Colin Craig lawsuit thrown out

Colin Craig was seeking a retraction, an apology and damages.

Former Conservative leader fails in attempt to bill Whale Oil blogger for publishing his poem.

Tyre slashing near Wellington Airport

Cars parked near Wellington Airport have had tyres punctured by an apparent parking vigilante.

8:31 PM  Battle over free parking in streets around Wellington Airport turns nasty.

Victim: 'They pushed her'

Sue Tutt says her mother Eileen Harwood was knocked out during the attack.

"What the hell do you think you're doing?" asked 91-year-old, as she was attacked at her own home.

Meth found in dashboard

The Palmerston North courthouse.

Who me? Asks man with half a kg of meth in the dashboard of a car

Evicted tenant vows to stay put

Tenant Mathew Tonga-Awhikau feels let down by the system after being evicted from his cold and mouldy Tokoroa home.

He hasn't paid rent since 2012 in protest at his cold and mouldy property. And he's not going without a fight.

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Diabetes-friendly fast food video

Customer Kelsey Moses with her pita made by former Silver Fern netballer Leana de Bruin and Diabetes New Zealand's Sue ...

A new Pita Pit menu may ease problems for customers dealing with diabetes

Head Hunters headquarters raided

A photo from inside the Head Hunters headquarters in Christchurch on Tuesday.

The fortified property was swarming with armed police on Tuesday morning.

Person injured in swamp crash

A person has escaped with minor injuries after their vehicle crashed into a swamp near Nelson.

One person has suffered minor injuries after their vehicle crashed into a swamp near Nelson on Tuesday night.

$1.1 million fund for earthquake support announced

Rata Foundation chair Roger Bridge and Hurunui mayor Winton Dalley talk with community groups at the announcement of a ...

The Rata Foundation has made the money available to community groups affected by the quake.

Lumsden kids support Waiau rebuild

Lumsden School pupil Maisie Mitchell, 9, is all prepared in her pyjamas for Lumsden School's mufti day to help Waiau ...

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Burglary victim inspired to steal

Mark Olsen, 22, was sentenced for three burglaries and being a party to three other burglaries.

After he became a victim of theft, he decided to burgle others - believing it was "the only way ahead".

Couple's council bankruptcy fight

Doug and Christine Banks owe the Grey District Council almost $81,000.

They had an $81K debt after losing court action taken by Grey District Council. Now they're fighting the council over bankruptcy.

English, Coleman set to duke it out for PM

Paula Bennett is widely tipped to throw her hat in the ring before Monday's national leadership vote.

Key's resignation has uncorked the ambition in the caucus with a possible four-way fight for the leadership

National's future up in the air

There are few things more destabilising and potentially divisive than a leadership stoush.

OPINION: Up until last week, the thought of losing the next election wasn't keeping National MPs awake at night.

PM hopeful - who is Jonathan Coleman?

Minister Jonathan Coleman confirms his intention to contest for Prime Minister.

He's the first doctor in 70 years to hold the Health Portfolio, an Auckland Grammar boy and Oxford educated but just who is Jonathan Coleman?

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Knife wound hospitalises girl, 8

Three police cars and an ambulance were called to the incident at Rachel Pl, Dinsdale at 8am.

7:31 PM  Police are investigating how the girl ended up with a knife wound that left her in a serious condition.

Home detention for drug crime

7:15 PM  Christchurch woman tells judge she "absolutely" put methamphetamine use behind her.

Extra police patrols at schools

MSD convicted over office shooting

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$1.1 million fund for earthquake support announced

Rata Foundation chair Roger Bridge and Hurunui mayor Winton Dalley talk with community groups at the announcement of a ...

The Rata Foundation has made the money available to community groups affected by the quake.

Lumsden kids support Waiau rebuild

Lumsden School pupil Maisie Mitchell, 9, is all prepared in her pyjamas for Lumsden School's mufti day to help Waiau ...

