NZ seeks US military planes

The Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes will replace a fleet of retiring P-3K planes.

The four maritime patrol planes have a combined price-tag of around $2 billion.

Charges for $500k super car crash

The rare and exclusive McLaren super car line is named after New Zealand motorsport legend Bruce McLaren.

His rare and exclusive super car flipped on an Auckland motorway.

Motorcyclist killed in crash

A motorcyclist has died in a crash along State Highway 39, south of Pirongia, on Saturday afternoon.

One person dead after crash involving motorcycle and van in the Waikato.

Man dead after crash

One person has died in hospital following a crash in Hawke's Bay.

6:15 PM  A man has died in hospital after an earlier crash that took place in Hawke's Bay.

Truckie thrown from vehicle

Westpac Rescue Helicopter is airlifting the truckie to hospital.

5:01 PM  Man seriously injured after crash near Wellsford in Northland shuts section of SH1.

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Delays after horse float crash

The jaws of life are being used to free the distressed horse after the accident close to the intersection of SH1 and ...

Jaws of life being used to free trapped horse after "horrible" accident south of Auckland.

A look inside the stricken gorge video

The two slips are around two kilometres apart and it will take weeks for the road through the gorge to reopen.

The road through the Manawatu Gorge will be closed for weeks - and here's why.

Thousands turn out for Waitomo Trail Run

Rhys Johnston from the Auckland's Northshore won the 35km race at the Waitomo Trail Run on Saturday.

Thousands experienced the Waitomo landscape of caves, native bush, farmland, tunnels, canyons and glow worms.

Along came a little lump

Dylan Bowman, 21, wants to try motivational speaking, to share his story and his outlook on life.

It all started with a few clumsy stumbles in the kitchen. Now, chef Dylan Bowman has a "nasty tumour".

Mystery backpack: Owner is found

An unusual search and rescue mission was launched on Mt Taranaki, after a backpack was left behind at Holly Hut.

It sparked a search and rescue mission after being left behind in an isolated mountain hut.

New act helps cyberbullying crackdown

The Harmful Digitial Communications Act was passed in July 2015.

Act helps as more than 20 people prosecuted for posting harmful content online.

NZDF civilians take strike action

Civilian employees of NZDF are on strike about pay.

Union accuses Defence Force of intimidation.

Woman hit by car dies

Churchill Dr, Crofton Downs, was closed for a while after the collision on Saturday morning.

The pedestrian in her mid-twenties was hit by a car in Makauri, Gisborne.

Senior cop stood down

Police have launched a criminal investigation into claims a woman was sexually abused by a senior officer.

Northland police officer suspended as he faces criminal investigation into sex abuse claims.

Laundromat destroyed in fire

Fire had taken hold of the laundromat building by the time the Katikati Volunteer Brigade arrived.

Firefighters too late to save business in rural Bay of Plenty.

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crime

Senior cop stood down

Police have launched a criminal investigation into claims a woman was sexually abused by a senior officer.

Northland police officer suspended as he faces criminal investigation into sex abuse claims.

Invercargill's deadly love triangle

The city's been rocked to its core after a broken marriage ended in death. So where did it all go wrong?

Hutt school swindler paroled

Meth 'not going away'

nz earthquake

The $500m quake bill

Road damage and closures was one of the big costs from the Kaikoura earthquakes.

The November earthquakes are expected to cost New Zealand around half a billion dollars.

Survival kits a 'recipe for disaster' video

Emergency survival kit contents.

Consumer NZ finds many pre-made survival kits, designed to save lives, lack key items or have poor-quality gear.

Funding for highway fix

A slip over State Highway 1 following the November 14 earthquake.

Quake-damaged highway between Picton and Christchurch to get $812m Budget boost, government confirms.

A hull lot of history

Maritime archeologist Kurt Bennett will create a 3D image of the Edwin Fox's mid-section.

One of the world's oldest ships is to travel overseas once again but this time without getting wet.

politics

An expensive addiction

With immigration, some people win – but as many economists point out, many Kiwis lose out with rising house prices and ...

