Heating at a cost

Going without food is the only way some Timaru residents can afford to pay their power bills.

Some Timaru residents are going without food and petrol in order to afford to heat their homes.

Baby in critical condition

The infant was flown from Kapiti to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition.

Police launch investigation after baby girl suffered a serious head injury.

Injured rugby player recovering

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Toko Rugby Football Club captain Peter Morton is recovering in the Christchurch Burwood Spinal Unit after damaging his C5 & C6 vertebrae while making a tackle in his side's senior thirds game against Stratford on Saturday 4th.

Taranaki rugby player Peter Morton is recovering after surgery to stabilise vertebrae in his neck.

Ashburton victim 'happy girl'

Cindy George and her children, Teuruaa, Telyzshaun and Pio.

An Ashburton school tried in vain to contact Cindy George when her daughter Pio didn't turn up to school.

CCTV hope in harbour mystery

Finbarr Clabby's body was found, fully-clothed, in the Wellington Harbour on Sunday, July 5.

Police say it is still unclear how Finbarr Clabby ended up in Wellington Harbour.

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crime

Police examine house in baby death

Investigators are expected to remain at a Christchurch property where a 15-month-old boy suffered fatal injuries until Wednesday.

An investigation into the death of a baby has shifted inside the Christchurch house where the infant suffered unexplained injuries.

Top court hears Red Devils case

The infamous police case involving Nelson's Red Devils motorcycle club may be on its final journey.

Man allegedly raped daughter for years

Ashburton victim 'happy little girl'

politics

Craig asks for 'forgiveness'

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Conserative Party leader Colin Craig

Colin Craig puts his leadership to a party ballot and asks "forgiveness" from the Conservative Party.

Youth panel to advise CYF

Eight former CYF children are to advise on the overhaul of the department.

Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser said he balanced public calls to slash the country's emissions with a desire not to put "unfair costs" on particular sectors.

11pc target for greenhouse gas cuts

But critics say climate change target is not nearly enough.

education

Sprinkle of spice for Sex-ed classes

Including pleasure in sexuality education makes for a more balanced view, Family Planning says.

Intimacy and orgasms touted for sex-ed classes

Why are NCEA results up? video

Dramatic increases in NCEA pass rates "clearly indicate grade inflation".

Plans for the Aranui Community Campus school to be opened in 2017.

New Aranui school appoints principal

Andy Kai Fong has been appointed the founding principal of the Aranui Community Campus in Christchurch.

health

Hamilton doctors swamped with children

The mid-winter illnesses have arrived in the Waikato, with most suffering from respiratory and gastro infections.

The start of the school holidays saw doctors' offices inundated with patients, many of them children.

Drinking while pregnant is 'common'

Between 20 and 80 per cent of expectant mums drink alcohol at low levels, new study shows.

New MidCentral DHB chief executive Kathryn Cook at Palmerston North hospital.

DHB budget blowout disappoints

Members were "disappointed" as MidCentral DHB budget blowout extends to $3m.

Women of Influence

'It's a huge privilege'

"I think today women still have to make a decision about career and taking time out to have a family and how much time," says Jo-Anne Wilkinson.

Jo-anne Wilkinson was the joint winner of the Women of Influence 2014 award for Social Enterprise.

On being Women of Influence video

Some of our Women of Influence alumni on what being a Woman of Influence means to them.

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark, home from the United Nations to accept the Kea World Class New Zealander Supreme Award.

'I'm a role model for NZ women' video

Helen Clark's handshake is still cast iron strong; the self-confidence still supremely intact.

farming

Gay marriage hasn't hurt NZ trade

Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce believes gay marriage could affect his country's trade with Asia.

New Zealand's trade with Asia has increased since same-sex marriage was legalised, rubbishing Aussie minister's claim.

Woman killed in farm accident

A 32-year-old woman has died after an incident on a Southland farm.

PGG Wrightson chief executive Mark Dewdney addressing the company's annual meeting in 2013.

Livestock division investigated

PGG Wrightson has been investigated by the Commerce Commission for breach of the Commerce Act.

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