Mother files legal action

Mike Zhao-Beckenridge, 11, has been missing since March 13.

The mother of missing schoolboy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge takes legal action over Queenstown house.

'Please, we need our daughter'

Police had grave concerns for LA Tukerangi, who told family on Saturday she was being held against her will by wanted man Dean Wayne Whakatau.

8:26 AM  The father of a missing 15-year-old has made a plea to the "career criminal" thought to be holding her.

Fatal crash near Invercargill

7:18 AM  One person has died and another two injured after a serious car crash.

Dunedin brothel to open doors

Jeremy Smith, who manages historic Dunedin home Olveston, has organised an open day of city properties that will include a brothel on August 29.

A working brothel will open its doors as part of the Dunedin Heritage Festival.

Who was David Cerven?

David Cerven, the man shot dead on Sunday, in a photograph released by police.

Information has emerged regarding the past of the young man fatally shot by police on Sunday night.

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crime

'Please, we need our daughter'

Police had grave concerns for LA Tukerangi, who told family on Saturday she was being held against her will by wanted man Dean Wayne Whakatau.

8:26 AM  The father of a missing 15-year-old has made a plea to the "career criminal" thought to be holding her.

Tourist attacks rare but damaging

"New Zealand has a reputation as a safe place for tourists. This type of offending erodes that reputation."

Who was David Cerven?

'Heated' party before Morris death

politics

Maori Council 'fires' Hall on TPP

Lawyer Donna Hall's Lower Hutt-based firm Woodward Law has been dismissed by the Maori Council from handling its Trans-Pacific Partnership claim.

Wellington lawyer's firm dismissed from handling Maori Council's TPP claim.

Solid Energy decision imminent

State-owned company Solid Energy could know its fate within a matter of weeks, Key says.

Justice Minister Amy Adams will release a discussion paper on family violence on Wednesday.

More cash to tackle violence

More money could be coming to tackle domestic violence.

education

Coding teaches more than computers: educators

Skills such as analysis and evaluation can be learned in the process, a researcher says.

Not everyone will be

New Rolleston College has found its founding principal

A known ''educational innovator'' has been handed the reins of the yet-to-be-opened Rolleston College.

Glendowie College principal Richard Dykes knows some significant developments will be needed to cater for future role growth.

School roll growth 'uncharted territory'

The property market is not the only sector that's booming in Auckland, school age population is increasing dramatically and educators are feeling the pressure.

health

Rest home rebuked over flu death

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Theo Baker has been critical of an Ashburton rest home, following the death of a 96-year-old resident

Mid Canterbury rest home criticised following 96-year-old resident's death.

Austistic man died after carer left house

A support worker did not take proper care of a 20-year-old autistic man who died in a house fire, says health agency.

Epuni St resident Scott Martin holds up some of the doctors' prescriptions he found scattered outside his Lower Hutt home this afternoon.

Doctors' scripts scattered in street

An investigation is under way after prescriptions were strewn through a Lower Hutt neighbourhood.

Women of Influence

Spreading a love of knowledge

Work hard and never give up - look at the next mountain, advises Dame Wendy Pye.

Dame Wendy Pye is the founder of one of the world's most successful education export companies.

A woman's voice in science

Distinguished professor Margaret Brimble won the Women of Influence in science and innovation award in 2014.

Gibbs said technology was an extraordinary gift, and much good had come from it.

'Technology is the biggest story' video

Time editor Nancy Gibbs believes technology is the biggest story in this "golden age of journalism".

farming

Breakthrough in farm flatulence

Cows could be belching out one-third less methane in five years' time, thanks to a new food additive.

Kiwi scientist helps find feed additive that cuts farm methane emissions.

Dairy farmer broke cows' tails

Cows were beaten, had their tails broken and were shot in the kneecaps.

The Commerce Commission said it was in talks with a third company, Rural Livestock.

Rural firms in ComCom's sights

Price fixing by PGG Wrightson and Elders NZ is alleged by the competition watchdog.

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