Cookie thieves

Thief steals Guides' biscuit cache

Girl Guides group leader says whoever stole stock of fundraising biscuits stooped pretty low.

Good samaritan injured

Woman undergoes surgery after offender fractured her skull when she attempted to stop a bag-snatch.

Pike River re-entry 'feasible'

Revelations that Pike River mine has been safe to enter for a year are gutting for families of lost men.

Dealer blows $12k

British backpacker squandered $12,000 of his inheritance while supplying cannabis in Queenstown.

ACC stabber denied parole

A man sentenced to life in prison after he stabbed an ACC worker to death in 1999 has been declined parole.

Wanted man arrested on Coast

Shane Dibben Shane Dibben has been found and will face charges of unlawful sexual connection and assault

Hunt for home invader continues

Police still seek the man who invaded an Auckland home and beat a woman next to her baby's cot.

Guard claims dismissal faulty

Accused teen denied bail

Cunliffe still in charge

David Cunliffe Labour MPs emerge from a seven-hour crisis meeting - and David Cunliffe is still leader. | Live action

Labour 'must own defeat'

Labour's internal party polling on David Cunliffe's favourability should be released, says David Shearer.

Live: The waiting game

Key opens door to NZ First

Welcome to the Labour train wreck

David Cunliffe is now in an all-out battle with his caucus as he refuses to step aside. | Beehive Live

Ensoc students slated

ENSOC Car Rally Engineering institute lambasts students, whose RoUndie 500 event sparked complaints.

'Tickle torture' teacher acquitted

An Auckland teacher accused of inappropriate touching has been acquitted of all charges.

Words of inspiration for students

School lunches 'harm kids'

Loopholes create school 'apartheid'

Up to $250k being added to value of homes in "good school" zones to limit access to disadvantaged.

Executive shuffle at Waikato DHB

	 Waikato Hospital Long-standing chief operating officer to shift into a newly created position at the end of Waikato Hospital's $500 million building project.

Folic acid movement loses ground

Experts accuse bakers of "failing miserably" to get more folic acid into bread.

GP's melanoma miss criticised

Nightmare birth scared woman

Illness spurs teen to fundraise

When teenagers talk about going to the theatre on their birthday, they usually mean the cinema.

Confidence takes a hit

Dairy cows. Farmer confidence is shaky because of plunging dairy prices.

Demand boosts bull sales

Prices are up at most of the on-farm bulls sales occurring around the Waikato.

Free range egg fraud

RMA reform hailed

Vineyards on frost-watch

Helicopters and frost fans worked through the night after mild frosts threatened Marlborough's 2015 vintage.