Coastal resuce

Dramatic rescue of trapped teen

A surf lifesaver leapt out of a helicopter, was scooped up by a rescue boat and swam through rough seas to save a trapped surfer.

'Armed maniac' jailed for fraud

Man who once introduced himself to Sir Paul Holmes as an "armed maniac" is jailed for millions of dollars worth of fraud.

Support for porn ban

University of Otago 'inundated' with support for internet porn rules as student body sidesteps issue for now.

South basks in sun

Invercargill and Alexandra tied for towns with the hottest temperature in NZ at 21.1 degrees today.

'Beaten wives' speech angers

Tariana Turia raises ire for speech which likened Maori who voted Labour to "beaten wives" going back to husbands.

Driver picked up 'shaken' teen'

Police Police want to speak to man who gave "uncomfortable" hitch-hiker a lift on the West Coast.

Paper man attacked

A newspaper delivery contractor in Marton has been assaulted and has had his vehicle stolen.

'As low as you can get'

Teen sentenced for sheep slaughter

Dunne duped into Shipman retweet

Peter Dunne's tweet of Harold Shipman Govt minister Peter Dunne pranked into retweeting a photo - but it wasn't who he thought it was.

Live: It's war

A bloody war is breaking out between Labour's former leader David Cunliffe and contender Grant Robertson.

Battle may blind Labour

Gibson quits Labour

Labour spat: Seeing red

Ugly feud between Labour leadership rivals David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson continues. | Resignation official | Live: It's war

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?

Call for hospital name change

Professor says Dunedin Public Hospital is "more than just a provincial hospital".

$250k to sweeten PPTA's pot

Drawing can be good for learning

School rocketed into the future

A new way of teaching and a $700,000 upgrade has seen one of the Wellington region's most "old-school" institutions morph into a decidedly "new-school".

Busy nurse misread dosage

stethoscope Elderly man died hours after busy nurse accidentally gave him 10 times more medication than prescribed.

Students raise $100k for cancer

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

Suicide calls strain police

Mislabelled poison risk to men

Father's fight for dead son goes on

Lance Gravatt has lost his job and a lot of money but can't give up fighting for his dead son.

Synlait gets Chinese tick

Synlait Milk Synlait Milk receives its long-awaited approval to be be a registered manufacturer of infant formula in China.

Court told of starving stock on farm

Court hears of dead and starving stock at a Murchison farm, and farmer who refused to feed them.

Meat shortage looms

Dairy investors sought

Strawberries a delicious mystery

It's almost always not until Labour Weekend that Paul Hammington sees the fruits of his labours.

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