Waimate family fire tragedy video

The Kafle family (left to right): Tulsa, 23, unknown, Manisha, 16, Tej, Mamata, 12, Tika and Pram, 9.

8 min ago  Three sisters "saw fire and smoke" before smashing window to escape Waimate blaze that killed parents and brother.

Man dies in police handcuffs

A man has died in police custody in the Western Bay of Plenty.

1:53 PM  A man has died after being handcuffed during a police raid of a Bay of Plenty home.

Dambuster myth debunked

Les Munro, the last surviving pilot from the Dambusters raid, at home in Tauranga earlier this year.

4 min ago  Before he died, dambuster Les Munro was keen to put an end to an enduring misconception.

Witness recalls deadly brawl

Connor Morris was fatally stabbed in West Auckland.

1:44 PM  A friend saw Connor Morris lying "knocked out" in the middle of a massive street brawl, court hears.

Top cop gets Cera job video

Former Canterbury district police commander Dave Cliff at Cera's offices in Christchurch, where he has been seconded to lead the authority's final phase.

A "well-respected" top cop has been seconded to lead Cera's final phase.

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crime

Man stabbed in Highbury

16 min ago  Police not yet sure what was used to stab the Palmerston North man.

New lead in missing girl case

2:03 PM  Police searching for missing girl LA Tukerangi hunt for car sighted in Rotorua.

Man dies during police raid

Witness recalls deadly brawl

politics

Maori Party waver on bill

Workplace Realtions and Safety minister Michael Woodhouse.

2:48 PM  The Maori Party may withdraw their support for controversial health and safety legislation.

Domestic violence laws review

A new set of offences could come from a review of NZ's "horrific" domestic violence problem.

Race Relations Commissioner Susan Devoy says claims over Chinese house buyers are "deeply hurtful".

Chinese buyer claims 'racist'

2:50 PM  Race Relations Commissioner says debate over some issues is "deteriorating into racism".

education

The great school rules debate

Motueka High School students Dylan Sixtus, Aimee Goodman and Amber Sixtus wanted their school to allow puffer jackets

12 min ago  From facial piercings to puffer jackets, how relevant are school uniform rules?

Safety concerns raised before 6-year-old hit by car video

Road safety concerns raised months before 6-year-old pupil was thrown into air by a car

Tereora college principal Tania Morgan.

Kiwi cash boost for ageing school

1:59 PM  A teacher became ill working at a damp and derelict secondary school in the Cook Islands, but that is set to change on the back of a gift from New Zealand taxpayers.

health

Deaf toddler to hear mum for first time

Winton toddler Masyn Johnston-Weir, 15 months, is getting Cochlear Implants this month. In the background is his mum, Juanita Birch, and brother, Jacob Birch, 5.

Despite half Juanita Birch's household being deaf, the house is far from quiet.

A little TB could do you good

Victoria University chemists believe a whisker of tuberculosis could boost vaccines' power.

Surgeons are singled out as the worst bullies of their junior colleagues in a survey that suggests harassment is widespread in our hospitals.

Young doctors bullied

Young doctors are doing it tough, but few dare to complain.

Women of Influence

Spreading a love of knowledge

Work hard and never give up - look at the next mountain, advises Dame Wendy Pye.

Dame Wendy Pye is the founder of one of the world's most successful education export companies.

A woman's voice in science

Distinguished professor Margaret Brimble won the Women of Influence in science and innovation award in 2014.

Gibbs said technology was an extraordinary gift, and much good had come from it.

'Technology is the biggest story' video

Time editor Nancy Gibbs believes technology is the biggest story in this "golden age of journalism".

farming

GDT auction halt call

Waikato Federated Farmers president Chris Lewis says a discussion needs to be had over whether the GDT should be temporarily suspended in the wake of falling dairy prices.

Another fall on Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade prompts call to temporarily suspend the auction process.

Family pay warning

Farmers warned to be careful about how much they pay their children for farm work.

Awassi ewes at the Dammam, Saudi Arabia, farm of Saudi businessman Hamood Al Khalaf.

Treasury objected payment

Treasury repeatedly expressed doubts about a controversial $4m payment to a Saudi businessman.

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