'Like a cup of cold sick': Morgan

Gareth Morgan chose to announce his taxation policy outside John Key's "mansion" in Parnell, Auckland, on Wedneday

Cat-hating philanthropist turned aspiring politician Gareth Morgan talks the reality of tackling New Zealand's inequality - and how John Key hasn't.

Wicked day on roads

Police are responding to a serious crash in Waihi.

Multiple crashes on Wednesday leave one dead and scored injured.

Three people saved from boat

The Coastguard and rescue crews responded to the stricken boat off the coast of Dargaville.

A rescue team saved three people on broken down boat off the coast of Dargaville.

Mum's shame of promising son

Paul Justin Noble, 19, was sentenced to ten months home detention this week for a brutal assault on a smaller man.

His family helped him get off one conviction. Weeks later, the aspiring league player attacked another man.

Arrows wound rabbit

Hillary the rabbit next to the arrow that the SPCA found lodged across her shoulders.

'Hilary' the rabbit was found wandering Waiheke Island, with arrows stuck in her back.

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Uncertainty around building safety

Asteron Centre tenant Inland Revenue commissioned its own report on the building in the wake of the November 14 ...

Opinion: The rules and requirements for assessing the safety of a quake-hit building are confused and unclear.

Crash causes delays out of capital

A crash near the Johnsonville on-ramp closed SH1 out of Wellington for a time.

A crash on SH1 near the Johnsonville on-ramp is blocking one lane out of Wellington.

Woman impaled on fence

Fire crews are working to free a man impaled on a fence.

The fence may accompany her to hospital, fire service say.

The ousting which (maybe) wasn't video

Horowhenua deputy mayor Ross Campbell was appointed by mayor Michael Feyen on October 25. Councillors voted him out on ...

The deputy was voted out by councillors, then the mayor tried to reinstate him - now what?

Young cancer battler honoured

Amber Arkell was diagnosed last December with breast cancer.

Not many would see a breast cancer diagnosis as an opportunity, but Amber Arkell did.

Auckland punter wins $100,000

An Aucklander scooped up $100,000 on Wednesday night.

One lucky Lotto player from Auckland won $100,000 with Strike Four in Wednesday's live draw.

Arrest after armed callout

A man is in custody after police responded to an incident in central Taranaki on Wednesday night.

Police make an arrest after reports of an armed man making threats.

Behind bars with convicted killer

Ben Smart, 21, and Olivia Hope, 17, disappeared in the early hours of 1998 after a New Year's Eve party at Furneaux ...

In a meeting years in the making, Olivia Hope's father spoke to Scott Watson. He cannot accept he is innocent.

Children stalked by men in vehicles

West Auckland police have had an increase of reports of strangers approaching children.

Police question a man who allegedly approached a school pupil in Auckland's Ponsonby.

English is in the box seat - for now

John Key may have endorsed Bill English, but it has dawned on National's backbenchers that there is no reason why they ...

OPINION: With John Key's departure, National's ambitious backbenchers have a giddy sense of power.

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Behind bars with convicted killer

Ben Smart, 21, and Olivia Hope, 17, disappeared in the early hours of 1998 after a New Year's Eve party at Furneaux ...

In a meeting years in the making, Olivia Hope's father spoke to Scott Watson. He cannot accept he is innocent.

Children stalked by men in vehicles

Police question a man who allegedly approached a school pupil in Auckland's Ponsonby.

Teacher censured for meth

'He wanted my boy dead'

nz earthquake

Uncertainty around building safety

Asteron Centre tenant Inland Revenue commissioned its own report on the building in the wake of the November 14 ...

Opinion: The rules and requirements for assessing the safety of a quake-hit building are confused and unclear.

SH1 in Kaikoura won't open this week

Ford Brothers trucks ferrying debris away from the SH1 slips south of Kaikoura on Wednesday.

 Kaikoura residents will have to wait a little longer for SH1 access to Christchurch.

Special quake powers for Wellington

Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee said while most Wellington landlords appeared to be cooperating with ...

