Campervan fire driver dies

The campervan was destroyed after a fire took hold while it was travelling near Matamata.

Man makes it to hospital alive after campervan catches fire, but succumbs to injuries 11 days later.

AB's wife's road rage terror

All Black Charlie Faumuina, whose pregnant wife Rachelle was allegedly assaulted in a road rage incident

Wife of prop Charlie Faumuina tells court attackers threatened to "punch her baby out of her stomach".

Meth seizures hit 10-year high

A record amount of meth was seized by NZ Customs in 2015.

New Zealand is caught up in a "worldwide glut" of methamphetamine.

Teenage girls rob women

A man went at a police dog as officers attempted to arrest two teens in Hamilton.

A police dog tracked them to a house where a man struck an officer and kicked the canine.

Terrified mum fights off burglar

A Christchurch mother who struggled with a burglar for five minutes thought she was going to be killed before neighbours ...

A Christchurch woman who struggled with a burglar for five minutes thought she was going to die.

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Hallelujah: nana hails cancer drug news

Codi Morgan in December 2015, days after he was told he had terminal melanoma. He died in April.

Bereaved grandmother welcomes Pharmac funding boost, but says it may be too late for some.

Rotorua death 'suspicious'

A house in Fenton Park, Rotorua, is cordoned off after an unexplained death.

Police are investigating how 58-year-old Ian Walter White died in his Fenton Park home.

City urged to save kids' teeth

The mouth of a 4-year-old Wellington child treated under general anaesthetic. Sixteen teeth were extracted and four ...

More water fountains could prevent 2-year-olds needing teeth pulled out, say advocates.

Sixteen minutes of awful stuff video

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Dad breaks down as he tells of the time his 5-year-old son briefly "died".

Rockfall traffic jam resolved

Police could not say when the lane would be re-opened.

Auckland's Tamaki Drive is now fully open to motorists after being closed by a rockfall just before rush-hour.

Iwi appointees win council voice

PJ Devonshire, general manager of Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, says giving Maori more of a voice on Masterton District ...

Ensuring Maori have a voice in local government is real democracy, council told.

Canine CPR saves a life video

Snout has earned a spot in Gavin Lewis' home after his near-death experience.

Would smooch your own pooch if push came to shove?

Alleged killer driver appears in court

One person died and several others were injured in the head on crash on SH1 near Karapiro.

Man charged with causing the death of Justine Andersen last year.

Hipkins is going to be a dad

Chris Hipkins is used to meeting kids as Labour's education spokesperson.

Education issues get a little more personal for the Labour MP.

New leadership direction sees vicar resign

John Marquet talks about leaving All Saints Anglican Church and what's next.

Longstanding All Saints Church vicar has left his position after a new leadership direction was sought.

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crime

Rapist Anand jailed for 13 years

Edward Anand, 67, was sentenced to 13 years' jail by Judge Kevin Phillips in the Dunedin District Court on Wednesday.

A victim of social worker Edward Anand, who raped vulnerable girls, hopes he "rots" in jail.

Murder trial: Cleaver blow came after death

Why was there a meat cleaver in murder-accused Anthony Ballantyne's kitchen sink?

Underage sex accused not guilty

Spate of burglaries in Northern Southland

politics

Key still has confidence in OIO

Prime Minister John Key will increase overseas investment application fees "substantially".

The Prime Minister dodged admitting that the watchdog wasn't up to scratch.

Youth non-voting rates 'alarming'

In a guest lecture, Winston Peters told students at Victoria University to turn out at the next election.

NZ First leader Winston Peters says young people must have more of a say in politics.

Water bottlers face the heat

Water is sourced from the South Waikato municipal supply for about $1 for every 100 litres.

Gallons of water extracted by bottlers and sold for massive profits have prompted calls for fairer payment structures.

Key's lawyer tied to 'sham' trust

PM John Key has previously defended having Ken Whitney as his lawyer, saying he didn't deal with people "unless they're ...

PM's personal lawyer helped bankrupt developer to take part in failed Auckland project under investigation by Serious Fraud Office.

education

Pride in uniform

Glen Innes School Pupils Jasmine Campbell and Stephanie Pomare face-off against Glen Taylor School pupils Marcus Insley ...

A simple upgrade to senior uniforms is all it took to create a surge in an Auckland school's attendance.

Schools and online safety

Tablets with WiFi access are increasingly common in classrooms.

Some Southland schools are using technology to make sure students stay safe online, while others are relying on parents.

New $2.5m Halswell school

Prinicpal Owen Arnst, left, and co-founder Bruce McIntyre.

The co-founder of outdoor clothing firm Macpac, Bruce McIntyre, will build a new $2.5 million school at Halswell.

NZ's smartest student video

New Zealand's top student, Oxana Repina of Rutherford College, wants to help solve the problems of climate change.

New Zealand's top scholar is planning on getting stuck into solving the problem of climate change.

health

Countdown's booze trifecta

Countdown Springlands, in Blenheim, will be without alcohol for five days this month.

All three Blenheim Countdown stores are now banned from selling alcohol.

Donations call for life saving equipment

Tom Abercrombie, an ambassador for medical equipment fundraising, with new son Pilot.

Being a new dad prompts a basketball star to front a fundraising campaign.

Selling hospital land?

Preparations are underway to sell close to 6 hectares of mostly vacant land at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim.

DHB plans to sell close to 6 hectares of mostly vacant land at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim.

Twins are breast cancer survivor's angel wings

Breast cancer survivor and mum of four Tomai Hira will hold a Pink Ribbon high tea on May 21 at the Tuakau Cosmopolitan Club

Breast cancer survivor and mum of four ‚ÄčTomai Hira isn't afraid to show the world her scars.

women of influence

Being a woman in a man's world video

Joan Withers had little time to contemplate her award as Westpac Women of Influence supreme winner, going straight into ...

Girls in low-decile schools lack the role models to inspire them to success, says the award-winning business leader.

2015 winners

Winners of the Women of Influence awards 2015.

Businesswoman Joan Withers is named the supreme winner at this year's Women of Influence awards.

Why women start business

Sarah Lin not only helps businesses with their 3D printing needs but she also volunteers for an organisation that helps ...

Sarah Lin wanted freedom and flexibility when she started her 3D printing company.

Women of Influence finalists: Board and management

Barbara Kendall  volunteers on 13 different executive boards, commissions and working groups nationally and globally for ...

The finalists for the 2015 Women of Influence Awards in the Board and Management category.

farming

Hunter ready for 74th season video

Harold Pearpoint, who is 93,has been duck shooting for 74 seasons.

For the first time in 74 years, Harold Pearpoint will be sleeping in on the first day of the duck shooting season.

Vote likely on Fonterra changes

A Fonterra milk tanker passes through Greytown, Wairarapa.

Plans to reform Fonterra's governance structure to be put to a vote.

Digital farming brings changes

Juergen Schwarzensteiner uses satellite maps and software in the running of his farm in Bravaria.

Business models will have to change as farmers adopt new technology.

The opportunist cod

Salmon fish feed spills from a freshly caught blue cod.

"This is the first time I've seen fish feed come out of the gut."

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