Wife reports family missing

The father and his children had been on a walk near Wairere Falls, Waikato.

A family of four were trapped in the bush overnight after they ran out of time to finish their hike, police say.

Paralysis risk from disorder

A Givealittle page has been set up to help the family of Jaidyn Webb.

Like many 4-year-olds Jaidyn Webb leads an active life, but she is just a knock away from danger.

Trapped by storm's rising waters

Wet weather was expected to give way to thunderstorms later in the day.

An elderly man was trapped in his car today as heavy rain and thunderstorms hit the North Island.

Give to a millionaire

Millionaire John Matthews is refusing to allow the council to build the pathway until power cables are buried at a cost of $300,000.

Len Houwers is offering to help out a struggling millionaire.

War Memorial Park opens gallery

National War Memorial Park opens in Wellington.

Despite a strong southerly, more than 500 people attended the official opening of the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.

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crime

Woman attacked in Wellington

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The man tried to drag the woman into a nearby bush, but her screams startled the offender.

Police code of conduct 'a smokescreen'

A Southland woman who says her rape complaint was botched by police has labelled the new police code of conduct a smokescreen.

Million-dollar swag from 'bath salts'

Prisoner's election fight dismissed

politics

Property prices demand response

Finance Minister Bill English and Prime Minister John Key should acknowledge that a marginal surplus or deficit is just so last election.

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Pora claims compensation

Teina Pora has officially lodged a claim for compensation for spending 21 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of rape and murder.

Police Association president Greg O'Connor.

Cop shops shut: $3m saved

Police station closures might see more police on the streets but is symptomatic of a much bigger problem, says the Police Association.

education

Ebooks fill special needs gap

Off the Page founders Rosemary Emery, left, and Anne Russell.

Ebooks for teens with learning disabilities filling gap in market.

Kids' bricks help Pacific community

Making bricks from waste paper that can be burned has so-far netted an Early education Centre $400.

Secondary school students Dan Naulivou, 17, Chelsea Martin, 17 and Keelan Clark, 17 outside the NZX in Auckland during the second to last day of their Massey Business Boot Camp.

Sacrificing holidays to study video

Students embrace week of rigorous business boot camp.

health

I'm 'lucky to be alive' video

Annette Taylor, Director of Boarding at Nelson College feels lucky to be alive, two years after her melanoma diagnosis.

Two years ago, Annette Taylor was diagnosed with melanoma, today she says she feels "lucky to be alive".

Mental health workers say "quality of care" at threat video

Mental health workers from four different DHB's protested outside Waikato Hospital's Henry Bennett Rongomau Centre on Friday about the risk to their current roster system.

A Givealittle page has been set up to help the family of Jaidyn Webb.

Rare disorder threatens to paralyse young girl

Like many 4-year-olds Jaidyn Webb leads an active life, but she is just a knock away from danger.

farming

Coming season "won't be pretty"

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But milk price fall has an upside because it limits European expansion, economist says.

LIC partners with Lely Group

Livestock breeding co-op pushes ahead with its strategy to become a $1 billion business.

Jason Colebourn of Landcorp and Xiaobao Du, Milk NZ Shanghai Pengxin.

Train wreck gets turned around

Chinese company Shanghai Pengxin has transformed a former Crafar dairy farm.

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