Que custody battle intensifies video

Que Langdon in Australia on Sunday.

Alan Langdon has travelled to Melbourne overnight and is now pursuing Federal Court intervention for the return of his daughter Que.

English hopes to revive TPP

Prime Minister Bill English meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

4:13 AM  PM wants the agreement to go ahead, even without the US, and he's keen for a quick EU trade deal, too.

Liquid nitrogen leak on train

Emergency services attended the leak at Pukekohe Station.

Hazmat called in after a gas cylinder shot out clouds of fog on a freight train in South Auckland.

Fire in toilet paper aisle

Fire crews are at a blaze at Chartwell.

Fire crews are battling a blaze at a Countdown supermarket in Hamilton.

Doctors' strike extends pain

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Inspiration Station's final days

Tanya Marriott's My Little Ponies are the last collection to be displayed in Te Papa's Inspiration Station, which closes ...

For nearly two decades, Kiwis' unique collections have been displayed at Te Papa.

Neoliberalism: What's in a name?

Labour leader Andrew Little knows better than to use idealogical terms such as "neoliberalism" when speaking to the press.

OPINION: So what is a neoliberal anyway?

Booze advertising already tightly controlled

Does alcohol brand advertising, like the Heineken sign during the 2011 Rugby World Cup semifinal, fuel under-age drinking?

OPINION: Alcohol products should have every right to advertise their brands in support of professional sport's viability.

Scrapping electric trains shortsighted

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says he supports Kiwirail's decision to scrap electric trains from the North Island ...

OPINION: Considering the urgent need for action on climate change, can it really be wise to bet on diesel trains?

Is 'Social Investment' Bill English's 'Think Big'?

Taranaki's Waitara Valley methanol plant was a Think Big project built under the Muldoon era  'fast-track' National ...

OPINION: Will the new prime minister's plan to help the vulnerable be undermined by the ideological hostility of those responsible for its implementation?

Missing for three weeks

Shelley Crooks, a mother of four, was last seen on December 22.

Shelley Crooks told a friend on December 22 she was hitchhiking to Opotiki from Punakaiki. She hasn't been seen since.

Armed robbery at dairy

Police responded to an armed robbery in Hamilton.

The masked offenders fled northbound on Knighton Rd in Waikato.

Crews respond to house fire

Emergency services are assisting in a house fire in the Waikato.

Firefighters take control of house fire near the small Waikato town of Tirau.

Worst salmon run in history

Peter Ritchie, of Rangitata Huts, has been fishing at the river mouth since 1937, and thinks the fishing at Rangitata ...

He's been fishing at the same spot for 40 years, but Peter Ritchie has never seen the Rangitata River so absent of fish.

'One step away from being fatal'

Harry Ding, 3, was rushed to hospital with a deep cut under his chin from a heavy glass restaurant door.

Young Harry Ding has been having nightmares after a heavy door toppled on him.

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crime

High-speed police chase

A police pursuit early on Monday morning ended with four people in custody and a damaged police car.

A 16-year-old has been charged with reckless driving after a 12-minute, high-speed pursuit.

Australian fined after police chase

"I think you need to go back to Australia and stay there," judge tells man who fled police.

Beggar: 'I make $150 a day' video

Teacher's $20,000 benefit fraud

nz earthquake

Cruise ship pulls into Kaikoura

Diggers build a levy around the Kaikoura marina while The Caledonian Sky cruise ship sits in the bay in the background.

"You know that things are coming right if the tourists are coming back."

Alternative route gets thumbs up

A sign near Renwick at the start of the journey to Christchurch  on SH63 warns drivers to take care.

More traffic on alternate highway post-quake, but police and travellers impressed with courtesy.

First train to Grassmere! video

One of the first locomotives travelling to Lake Grassmere since the earthquake, from left, KiwiRail track maintainer Stu ...

Video shows the first stretch of the Main North Line re-opened since the earthquake.

Are you prepared?

Marlborough Emergency services officer Gary Spence.

OPINION: An emergency event has no consideration for you, your family or your community so you need to be prepared, writes Marlborough Civil Defence emergency services officer Gary Spence.

politics

Police overstep privacy rules

Shannon Parker laid a complaint over the way police request information from people.

Police have agreed to change the way they request personal information from companies following privacy concerns.

Little joins Pike River picket

Labour leader Andrew Little says a third report on whether it's safe to re-enter Pike River would settle it.

Andrew Little travelling to Pike River following Winston Peters' sledging of his position.

Little opts for list over Rongotai seat

Labour Deputty Leader Annette King and the front runner to replace her in the Rongotai seat, Wellington Deputy Mayor ...

Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle handed inside running for Labour in Rongotai seat.

NZ wealth inequality greater than imagined

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Kiwis are worse off in wealth inequality than across the Tasman, new data shows.

education

What now for Rangiora High School?

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Commissioner looks to hire new principal after ruling former principal was wrongfully fired.

Lawyer loses to Law School

Victoria University Law School in Wellington, from which Caroline Sawyer claimed constructive dismissal.

Former Victoria University law lecturer's claims over bullying case are rejected.

NCEA results out tomorrow

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Students are poised to discover their results after a troubled exam season.

School uniforms cripple family budgets video

That age-old conundrum - private or public schooling for your kids...

School uniform costs leave families reeling at start of year.

health

Trying to stop the hurt video

Parents Karen Gilbert and S'ean Warren mourn their son Tyler Gilbert, 21, who died last week.

Tyler Gilbert, 21, died too soon. His parents want to help other young people who may be hurting.

DHB defends chief executive's pay

MidCentral DHB chief executive Kathryn Cook received between $480,000 to $489,999 for 2015-2016.

Is $480,000 to $489,999 a fair salary to look after a region's health services?

Emergencies only during strike

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From 7am on Tuesday, junior hospital doctors will walk out for 73 hours.

Junior doctors set to strike

Junior doctors, here striking at Christchurch Hospital, are calling for safer rosters.

Up to 2200 patients in Auckland and Northland expected to be affected.

women of influence

Women of Influence winners video

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Founder of Organic Initiative Helen Robinson took out the supreme Women of Influence title.

Recap: Women of Influence

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The fourth annual Women of Influence awards kick off at SkyCity.

Women of Influence highlights

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand country head Kirsten Patterson spoke about purpose and leadership.

The theme of the morning was turning ideas into action.

Quiz: Women of Influence 2016

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

farming

Dairy system causing pollution?

A giant dairy barn owned by Van Leeuwen Dairy Group. Jeremy Talbot claims dairy barns are a more environmentally ...

Is DairyNZ's grass fed policy hindering rather than helping the nitrates issue?

Milk collection still falling

Fonterra has collected 881 million kilograms of milk solids from its suppliers from June to December.

Milk production continues to fall across the country, says Fonterra.

Grass drives demand for stock

Loading lambs on the truck at Feilding's store sale.

Farmers with ample grass covers are buying stock from the store market.

No tears in lead up to onion harvest

A sea of flower heads in an onion field near Renwick, Marlborough

All the signs are pointing to a good harvest for Marlborough onion seed grower Rob Harrison-Jones.

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