Ciggy black market fuels robberies

A man armed with an axe robbed two Christchurch dairies on Monday.

Lucrative black market for cigarettes fuelling increase in armed robberies, police say.

Gastro meeting draws 300

Havelock North man Kevin Wilkins asks a question at the gastro meeting.

They came in their droves to the Baptist church on the edge of town to find out how the evil got into their water.

Charter school for Hamilton

Under-Secretary to the Minister of Education David Seymour has announced two new charter schools - one in Hamilton and ...

The city's first partnership school will start teaching Year 7 to 9 students in February.

Four car crash on Harbour Bridge

NZTA said traffic was backed up to Onewa Rd, city bound on the northern motorway, after a crash on the Auckland Harbour ...

 A pile-up caused traffic chaos heading into Auckland city.

Gastro outbreak: No plan

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Havelock North water fiasco reveals that an emergency plan should have been completed eight months ago. It's still being written.

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School camp for all

Ross Intermediate school pupils have launched a fundraising campaign to help all pupils at the school go on school camp. ...

A schoolboy has taken it upon himself to ensure his peers don't miss out on school camp.

Fire in Mackenzie contained

It took firefighters about four hours to contain the blaze in rural Mackenzie on Tuesday night.

Fire crews hope near-freezing temperatures overnight will help contain a fire in the Mackenzie back country.

ACC compo breakthrough

Bryon O'Regan is having trouble proving he was working prior to suffering radiation poisoning.

Bryon O'Regan suffered radiation poisoning during surgery in 1979. His fight for compo is only now nearing an end.

Should ratepayers buy Karori campus?

The 3.7 hectare site has tennis courts, pools, a hall, music suites, a gymnasium and classrooms.

One Wellington mayoral candidate thinks so, but others have scoffed at the suggestion.

$10 campus could sell for $20m video

The university's vice-chancellor, Grant Guilford, says it will take up to two years for the university to dispose of the ...

Victoria Uni bought a Wellington campus for $10 in 2014 - now it could sell the site for $20m.

Gas scare at Napier Port

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Logs at the Te Horo site where new health and safety rules are already ...

Two workers tested for exposure to methyl bromide after accidental release of log fumigant.

Five charged over armed incident

Police cordoned off Te Pua Rd in Kaikohe in the Far North after an armed man was spotted by a member of the public.

Police are on the hunt after three men fled into farmland following an armed incident involving a car in Northland.

Is Auckland really a liveable city?

"By definition a city can't be liveable if you can't afford to live in it," mayoral candidate and Labour MP Phil Goff says.

Auckland's a lovely city to live in - if you're on a $200,000 wage, expert says.

500 cows stolen from farm

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NZ Farmer:
Dairy cow.

Disappearance of 500 cows from Ashburton dairy farm probably due to multiple thefts over a period of time, police say.

Cell phones saving languages

Rather than destroying remote languages, cell phones and other technology are in fact helping to save them.

New research suggests texting and emailing are saving endangered languages, not destroying them.

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500 cows stolen from farm

200102014 news photo Grant Matthew / Fairfax NZ

NZ Farmer:
Dairy cow.

Disappearance of 500 cows from Ashburton dairy farm probably due to multiple thefts over a period of time, police say.

Cabbie shaken but uninjured

What began as a normal shift for a New Plymouth cabbie ended with the police being called.

Caner gets home detention

Man bashed in his home

politics

Tributes after young politician dies

Her death left the local board absolutely devastated.

Sarah Higgins had a big political future ahead of her, making the 25-year-old's death all the more shocking.

Family Court not needed in euthanasia laws: Seymour video

'It has been tough': Lecretia Seales' widower on returning to Wellington.

It wouldn't absolve medical professionals from final decision, and might make it more difficult for patients.

More charter school doors open

ACT leader and education under-secretary David Seymour says charter schools don't get a fair go.

Only two new charter schools announced after John Tamihere pulled the pin on a third.

ISIS in New Zealand inevitable

Islamic State is basically "Al Qaeda 3.0", far more advanced and technology-savvy than its predecesors, a leading ...

Terrorism expert believes it's only a matter of time before Australia's problems arrive here.

education

More charter school doors open

ACT leader and education under-secretary David Seymour says charter schools don't get a fair go.

Only two new charter schools announced after John Tamihere pulled the pin on a third.

Carrington's golden glow lights up school video

Lisa Carrington hopes she can be an inspiration to future Olympians.

 Lisa Carrington put smiles on the faces of Hamilton primary kids as they met their idol.

'A hidden, silent thing'

Fraser Wall and Helen Slater at Literacy Aotearoa Wellington. Both will attend the giant scrabble game at Wellington ...

Giant game of scrabble in Wellington will help highlight adult literacy problems.

Drilling firm backs school

ACT leader David Seymour announced the two new charter schools on Tuesday.

A boy's academy for high school students backed by a drilling firm is one of the country's latest charter schools.

health

Council hopefuls reveal disabilities

Rob Pascoe, who is running for mayor of Hamilton city, is getting an insight into disability while he recovers from a ...

Hamilton council contenders have experienced everything from brain bleeds to caring for disabled children.

Family Court not needed in euthanasia laws: Seymour video

'It has been tough': Lecretia Seales' widower on returning to Wellington.

It wouldn't absolve medical professionals from final decision, and might make it more difficult for patients.

Colourful distractions for patients

Takapuna craft group, Busy Fingers, is providing colourful knitted mitts to North Shore Hospital's gerontology unit to ...

Colourful knitted goods are providing hospital patients with delirium, acute confusion, with a welcome distraction.

Water contamination dropping

There are concerns that drinking water from some bores with elevated nitrate levels may pose a health risk.

E coli bacteria has been found in Christchurch's drinking water 125 times in the past four years.

women of influence

Women of Influence: The finalists

The winners of the 2015 Women of Influence awards.

​The finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2016 have been announced.

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

Russell McVeagh partner Pip Greenwood says although there's a long way to go, it's exciting times ahead for women in ...

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.

farming

Landcorp makes operating loss

Grant McGhie, Landcorp manager of Wairio farm, Wairarapa. The wool from those sheep is destined for premium carpet in ...

Landcorp says its strategy of shifting away from commodity selling will pay off.

Farmers feel the pressure

Overall farmer satisfaction with banks is high but a significant percentage are experiencing financial strain.

Farmers have tightened their belts but still report financial stress.

Rogue vineyard contractors

Touring seasonal worker accommodation are, from left, Hortus operations manager Rob Slatter, Hortus owner Aaron Jay, ...

Immigration Minister says employment breaches could result in sanctions against overseas recruitment.

Horses for courses gallery video

Redwood, left, with groom Delphine Pasquier and 5-year-old eventer Fudgette​.

With three broken ribs, the farrier carried on because "you don't get paid for shoeing three feet".

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