Council can now force Wellington landlords to have buildings assessed and share the results.

Port losing traffic

Port Marlborough chief executive Ian McNabb, left, with business delivery manager Rhys Welbourn earlier this year.

New shipping routes since the quake are bypassing Picton.

politics

English is in the box seat - for now

John Key may have endorsed Bill English, but it has dawned on National's backbenchers that there is no reason why they ...

OPINION: With John Key's departure, National's ambitious backbenchers have a giddy sense of power.

Campaign launches against sale of social housing

Overseas buyers are being sought for Housing NZ properties in Christchurch.

Residents vow to fight the sale of social housing in a Christchurch suburb as the Government seeks overseas buyers.

'Brains could revolve in a peanut shell'

Ruth Graham's research found Richard Seddon used unparliamentary language strategically, particularly when he was in trouble.

Thought our MPs were bad? Try the unparliamentary barbs traded in days gone by, you half-pie wowsers.

One popularity contest is won video

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 05:  National Party Deputy Leader, Bill English, speaks to media during a press ...

Signs are that Bill English could have secured the numbers to be the next PM - and MPs are already vying to be his deputy.

education

Teacher censured for meth

Early childhood teacher Rawinia Andrews was censured after she admitted using methamphetamine in February last year.

Early childhood teacher escapes deregistration after drug conviction.

Kindys fear for their futures

Campbell Kindergarten has operated for more than 30 years, and staff say its closure would be dire for the Karori community.

Two childcare centres at Karori campus fear becoming casualties of Vic Uni's plans for the site.

NZ climbs education ladder video

The international report shows New Zealand has moved up the world education rankings, but without improving its scores.

It has improved in global rankings, but failed to improve scores for reading, maths, and science.

Alt-education programme faces closure

Christchurch YMCA alternative education programme students Hayley Turvey, 14, left and Senia Brown, 15, hard at work for ...

Students and staff angered by "spiteful" decision to withdraw funding after 23 years.

health

Schools struggle to go water-only

Schools face hurdles to implement a water-only policy with some struggling to maintain water fountains. 
Milly Mussett, ...

Policing water bottles "a step too far"

Smoking may alleviate schizophrenia

Llit cigarette generic.

New research suggests hospital smoking ban may not be the best thing for schizophrenic patients.

Maori King Tuheitia released from hospital

Maori King Tuheitia was given a kidney from his son Korotangi Paki.

The Māori King Tuheitia received a kidney transplant last week.

Barrier to work after brain tumour

Ashleigh Eastall, 22, says despite being cleared for work after recovering from a brain tumour she has struggled to find ...

Months after being cleared to work by doctors, Ashleigh Eastall is still job hunting.

women of influence

Women of Influence winners video

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Founder of Organic Initiative Helen Robinson took out the supreme Women of Influence title.

Recap: Women of Influence

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The fourth annual Women of Influence awards kick off at SkyCity.

Women of Influence highlights

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand country head Kirsten Patterson spoke about purpose and leadership.

The theme of the morning was turning ideas into action.

Quiz: Women of Influence 2016

190912 News photo: Supplied/Matamata Chronicle. Kate Sheppard.

How much do you know about the history of women in this country?

farming

Hello deer, you're rare

Danish White Red deer fawns normally look like these two on the left. Stardust, however, looks completely different.

Rare arrivals at Taranaki wildlife park stun experienced deer farmers with unusual colour pattern.

Fined for snapping 210 tails

West Coast dairy farmer Warren McNabb has been disqualified from having any involvement with milking cows for six months.

Vet said he had never seen such "systematic and prolonged" abuse.

Fonterra boilover unlikely

Fonterra chairman John Wilson should have a less restless  AGM to chair tomorrow than he did last year.

Last year's fireworks are unlikely to repeat at Fonterra's annual general meeting on Thursday.

Going nowhere fast in caravan

Kekerengu farmer Duncan Furniss inside his house after the earthquake struck.

With the house and woolshed "rooted", a farming family are now living in a caravan.

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