Boy dies following dad

A silver hatchback was taken away on a tow truck from the scene of a fatal crash east of Tirau.

10:46 AM  Thomas Evans, 8, was crossing the road to be with his father when he was struck by a car.

Armed man threatens Winz

Police make an arrest in Ferry Rd, Christchurch, after a man went to the Linwood Winz office and threatened staff with a gun.

10:20 AM  Man arrested after threatening Christchurch Work and Income office staff with gun then fleeing in car.

'I could have saved him'

Upper Hutt woman Lesley Sole, 63, outside the shop where she tried to disarm a gun-wielding man on September 8 and witnessed his shooting by police.

Upper Hutt woman Lesley Sole has spoken out about trying to save the man shot dead by police.

Accused on the run 

Nelson District Court.

1 min ago  Man on trial for allegedly robbing dairy at knifepoint escapes from cell at Nelson District Court.

Exceptionally warm day ahead

Christchurch is forecast to hit 25C, while in the north Gisborne will see temperatures of 24C today, and up to 27C tomorrow.

Temperatures set to soar in parts of NZ as weather system pushes the mercury into the mid twenties.

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Man on the run after jailbreak

Nelson District Court.

2 min ago  A man on trial is on the run after escaping from his cell at the Nelson District Court.

Toilet stop: Indecency charge

A man exposed himself while urinating in his front yard, a court has heard.

Youths pelt police with rocks, bottles

Efforts to disarm Upper Hutt gunman failed


Dairy, beef still face TPP tariffs

Trade Minister Tim Groser at the Trans-Pacific Partnership press conference.

Trade Minister Tim Groser admits it was "too difficult" to get all tariffs lifted for New Zealand exports.

King hits back at English

No evidence Kiwis held in Australian detention centres face "appalling treatment", Bill English says.

Christmas Island detention centre.

What the bloody hell are ya?

OPINION: We Kiwis like Australians for many reasons. Sending Kiwis to detention centres isn't one.


It’s all about working together

Australian youth employment expert David Turner spoke to careers advisers and employers in New Plymouth.

10:07 AM  At a time when Taranaki's economy has slowed somewhat, rising youth unemployment is a concern.

Struggling to handle the sandal

They've been described as dorky, ugly, uncomfortable. So now that they're 65 years old is it time to say goodbye to the Roman sandal?

IT careers are a serious consideration for 14-year-olds Alina Khanal, in red, and Holly Smallwood.

Girls-only web development

Less than 25 per cent of Kiwi IT workers are women and Waikato University hopes to improve that.


Grandmother's heartache

Eleanor Bensemann with some of the letters her grandson Daniel Bensemann has written her while in prison.

When Eleanor Bensemann found out her grandson was homeless she would sit down for dinner each night and wonder if he was going without.

Male midwife in training

Glen Valentine is one of few men working in the midwifery business.

Long distance runner Mike Sheridan, 56, of Eastbourne, says he will keep using anti-inflammatories despite the health risks.

Running on anti-inflams damaging - expert

They are used to help sore legs running, but anti-inflammatories treatments could be dangerous.

Women of Influence

Women of Influence: The finalists video

Minister for Women, Louise Upston at the launch of Women of Influence 2015 at Westpac Bank in Wellington.

The finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2015 have been announced. 

'Push out of your comfort zone'

Young corporate lawyer Althea Carbon is passionate about using digital innovation to help charities.

"I'd have every child in New Zealand growing up with the kind of opportunities I had, that would be brilliant," says Fran Wilde.

A very unplanned career

Former Wellington mayor and Labour MP Fran Wilde was the local and regional winner in 2013.


A great deal for NZ?

Trade Minister Tim Groser at the Trans-Pacific Partnership press conference.

Kiwis won't face increased medicine costs as a result of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.

DOC swap for Ruataniwha dam

The Department of Conservation has agreed to a land swap that would allow the controversial Ruataniwha dam to proceed.

Dairy farmers might be heading for another high price spell as markets react to lower milk supplies.

Dairy price rollercoaster ride?

Warning that price risk lies in market concerns about a looming dairy commodity products shortage.

Have I locked the door?

If you've ever left the house to think you haven't locked the door - you are not alone.


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