Daniel and Wu Webby

Drugs giants in spin cycle

New super-expensive drugs are coming online - are bureacrats keeping them from us or is there more to it?

Soaring travel costs to be cut

Skyrocketing staff travel costs at the Ministry of Justice have led to drastic cost-cutting measures.

Man escapes house blaze

A man who apparently fell asleep with candles burning woke to find his house ablaze.

Refugees snatched?

Humans rights groups call for investigation into sudden departures of Saudi Arabian refugees, including a Christchurch man.

Pedestrian killed by car

A woman has died after being struck by a car in central Wellington early this morning.

Sex suit satisfaction

Court A customer trying to sue a prostitute for a refund has had a restraining order overturned.

Shooter targets buses

Two Dunedin buses were shot at by an alleged drive-by shooter with an air rifle yesterday.

Rapist 'a revolting human'

'Disgusting' act in carpark

Sacking 'a good start'

Rennie Rawshark, the hacker behind Dirty Politics, says Judith Collins' resignation justifies his actions.

Smacking ban's 'suicide link'

Anti-smacking law to blame for suicide, prostitution and STIs, top Conservative candidate says.

Chinese minister's mystery visit

Flip-flopping key to holding power

The truth behind Collins' demise

Judith Collins resigned over a smear campaign apparently backed by Mark Hotchin.

Controversial essays banned

Chris Peters A teacher who banned pupils writing about suicide and abortion has reignited debate about censorship.

Grittier texts lure in readers

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

Shades so cool for school

Principal issues drugs warning

Towering future awaits

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

A kidney between friends

Michael Miller They are best mates who will do anything for one another - even give up an organ.

Convicted doctor loses registration

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

No new measles cases

St John 'not a charity'

Clock ticking on DNA

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

Seeds of optimism

Carrots in flower for seed Canterbury's arable farmers are scanning the horizon for more mild weather to get crops in the ground this spring after a wet autumn sowing.

Burn-offs leave residents fuming

Concern is growing about the effect of rural burn-offs on Timaru's air.

Fire control warning

Farmers milking technology

Still the largest

Canterbury's grasp of the world's largest milk processing dryer title looks to be on safe ground.