OPINION: We welcome immigrants, their families, their businesses - and their money. But at what point should NZ say 'Enough'?

Everything's going Winston's way

Labour leader Andrew Little has jumped on the immigration bus.

OPINION: That sound National ministers keep hearing behind them? It's Winston Peters breathing down their necks.

The year of the door-knock

Merivale lawyer or blokey socialist? Dr Duncan Webb admits he is going to have to battle the preconceptions.

For two elections in a row, the Christchurch Central seat has slipped from Labour's grasp. Is Duncan Webb the right guy to win it back?

$53m on Dubai expo well spent

Mike O'Donnell - New Zealand really punches above its weight in the UAE.

OPINION: The price tag for being at Dubai's World Expo is a no brainer, Mike O'Donnell writes.

education

Ghost school to be demolished

The school has been unused for 13 years and will now be demolished - even derelict pool will go.

For 13 years it sat empty and derelict. Now, the school - with a rateable value of $2.54m - is going.

Forsyth says goodbye to Monrad

Monrad Intermediate School principal John Forsyth retired at the end of term 1 after 25 years at the helm.

Departing Monrad principal John Forsyth has left a positive influence on many young lives.

Resistance fighter just 'doing what I had to do'.

 Dutch resistance fighter Dora Suuring used her chemistry skills to forge documents that would save scores of Jewish lives, writes Bess Manson.

Salisbury hopes new minister will keep school open

Salisbury School has been locked in a battle with the outgoing Education Minister since 2012.

Salisbury School hopes a change in Education Minister might end in a change of decision in closing the special school in Richmond.

health

Perils of duck hunting

Forty-one per cent of injuries associated with game-bird hunting occur during the opening weekend of duck hunting season.

Almost half of game bird hunting injuries happen during the opening weekend of the season.

It's our turn to fix this

A medical school backed by Waikato Hospital, pictured, and Waikato University  seeks to train GPs to fill a critical ...

OPINION: The old boys have failed to fix New Zealand's doctor shortage, now it's our turn.

Fake NZ hospital used in scam

A Google listing for the fictitious St Vincent Ranui Hospital, supposedly in the Wellington suburb of Karori.

Foreign doctors were lured by big salaries at a Wellington hospital - but "St Vincent Ranui" doesn't exist.

Future of youth survey unclear

Youth advocates are concerned the Government will not pledge its support to a national youth health and wellbeing survey.

Social services fear they'll have to "work in the dark" if Government doesn't support a national youth survey used to shape policy, practice and science.

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Women of Influence: Enter now

2016 Women of Influence supreme winner Helen Robinson accepts her award from 2015 supreme winner Joan Withers.

Entries and nominations for the 2017 Women of Influence Awards open from April 11 to May 28.

About the awards

The New Zealand Women of Influence programme recognises and celebrates women from all walks of life.

Thanks to our partners

the 2016 Women of Influence winners.

Meet the organisations that make the awards possible.

Meet our alumni

Dame Therese Walsh helped deliver a flawless Rugby World Cup 2011.

Meet our alumni of amazing winners and finalists from 2013 - 2016.

farming

Time to move cows indoors video

Dairy cows enjoy their feed in Aberystwyth Dairies' free stall barn.

It's not just about barns. New Zealand's whole system of dairy production may need a re-think.

Fonterra escapes Aus court

Fonterra's Corporate Centre in Melbourne.

Shock as Australia's competition watchdog spares Fonterra from a court battle for slashing milk payouts.

The world's healthiest?

New Zealand is well placed to provide the natural, non modified types of food some consumers are recognising to be the ...

OPINION: The Government should start an initiative to promote New Zealanders as potentially the healthiest people in the world.

New hope for lonely farmers

The creators of the app say it lets users find love any time, "Whether you're in your truck, on a tractor or on a horse".

Is the rural NZ life getting lonely? Then swipe right on the first global farming dating app.

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    Auckland

    Delays after horse float crash

    The jaws of life are being used to free the distressed horse after the accident close to the intersection of SH1 and ...

