Artist Phillip Sisam

Winning work shows ''sheer genius''

A van Gogh-inspired Postman Pat painting bagged the winning prize at the IHC art awards in Wellington.

Safety review after worker's death

Lyttelton Port CEO defends his position as union boss questions his ability to do the job after recent deaths.

Rapist 'a revolting human'

A Wellington poet who locked a woman in his shop and raped her has been jailed.

Principal issues drugs warning

A primary school is worried students won't enrol if legal high shops are allowed to open nearby.

Shock treatment for drivers

More than 100 Canterbury teenagers have received a reality check in exchange for a reprieve for breaking their driving licence conditions.

'Disgusting' act in carpark

Police Police are seeking witnesses after a "well-known" offender committed indecent acts in sight of girl.

Convicted doctor loses registration

A doctor convicted of indecent assault against the two young children of a close friend has lost his medical registration.

Man recorded rapes

Sentence angers family

Who plays dirtiest?

Katie Wilson who read Nicky Hager's book 'Dirty Politics' then took a poll asking how it will effect her decisions for this coming elections. Voters are divided over who plays the dirtiest in one of the dirtiest election campaigns in living memory. | Full results

How Cullen helped Cunliffe

He famously dismissed the PM as a "rick prick" and had a reputation as the sharpest politician of his generation.

Collins under more pressure

Numbers men offer options

Dodging landmines takes toll

Jaded is not a word that sits easily on John Key. He mostly manages to look like he's enjoying it.

Shades so cool for school

Willem Gronendijk, 6, is one of many St Peter’s Catholic Primary School pupils to wear   shades A Cambridge primary school has put optional sunglasses on the uniform list.

Grittier texts lure in readers

Teachers are increasingly turning to darker tales to get pupils interested in reading.

Outrage 'won't stop calm classes'

My beef with uni Arts funding

Towering future awaits

The 11-year-old chosen to follow in Steven Adams' footsteps already has one big thing going for him.

No new measles cases

Measles There have been no new cases of measles notified to Waikato District Health Board in the last fortnight.

St John 'not a charity'

A former St John volunteer is questioning whether it should be run as a charity given lives depended on it.

Residents angry after asbestos burnt

$80m bill for boozing

Clock ticking on DNA

A looming legal deadline may spell the death of some people's only chance of having children.

Delays frustrate hemp growers

Kina Beach Vineyard. Seed growers are fed up with continued delays limiting them from growing hemp for the 2014/15 season and developing a vibrant industry.

Lochinver sale change denied

Labour appears to be warning it may not be able to block the sale of Lochinver station to Chinese investors.

Bid to improve quad safety

Fonterra stink worries

Fire control warning

Canterbury farmers warned to keep winter burn-offs from spreading or face big bills in fire control costs.

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