'I just eat and eat and eat' video

David Boomert, of Masterton, has Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare genetic condition characterised by a dangerous obsession with food.

David Boomert's life is a battle against his own brain and its obsession with food.

Kids flee as pub robbed

Police are investigating an armed robbery at The Jolly pub in Paraparaumu.

Teachers usher children to safety after armed robbery at Paraparaumu pub.

Marlborough blaze rages gallery video

261115 news photo from facebook.  Waikakaho Fire, Marlborough

Residents are being urged to evacuate their homes as a huge forest fire continues to rage near Blenheim.

Machete victim recalls horror video

Jordan Mutton and Milly Ludwig and daughter Angel.

A Hamilton man attacked with a machete remembers the "chop" as the blade struck his arm.

Mother nature in full force

Gale force wind and rain is forecast to hit the capital overnight Thursday.

There will be little respite for farmers and firefighters battling blazes as hot, windy conditions continue.

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Teen's jaw smashed in random attack video

Tony Winitana in Wellington Hospital after the attack.

A Wellington student has had three plates inserted into his face after a brutal attack.

Prisoner wrongly allowed out to work

Documents show Vernon Bugden should never have been out of prison when he raped a woman while on work release.

Machete victim recalls horror attack video

Trench death: Company's fate not yet known


Deteriorating mental health 

Karolina Roberts says that Wiki had had a difficult upbringing, spending time in foster care while in Australia.

Girlfriend of a Kiwi detainee says she is worried about his deteriorating mental health as he fights his visa cancellation.

MP shares pic of invalid flag vote

5:07 AM  Labour MP Clare Curran has posted a picture of her invalid flag referendum vote online.

Labour leader Andrew Little says he will see whether any Kiwis being held at a Sydney detention centre need support.

Detention of Kiwis 'crude'

Stories from Kiwi detainees in Sydney show how "crude" Australia's policy is, Andrew Little says.


Suppression shield bypassed

University of Otago is defending action taken against an employee who had appeared in court.

Judges may have to make exceptions to suppression orders.

StudyLink glitch prolongs student's grief

Josie Mason is hurt by having to continually declare that her mother is dead.

Turakina Maori Girls' College students Payton Taukamo Pohio 16, Jemau Bell, 14. and Makangarangi Ratu, 16, say they cried when they were told their school would close.

Students angry at school closure video

Turakina Maori Girls' College students say they are heartbroken that their school will close.


DHB will not support addiction

The Waikato DHB has proposed to stop supporting organisations that receive money derived from pokie machines.

The Waikato DHB has taken a moral stand against gambling.

Crisis levels of kids' diabetes

DHBs need more resources to deal with the rising rates of type 1, says study.

David Boomert, of Masterton, has Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare genetic condition characterised by a dangerous obsession with food.

'I just eat and eat and eat' video

David Boomert's life is a battle against his own brain and its obsession with food.

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.

Why women start business

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

Winners of the Women of Influence awards 2015.

2015 winners

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


Protesters confront farmer

Animal activists want the Government to ban caged animal farming like Craddock Farms' planned chicken farm.

Craddock Farms' plan to build a giant caged chicken farm attracts opposition.

Lifting our game

DairyNZ's strategy and investment leader Mark Paine says working together to lift the dairy industry's game is vital.

New Zealand winemakers receive better prices than most exporters into the United Kingdom.

NZ wines lapped up in UK

New Zealand wines earn more more per bottle than any other except French.

Staff at Starship Hospital use simulation-based training to get the best results for patients.


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