    Jaws of life being used to free trapped horse after "horrible" accident south of Auckland.

    Along came a little lump

    Dylan Bowman, 21, wants to try motivational speaking, to share his story and his outlook on life.

    It all started with a few clumsy stumbles in the kitchen. Now, chef Dylan Bowman has a "nasty tumour".

    Truckie thrown from vehicle

    Westpac Rescue Helicopter is airlifting the truckie to hospital.

    Man seriously injured after crash near Wellsford in Northland shuts section of SH1.

    $500k crashed super car driver charged

    The rare and exclusive McLaren super car line is named after New Zealand motorsport legend Bruce McLaren.

    His rare and exclusive super car flipped on an Auckland motorway.

    Wellington

    Gunner Billy's high-seas adventure

    Cigarette-card portrait of World War I hero William 'Gunner Billy' Sanders.

    The VC winner lived and died in a boy's own dream.

    NZ seeks military craft

    The Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes will replace a fleet of retiring P-3K planes.

    Four airplanes from US would replace a retiring fleet of P-3K maritime patrols.

    Woman hit by car dies

    Churchill Dr, Crofton Downs, was closed for a while after the collision on Saturday morning.

    Fatality in Gisborne while nasty crash in Wellington closes road temporarily.

    Perils of duck hunting

    Forty-one per cent of injuries associated with game-bird hunting occur during the opening weekend of duck hunting season.

    Almost half of game bird hunting injuries happen during the opening weekend of the season.

    Canterbury

    Theatrical climate change march

    The People's Climate Parade march towards the Avon River.

    Key messages were expressed on stage in a "family-friendly" protest.

    Small town Chinese garden scandal

    The West Coast town of Kumara has a population of about 300.

    Westland council allows tiny town's "nest egg" to be used for a garden many don't want.

    Used office furniture glut hits Chch

    Faced with four floors of surplus furniture to dispose of, Canterbury District Health Board services manager Pauline ...

    Christchurch is the place for a bargain as tenants in new office buildings get rid of cast offs.

    Deadly love triangle

    Those on the outside described the McLeans as a "role model family".

    Invercargill rocked to core after a love triangle turned fatal. Where did it all go wrong?

    Waikato

    Architectural wonders revealed

    The new law and management building at Waikato University was designed by Opus Architecture.

    A lot of well known Waikato and Bay of Plenty buildings - and spaces - have earned accolades.

    It's our turn to fix this

    A medical school backed by Waikato Hospital, pictured, and Waikato University  seeks to train GPs to fill a critical ...

    OPINION: The old boys have failed to fix New Zealand's doctor shortage, now it's our turn.

    Join the fight for our med school

    Waikato University vice-chancellor Professor Neil Quigley and Waikato District Health Board chief executive Dr Nigel Murray.

    A proposed medical school in the Waikato has the Government interested.

    Ref raids accounts

    050711 NEWS. Robert Charles/Taranaki Daily News. Cheque/ cheque book. Money. Bank.

    Colleagues blew the whistle on referee who swiped $13K and a video camera.

    Taranaki

    Faith in the future

    Taranaki Cathedral of St Mary's, Bishop Philip Richardson, centre, blesses Dean of St Mary's Very Reverend Peter Beck as ...

    New Zealand's oldest church is being strengthened and it's about more than bricks and mortar.

    Mystery is solved 

    An unusual search and rescue mission was launched on Mt Taranaki, after a backpack was left behind at Holly Hut.

    Backpack sparked search and rescue mission after being left behind in mountain hut.

    Campbell Lane opens

    South Taranaki District mayor Ross Dunlop officiated at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    New development in Hawera gets the thumbs-up from residents.

    To Hollywood by motorbike

    Todd Holland's work appears on motorbikes in Hollywood movie Ghost in the Shell.

    A small-town car painting shop has made it big, with its work featuring in Ghost in the Shell.

    Manawatu

    Tourism tips in the 1920s

    Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles' wedding day.

    Memory Lane: How to attract more tourists? The Standard had the answer 95 years ago.

