Greens name new co-leader video

New Green Party co leader James Shaw speaks to media after his election victory.

The Green Party's new co-leader is confident he can boost its fortunes.

Lucky escape from fire

An open-fireplace may have contributed to the blaze at a house in Rarangi.

Open fire, dry timber and tiny hole create just the right conditions for self starting fire in house's walls.

Drone videographer eyes NZ video

Antarctic video

Having captured attention with his Antarctic video, a Swedish filmmaker may train his camera on NZ.

'On that day my heart broke'

Sally Summerfield, 49, and her daughter Ella, 12, were killed in a crash near Rakaia on May 31, 2014. Ella's friend Abigail Hone, 12, also died in the crash.

A year ago Shane Summerfield lost his wife and daughter - but the pain just won't stop.

Assaulted during morning walk

26052015 NEWS Charlotte Curd/Fairfax NZ. Generic picture of New Plymouth Police Station. police

Tauranga man left with serious head injuries after being attacked by three men.

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crime

Early morning assault on Tauranga walkway

26052015 NEWS Charlotte Curd/Fairfax NZ. Generic picture of New Plymouth Police Station. police

Man left with serious head injuries after being attacked by three men.

Cannabis and firearms seized

Thousands of cannabis plants and two firearms found in South Canterbury by police.

Mona Blades: Four decades and still missing

Vanished without a trace

politics

Greens name new co-leader video

13052015 News Photo Andy Jackson/Fairfax NZ.  NZ Green Party co-leader candidate James Shaw in Taranaki.

The Green Party's new co-leader is confident he can boost its fortunes.

Tricky to combat child poverty

OPINION: The new Budget provides a historic increase in benefits - but it could also create incentives for having more kids.

Back bench National MP Judith Collins. But for how much longer?

Is National becoming too PC?

Legend has it that Rob Muldoon required signed and undated resignation letters from all his Cabinet ministers as the price of entry to the club.

education

December Waikato graduation on the cards

Graduation might move to December at the University of Waikato.

Graduation ceremonies could be pushed out to the end of the calendar year at the University of Waikato.

Sex education guidelines updated

Schools have been advised to address issues of consent and coercion in their sexuality lessons.

Victorian government promises on Gonski school funding are not in the bag.

New principal for St Peter's Cambridge

St Peter's in Cambridge has secured a new principal, who will be heading down from Auckland.

health

Life after a double mastectomy

Fleur Truscott, with Beau, 2, and Jett, 9. Truscott had a double mastectomy in March to reduce her chances of developing breast cancer.

"What I always said was, I love my boys more than I loved my chest."

Measles scare at SkyCity hotel

A case of measles identified in Manawatu has been traced back to Auckland's SkyCity hotel and there are fears other guests may have been infected.

Experts say "staggering" rates of obesity are responsible for the growth of 10 common cancers.

Obesity key in cancer crisis

A middle-aged cancer epidemic is being blamed on the West's poor diet and overly generous portions.

farming

Key did not visit NZ farm hub video

Awassi ewes at the Dammam, Saudi Arabia,  farm of Saudi businessman Hamood Al Khalaf.

PM John Key recently met the Saudi businessman who wanted to sue NZ for $20-30m but did not visit the farm hub.

Crop yields hold up

Cropping farmers are managing to maintain much the same grain yields as five years ago on a shrinking land base.

The country's biggest bank also paid $19 million in compensation to customers.

ANZ censured over swaps

High Court censure for breaching the Fair Trading Act concludes the bank's settlement.

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