Jignal Bhagvandas

Culturing better health

A trainee doctor wanted to help her dad get fit, so she started a Bollywood-infused aerobics class.

Massive fire destroys building

6:37am Firefighters needed a helicopter to help them extinguish a massive fire that destroyed a large building in Christchurch this morning.

Nats down, Labour up

John Key and David Cunliffe could be in a race to reach Winston Peters on Saturday night.

Shooter breaks vow to victim's mum

The deer hunter who shot a hunter dead has revealed he has been trying to get his licence back.

'Horrific' dog attack

A preschooler spent four days in hospital with wounds inflicted by a dog of a ''notorious'' breed.

Mobster avoids indefinite jail

Court Gang member with history of violence avoids preventive detention sentence for second time.

Arrest after drug bust

Thousands of dollars crystal methamphetamine was found at a Richmond home after police executed a search warrant.

Men beaten in 'unprovoked attack'

Trio beaten in 'unprovoked attack'

Craig demands answers

Colin Craig Conservative leader wants answers over why his chief press secretary quit publicly two days before election.

Time to muzzle social views

Watch what you tweet tomorrow - it could cost you $20,000.

On the road with Key

Cliffhanger looms

Coalition line-ups

Will it be the status quo or a new broom? Fairfax looks at possible coalition line-ups.

'I'm sick of kids failing'

Willie Jackson Opening a school in Mangere is a "strategic decision" that will help Maori achievement, Willie Jackson says.

Education a hot election topic

Education has been a hot topic this election but how do policies actually affect Joe and Junior Bloggs?

Poor uni rankings

'Zombies' spark cyber challenge

St Mary's is a family tradition

Seven generations of women from Sarah Poulter's family have attended St Mary's College over the last 150 years.

Woman given pills 10 times dose

An elderly woman was given 10 times dose of sleeping pills in error by a nurse, court hears.

Linking dementia and diet

A Wellington doctoral student's personal heartbreak is driving her research into the effects of diet on dementia.

Animal tests 'key' to brain cures

'Beard of Awesome' nears end

Making memories every day

Ataahua was developing like most toddlers her age when one day she suddenly stopped talking.

Sour milk price taste

Nick Barrett Former Fonterra shareholders' councillor feels betrayed by the co-operative's forecast milk price for last season.

Feds unhappy swede link kept quiet

Southland dairy farmers were kept in the dark about the potential link between HT swedes and the deaths of dairy cows.

More to honey than money

Stopping the rot

Links with the land

A nine-year-old confidently outlines 100 years of family history to 150 people at her parents' bull sale.