    13 reasons to watch

    "13 Reasons Why" Star Gets A Tweet From Her Idol Lady Gaga!

    Come on kids, time to watch controversial show dealing with suicide.

    New act counters cyberbullying

    The Harmful Digitial Communications Act was passed in July 2015.

    Act helps as more than 20 people prosecuted for posting harmful content online.

    NZDF civilians take strike action

    Civilian employees of NZDF are on strike about pay.

    Union accuses Defence Force of intimidation.

    Nelson

    Not a house, it's a croquet shelter

    Athol Turner has a few home comforts at the Hinemoa Croquet Club shelter, including coffee and a biography of Alec Guiness.

    As the Nelson City Council looks to implement a new law banning sleeping in the city we meet a man who has made a croquet club his home.

    Housing crisis help?

    David Barnes, right, with his son Samuel Barnes who needs medical care, pictured with the dwelling David built for him ...

    A Nelson man built a home on his property for his mentally-ill son. Could this solve our housing issues?

    Guilty of murder

    Philip Quayle died after being attacked on a street in Cairns, Australia, about 100 metres from home.

    A man who choked a Nelson man to death during a random street attack in Cairns has been found guilty of murder.

    Taking a leaf out of the future video

    Nelson Mail Journalist Tim O'Connell with the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle(EV) that the Nelson Mail has had on loan from ...

    Tim O'Connell shares the thrills, trials and tribulations of driving an electric vehicle.

    Marlborough

    Ophthalmology waiting list halved

    The ophthalmology service at Nelson Marlborough Health has been remodelled which has cut the waiting list for those ...

    The health board has remodelled its ophthalmology service and cut the waiting list for those needing follow-up.

    Pokies accused 'collateral damage'

    The Department of Internal Affairs said Mike O'Brien was "unsuitable" to be involved in the pokie gambling business.

    Inquiry into who was behind pokie machine operations was flawed, says lawyer.

    Old dog with new tricks

    Vincent the retired guide dog plays Sandy in the new production of Annie.

    A retired guide dog is treading the boards as the furry star of Marlborough's newest musical.

    It's the climb

    Blenheim cyclist Andrew Bidwell, 16, is aiming for a podium finish at the upcoming Age Group Road National Championships ...

    When another cyclist said he was going to make Andrew's race hell, he laughed it off and smashed the pack by five minutes.

    South Canterbury

    Parents remember 'talented' son

    Rowan Yeager died following a crash near Lake Ohau on Anzac Day. This photo, supplied by friend Andrew Weatherall, shows ...

    Man killed in crash near Lake Ohau was just a week off moving into house he built by hand.

    Cleverley 'exonerated'

    Former South Canterbury District Health Board chair Murray Cleverley has spoken out for the first time about his ...

    Former SCDHB chair Murray Cleverley says decision to resign as chair was tough.

    'We have got a lot of work to do'

    SCDHB chief executive Nigel Trainor says the DHB is going try and improve low rates of HPV vaccination by providing more ...

    SC has a 'poor' HPV vaccination rate, prompting the DHB to turn to social media.

    Strong winds lash SC

    Police were called to the scene of a camper van crash on Friday afternoon, thought to be caused by the wind.

    Tourists escape with minor injuries after two campers blown off road south of Tekapo.

    Southland

    'They thought it was a dolphin' video

    The French tourist arrives at Dunedin Hospital by helicopter after she was attacked by a shark while bodyboarding in ...

    A French tourist who survived a shark attack wrenched its jaws from her legs, a local surfer says.

    Deadly love triangle

    Those on the outside described the McLeans as a "role model family".

    A city's been rocked after a broken marriage ended in death. Where'd it all go wrong?

    Ocean swimming 'sharks' territory'

    Lydia Ward holds her wetsuit with tooth holes and the boogie board she used to fend off a 1.5m shark that bit her on the ...

    A former shark attack victim has urged a tourist bitten by a shark to stay true to her passions - including ocean swimming.

    Rugby's presidential change

    Outgoing Rugby Southland president Donald Hay.

    One Eastern Southland rugby stalwart goes, another one replaces him.

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