Claudette Hauiti

PM calls, Claudette quits?

National MP may have quit over P-card controversy after a call from John Key. | Beehive Live

Holiday was 'too long'

Labour leader David Cunliffe admits making errors, including taking an over-long three-day holiday.

Grandma badly bashed

Grandmother in hospital after being viciously beaten in her South Auckland home.

Icy conditions keep hold

Rimutaka Hill Rd re-opens but snow still falling east of Wellington. | Video | Your winter photos

Woman thrown at wall

Man jailed for 11 months after kicking, choking and punching partner in "cowardly" assault.

Accountant shocked at death

Sth auckland pawn shop deaths A man killed in his Auckland pawn shop was a hard-working businessman who worked seven days a week, his accountant says.

Horseman's trial held in Maori

Two days set aside so hearing for man accused of letting his horse run loose before it was hit by car can be translated.

Police snare Waikato robbers

DNA expert called in for appeal

Key wins soundbite battle

John key National wins headline war with plan to invite everyone to gripe about council rules. | Stupid rules | Slush fund | 'No flimflam'

PM pans Labour's 'slush fund'

Key says Cunliffe's $200m regional fund wouldn't make up for Labour's 'anti-growth' policies.

'I'm not flimflamming'

Pedantic rules - be gone!

Holiday was 'too long'

Labour leader David Cunliffe admits making errors, including taking an over-long three-day holiday.

Group calls for action on poverty

classroom Schools are picking up the slack in dealing with social welfare problems, a Chch principal says.

Girl left near abuser

A 9-year-old girl sexually assaulted by an older classmate was left sitting just rows away from him.

School zone stoush

Early-childhood education pledge

Just what the teacher ordered

One dad thought he'd need to buy one laptop for his six kids to share - instead he leased four.

The worst year of my life

Generic surgical shot When I found out I might have prostate cancer I did the worst thing possible, writes Gary Mills.

ACC faces huge compo bill

A multi-million dollar windfall is waiting to be claimed by as many as 1500 accident victims.

Scientists in race against superbugs

A step closer to transplant

Coping with rare smooth brain

3-year-old Symphonya Turua was born with lissencephaly, meaning she is unable to walk, talk or sit up.

More fire bans ahead?

A fire on a rural property. Pressure is going on councils to introduce more burning bans after a recycling surge followed a ban in Canterbury at the start of the year.

Limits challenge dairying

Dairy industry faces a huge challenge if it is to remain profitable and competitive while farming within limits.

Higher standard sought

Politics stirs dirty water issue

Demonstrating conservation

Endangered creatures flourish as a family figures out how to combine farming with eco-tourism.

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