Car stolen as he stopped to help

Police surround a property on Russell Ave in Te Aroha on Tuesday.

12:46 PM  The farmer saw two people had crashed and pulled over. The pair made off in his ute.

You never said 'no', woman told

Northern Districts cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn leaves the Hamilton District Court following an earlier appearance.

Woman who says top cricketer raped her breaks down during defence counsel's grilling.

Armed police arrest fugitive

An officer checks out the damaged car.

12:03 PM  Customers trapped inside a supermarket as police rammed car and arrested fugitive in the carpark.

Couple caught in the act

The Warehouse car park at Timaru where the couple was caught in the act.

11:44 AM  The pair were seemingly overcome by the romance of The Warehouse's big red shed in Timaru.

$300k ill-treatment claim

Three disabled men are suing the Government over their treatment in state facilities.

12:12 PM  Three men claim ill-treatment, neglect and abuse while in the Government's care.

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Cleaner stole forfeited cigarettes

11012015 News photo: Robert Charles/Fairfax NZ. Generic file. Cigarettes. Smoking. Smokes. Tobacco. Cancer. Quitting.

French citizen repeatedly raided an amnesty bin at Queenstown Airport where people left excess cigarettes.

Alleged killer's name to be wiped

A funeral home has offered to remove the name of Leon Jayet-Cole's alleged killer from his grave for free.

Funeral home offers to pay for removal of alleged killer's name from child's headstone.

Showers make way for sun video

Morning rain and cloud will clear to reveal a find day for most.

Morning showers will clear, revealing a fine Wednesday for most of New Zealand. 

Burns victim stands up for beauty

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Areena Deshpande used to stay home to avoid judgement from others. Now she's starring in a body confidence campaign.

Hamilton Homeless Trust hunts for new home

Sarah Martinez and daughter Jordan Martinez volunteer for the Hamilton Homeless Trust.

The trust's current building will be turned into parking spaces.

Youth 'at risk to addiction'

Clinical psychologist Rebecca Daly-Peoples says online pornography is warping young people's understanding of sex and ...

Psychologist says education is the best answer to battling porn addiction in youth.

Sugary drinks dropped

MidCentral DHB's public health and oral health units have teamed up with the Heart Foundation, urging schools to get rid ...

Auckland Council removes sugar-sweetened drinks from council-run leisure centres.

In the property game at 18

18-year-old Blake Habib and experienced TSB realtor Kim Fever have teamed up to sell property.

He's too young to be able to actually sign deals, but is on his second sale in 4 weeks.

Social houses on the block

Labour leader Andrew Little raised concerns about the sale.

Hundreds of tenanted state and council homes north of Wellington set to be sold to new housing provider.

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crime

Live: Fixing our murder law stuff nation

The 17-year prison sentences for the manslaughter of Moko Rangitoheriri drew a public outcry as some thought the two ...

12:12 PM  Law professor Chris Gallavin is with us live to discuss why our murder and manslaughter laws need to change.

Woman sexually assaulted by group

She was attacked by more than one man and is now seriously injured, and in hospital.

Teen trapped after car hits bridge

Getaway car breaks down

politics

Turei wants house price drop

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says politicians can't be "alarmist" in their approach to the housing crisis.

Metiria Turei is putting her neck out politically and calling for house prices to be slashed in half over time.

Social houses on the block

Labour leader Andrew Little raised concerns about the sale.

Hundreds of tenanted state and council homes north of Wellington set to be sold to new housing provider.

Need surgery? Where's home?

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the "National Patient Flow" project, to record those turned away from seeing a ...

The Government's latest figures provide detailed picture of who's missing out on surgery and why.

Maurice Williamson bowing out

National MP Maurice Williamson has announced his retirement from politics at the next election.

From big gay rainbows, to leaky homes success and a major breach of the Cabinet Manual, MP bows out.

education

Hayward chosen for climate talks

Now that we all agree we have the problem of climate change, what will we do about it, asks Bronwyn Hayward.

A Christchurch academic will help develop new ideas to fight climate change.

Leader in education field dies

The late Bruce Dale was well-respected education across primary, intermediate and secondary levels.

Bruce Dale,who was a former principal at Henderson Intermediate School, has died suddenly.

Students cash in on op shop idea video

Volunteer Jess Burgiss-Smith is among the students at Awatapu College who have snapped up a bargain from their school op ...

A new in-house op shop at Awatapu College offers students bargains and a 'money-go-round' that benefits them too.

Labour focus on school career advice

Every school will have highly trained, skilled careers advice staff under a Labour Government, says Andrew Little.

A Labour Government would spend $30 million to "professionalise careers advice'' in schools.

health

Terminally-ill police officer dies

Richard Ryan with his wife and four daughters.

Terminally-ill police officer and community man Richard Ryan has died.

Maia Health raises $2.2m

An artist's impression of the rooftop helipad planned for the new Christchurch Hospital. The Maia Foundation hopes to ...

Plans for an expanded hospital rooftop helipad closer after $2.2m pledged for new Christchurch health charity.

Health board dodges fluoride debate

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board will not discuss fluoride until legislation is passed to hand the ...

The NMDHB will not discuss water fluoridation despite some members of the public raising concerns.

DHB elections looming

District Health Board elections will be held in September and October this year.

Providing health care to an aging population and fluoride are likely to be issues in the upcoming Taranaki DHB elections.

women of influence

Quiz: Women of Influence 2016

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

Women of Influence: Pip Greenwood

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2015 finalist, Pip Greenwood, is a passionate advocate for workplace/boardroom diversity and equality.

Why should women be recognised? video

Karyn Thompson, Narelle Ngaluafe (for Parris Goebel), Vicky Robertson, Linda Jenkinson, Victoria Spackman, Joan Withers, ...

While more women are taking up leadership roles, there is still a long way for equality to be achieved in NZ.

Women of Influence: Jen Crawford

Jen Crawford, a partner at national law firm, Anderson Lloyd, was a finalist in the Arts & Culture category of Women of ...

Jen Crawford is committed to the rebuild of Christchurch, with governance experience in this area. 

farming

Kiwi smashes shearing record

Shearer Matt Smith celebrates with supporters after breaking the solo nine-hours world record.

He's forsaken carbs, coffee and booze. If anyone's earned a beer, it's Matt Smith.

Brexit adds gloom for farmers

Farmers can't shake off their gloom about volatile markets.

Downbeat farmers remain low in confidence as low dairy prices and Brexit put pressure on farming.

Native bush makes a comeback 

Richard Simpson, left, and Will Johns brave a howling southerly squall at the edge of the cliffs that form the eastern ...

Banks Peninsula farmers are embracing conservation and tourism to supplement their income.

Doing your bit for biosecurity

These beagle pups are being trained for the frontline in the battle against invasive species.

The Government wants an army of 4.7 million people in the battle to stop invasive species.

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