Police taser man

Police say they tasered a man who refused to put a gun down in Ranui, west Auckland.

11:36 PM  Police tasered a man after they said he did not put a gun down when asked to do so in Ranui, west Auckland.

Rocket launchpad for NZ? video

Computer generated image of proposed rocket launch site, owned by Rocket Lab, for Bayleys Rd, Kaitorete Spit, near Birdlings Flat in Canterbury.

A remote Canterbury paddock could launch New Zealand into the space race.

Girl still 'proud' of speech video

Napier Girls' High School student Anela Pritchard talks about the impact her speech has had.

Student who criticised teachers says she has been treated unfairly, but has no regrets.

Guilty over spree of violence

William John Murphy in the Auckland District Court.

The Crown wants a man who bound and robbed elderly women jailed indefinitely.

Police hunting gang member

Ivan Carr is on the run, police say.

Auckland police are looking for a violent gang member who has cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet.

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crime

One dead in Johnsonville homicide

Police said several houses have been "contained".

12:38 AM  One person is dead and four others stabbed after an incident in Johnsonville, Wellington.

Police taser man after violent incident in Ranui

11:36 PM  Police tasered a man after they said he did not put a gun down when asked to do so in Ranui, west Auckland.

'He betrayed his whole family'

Police hunting gang member

politics

State house sales bill tabled

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has tabled legislation which would give her power to direct sales of state houses

Legislation giving ministers sweeping powers to sell off state houses has been tabled in Parliament.

Social bonds a slow process

Private investment in social health outcomes could take seven years to see results, documents show

Education Minister Hekia Parata says charter schools have flexibility over how they spend their funding.

School's $2m 'unaccounted for'

Labour spokesman says a Whangarei charter school has received $3.9 million in Government funding but spent just $1.4 million on education.

education

Girl still 'proud' of speech video

Napier Girls' High School student Anela Pritchard talks about the impact her speech has had.

Student who criticised teachers says she has been treated unfairly, but has no regrets.

Thin surplus for Wintec

A brand new trades building, off-shore education and a smaller than usual surplus were all part of a Waikato education institute's 2014 year.

Education Minister Hekia Parata says charter schools have flexibility over how they spend their funding.

Labour: School's $2m 'unaccounted for'

Labour spokesman says a Whangarei charter school has received $3.9 million in Government funding but spent just $1.4 million on education.

health

Alex Renton dies

Alex Renton died on Wednesday night.

Alex Renton, the Nelson teenager who received government permission to use medicinal cannabis, has died.

Calorie rise blamed for obesity

Too much food, rather than too little exercise, is probably to blame for expanding waistlines.

Labour's health spokeswoman Annette King says there is little overseas evidence to show social impact bonds deliver on their contracted outcomes

Social bonds a slow process

Private investment in social health outcomes could take seven years to see results, documents show

Women of Influence

On being a Woman of Influence video

Former Cure Kids CEO Vicki Lee speaking at the launch of this year's Women of Influence programme at Westpac HQ in Auckland.

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

Speak to an astronaut video

Nasa astronaut Wendy Lawrence answered some burning questions about space.

"If you work hard and have the right attitude, you can actually do a lot of things that you think you can't. I think it's about belief," says Therese Walsh.

A sporting winner

Therese Walsh was the supreme winner of the board and management category in 2013.

farming

Sheep industry celebrates its best

Clinton farmer Hamish Bielski won the Ballance Agri-Nutrients Sheep Industry Emerging Talent award in the 2015 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.

The sheep industry's standout performers have been named at the Beef + Lamb NZ Sheep Industry Awards in Invercargill.

Kiwi VP of world farming body

NZ's William Rolleston has been elected vice president of the World Farmers Organisation.

The exporters behind a massive Mexican shipment say they have done their best to reduce stock losses. The shipment of  45,110 mated ewe hoggets and 3224 heifers are being loaded on a fleet of trucks to eventually be distributed around Central Mexico.

Tiny death rate on live shipment

A total of 191 sheep and one heifer died during a controversial trip to Mexico.

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