Family left with nothing

A family have been left with nothing after a fast-burning fire engulfed their home and possibly claimed the life of their pet.

Driver stuns police

9:54am Man driving the wrong way up a motorway was three times over limit, and then fell asleep at the wheel.

Cunliffe's wife admits tweets

10:47am Karen Price says she created anonymous Twitter account because her family was under pressure. | Labour out till 2020 | NZ vote analysis

Teen dies after crash

Passenger in a car rear-ended and shunted into oncoming traffic dies. | Tourist killed in crash

Mastiff attack 'horrific'

10:37am The fate of a dog that attacked its owner is undecided as the woman recovers in hospital.

Suspects could be in Southland

mug shots Two men suspected of large-scale burglary and shoulder surfing are still at large, police say.

Man wields stick in robbery

Police are searching for a man who robbed a dairy with a stick in Tauranga.

No advance in lake rape case

Youth still getting booze

Labour 'out till 2020'

beehive parliament Labour could be out of power until 2020, based on analysis of average voting patterns over nearly 100 years.

Beehive Live: Twitter tussle

As war within Labour rages on, fires appear to have been stoked by former-leader David Cunliffe's wife, Karen Price.

Moveable feast for leadership

Free trade agreement 'close'

Cunliffe's wife admits tweets

Karen Price says she created anonymous Twitter account because her family was under pressure. | Labour out till 2020 | NZ vote analysis

Picking the right high school

High school students Is it better to send your child to a school close to home or one with qualities you have to pay for?

Sacking 'justified'

The former Salford School principal may challenge an ERA decision that found she was not unjustifiably fired.

Support for porn ban

Call for hospital name change

School kitchen idea kickstarted

Park Estate School is in need of a new kitchen and a breakfast programme founder is determined to get them one.

Connor's 'best shot at life'

cerebral palsy Tuakau's Connor Graham just wants to enjoy growing up as a Kiwi kid, something most take for granted.

Ambulance wait under investigation

An elderly man who fell ill in a New Plymouth cafe was forced to wait 45 minutes for an ambulance.

Patient privacy breach

Busy nurse misread dosage

Students raise $100k for cancer

60 secondary school students have run 120 kilometres each over five days to raise $100,000 for CanTeen.

Fonterra in uphill battle

Fonterra Fonterra is the second-largest milk processor in the world but it trails many of its peers in adding value, research suggests.

Kiwis seek gas remedies

Almost half NZ's greenhouse gases come from farmed animals and Palmerston North-based research groups are looking at ways to reduce that.

Farmers better prepared

Heat goes on milk production

Land sale approved

The OIO has retrospectively approved the sale of 35 hectares of land near Timaru to US investors.