'It's an utter tragedy' - mayor

Forensic teams search the area where Alex Fisher's body was found on Waitarere beach.

14 min ago  Death of 10-year-old Alex Fisher leaves Waitarere Beach community in shock.

Killer bug in hot water systems

Legionella bacteria can thrive in hot water systems even when hot water cylinders are set at the recommended temperature.

Bacteria that cost a woman both her feet could be present in many hot water systems.

Dogs to be put down

Injuries suffered by a woman in her sixties, She was the second of two women to be attacked by a group of three dogs in Hastings on Saturday.

Woman said one of the dogs pinned her to the ground and attacked her.

Poison in safe burglary

Police car.

Burglars at a South Otago golf club may have ingested rat poison while breaking into a safe, police say.

Road rage attack near Nelson

A Nelson man has head injuries after he was attacked and had his keys stolen in road rage incident.

Man left with head injuries and without keys to his car after road rage attack.

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Burglars may have ingested poison

Police car.

Burglars at a South Otago golf club may have ingested rat poison while breaking into a safe, police say.

Inmate can be interviewed in prison

Prison advocate Arthur Taylor can now be interviewed in prison.

Man accused of $400,000 fraud gets new trial date

Release to work rape horrific - MP


PM in 'no real danger' in Iraq

Sandstorms and delays kept Prime Minister John Key in Iraq a day longer than scheduled.

Labour's David Shearer says the risk to John Key's visiting Kiwi troops was over played.

$600k flowers bill 'excessive'

A rose by any name is not that cheap, as government spending on flowers reveals.

Carl Worker, New Zealand's first counter-terrorism ambassador

Counter terror appointment

New Zealand has a new ambassador for counter-terrorism.


Parents who dream, best for kids

Liz Forde says her educational aspiration for her children (L-R) Tessa, Julia and Hamish is to get a degree.

Parents say they need more money to pay for kids' deduction - researchers say their support is more important.

Early childhood disquiet a wake-up call

New Zealand's early childhood education system came under friendly fire this week from its own teachers.

Rongo Wetere the founder of Te Wananga o Aotearoa has dropped the lawsuit against his old empire

Former wananga head drops lawsuit against old empire

Multi-million dollar lawsuit dropped against Te Wananga o Aotearoa .


'Get them checked'

Breast cancer survivor Chany Nandu with her two dogs Jaffa, left and Suzie.

6:50 AM  If you find a lump, get them checked, breast cancer survivor says.

Government failed Canterbury DHB - Labour

Labour says health bureaucrats are punishing the region's DHB

Stacey Smith with her son Isaac, 18 months, ahead of a balloon release on Sunday in memory of children who have died at birth. Stacey had a stillbirth 4 years ago.

'I'm sorry there's no heartbeat'

When Stacey Smith noticed reduced movement during pregnancy, she never considered her baby had died.

Women of Influence

Women of Influence: The finalists video

Minister for Women, Louise Upston at the launch of Women of Influence 2015 at Westpac Bank in Wellington.

The finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2015 have been announced. 

'Push out of your comfort zone'

Young corporate lawyer Althea Carbon is passionate about using digital innovation to help charities.

"I'd have every child in New Zealand growing up with the kind of opportunities I had, that would be brilliant," says Fran Wilde.

A very unplanned career

Former Wellington mayor and Labour MP Fran Wilde was the local and regional winner in 2013.


From biodiesel to food crop

About 50 growers supply Pure Oil with rapeseed, known for its distinctive bright yellow flower in spring.

A Canterbury company is turning NZ-grown oilseed rape into a high-quality food-grade oil.

Landcorp's green accord

State-owned farmer invites leading environmentalists to advise it on how to be more sustainable.

One of the benefits of sheep dairy was that farmers could generate three incomes from the one animal: milk, meat and wool.

Sheep milk could be big business

Forget cows, sheep could be the next big thing for the dairy industry.

Has the dog been put out?

Morepork lets you see what the dog gets up to when left alone. No, it's not a disco party.


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