Vita's fighting fundraiser video

Vita Ede, 2, wearing her favourite colour beanie, the purple.

The girl whose name means 'life' has helped raised thousands.

Three ATMs set on fire

A Kiwibank ATM was among those set alight by the young man.

Young man arrested after admitting setting fire to ATMs in shopping centre.

Bullhorn cuts man's throat

A still from the Annual Canterbury Rodeo at the Mandeville Sports Grounds.

Man's throat cut by bullhorn lucky it missed vital blood vessels, paramedics say.

One dead after three-car crash

A southbound Toyota overtook a group of cars and collided into three vehicles travelling north leaving one motorcyclist dead.

8:08 AM  A motorcyclist is dead after a crash involving three other cars near Oamaru.

Mt Cook search called off

Stephen Dowall grew up in Pleasant Point and attended Pleasant Point High School, in the same class as former Labour leader David Cunliffe.

Parents of missing climber Stephen Dowall coming to terms with reality their son won't return home.

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Gunpoint robbery shocks staff

Police are investigating the robbery of Pricecutter in Ngaruawahia.

8:17 AM  A gun-wielding thief demanded cash from a store worker manning a Waikato Pricecutter.

Three ATMs set on fire

Young man arrested after admitting setting fire to ATMs in Whanganui shopping centre.

'Well dressed burglar' caught

Aggravated robbery in Ngaruawahia


Best and worst of political year

Foreign Minister Murray McCully: Scores highly but is he burnt out after a huge year?

You'll never guess who knocked John Key off his perch in trans-Tasman's best and worst list.

No more broken promises

It's expected to be the biggest reform since CYF began, so it had better do something.

Race Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy

Devoy hits back 

Duncan Garner is wrong in calling my work PC Gone Mad and irrelevant, says Race Relations Commissioner.


'Excited' about co-location

Hekia Parata announces Marlborough Boys' College and Marlborough Girls' College will share a site in the future.

Investing $63 million in a co-located site for Marlborough Boys' and Girls' Colleges has met with a positive response.

Redcliffs considers court action

Redcliffs School has vowed to fight against its closure through the court if needed.

Dr Jarrod Gilbert, centre, at the launch of his book The History of Gangs in New Zealand.

Academic freedom under threat?

One academic who went public with a controversial research contract says the police have since blacklisted him.


ACC system a 'money game' video

David Kerr, 53, has had his ACC payments stopped after a back injury four years ago.

An injured Christchurch man says cuts to his ACC payments may force him to sell his home.

Dialysis van first for region

The campervan will allow home-based dialysis patients to travel.

Vita Ede, 2, wearing her favourite colour beanie, the purple.

Vita's fighting fundraiser video

The girl whose name means 'life' has helped raised thousands.

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 a Mighty River Power shareholder's meeting the next day.

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

Why women start business

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

Winners of the Women of Influence awards 2015.

2015 winners

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


Fonterra turns off China milk taps

Cows move onto the milking platform at Fonterra's Tangshan farm in Hebei.

Fonterra puts brakes on loss-making China dairy farms.

$300 million for council's farms

New Plymouth ratepayers' cash cow has been sold for more than $300 million.

Matamata couple, Lin and Greg Miller are opening their home to other dairy farmers who can't afford a holiday.

Couple help struggling farmers

Waikato farmers Lin and Greg Miller are opening up their home to fellow farmers in need.

Staff at Starship Hospital use simulation-based training to get the best results for patients.


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