Maddy Dorrington

Call to help Maddy walk

Life-changing surgery means Maddy Dorrington can live life on two legs instead of two wheels, but it comes at a cost.

The invisible missing

How was it that no-one noticed a mother and daughter, whose bodies were found after six years, were missing for so long?

Serious burns after huffing blast

6:57am Up to seven people were huffing in a shed when an explosion rocked the group.

A community mourns

A Gore couple will never return to their family farm after a Sunday drive turned to tragedy.

No mercy on insurance

Kiwi nurse can't put expertise to good use in Ebola-stricken country, as insurance costs skyrocket.

Youth aid for fire-starters

Richie Law Two 11-year-old boys who started fire that ripped through Wither Hills Farm Park, Blenheim, are referred to police youth aid section.

Killer's guilty plea relieves

The family of an Opunake man stabbed to death have welcomed a guilty plea from his killer.

$70k of emergency equipment stolen

'Bodies in car overnight'

Key to outline shopping list

John Key No surprises is John Key's promise ahead of today's state opening of Parliament where he will lay out his third-term agenda.

Gruesome overtones subdue

Parliament's pre-opening swearing-in of MPs is always a hybrid of Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe and the first day at kindy.

Robertson's risk with Ardern

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History as Parliament opens

Pomp and ceremony as Parliament officially opens. | Live coverage | Quiz: the new MPs

Student unions slam fees rise

University students Universities across New Zealand are tipped to again raise fees by four per cent.

School rules tip of hair-berg

School rules aren't there to dictate how kids look, they're there to develop self-discipline, John Mellor says.

Wintec fined for accident

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Go bankrupt, avoid student loans

Increasing numbers of Kiwis are going bankrupt overseas, allowing them to avoid repaying their student loan.

Let's talk toilet talk

Toilet doors I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss ... It involves toilet talk and nobody has time for that.

Died for her beliefs

A former Jehovah's Witness came to the hospital for minor surgery. Then things went terribly wrong.

Wrongly denied pain relief

Patient 'neglected' before fatal fall

Hospital uses poo transplants

Donating a liver or kidney is no longer the ultimate gift - now you can give your faeces.

Dairy NZ backs Aoraki

Dairy cows Dairy NZ has backed Aoraki Polytechnic to be the hub for a South Island dairy programme.

Meatworks fined over maimed worker

Taranaki meatworks fined $57,949 and ordered to pay a worker $15,000 after he was maimed by a hoof-removing machine.

Booby traps cost farmers

Capital gain banked on

Dive bombers to protect vineyards

A vineyard manager who will bring home three rare, ferocious predators in her luggage is excited but a little overwhelmed.

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