Tourist bus slides off road video

Andy Bishop, who sent this photo, said the bus crashed after heading down from the Hilltop Tavern, between Barrys Bay ...

8:29 PM  More than 20 people have been injured – including seven seriously – after a bus crashed down a bank.

New law to force drug rehab

A recent law change has simplified the process for forcing drug addicts into rehabilitation.

14 min ago  Law change could force more drug addicts into rehab, but will centres be able to cope?

Youth leader jailed for sexual assault

Mathew Buckingham, a former youth leader at a Nelson church, has been imprisoned for sexually violating a young girl.

A youth leader who won an award for his work with children has been imprisoned for sexually violating a young girl.

Girl 'who beat up a truck'

Lani Rongokea has returned home from hospital, and is recovering well after being hit by a truck in Palmerston North.

Lani Rongokea, "the little girl who beat up a truck", has returned home.

Her clothes were 'provocative'

Northern Districts cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn arrived at  the Hamilton District Court on Monday.

Cricketer on trial for rape says woman acted like she "liked a lot of male attention".

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Manslaughter only option in CTV case

Search and recovery at the CTV building after the February 22, 2011, earthquake struck Christchurch.

Police will only consider manslaughter charges in their investigation of the CTV building collapse.

SH1 rebuild affecting seals

DOC's Roy Grose says the public had to accept there could be some mortality of seals in the SH1 rebuild.

Some seals may be killed in the rebuild of State Highway 1, DOC says.

Road reopens after car crash

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Tahawai, just south of Katikati.

One person flown to hospital in a serious condition while two other people were admitted with moderate conditions.

Pew! Church's seats not stolen

Police initially called the supposed theft from the historic church "unusual".

Hallelujah! The unGodly act that wasn't.

United by grief video

Deb Conley touched the name of her stepdaughter Rachel Conley who was killed in the earthquake.

It is a treasured friendship, but not one that any party involved ever hopes to replicate.

Water quality fears

One of the two Macaskill Lakes used to store back-up water for the region.

Councillors approve over $3 million to install new filters in Wellington's storage lakes after new algae detected.

Drones halt firefighting efforts video

An aerial image of the Christchurch Adventure Park shows the destruction caused by the fires.

Illegal drones flying over Christchurch's Port Hills are delaying firefighting efforts and putting the safety of helicopter pilots at risk, authorities say.

Chch quake memorial – a new era video

Deb Conley touched the name of her stepdaughter Rachel Conley who was killed in the earthquake.

The ceremony began as solemn as ever. This time, though, Christchurch's earthquake memorial was different.

Deported students seek review

Indian students took sanctuary in an Auckland church in early February after fears of deportation sparked.

They'll return to India but will go to the Ombudsman to review their case.

I heart humanities

MUSA distance students' advocate Katheryn-Margaret Pascoe, left, and first year psychology student Briana Van Dorpe, ...

The humanities need love, and Massey has the students to express it.

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crime

Rugby player admits rape attempt

Kolinio Yabia Tamanitoakula

Mid Canterbury rugby player Kolinio Tamanitoakula admits attempted rape after match in Gisborne.

'Massive' illegal scallop haul

Pair face penalties after being caught with 565 scallops in Northland.

Wairarapa cannabis bust

Man recovering after attack

nz earthquake

Shaky capital: 100 days on gallery video

The demolition of the condemned Reading Cinema carpark in Wellington's central city is "around three-quarters complete" ...

One hundred days after the Kaikoura quake, about 200 people are unable to return to their Wellington homes.

Quake aid up in the air

A Kaikoura business owner says the town will need on-going financial assistance until access is restored on State ...

Kaikoura business owners say they need it, but Government's tight-lipped about the future of its payment for quake-hit firms.

Did firms pocket quake cash?

The money is there for employees out of work from the November quake but not all are getting it.

Over 1300 businesses applied for a quake subsidy to pay staff, but at least one worker is yet to see any of it.

Quake-affected building shut

Wellington office building 80 The Terrace is owned by Mt Everest Properties.

More disruption in Wellington CDB, as NZ Fire Service HQ shut after engineers say building needs engineering work.

politics

Raroa School gets $1.1m

Raroa Normal Intermediate School, in the northern Wellington suburb of Johnsonville, will get $1.1m from the Government ...

Taxpayer funding will see two new classrooms built at northern Wellington school.

Turnbull flicks NZ over Israel stance video

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) met  with NZ PM Bill English in Queenstown this month.

But New Zealand is holding firm on its involvement to sponsor UN resolution against Israeli settlements.

Top five emerging for Helensville seat

Auckland Council councillor for Waitakere Linda Cooper announced she would seek the National Party's selection to stand ...

Sources say Waitakere ward councillor Linda Cooper is the only woman left in the battle for former prime minister John Key's Helensville seat.

CEO's shock departure

Hawke's Bay Regional Council chief executive Andrew Newman.

On Friday his pending resignation was written off as 'malicious gossip'. Today he resigned.

education

I heart humanities

MUSA distance students' advocate Katheryn-Margaret Pascoe, left, and first year psychology student Briana Van Dorpe, ...

The humanities need love, and Massey has the students to express it.

Donated bikes stolen from school

The shed at Pomare Primary School in Taita, Lower Hutt, was broken into early this year. The barred door was pulled on ...

A locked door and a padlocked gate didn't stop thieves from taking ten bikes from a Lower Hutt school

Raroa School gets $1.1m

Raroa Normal Intermediate School, in the northern Wellington suburb of Johnsonville, will get $1.1m from the Government ...

Taxpayer funding will see two new classrooms built at northern Wellington school.

Room for another high school?

Year 7 students at Richmond View School, from left, Felix Bell and Jayden Choi.

Faith-based primary school wants to take secondary students.

health

ACC are 'scumbags', radiation victim says

Radiation poisoning victim Bryon O'Regan's has been battling to get compensation out of ACC.

Dream of compensation put on hold amidst further hurdles.

Hospital clears itself of wrong doing

Medical staff made the right call by leaving an injured man in parking lot to wait for an ambulance, an investigation ...

Injured man was left unattended 100 metres from a hospital front door for almost an hour.

Cops to deal with more 'non-crime'

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said changing public expectations, and different service demands meant cops expected to ...

Police expecting a rise in the number of calls they get for mental health crises and suicide attempts.

The stigma of residential care

Cathy Kiely, left, and partner Philip Sim with a picture of their son Jesse.

"Giving up your child", "the easy option", "cruel". Parents hit back saying their autistic son is in the best place possible.

women of influence

Women of Influence winners video

WOI

Founder of Organic Initiative Helen Robinson took out the supreme Women of Influence title.

Recap: Women of Influence

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The fourth annual Women of Influence awards kick off at SkyCity.

Women of Influence highlights

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand country head Kirsten Patterson spoke about purpose and leadership.

The theme of the morning was turning ideas into action.

Quiz: Women of Influence 2016

190912 News photo: Supplied/Matamata Chronicle. Kate Sheppard.

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

farming

Bobby calf death rate halved

New regulations and education campaigns have made a real difference in improving bobby calf welfare, Primary Industries ...

Death rates for bobby calves during transport halved in 2016 compared with 2015.

Tune up more than the tractor

Triathlete and dairy farmer Marc Gascoigne.

OPINION: Farmers need to keep themselves in shape - like their machinery.

More milk, lower prices

Tight global supply has been a key factor holding up world dairy prices.

Improved weather will slightly boost milk production but hold back prices.

Kiwifruit demand skyrockets

Zespri chief operating officer Simon Limmer.

​Zespri's February 2017 forecast has seen returns increase.

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