Cable car scare: trapped for hours

Four adults became stuck on the Happy Valley Adventures Skywire ride for several hours after technical difficulties. (File Photo)

9:48 AM  With night approaching, four people were stuck 150 metres in the air for several hours in a Nelson cable car.

Sex with student resignation

A teacher has resigned from Kings High School in Dunedin after disclosing a sexual relationship with a student.

10:48 AM  Female teacher resigns after inappropriate relationship, amid rumours of nude photos shared online.

Beach donations hit $1.1m video

Pledges have reached $1.1 million to buy an Abel Tasman beach. If the $2m target is reached, the successful buyers will be gift it back to New Zealand.

14 min ago  Kiwis behind crowd-funding efforts to buy an Abel Tasman beach confident of hitting their target this week.

Keas die in stoat traps

A kea on the Milford Rd in Fiordland

15 min ago  Seven kea have died after being inadvertently caught in stoat traps in the Murchison Mountains.

Classrooms in disrepair

Rangiora High School

Teachers and pupils suffer through stifling summer days and frozen hands in winter despite Rangiora High's wealth.

620x1 pixel white space
More top stories

'We'll miss dad every day'

Aucklander Graham Hare was one of those killed in a double fatal crash in Hamilton on Friday night.

Family heartbroken after crash claims the life of prominent Aucklander and seriously injures his partner.

Beach campaign passes $1.2m mark video

Pledges have reached $1.2 million to buy an Abel Tasman beach. If the $2m target is reached, the successful buyers will be gift it back to New Zealand.

Kiwis behind crowd-funding efforts to buy an Abel Tasman beach confident of hitting their target.

Keas die in stoat traps

A kea on the Milford Rd in Fiordland

Seven kea have died after being inadvertently caught in stoat traps in the Murchison Mountains.

Police reassess search for missing swimmer

The Coastguard Lake Taupo crew searched the river on Saturday night for the man thought to have gone missing.

Mystery surrounds the reported disappearance of a man in the Waikato River.

Female teacher resigns in sex scandal

A teacher has resigned from Kings High School in Dunedin after disclosing a sexual relationship with a student.

Female teacher resigns after inappropriate relationship, amid rumours of nude photos shared online.

Things to do on Waitangi Day

The Black Caps will play Australia in Hamilton today.

Scratching around for ways to use up those last few hours of the public holiday? Here's five ideas.

Fish and Game disappointed with Otago backcountry compliance

The Greenstone Valley control period has commenced.

Unlicensed anglers caught in Otago.

Cable car scare: trapped for hours

Four adults became stuck on the Happy Valley Adventures Skywire ride for several hours after technical difficulties. (File Photo)

With night approaching, four people were stuck 150 metres in the air for several hours in a Nelson cable car.

NZ's best kept secret no longer

The cooling waters of Te Waihou Blue Springs attracted visitors from far and wide over the sweltering summer weather.

As more people discover a stunning Waikato spring, it is in danger of being overwhelmed.

Experienced glider pilot killed

The Canterbury Gliding Club's flagship glider, a Janus C, flying along the Craigieburn Range.

"Experienced" glider pilot killed after crash in North Otago was a Canterbury Gliding Club member.

Ad Feedback
crime

Two arrested in connection with scam

An elderly victim of a scam reads through the list of withdrawals against her card.

Police have arrested two people who allegedly scammed elderly people in Christchurch.

Police pay informants how much?

Informant payments: the transactions so 'hush-hush' police don't want to talk about them.

Two assaults in Dunedin

Support shown for disclosure scheme

politics

ETS 'undermined and ineffective'

Green Party co-leader James Shaw says a new report shows the Government's Emissions Trading Scheme is failing.

The Greens say National has weakened the Emissions Trading Scheme so its no longer effective.

Sticking to the agreement

New Zealanders and Australians wanting to spend more than six months in the United Kingdom on their OE will soon have to pay a health charge worth hundreds of dollars.

OPINION: Should New Zealand reciprocate new rules in the UK to apply a health surcharge on UK migrants?

Labour: Govt 'buy this beach'

Awaroa Inlet is for sale. And YOU could help buy it. But Labour Kiwis have done enough, and the Government should stump up with the rest

Labour is calling on the Government to stump up the remaining $1 million to purchase Awaroa Beach. 

NZ condemns NK launch

A flying object soars into the air above North Korean territory as seen from the Chinese border city of Dandong, in this photo taken by Kyodo February 7, 2016. North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has said is a satellite, South Korea's defense ministry said, in defiance of United Nations sanctions barring it from using ballistic missile technology.

New Zealand has called long-range missile test by North Korea "irresponsible".

education

Rocket-star teen gains national title

Scott Yearbry and Kent Hawkins of St Peter's School, wait excitedly to launch their rocket.

Where do you find rockets, explosions and grown men? At National Rocket Day.

Rangiora High's 'privileged' background

Rangiora High School has been embroiled in conflict for years.

Rangiora High has been embroiled in conflict for years. What makes the rural Canterbury school unique?

New Salford School principal announced

Robin Harris has been appointed principal of the troubled Salford School in Invercargill. He will start in term two.

Salford School in Invercargill has hired a new principal.

Kiwi black hole expert wins big

Nasa scientists catch black hole swallowing star - and burping a bit back out.

His work on black holes has earned a scientist from a small Otago town a share of $1 million.

health

Healthcare reciprocity - that was the agreement.

New Zealanders and Australians wanting to spend more than six months in the United Kingdom on their OE will soon have to pay a health charge worth hundreds of dollars.

OPINION: Should New Zealand reciprocate new rules in the UK to apply a health surcharge on UK migrants?

Day to inspire cyclists

Make Collective director Tim Chesney, with his son Franklin, 3, says Christchurch is a good cycling city, but there is "always room for improvement".

A nationwide initiative to get people pedalling kicks off this week.

Increased St John levies an added stress

South Island St John general manager David Thomas.

Increased regional levies are adding stress to already under-resourced St John ambulance stations and area committees.

Keeping us safe from Zika mozzies

Health protection officer Bruce Waddleton takes a sample of water from a test site while checking for mosquito larve at Lyttelton, near Christchurch.

Public health officers and bio-security staff on alert for disease-carrying mozzies to keep NZ Zika-free.

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 a Mighty River Power shareholder's meeting the next day.

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 children in need of prosthetic hands through 3D printing.

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 sport representing athletes, woman, New Zealand and Oceania.

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

farming

Canterbury's worst stock-wading offenders

Cattle grazing on the shore of Lake Ellesmere, as seen from the Little River Rail Trail.

Criticism mounts about stock in waterways as figures show some farms received complaints about it repeatedly.

More pain for dairy farmers

Dairy farmers may lose $1.50 for each kilo of production capacity they have over the next two seasons.

Bank cuts price forecast for this season and next.

Duck eggs hatch into business video

What started out with three ducks has hatched into a growing business from Dawn Bendall as the benefits of duck eggs continue to amaze her.

Are duck eggs the next super-food? Dawn and Glen Bendall think so.

Organic farm returns to rise?

Taranaki organic dairy farmers Stephen and Janet Fleming say the new payment system should encourage more farmers into organics.

Fonterra has offered to pay organic farmers at either market rates or a fixed price.

Ad Feedback
special offers