Six years for dairy killing

Slain Henderson dairy owner Arun Kumar, 57.

The full story of the killing of Auckland dairy owner Arun Kumar began before his teen killer's birth, the judge said.

Worker threatened with knife

This is the moment an Auckland liquor store worker was confronted with a knife.

2:33 PM  The "frightening" aggravated robbery of a Glenfield liquor store has been captured on CCTV.

Police hunt for mystery men video

Brett Fraser (pictured) died after a suspected cannabis robbery last year.

1:48 PM  Police offering $50,000 reward for information relating to Auckland man's killing seek two men.

Flu at epidemic levels

The flu season has reached epidemic levels this winter.

14 min ago  The flu season has gone crazy in the past week, soaring to epidemic levels.

Backpackers' narrow escape

Two German backpackers crashed their rental van near Tirau on Friday.

Just a day into a month-long tour of NZ two touristsĀ have rolled their rental van on the way to Rotorua.

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crime

Worker threatened with knife

This is the moment an Auckland liquor store worker was confronted with a knife.

2:33 PM  The "frightening" aggravated robbery of a Glenfield liquor store has been captured on CCTV.

All police to carry Tasers

2:09 PM  New Zealand police will now routinely carry Tasers, it has been announced.

$50,000 reward offered over killing video

Molotov man loses appeal

politics

Labour accused of plagiarism

Labour MP Clare Curran has apologised for not citing the paragraphs in question.

Labour faces accusations it copied passages in its flagship "Future of Work" document from the Economist.

NZ First president stands down

1:56 PM  Long-time NZ First stalwart Anne Martin cites age as her motive for not seeking re-election.

The deal as it stands for New Zealand dairy farmers at TPP negotiations could mean a backwards step for the industry.

Dud TPP deal for NZ dairy

15 min ago  TPP negotiations could be nearing a conclusion without a decent dairy deal.

education

Kids break out of kindy

Two children managed to escape from Palmerston North early childhood centre, The Cubby House, and cross the busy Pioneer Highway road.

19 min ago  Two children broke out of an early childhood centre and wandered across a four-lane road.

New home for kindergarten

After a long wait, the Pt Chevalier Kindergarten community has a new home.

There was evidence of poor performance or carelessness, but not of deliberately acting in a corrupt way, the decision said.

$20,000 for Tauranga tumuaki

1:54 PM  But there were faults on both sides at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Otepou.

health

Flu at epidemic levels

The flu season has reached epidemic levels this winter.

16 min ago  The flu season has gone crazy in the past week, soaring to epidemic levels.

No bitter pill to swallow in TPP deal

OPINION: The TPPA could boost the NZ economy by $2b a year, allow better access to goods.

The six members of the Aspinall family are living in a cold, damp and mouldy house in Johnsonville. Clockwise from top left, Lamar, EJ, Mel, Ernie, Tyrah and Leila.

Sick from cold, damp house

Lack of housing insulation has been blamed for a Wellington boy's rheumatic fever.

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.

Dud TPP deal for NZ dairy

17 min ago  TPP negotiations could be nearing a conclusion without a decent dairy deal.

A dog waits its turn in the sale ring at the Gore Dog Sale.

Top dogs fetch $5700

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

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