Alexia Mengelberg

Linking dementia and diet

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

Stepdaughter 'advertised for sex'

13 min ago A Waikato man is accused of setting up sexual liaisons for his stepdaughter with men on a dating website.

Risky and fatal landing

13 min ago Hang glider attempted a risky manouevre with alcohol in his system, inquest hears.

Treats for the troops

13 min ago Santa's elves have organised parcels of familiar treats for Kiwi military staff overseas.

Chaotic, messy and loud

13 min ago The final leaders' debate of the election campaign came down to an argument about numbers. | Lamb chops or steak? | Winston grins at sidelines

Kicked the habit

sandra mcmahon A grass-dealing granny who made millions selling marijuana is out of jail and says she has lost everything.

Knicker snatcher caught

A Gore man can expect to be ostracised in the community after being convicted of stealing women's underwear.

Justice initiative seeks 'gentler society'

Not guilty of attempted cop murder

Lamb chops or steak?

Tracy Watkins The final televised leaders’ debate of the election campaign was a chance for both leaders to shine after a tumultuous few weeks.

Winston grinning at the sidelines

Who won last night’s TVNZ leaders debate? Easy: Winston Peters.

Voting matters, youth say

Campaign Diary

Meet the leaders: Metiria Turei

Metiria Turei muses about why more people identify with the Greens but rues a lack of character in Parliament.

'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

Teachers need 'attitude change'

'Zombies' spark cyber challenge

University-initiated cyber security challenge will see students battle against zombie virus.

Animal tests 'key' to brain cures

Sad, depression Qualms about animal testing could condemn many to brain disease, says researcher.

Hi-tech knight saves women's lives

Sir Michael Brady is a breast man and millions of women worldwide should be glad that he is.

Long way to recovery

The first One Dollar Warrior

'Beard of Awesome' nears end

Ryan Crotty will feel like he is burying an old friend when his beard is shaved for charity tomorrow.

Danone plans NZ food hub

Danone, John Key French food giant has big plans for its NZ infant formula products after buying two Kiwi companies.

Payout cut on the cards

Dairy prices have stabilised but not enough to stop Fonterra cutting its milk price forecast, economists say.

Yachts targeted in fruit fly fight

Pig farmer rescues protester

Shrek fleeced of record

A woolly Aussie heavyweight claims to have toppled Kiwi sheep Shrek's decade-old 27kg record.