Upper Hutt resident Hayat Abadeeah was mystified by the surprise new addition at Trentham Memorial Park.

An instrument of mystery

The baffling appearance - and sudden disappearance - of a candle-covered piano in an Upper Hutt park gets locals talking.

Accused killer 'set trap'

Man accused of killing two Ashburton Work and Income workers appears in court on new charges.

Wanted man arrested on West Coast

12:51pm Shane Dibben has been found and will face charges of unlawful sexual connection and assault

Cunliffe on the rampage

12:42pm Labour leader lashes out at MPs over interviews about the party's massive election defeat. | Live action

Rattled awake by quake

A strong earthquake of magnitude 5.5 quake was felt around much of the North Island early this morning.

King hit killer never found

crown hotel temuka Person who killed a Canterbury man with a single punch outside a pub may never be held responsible for their crime.

Argument for bail suppressed

The man accused of murdering Auckland man Davender Singh has been denied bail.

Guilty pleas withdrawn

Dad rams boy racers

Labour 'must own defeat'

Shearer and Cunliffe Labour's internal party polling on David Cunliffe's favourability should be released, says David Shearer.

Live: Tariana hits out

Outgoing Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia takes shot at Labour, and at voters. | Brutal briefing

Key opens door to NZ First

Small democracies' lessons

Cunliffe goes into battle

David Cunliffe is in an all-out war with with his caucus after a train wreck of a morning. | MPs told off | Live action

Loopholes create school 'apartheid'

school generic Up to $250k being added to value of homes in "good school" zones to limit access to disadvantaged.

School lunches 'harm kids'

Our school canteens are still selling foods high in saturated fat, sugar and sodium.

Min Ed's big move

St Mary's is a family tradition

Words of inspiration for students

Jack Tame, TVNZ's United States correspondent, is back in the country and has urged CPIT students to make the most of their education.

Executive shuffle at Waikato DHB

	 Waikato Hospital Long-standing chief operating officer to shift into a newly created position at the end of Waikato Hopital's $500 million building project.

Folic acid movement loses ground

Experts accuse bakers of "failing miserably" to get more folic acid into bread.

GP's melanoma miss criticised

Nightmare birth scared woman

Illness spurs teen to fundraise

When teenagers talk about going to the theatre on their birthday, they usually mean the cinema.

Confidence takes a hit

Dairy cows. Farmer confidence is shaky because of plunging dairy prices.

RMA reform hailed

Federated Farmers describe National's election victory as a mandate for reform of the Resource Management Act.

Demand boosts bull sales

Synlait widens export base

Dairy drop 'catastrophic'

Farmers and the wider agricultural industry are bracing for another deep cut to this season's dairy forecast.