Myth that young tourists are stingy gallery

Bill Jackman, 28, and Hebe Henderson, 21, from Cornwall are squeezing a five-week NZ trip in between visiting Australia and Thailand.

Our relationship with the tourism industry is fraught: we need their money, but we love to complain about them.

Bodybuilder 'doing it clean' video

Dylan Stephens said ecstasy helped with sleep and back pain.

Bodybuilder Dylan Stephens, jailed after taking steroids and ecstasy, reveals how his life fell apart.

Arrest after Stratford death video

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Woman found dead in Taranaki house a much-loved member of the community, resident says.

What the Greens need to lead stuff nation

TOP SPOT: Russel Norman is stepping down as co-leader of the Green Party.

With an extensive and proven career in diplomacy, Kennedy Graham is my pick for Greens co-leader.

Mother, son dragged out to sea

SAFE: Bridget Freeman-Rock and Lief Rock were rescued from the surf at Mangakuri Beach, Central Hawkes Bay.

A rip pulled them from shore and waves crashed over them when Lief Rock turned to his mother.

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crime

Serious assault in Queenstown

Police want to identify the man in the dark top and skinny jeans seen in this photo.

A man was knocked unconscious and then beaten while on the pavement in Queenstown last night.

Arrest after Stratford death video

Woman found dead in Taranaki house a much-loved member of the community, resident says.

'Animal control officer' steals dog

Serious incident in Stratford

politics

Greens set for leadership run-off

Greens co-leader Russel Norman made his resignation announcement with Metiria Turei  at his side.

The Green Party is to embark on a primary-style leadership run-off, after the shock resignation of co-leader Russel Norman.

Russel Norman to step down gallery video

Russel Norman will stand down as co-leader of the Green Party in May, citing family reasons.

AMBITIOUS: Russel Norman would have liked to be in Government.

Editorial: Norman can be proud

OPINION: Russel Norman - an unknown when he took over after Rod Donald's death - will be missed.

education

Principals quit in big numbers

NOT SURPRISED: Principals' Federation president Denise Torrey.

School principals are leaving the profession in droves, with parents' expectations and a lack of support blamed.

Security a priority

Security alarms, self-defence classes and security checks are some some of the ideas put to tertiary students to help keep them safe.

Arts-based degrees force you to broaden your mind, before the world around you tries to stitch it closed again.

New international students strategy

Moves are afoot to strengthen Manawatu's international education scene.

health

'Silent killer' took daughter swiftly

TRAGEDY: Courtenay Rushton died of died of suspected meningococcal disease a year ago.

After losing their daughter, two parents want other families to be aware of how deadly meningococcal disease can be.

Coroner slams care

Potentially avoidable problems led to the deaths of Casey Nathan and baby Kymani. 

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Midwives 'need more training'

Newly graduated midwives should not go straight into working without oversight, coroner says.

farming

More land in foreign hands

COMPLEX ISSUE: Federated Farmers dairy industry group chairperson Andrew Hoggard says the issue of foreign ownership is complex and best considered on a case-by-case basis.

Another 3000 hectares of Canterbury dairying land has been approved for foreign ownership or control.

Messy block goes native

Roger and Francie Taylor knew a lot of hands-on work would be required to turnaround a rough Canterbury block.

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Analysts bullish about beef

Beef and sheep farmers can look forward to a positive year, according to the Rabobank agribusiness outlook for 2015.

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