Girl crashes car into traffic light

A 14-year-old girl has crashed a stolen car into traffic lights in Hamilton.

A 14-year-old girl has crashed a stolen car into traffic lights while being chased by police in Hamilton.

Death inspires safety message

Ella Summerfield, left, and Abi Hone, both 12, died alongside Ella's mother Sally when Dutch visitor Johannes Appelman ...

Trevor Hone's daughter Abi was killed in an intersection crash. Now, he wants to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else.

Young man's final moments

Mathew Adlam's body was found in a goldfish pond on Hamilton's Lake Crescent in October last year.

He drowned in 21cm of water just days after being released from a Hamilton mental health facility.

Living quake nightmare

Veronica Grondona lost her mother and brother in Italy's quake. She says the support she has received from Kiwis has ...

Last week, Veronica Grondona got the text she never wanted: "We have found the body [of] your brother."

$500k each for Lotto winners

$500k each to two lucky winners.

It's been a lucky night for the regions, with two lotto players from Paihia and Invercargill winning $500,000 each.

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One dead in Waipukurau crash

Traffic has been diverted after a fatal accident in Waipukurau.

A person has died and others have been injured after a crash involving two vehicles in Waipukurau in the Central Hawke's Bay.

'She thinks I can do everything myself'

William Annas had his homecare cut down from one hour five days a week to one hour two days a week.

William Annas needs homecare. His injuries include a collapsed lung, fractured ribs and two cracked vertebrae in his back which are all causing on going problems and pain.

Students in small business with big ideas

JA-OK company directors Kaleb Reid, Olivia Carter, Jack Trower and Andy Schweizer have created an app as part of the ...

Would you buy a solar-powered water tester or perhaps you need an app to help students prepare for life after school?

Beautiful footage of right whales video

Two right whales prepare to mate.

Right whale mother and calf seen frolicking together off the coast of Auckland Islands.

Weather holds up Gully work

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Plywood figures on the M2PP construction site, Paekakariki

$800m project races ahead in Kapiti, but it's been too wet at Tawa end, engineers say.

Toilet block blaze at Waihi park

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Rocket Park Playground bathrooms on fire.

Mercury spill at rural school

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News: The old Railway Building on the corner of Victoria and Ward ...

A decontamination tent is being set up at a small rural school.

Are we ready for a tsunami? video

Civil Defence's Marlborough headquarters are tested out as part of a nationwide tsunami drill.

Civil Defence exercise tests New Zealand's ability to handle a massive wave in our back yard.

Man found dead after car crashed into fence

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The body of a 68-year-old man was discovered after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a fence in Huntly.

Sayonara winter, spring has sprung

It's been a wet and warm winter in Hamilton.


 
Hamilton

It's downhill to summer after a balmy Waikato winter.

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crime

Man found dead after car crashed into fence

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The body of a 68-year-old man was discovered after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a fence in Huntly.

U-turn for car thief

He took a car left running in a driveway, but is "turning his life around", judge says.

The burglary bugbear

Gun found under bed

politics

Plum LA posting for MP video

Outgoing Government MP Maurice Williamson will retire from politics to life in California, where he will replace Leon ...

NZ First leader Winston Peters says Williamson would be returning home if he's part of the Government.

Are we ready for a tsunami? video

Civil Defence's Marlborough headquarters are tested out as part of a nationwide tsunami drill.

Civil Defence exercise tests New Zealand's ability to handle a massive wave in our back yard.

PM cool on water chlorination

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Chlorinating the country's water supply to guard against gastro outbreaks would be "quite controversial", PM says.

Politician's death 'a waste'

The sudden death of Sarah Higgins has left the local board devastated.

Colleagues of Sarah Higgins say the 25-year-old's sudden death is a "tragic loss and a waste of life".

education

First languages strengthened with stories

All First Voice contributors were presented with their own copies, at a special multicultural school assembly at ...

Memories of special places around the world have been recounted by children writing in their first language.

Smoke stubbed on student

A student claims a cigarette was put out on her hand after a teacher caught her smoking.

Caught with a cigarette, a student claims they received a scorching punishment.

John Key talks about Moonbeam

Prime Minister John Key visits Rata Street School in Naenae and helps Jaleeza Allmand, 5, cut out shapes.

John Key reveals he didn't get any say on naming the family pet - but everyone else did.

Cool schools not the answer

Peowhairangi Witana, Sandi Lee Witana and Kaydin Palmer check out some of the latest computer software with principal ...

Northland educators don't think online learning is very cool.

health

Gastro meeting draws 300

Havelock North man Kevin Wilkins asks a question at the gastro meeting.

They came in their droves to the Baptist church on the edge of town to find out how the evil got into their water.

'Critical' need for drug and alcohol centre

Counsellor John McCaughtry says the region urgently  needs a drug and alcohol detoxification centre.

Push for a rehabilitation and education centre in Nelson "critical".

Mental health unit 'intimidating' and 'imprisoning'

An follow-up review has raised concerns about the design of Palmerston North Hospital's mental health ward.

Independent review of Palmerston North Hospital's ward 21 raises concerns.

Should water be chlorinated?

Hamilton 100103, Water tap at kitchen sink, illustration for Hamilton's smelly and distasteful water, the result of blue ...

Chlorinating the country's water supply to guard against gastro outbreaks would be "quite controversial", PM says.

women of influence

Women of Influence: The finalists

The winners of the 2015 Women of Influence awards.

​The finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2016 have been announced.

Quiz: Women of Influence 2016

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

Women of Influence: Pip Greenwood

Russell McVeagh partner Pip Greenwood says although there's a long way to go, it's exciting times ahead for women in ...

2015 finalist, Pip Greenwood, is a passionate advocate for workplace/boardroom diversity and equality.

Why should women be recognised? video

Karyn Thompson, Narelle Ngaluafe (for Parris Goebel), Vicky Robertson, Linda Jenkinson, Victoria Spackman, Joan Withers, ...

While more women are taking up leadership roles, there is still a long way for equality to be achieved in NZ.

farming

Bumper kiwifruit season predicted

Zespri chairman Peter McBride addresses the annual meeting in Tauranga.

Zespri is on track to surpass last season's sales of NZ-grown kiwifruit, after a slow start and a hiccup with exports to China.

Ruataniwha dam in doubt

Some of the 22 hectares of Ruahine Forest Park that the Department of Conservation had agreed to swap to pave the way ...

DOC and Hawke's Bay council investor's plan to trade land for the controversial $300m dam ruled illegal.

Crayfish 'functionally extinct'

Fresh caught crayfish dinner could be a thing of the past as crayfish are declared  "functionally extinct" in the ...

Crayfish numbers are so low they could crash in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

Westland payout up

Westland Milk Products plant in Hokitika processes powder and nutritional products.

Westland Milk Products says recent dairy increases mean better returns for farmers.

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