Live: The fate of Moko's killers

Moko Rangitoheriri's mischievous smile.

12:13 PM  Moko was killed because his carer was mentally ill, not because she was evil, defence says.

Weather takes nasty turn video

Hold on to umbrellas tightly, rain and wind are forecast for most of the country

12:18 PM  The weather has taken a nasty turn, with the North Island braced for a wet and windy start to the week.

Kids subject to 'pack attacks'

Lyttelton Primary School principal Diana Feary.

11:27 AM  Children at a Chch school are being attacked and staff are doing little about it, parents say.

$500k fraud denied

Paul James Bennett has denied 60 charges for alleged offending across New Zealand.

11:49 AM  A man accused of stealing a yacht, fraud and indecent assault is denies all 60 charges.

Ombudsman makes early exit

Ombudsman Ron Paterson has left his role two years earlier than scheduled.

Official leaves two years early, as office deals with requests dating back six years.

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Collapse at CBD demolition site

The old Railway Building on the corner of Victoria and Ward Streets in central Hamilton has partially collapsed while ...

A building under demolition has partially collapsed in Hamilton.

EVs may avoid tolls

The future is electric, says Transport Minister Simon Bridges.

Electric vehicles could be given breaks on new road tolls touted for Auckland.

Scammer gets served video

Don't take these calls at face value.

A woman's reaction to a call claiming she owed IRD $4k had a scammer begging for mercy.

Haka for Moko video

Savaan Roberts, and his sister Lanessa Roberts, left, perform a haka near the Christchurch Court House.

More than 100 people campaign against child abuse in Christchurch as killers of 3-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri are sentenced.

'Help everybody' video

Aotea College head boy Noa Woolloff says age doesn't determine someone's ability to be a good parent.

 It's been six months since teenage parent Noa Woolloff hit the news and it turns out he's been pretty busy.

Moko protest in south gallery

Paige Kirk and Lloyd Tuhakaraina lead the Justice for Moko march down Gore's Main Street.

 Hundreds march for Moko in Southland.

Auckland District Court closed

Auckland District Court has had to close its doors for the day.

Power cut closes Auckland District court for the day.

Residents join national voice calling for Justice for Moko

Mongrel Mobster Fats Moke holds up Mason Evans, 5, to address a crowd of about 200 outside Hutt Valley District Court.

About 200 protesters gathered to take a stand against child abuse.

Wild weather hits Auckland

Hold on to your hats, and brollies, as strong winds buffet Auckland.

Trampolines flying and trees down as wild weather hits Auckland.

Elderly attack victim stable

A green and silver 1996 Toyota Carib station wagon, similar to the vehicle stolen from an elderly Hastings man on Saturday.

The 77-year-old attacked in his Hastings home on Saturday remains in hospital.

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Residents join national voice calling for Justice for Moko

Mongrel Mobster Fats Moke holds up Mason Evans, 5, to address a crowd of about 200 outside Hutt Valley District Court.

11:48 AM  About 200 protesters gathered to take a stand against child abuse.

Elderly attack victim stable

11:45 AM  The 77-year-old attacked in his Hastings home on Saturday remains in hospital.

Alleged police car thief arrested

Protesters await killers' fate


'I'm not a bully' - Nat MP

National MP Paul Foster-Bell denies being a bully following claims from a former staffer that he is.

A dozen staff quit a National MP's office in three years but Paul Foster-Bell says he's a "good boss''.

Legal system 'under pressure'

Tania Shailer and David William Haerewa  will be sentenced for the manslaughter of Moko Sayviah Rangitoheriri on Monday.

Crown Law solicitors paid more to prosecute dangerous dog owners than killers.

Moko's killers deserve life in jail

Moko Rangitoheriri the three year old tortured and killed by Tania Shailer and David Haerewa.

OPINION: Moko's killers are still able to be sentenced to life in prison, but it still feels like they've gotten away with something.

The Brexit wrecking ball?

Brexit 2016 - history in the making.

John Key probably texted his old buddy David Cameron more than his commiserations.


Growing up Kiwi

Sophie isn't exactly "average". But her story is based on what we know about growing up in New Zealand.

From her first day at school, to her first phone, first boyfriend and first anxiety attack - this is Sophie.

Nursery marks new direction for council

Te Whangi Trust founders Adrienne and Gary Dalton, Puketapapa Local Board deputy chair Harry Doig and Wesley ...

A new flagship project will shape how Auckland Council works with communities in major construction and infrastructure developments.

MAGS recognises celebrity chef

Eat My Lunch co-founder Michael Meredith is now the 2016 Albertian of the year.

The man responsible for feeding thousands of pupils has been recognised by his former high school.

New quota not enough

Masooma, Shazie and Muhammad Azim have been living in Mt Wellington since march 2016.

 The Azim family is safe after leaving war-torn Afghanistan, but there is room to save many more families.


Baby delivered in driveway

Baby Isaac Joseph Ilalohelagi Makisi with parents Dad Joseph, and mum Jolene Makisi  and WFA paramedics Isaac Isa'ako ...

"We can't explain how thankful we are and appreciative of what you guys did."

Dog aids Alzheimer sufferer

Seven months after receiving Lexus, Ann and Peter Dredge are now living life more fully, and with less worry.

Lexus was specially trained to help people with Alzheimer's disease.

#AskJaquie: 'I've had an epiphany'

Sunday Star-Times columnist Jaquie Brown says images of herself, au naturel, made her feel bad about herself. "How did ...

OPINION: Why won't you photoshop my images before publishing them?

Smog link to strokes video

Steam from chimney on a timber mill site off Main North Road. Belfast.

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A new study has found air pollution contributes to some of the thousands of deaths in NZ each year.

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Cribb inspring female leaders

Former Ministry for Women CEO, Jo Cribb.

Jo Cribb has dedicated the past four years to making New Zealand a better place for women.

Q&A with Jo Cribb

Former Ministry for Women chief executive Jo Cribb completed her four year term on Friday. She was a finalist in the ...

Outgoing Ministry for Women Jo Cribb talks about what being a woman of influence means to her.

Mother in law, sole practice

Stacey Shortall is giving back to her community, and urges us all to help one person each day.

What could we achieve if we all helped one person a day? A top lawyer ask the questions – and has the answer.

How do you celebrate success? video

How important is it to celebrate success?

Some of our Women of Influence alumni discuss how they celebrate the wins.


Farmer confidence boost

Farm confidence bounced back strongly in the June quarter, according to a survey by Rabobank.

Dairy payout forecast sees positive farmers outnumber pessimists for first time in 15 months.

SFF investor still willing

Shanghai Maling head of investment Henry Wu talks to a group of Silver Ferns Farms farmer shareholders.

Shanghai Maling still committed to Silver Fern Farms investment, despite rumours.

Bobby calf probe continues

The Ministry for Primary Industries denies Alan Cleavew as being used as a scapegoat to show MPI was taking action ...

Minister denies claims petfood company is a scapegoat over animal abuse.

Long harvest, bumper yield

Grape harvesters make their way up the Wairau Valley.

Marlborough harvest beats last year by 100,000 tonnes.

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