Rain warning for Adele show video

Adele is performing her final concert on Sunday night at Mt Smart stadium, Auckland.

2 min ago  Bad news for Adele fans, with heavy rain and thunderstorms set to sweep across Auckland.

State house plans questioned

Labour housing spokesman Phil Twyford says state houses are a vital economic and social resource for the regions.

5:51 PM  Labour accuses Govt of planning to slash state house numbers in the regions.

Delays on SH1

Traffic is backing up between Otaki and Levin.

5:03 PM  Motorists are facing delays of up to half an hour between Otaki and Levin.

Destiny ban sparks anger

Destiny leader Brian Tamaki questioned whether Corrections Minister Louise Upston was behind the ban.

6:02 PM  The surprise move to axe the programme without any explanation has been met with outrage.​

PM quiet on SAS inquiry

Prime Minister Bill English says the Government will make a decision soon on whether or not to hold an inquiry regarding ...

8 min ago  Bill English is staying quiet on whether he will launch an inquiry into a deadly Afghanistan raid involving the SAS.

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Age doesn't stop 103-year-old

Ruth Hodgson enjoys her birthday greetings, but says 103 is just a number.

"I never think of my age. If I want to do something, I just get up and do it."

Feast of CubaDupa fun video

Greigh McGrenera was hawking hamburgers at CubaDupa.

Acts, activities and action for young and old.

Building bridges to China

L-R: Artists Cao Yang, Robin Ranga and Liu Jia Wei all took part in the Image and Imagination exhibition.

An Auckland art gallery director is on a mission to help Kiwis better understand Chinese culture.

School intervention end near

Rangiora High School commissioner Bev Moore has been in the position since February 2015.

This Canterbury school may soon go it alone more than two years after principal and board of trustees were removed.

Wellington's women-only taxi

Sophie's Angels owner Sophie Denman has started a women-only taxi service to help keep women safe in Wellington.

Sophie's Angels starts up in the capital to help prevent sexual assaults against women.

24-hour Harry Potter fest

Wellington Girls' College year 11 students, from left, Aisling Lawson, Sarah Brownlee and Ginny Starnes hold their ...

Could you handle all eight Harry Potter films back-to-back?

Fans feared 'another Adele disaster'

Lisa Hill and her friend found out about the flight delay when they arrived at the airport.

Concert-goers in New Plymouth were once again faced with flight delays.

Trade on agenda for Li visit

Prime Minister Bill English is likely to talk trade with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during his New Zealand visit.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang set to arrive in NZ for meeting with Bill English.

'Tiny little thing' still missing video

Kim Bambus is missing in Piha.

Auckland woman Kim Bambus went out for a run on Friday. But she never returned.

Body recovered from car video

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Car crash into sea at mouth of Avon Heathcote estuary, Christchurch.

Body located after car plunged into the sea in Christchurch.

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crime

Ciggies, cash stolen at BP

The Horotiu BP was robbed by three armed men on Sunday morning.

Three robbers got away with cash and cigarettes from the BP in Horotiu, just north of Hamilton.

Woman stabbed in neck

An attack near an Auckland RSA left a woman seriously injured, while her attacker remains on the run.

Locked up in NZ's own Manus Island

NZ-bound refugees detained with baby video

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Mall goes plastic

Plastic wrapping now seals off the damaged section of the Queensgate Mall. Project manager Scott Duncan is pleased with ...

Queensgate Mall looking very different.

The secrets of Tombstone Rock

Tom Arnold, of Abseil Access, beside ''Tombstone Rock'', above SH1, Kaikoura.

Abseiling their way down the scree left after the Kaikoura earthquake, they made a spine-tingling discovery.

The 'seven islands scenario'

Wellington could be split up into seven "islands" if a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck on the Wellington fault line.

Big quake could splinter Wellington region into seven 'islands', which would be cut off for months.

Wellington's water request

Wellington's water enters the city from pipes along the Hutt Road.

Region's leaders ask Government to help fund projects to improve resilience of supply in a disaster.

politics

Trade on agenda for Li visit

Prime Minister Bill English is likely to talk trade with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during his New Zealand visit.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang set to arrive in NZ for meeting with Bill English.

Praise for NZ economy

Although the country's outlook is stable, New Zealand banks are vulnerable to high household debt, Moody's says.

International ratings agency says NZ well positioned to handle any shocks.

Lessons as taught by John Key

In his last public appearance as PM, Key and wife Bronagh wave to New Zealanders from Parliament's steps.

OPINION: Key got away with lots. Perhaps we can sometimes too?

Hosting one Royal funeral is enough

Alison Mau says Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood, centre, deserves respect for tossing aside his personal safety to helps ...

OPINION: Hang in there ma'am. With the terror alert at "severe", now's really not the time for the Queen to pass, says Alison Mau.

education

Labour lukewarm on med school

"The investment required to get a medical faculty up and running and attract the academic community to go with it is a ...

 Andrew Little would need to be convinced of the merits of such a big investment.

Digital-age education reboot needed

Labour MP, Chris Hipkins, spoke about education at The Globe Theatre on Friday night.

Labour's education spokesman thinks the 'outdated' education system needs to be overhauled.

North Canterbury education building boom

Inside the completed modern learning environment building at Ashgrove School.

Buildings totalling around $80 million dollars are being constructed at schools across North Canterbury.

Wellington's housing crisis

Home-building couple Zoe Robinson and Aiden McGillicuddy on their section in Newlands.

Putting a roof over your head: Never has it been harder to buy, build or rent a home in Wellington.

health

Labour lukewarm on med school

"The investment required to get a medical faculty up and running and attract the academic community to go with it is a ...

 Andrew Little would need to be convinced of the merits of such a big investment.

Post-op 'torture' video

John Pritchard (right) has suffered horrendous complications following hernia surgery using surgical mesh. Pictured with ...

John Pritchard says he was hit by "out of this world" pain, like electric shocks shooting through his body, after surgical mesh operation.

Can a sugar tax work?

Damien Grant: The government has an interest in what you eat because it will pick up the tab for your healthcare.

OPINION: If it ultimately picks up the tab, does the state have a right to have a say in your health?

590 beds for 13,000 mentally ill

Massey University student Erica Hume with her dog Hunter in the last picture taken of her before she died in an apparent ...

Families speak of despair as hospitals face severe shortages for acute mental health treatment.

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

'Shearathon' raises thousands

Mark Herlihy pushes on during the last half hour of a 24-hour shearathon near Whangamomona during the weekend to raise ...

The Herlihy family lost a son and a brother. Over the weekend they rallied the way they knew best.

Carbon forest specs too small

Federated Farmers president William Rolleston says many trees planted by farmers aren't taken into account for emissions ...

Changes to the definition of a carbon forest would help farmers benefit from trading in carbon credits.

Farming apps of the future

A Smart Farm Solutions team are the winners of the AgTech Hackathon after going on a farm to try to come up with ...

Teams of students, start-ups and tech whizzes create apps to tackle common issues farmers face every day.

Positive dairying in the Sounds

Linkwater dairy farmers Jason and Amber Templeman, with son Isaac, are keen to improve the environment.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Desire to highlight positives of dairying drives Marlborough farmers.

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