prime Minister John Key will be met by some serious messages when he visits Palmerston North.

Search continues into night

Police are searching for Elise Davenport, pictured, in the Lake Coleridge area.

20 searchers will stay out looking for missing woman Elise Davenport as conditions deteriorate.

Online lunch service for students video

Central School students Lachlan Wasley, 8, Harry Fielding, 8, Kaydence Carpenter, 8, are enjoying a packed lunch ...

An online lunch service is seeing a growing number of customers, as parents' and students' lives get busier.

Student life just as stressful

Palmerston North-based students Miranda Berry, left, and Stephanie Hpa said they could "get by" on Student Loans, but ...

The Budget's boost to tertiary spending may not help stressed-out students.

Mission to retrieve vehicles stopped

One of the 13 stranded vehicles in Central Otago.

Helicopter, bulldozer and 14 trucks turned away from Central Otago rescue attempt.

Community work for crash causing death

Sanson woman Mavis Apperley was sentenced to 120 hours community work and lost her licence for a year after the car she ...

A woman whose partner died when she crashed a car has been sentenced to community work.

14 new capital classrooms

An artist's impression of new classrooms funded by new education cash in the Budget and destined for 14 schools around ...

Government announces building boost to account for growth in Wellington schools.

Restart on demolition project at city school

The building reconfiguration project was initially expected to take 18 months.

Demolition will continue as part of a project to remove 20 classrooms at Queen Elizabeth College.

Tinder accused guilty of rape

Wellington man Amitesh Deepak Kumar was found guilty of raping a woman he met on Tinder.

He lied to his date, he lied to police, and jury decides his story was unbelievable.

Last train from Hungary video

Rail engineer Vern Herdman was part of the team that headed to Budapest, Hungary, in the Cold War era.

Wellington's rail workhorse, the Ganz Mavag, makes its final run to Melling.

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crime

Tinder accused guilty of rape

Wellington man Amitesh Deepak Kumar was found guilty of raping a woman he met on Tinder.

He lied to his date, he lied to police, and jury decides his story was unbelievable.

Communications in kidnap case produced

 Phone recordings and text messages produced on day four kidnapping trial.

Fake identity charges in court

Cops urge bar lockouts

politics

Peters blames fat people for tax video

Winston Peters - why not a "fat free" New Zealand?

NZ First leader blasts "fat people sitting in their ivory towers" for tobacco tax hike as he calls for a fat-free nation.

Schools will get funding increase: Parata

Education Minister Hekia Parata says targeted funding for 150,000 children will provide $80 a head.

If under-achieving children move school, targeted funding won't go with them.

Key gets tough on Auckland

Auckland's current restrictions on building outside the urban limit was "a failed experiment", Key said.

A new policy will force the city's council to release more land and bring house prices down, the PM says.

State house buyer pulls out

Finance Minister Bill English details housing initiatives in his 2016 Budget.

Govt's Invercargill social housing plans in disarray after the lone potential buyer pulled out.

education

Girls' school to offer culottes

Year 13 Wellington Girls' College students Abidah Khan and Charlie Fraser show off an early version of the culottes. The ...

Wellington Girls' College students will have a new uniform option from next year.

Violent games, offensive material at school

Parents are concerned children are accessing more than just educational material during school hours.

School takes every pupil's devices for checks after children breached rules.

Schools will get funding increase: Parata

Education Minister Hekia Parata says targeted funding for 150,000 children will provide $80 a head.

If under-achieving children move school, targeted funding won't go with them.

Lesley Elliott addresses domestic abuse

A packed auditorium at St Peter's, Cambridge, heard the story of Sophie Elliott's abusive relationship through her mum, ...

"I was always saying to Sophie - you don't have to put up with it. There're lots of nice guys out there."

health

Smoking hike could have been higher

Manawatu smokers are bracing for another three years of 10 per cent tax hikes, the Government's strategy for stamping ...

Manawatu health advocate applauds cigarette price hike from $20 a pack to $30 by 2020.

Is your Fitbit telling fibs?

Close up of guy using wearable fitness gear (fitbit)

Some fitness trackers are out of step by more than 30pc, a researcher says.

Going chippie-free to feel chipper

Manawatu Cancer Society manager Sheryll Hoera and project support Julia Fonotia show Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith ...

Satisfying those hunger pangs with a bit of chocolate, can of fizzie or packet of chippies is off the menu for many around Manawatu next month. 

Mum-of-three loses cancer 'cruise'

Amanda Ferreira said she did not come to this earth to be a part-time mum.

Amanda Ferreira leaves behind three girls after losing her battle with inoperable cancer. 

women of influence

Being a woman in a man's world video

Joan Withers had little time to contemplate her award as Westpac Women of Influence supreme winner, going straight into ...

Girls in low-decile schools lack the role models to inspire them to success, says the award-winning business leader.

2015 winners

Winners of the Women of Influence awards 2015.

Businesswoman Joan Withers is named the supreme winner at this year's Women of Influence awards.

Why women start business

Sarah Lin not only helps businesses with their 3D printing needs but she also volunteers for an organisation that helps ...

Sarah Lin wanted freedom and flexibility when she started her 3D printing company.

Women of Influence finalists: Board and management

Barbara Kendall  volunteers on 13 different executive boards, commissions and working groups nationally and globally for ...

The finalists for the 2015 Women of Influence Awards in the Board and Management category.

farming

Dairy farm sales dry up

Only 52 dairy farms have been sold so far this year, compared to 97 during the same period last year.

Only 52 dairy farms have been sold so far this year, compared to 97 during the same period last year.

Protecting fund bargains hard 

Wairarapa farmers Bruce and Sue McKenzie and their protected forest Pati Tapu.

Over the last 25 years, the Nature Heritage Fund (NHF) has protected 341,881 hectares of conservation land, or 1.3 per cent of New Zealand's land area.

Farmers give Budget thumbs up

Federated Farmers president William Rolleston.

 Federated Farmers say science and innovation funding positive for future.

New app to help farm safety

Safely co-founder Duncan Faulkner and Crowe Horwath managing principal Neil McAra at the Safely app launch on Thursday.

Crowe Horwath has launched a health and safety app for farms and agricultural businesses

A focus on customers should be part of the fabric of every organisation says Lee White, CEO of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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