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Rain grinches delay expressway

Traffic crossing the new Peka Peka overbridge, which runs above the Kapiti expressway route.

Christmas present of a $630m Kapiti motorway is dashed by a wet November.

The quake tumbleweed towns

Country Kai Cafe owner Marie Flowerday in front of the map where travellers stopping in at the Seddon business put their ...

They're just pins on a world map. Now they're a symbol of everything these small Malborough towns have lost.

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National's future up in the air

There are few things more destabilising and potentially divisive than a leadership stoush.

OPINION: Up until last week, the thought of losing the next election wasn't keeping National MPs awake at night.

PM hopeful - who is Jonathan Coleman?

Minister Jonathan Coleman confirms his intention to contest for Prime Minister.

He's the first doctor in 70 years to hold the Health Portfolio, an Auckland Grammar boy and Oxford educated but just who is Jonathan Coleman?

Labour MPs laugh at National's expense video

Finance Minister and leadership contender Bill English faced jokes from Labour MPs in Parliament.

Schadenfreude was the order of the day, as Labour mocked National's leadership aspirants.

Mistake in navy promo

A former navy officer said she could not recommend it as a career while the culture of harassment continued.

Image of former navy officer claiming sexually harassment and rape was used.

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English programme has 'huge' impact

Ledayna Tavoi and Ting Tha with bilingual tutor Ameera Youkhanna take part in Think, Talk and Create the Intensive Oral ...

Pupils at a Wellington primary school have been urged to sit down and speak up to improve language skills.

Out of classroom experience promotes healthy and active lifestyle

Onepoto Primary School student Anton Keepa learns about water safety at AUT Millennium as part of the Healthy Active ...

Primary school pupils' "eyes lit up" when they stood where Olympians had.

Teaching the deaf since 1973

Terry O'Brien, who has been teaching the deaf since 1973, with current Freyberg High School pupils Tarryn Attwell and ...

In a career of almost 50 years teaching the deaf, Terry O'Brien has seen huge developments.

Performing arts course axed

UCOL performing arts 2015 production of "Spring Awakening" - with actor Cohen Stephens and actress Brie Shaw.

UCOL's Diploma in Performing Arts is being retired.

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PM hopeful - who is Jonathan Coleman?

Minister Jonathan Coleman confirms his intention to contest for Prime Minister.

He's the first doctor in 70 years to hold the Health Portfolio, an Auckland Grammar boy and Oxford educated but just who is Jonathan Coleman?

Top awards for beef and lamb dishes

The new Beef + Lamb NZ ambassador chefs are, from left: Alistair Forster, Scott Kennedy, Steve Beere, Shaun Clouston, ...

Top restaurants named by Beef + Lamb NZ

Ultra-marathon for mental health

Christchurch man Tony Sharpe is going to run 135km in one day.

By the time most people get up on Saturday, Tony Sharpe and George McNeur will have already completed a marathon.

Where are the doctors?

Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners president Tim Malloy says the shortage of GPs is a continual worry.

Taranaki has the lowest GP to patient ratio in New Zealand.

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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?

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NZ-China meat deal completed

Farmer and agribusiness leader Sam Robinson has been appointed by Shanghai Maling as a resident director.

Silver Fern Farm and Shanghai Maling sign joint $267m investment deal earlier than expected.

Healthy Rivers: 'This is a mess'

A northern section of the proposed Healthy Rivers Wai Ora plan has been cleaved from the rest of the region.

Failure to consult with iwi causes partial withdrawal of Waikato river plan change to annoyance of farmers.

Fonterra luring Aussies farmers

Fonterra's Stanhope site takes milk from about 260 farms in northern Victoria to produce specialty cheeses and cheddar, ...

New Zealand dairy giant luring disgruntled farmers in heart of Australia's largest farming collective.

Two new Fonterra directors

Incumbent director Michael Spaans.

Two Fonterra board nominees have been successfully elected as directors.

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