10:32am A helicopter has crash-landed and caught fire in a Canterbury paddock with the pilot still on board.
Emergency services attending a fatal crash were held back by a swarm of irate bees.
After two nights in a tent in a park, family of four will today move into a new home.
9:42am ACT leader John Banks will stand trial for electoral fraud before a judge but no jury in May.
A teacher at a West Auckland school has been stood down and police are investigating complaints involving children.
Trade Minister Tim Groser signals another meeting, possibly in January, is needed.
Parents believe schools are not taking concerns about bullying seriously, research suggests.
All Clinton Tata wants this Christmas is to see his six children on Christmas morning.
It's been hard work but a Te Anau farm is now achieving ''fantastic results" after switching to organics in 2005.
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