Truck tips on Desert Road

The truck tipped on an icy patch of road north of the Desert Road summit.

A truck driver was taken to hospital after his truck tipped on the Desert Road.

He'll boost NZ First, or 'resign'

Winston Peters at a meeting in Rotorua.

12:49 PM  Winston Peters vows to quit if NZ First doesn't triple in size. Sort of.

Living in a wasteland video

Helen and Alec Durie outside their uninsured red zone property.

The street sign is gone. The neighbours are all gone. But Alec and Helen Durie remain.

Kiwi dairy concerns stall TPPA

Former Chairman of Beef and Lamb New Zealand Mike Petersen is New Zealand's special envoy for agricultural trade.

12:46 PM  It seems NZ negotiators have played a big part in stalling Trans Pacific Partnership talks.

Severe rain set for West Coast

A burst of heavy rain is expected in Westland on Saturday, with rainy patches elsewhere.

Most places can expect some rain this weekend, but MetService warns to keep an eye on next week's forecast.

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crime

Man with 'faded' face scars sought

Police want to identify man in indecent assault.

Police in South Auckland need help identifying a man involved in an indecent assault.

Duncan Garner: Keep evil in prison

OPINION: Imagine making a mistake that would later cost an innocent woman her life.

Prison inquiry into armed inmate

Girl slapped in attempted abduction

politics

Peters isn't going anywhere

"Do you play chess? Politics is like chess. You have got to think of all the options."

He's well past retirement age but the NZ First leader is already planning to run for office again in 2017.

Is Steven Joyce a fashionista?

Steven Joyce will return to the catwalk next week when he attends a fashion show in Vietnam.

Foreign Minister Murray McCully and United Nations Development Programme head Helen Clark in New York.

Can Helen Clark lead the UN?

OPINION: Helen Clark is living the life of a New York native - could she also be in line for the UN's top job?

education

Skilled workers still needed

Taranaki Futures Got a Trade, Got it Made seminar at Inglewood High School. Vanessa Howarth, 17, is working at Airspresso Cafe and Tyler Summerfield, 16, is doing a cooking course at WITT.

The internet is still not going to give you a haircut.

Kids break out of daycare

Two children broke out of daycare and wandered across a four-lane road.

Serial fashion show patron, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce dons a bow tie at one of the many events he is invited to.

Is Steven Joyce a fashionista?

Steven Joyce will return to the catwalk next week when he attends a fashion show in Vietnam.

health

Fraud accused doc: Pray yourself better

Waikato hospital. A doctor accused of fraud worked for the Waikato DHB.

A patient is angry over the advice and medication she was given by a doctor accused of fraud.

Big Sugar blames parents

The soft drink industry says "don't blame us" for the rotting teeth of toddlers.

Keightley Teece,18, who lost over 70kg following bariatric surgery last year, with his 4XL overalls.

Obese teens need surgery access video

Weight-loss surgery is being denied to the growing population of obese teenagers, a surgeon says.

Women of Influence

'Technology is the biggest story' video

"Society has not even begun to imagine where it would go," Gibbs said.

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

How do you define success? video

Some of our Women of Influence alumni discuss their views on what it means to be successful.

"The science network is a bit more male dominated. It is quite hard to break into even at the higher level," says Margaret Brimble.

A woman's voice in science

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

farming

Westland lowers dairy payout

Chairman Matt O'Regan has passed on the grim news of likely lower payouts for Coast farmers.

West Coast farmers are coming to grips with their dairy co-operative removing $1 from its 2015-16 payout forecast.

Top dogs fetch $5700

A shortage of good working dogs pushed prices up at the Gore dog sale recently.

Kirsty and Ken Shaw of Elmore Station, Gisborne.

Where every day is a good day

Ken Shaw isn't looking for a career in governance, but he makes an ideal chairman for the Waipaoa Farm Cadet Trust.

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