Brave Savannah's big goal

Three-year-old Savannah Clark has a goal - to be able to walk through the school gate on her own.

Puppy killer: A life for a life

Man who stabbed "beautiful" puppy to death after it killed pet rabbit said he took ''a life for a life''.

Man killed in collision

6 min ago A driver has died after his vehicle crashed into a parked truck on a rural road near Timaru.

Man admits historic sex offences

1:16pm A Hamilton man has admitted historic sexual offending against boys over three decades.

'Car on wrong side'

18 min ago Rutger Hale's girlfriend thought drunk driver coming towards them seconds before mystery object killed her partner.

Cyclists cop $400k in fines

Police Cyclists are racking up fines for offences like not wearing helmets, to being towed by a car.

Knife, hammer used in robbery

Two armed men threatened staff at Gordonton Superette overnight before fleeing with cigarettes and cash.

Silence over groping at mosque

Driver flees after 150kmh chase

National drops, Labour up in poll

John Key and David Cunliffe could be in a race to reach Winston Peters on Saturday night. John Key and David Cunliffe could be in a race to reach Winston Peters. | Possible coalitions | Poll results

PM in protest chaos

Clashes between Mana and National supporters cut short John Key's visit to mall. | A tight race | Polls | Live: The final countdown

Young voters neglected

Politicians do funny things

Live: The final countdown

Selfies, silliness and the occasional protest - all the action from the final hours of the election campaign.

'I'm sick of kids failing'

Willie Jackson Opening a school in Mangere is a "strategic decision" that will help Maori achievement, Willie Jackson says.

Education a hot election topic

Education has been a hot topic this election but how do policies actually affect Joe and Junior Bloggs?

Poor uni rankings

'Zombies' spark cyber challenge

St Mary's is a family tradition

Seven generations of women from Sarah Poulter's family have attended St Mary's College over the last 150 years.

Culturing better health

Jignal Bhagvandas A trainee doctor wanted to help her dad get fit, so she started a Bollywood-infused aerobics class.

Woman given pills 10 times dose

An elderly woman was given 10 times dose of sleeping pills in error by a nurse, court hears.

Linking dementia and diet

Animal tests 'key' to brain cures

Making memories every day

Ataahua was developing like most toddlers her age when one day she suddenly stopped talking.
It was out of character, recalls mum Christine McFarlane, who was left with countless questions.
"Her body started tremoring to the point where she couldn't run or climb."

Sour milk price taste

Nick Barrett Former Fonterra shareholders' councillor feels betrayed by the co-operative's forecast milk price for last season.

Cow cruelty ruling to be appealed

Takaka farmer appealing ruling that he was unjustified in firing a worker for cruelty to a cow.

Robotic sheepdog idea rejected

Feds unhappy swede link kept quiet

Links with the land

A nine-year-old confidently outlines 100 years of family history to 150 people at her parents' bull sale.