Nature's answer to dirty water

Student Jacqui Ormsby with the water system, using totara wood as a filter, that won the regional science fair.

Following a major quake, Wellingtonians may have a high school student to thank for a clean drink of water.

Police wait for fatal crash report

Italian man Simone Agatau,24, was driving a campervan involved in an accident which left Sri Lankan dairy worker Pradeep Edirisinghe dead.

Police will wait for serious crash report into northern Southland fatal smash before deciding whether to lay charges.

Scott Watson sells artwork

Scott Watson in the High Court in Christchurch. He was denied parole.

Artwork by convicted double-killer Scott Watson is fetching hundreds of dollars on Trade Me.

Another bracelet cut

Police are urging the public to call 111 if they see Thomas Shortcliffe.

Man charged with offences including kidnapping cuts off ankle bracelet and flees.

Tale of survival video

Heather Walsh has narrated her story for the docudrama 'The Monster of Mangatiti'

Heather Walsh's captivity in remote bush made headlines in 2012. Now the full story of her ordeal will be told.

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crime

Criminal trackers glitches revealed

A man walks into the old Upper Hutt District court wearing an ankle bracelet used for monitoring him. The ankle bracelet shown is not a 3M product.

6:47 PM  Warning for e-monitoring glitch affecting more than 100 criminals.

Liquor store worker bashed with bottles video

6:07 PM  Young men who raided Christchurch liquor store attacked a staff member with full bottles of alcohol.

Burglars make themselves at home video

Woman drink-drives with kids

politics

State house sell-off underway

State Housing shake-up

The biggest shake up of State housing in decades is about to get underway.

Protection order idea panned

Protection orders should have an expiry date, MPs have recommended.

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce speaks during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Winter Games NZ at Coronet Peak.

Don Braid swipes at Joyce

New Zealand needs a transport policy that links road, port and rail, Mainfreight boss says. 

education

No invite for ball hopefuls

Students Kate Lindstrom, left, and Dagmar van Antwerpen, both 17, will not be attending the college formal on September 11.

10 min ago  Former Marlborough Girls' student who left school due to illness hangs up ball dress as a decision forbidding her from attending is held up.

Financial literacy to join 3 Rs?

Support grows for money management to be a core part of the school curriculum.

The University of Auckland, Grafton Campus

Studying on the breadline

More students are having to live with their parents to make ends meet.

health

Birth midwife's 'good standing'

Casey Nathan, pictured with partner Hayden Tukiri, died following the birth of her son Kymani in 2012.

5:36 PM  Midwife involved in the birth which lead to the deaths of a mother and baby left the country with a Certificate of Good Standing.

'I feel abandoned'

Clients reeling after mental health service for Pacific people in Canterbury closes.

Arohanui Hospice in Palmerston North.

Review of palliative care welcomed

A Government review of palliative care has been welcomed.

Women of Influence

A very unplanned career

"I'd have every child in New Zealand growing up with the kind of opportunities I had, that would be brilliant," says Fran Wilde.

Former Wellington mayor and Labour MP Fran Wilde was the local and regional winner in 2013.

Advice to your teenage self video

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your teenage self?

2014 Emerging Leader winner Althea Carbon

'Push out of your comfort zone'

Young corporate lawyer Althea Carbon is passionate about using digital innovation to help charities.

farming

Bike death makes tragic point

Police investigate a quad bike death on a Puketaha farm, near Hamilton

A quad bike tragedy has ripped a hole in hard-working farming family.

Fonterra helping fight fires

Fonterra grassroots funding helping rural communities with their firefighting resources.

Janet Gray with a rare set of quad lambs born to a southdown ewe at the farm near Rongotea.

Surprise! It's quadruplets video

Southdown lambs aren't usually born in sets of four, but a Manawatu ewe has given birth to her own flock

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