Charges laid for journalist crash

Newshub journalist Karen Rutherford in hospital after being hit by a car while riding her horse.

Foreign driver who allegedly crashed into journalist Karen Rutherford, killing her daughter's horse, has been charged.

Search for missing teen

Lucas Cochrane, 19, was last seen before midnight at a function at the Whitianga Fire Station on Saturday, September 24.

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of 19-year-old Lucas Cochrane.

Crown limos go the distance

Prime Minister John Key arrives in Canterbury in a crown limo.

Crown limo drivers were nabbed 19 times for speeding.

Fatal crash blocks SH1

Emergency services have rushed to the scene north of Auckland where one person is in a critical condition and another ...

SH1 near Warkworth, north of Auckland, blocked after a two-car crash.

Family's double cancer blow

Jesse Warena and his mum Pearl McRae, Jesse is fighting terminal cancer.

A Hawke's Bay father and his teenage son were given a terminal cancer diagnosis just months apart.

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DOC floats 1080 poison theory

Perrin Brown looks at a poison 1080 pellet, one of many he says he found on and off a track between Supply Bay and ...

Did an opponent plant 1080 pellets to make DOC look bad? The department calls it "very suspicious".

Compassion question proves curly

Candidates in Hamilton's East Ward listen to questions from the floor during Sunday's forum at The Link Community ...

Mayoral and East Ward candidates aim to impress at forum debate.

Little dismisses 'centre ground' talk

Labour leader Andrew Little says talking about the need to win voters in the centre is "meaningless".

Helen Clark's advice to focus on voters in middle a "pretty hollow view", Labour leader says.

A predator free capital?

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Miramar is rumoured to be the first stage of plans to make Wellington predator-free.

New Sikh temple opens video

A ceremony was held on Sunday to mark the arrival of the holy books at the new temple.

Where shopping aisles once stood, people will now pray at the largest Sikh temple in the lower North Island.

Dash for cones as fire burns

Fire investigators at the scene of the house fire on Sunday.

As a massive fire engulfed the Wellington house, fire crews had to rush back to their trucks to stop people getting into them.

Pepper spray set off at airport

Fire services responded to the call from police on Sunday afternoon.

An airport official seized the contraband pepper spray then set it off at Auckland Airport.

Hey small spenders

Voting has started in October's local body elections.

Palmerston North city council candidates reveal their spending plans.

Safer lunches together video

Police recruit Bradley Parkes loves the food he gets served up.

CuriousCity: eight kitchen staff feed up to 450 diners three times at day at the Royal Police College.

Putting breeds in the dogbox video

The Government has been criticised by some animal welfare organisations for planned dog control restrictions on breeds ...

OPINION: The Government is copping flak from animal organisations - but many will support a crackdown.

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crime

Mt Eden prison, what next?

Mt Eden Prison has remained deserted since it was closed in 2011, but could become a tourist attraction.

It's been sitting empty for years, so do you have any ideas for what to do Mt Eden prison?

Stabbing victim stable video

The stabbing victim from a brawl in Naenae is now in a stable condition in ICU.

Cops shut up shop

Cold case gets supernatural turn

politics

Putting breeds in the dogbox video

The Government has been criticised by some animal welfare organisations for planned dog control restrictions on breeds ...

OPINION: The Government is copping flak from animal organisations - but many will support a crackdown.

Why is Key backing Helen Clark?

Hel-jo? When did Team Key become Team Clark?

You probably thought you'd seen everything in politics until John Key came out singing Helen Clark's praises.

Govt takes down dog breeds video

The SPCA says thousands of innocent dogs will die based on nothing more than their appearance, if a crackdown on ...

Louise Upston admits crackdown would wipe out "dangerous" dog types.

Mayors win reforms battle

Local Government Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga has postponed reforms to 2017.

Govt bows to pressure from the country's mayors, putting changes to local govt law on the backburner.

education

The evolving classroom

The days of pencils and whiteboards are slowly slipping away from the classroom.

The biggest revamp of education in 30 years is underway - what's it look like?

'Let's not be the cynic'

Marian Catholic School principal John Coulam gives his take on some of the changes proposed for the education sector.

Change isn't necessarily bad, principal says.

Mum's funding fight

St Albans School pupil Nicholas Maynard receives support through the Ministry of Education's ongoing resourcing scheme, ...

Eight-year-old Nicholas Maynard has a quick-thinking brain but struggles to get his words out.

Funding change slammed

Berhampore Primary School principal Mark Potter says shifting special education funding will mean a shortfall somewhere ...

Principal fears teaching staff will be traded off for support staff for children with learning difficulties.

health

Motor neurone disease walk raises thousands

Organisers say about 1000 people walked, with Southlanders raising about $14,000 for research and development.

Invercargill man Greg Douglas is fighting a ''terrible, horrible'' disease, as the fight goes on to find a cure.

Seven days, 700km, no sight

Jo Frogatt, with Fletcher, and Petronella Spicer, with Ellie, will travel 700km from Tauranga to Wellington in 7 days ...

Jo Frogatt and Petronella Spicer are challenging perceptions about blind people by taking on 700km journey.

Women left in the dark

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BreastScreen Aotearoa defends not telling women when they're at a higher risk of breast cancer as it could cause "anxiety".

'About time for those who have died'

Greg Drohan with his partner Mary, who donated him her kidney.

OPINION: A bill to help living people donate organs without losing money will make a real difference. Why did it take so long?

women of influence

Women of Influence: The finalists

The winners of the 2015 Women of Influence awards.

​The finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2016 have been announced.

Quiz: Women of Influence 2016

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How much do you know about the history of women in this country?

Women of Influence: Pip Greenwood

Russell McVeagh partner Pip Greenwood says although there's a long way to go, it's exciting times ahead for women in ...

2015 finalist, Pip Greenwood, is a passionate advocate for workplace/boardroom diversity and equality.

Why should women be recognised? video

Karyn Thompson, Narelle Ngaluafe (for Parris Goebel), Vicky Robertson, Linda Jenkinson, Victoria Spackman, Joan Withers, ...

While more women are taking up leadership roles, there is still a long way for equality to be achieved in NZ.

farming

Depressed farmer's cows starved

Kevin Groves, with his lawyer, leaves the Palmerston North courthouse after being sentenced for animal cruelty.

As a farmer fell into a pit of severe depression, his cows were starving to death.

To market - just not too early

T&G's new buying app.

About a third of buyers still visit fruit and vege markets but that is changing.

Bull sales up from strong prices

Values for dairy cows have lifted significantly over the past six months.

Beef bulls are in demand as cash-strapped dairy farmers look for alternative revenue.

Rural-urban gap bridged

South Canterbury president of Federated Farmers Mark Adams hopes his involvement with the South Canterbury Chamber of ...

South Canterbury farmers and business people are serious about closing the urban and rural gap.

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