Tucker murder arrests

Marcus Luke Tucker, 36, was found dead near Lake Ellesmere on Anzac Day.

Man charged with murder after Marcus Tucker was found burnt and dumped near Christchurch a week ago.

'Mom saved my life' video

010516. News.Photo:KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ. Carolyn Lloyd and daughter Rachel Lloyd, 22,  recuperating at Wellington ...

A couple more hours and I would've been a goner, says rescued tramper.

The day I died

Geoff Brogan's heart was zapped back to life after he had a heart attack.

Geoff Brogan was playing the beautiful game when his heart stopped. It was zapped back into action by a defibrillator.

Touring NZ for sex work

Christchurch's sex industry was once dominated by brothels and agencies, but many women now prefer to work privately or ...

Fifteen years ago a Christchurch mother took up sex work because she didn't want to go on a solo parent's benefit. 

Glider crashes near Tauranga

Emergency services were scrambled to the crash site near the Tauranga Gliding Club headquarters.

Pilot had to be cut from the glider after it crashed on airport grounds.

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Jail overflow blocks 'disaster' beds

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Beds intended for an emergency are being occupied fulltime as inmate muster swells.

It's a small world after all for model railroaders

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Model railway enthusiasts aren't just a bunch of stuffy old men standing around watching toy trains go by.

Let the pre-budget rhetoric begin

Finance Minister Bill English is applauded by Prime Minister John Key at the end of his speech during the 2015 budget ...

The political leaders warm-up as they prepare to face-off again in the final few weeks before the Budget.

Crash victim was new dad

One person was killed when a helicopter crashed near the Lindis Pass on Saturday.

The man killed in a helicopter crash near the Lindis Pass was a new father.

Grandma killed in SH2 crash

One female passenger has died at the scene of the crash.

She was being driven by her grandson, and was not wearing a seatbelt, police say.

Peter Jackson honoured

Both PM John Key and Hobbit movie maker Peter Jackson, pictured at the set of Hobbiton, will meet with the French Prime ...

The Hobbit movie maker is to receive a prestigious arts medal from French Prime Minister.

Cats on display for national show

Margaret Morgan, of Palmerston North, at the New Zealand Cat Fancy National Cat Show in Palmerston North on Sunday. ...

"No matter what happens, you bring the best cat with you and take the best cat home."

Car hits tree near Karapiro - driver in critical condition

Diversions are in place on State Highway 1 near Karapiro.

Driver believed to have suffered a medical ailment behind the wheel.

More Indian tourists

Indian president Pranab Mukherjee at a state banquet with Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae.

New deal hopes to boost Indian tourist numbers to New Zealand.

Two injured in Waikato car crash

Emergency services were scrambled to the scene of the two-car crash in Piopio on Sunday.

The crash happened at midday near Piopio.

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crime

'Hedges don't catch fire by themselves'

A hedge on Blenheim's Beaver Rd was burnt in suspicious circumstances.

Police believe a hedge fire on a quiet Blenheim street may have been another arson attack.

Thieves commit brazen daytime crimes

A pensioner was home alone on Sunday morning when she spotted an intruder in her lounge.

'We're heartbroken'

Sex pest could walk free

politics

Home ownership & a side of guilt

Political reporter Stacey Kirk has made it onto the property ladder - but it's not all smooth sailing.

OPINION: I recently bought a house, and it feels great. Kind of.

The PM, goose and golden egg

John Key - walking a tightrope on housing.

OPINION: Should John Key be having sleepless nights over rising property prices?

The almost-Kiwis

Niloofar Khamsetabar from Iran despairs about her life in Indonesia and can't wait to come to New Zealand.

When refugees are accepted for resettlement in New Zealand, often their ordeals are far from over.

'Double the refugee quota' gallery video

Labour leader Andrew Little said there was a strong sense of resilience in the people he met on his visit.

Labour leader Andrew Little left "shaken" by visit to Jordan's biggest refugee camp.

education

Māori to mainstream

Four-year-old Mai te Rangi Myo Arahanga shows her spelling skills at Te Kaahui Kohanga Reo, Newtown, Wellington.
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In a cohort of 2600 kōhanga kids, how many kept studying in Māori?

Student allowance decisions challenged

Eighty-two students applied for a student allowance decision review in the first two-and-a-half months of 2016.

Just over 300 students disagreed with Studylink and got a review in 2015.

Uni exam paper thief sentenced

The woman stole nearly 100 exam papers from Otago University.

She'll keep her identity secret despite "calculated and premeditated" crime.

$900k rebrand for wananga

Te Wananga o Aotearoa has developed a new brand to entice more students through the doors.

Te Wananga o Aotearoa dumps the old look, takes a overhead view for its new brand.

health

Floating ambulance critical to 'golden hour'

The rescue boat is wide enough to cater for stretchers during a medical evacuation.

It can reach emergency call outs to remote parts of the outer Sounds in less than an hour.

Wine industry's 'moral' issue

The Honi-B Backpackers, in Blenheim.

Should overseas vineyard workers be housed four to a room in bunk beds?

Guy Williams solves smoking forever

Guy Williams follows the template created by Come Dine With Me UK's Dave Lamb in providing "dry and bitingly sarcastic ...

OPINION: Listen up, government types. Stop wasting all that money on anti-smoking campaigns.

Man not seen for three days

A Hamilton man has not been seen for three days.

The man was being cared for in a Hamilton community home.

women of influence

Being a woman in a man's world video

Joan Withers had little time to contemplate her award as Westpac Women of Influence supreme winner, going straight into ...

Girls in low-decile schools lack the role models to inspire them to success, says the award-winning business leader.

2015 winners

Winners of the Women of Influence awards 2015.

Businesswoman Joan Withers is named the supreme winner at this year's Women of Influence awards.

Why women start business

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Sarah Lin wanted freedom and flexibility when she started her 3D printing company.

Women of Influence finalists: Board and management

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The finalists for the 2015 Women of Influence Awards in the Board and Management category.

farming

Kiwifruit lovers safe, says Zespri

Kiwifruit is safe says Zespri after grease was found on packaging.

Zespri assures kiwifruit lovers they are safe after 1.7 million trays were put on hold.

Facial eczema shocker not over

Tarata, Taranaki, farmer Jarred Coogan gives his calves a bolus to prevent facial eczema.

The worst facial eczema scourge in nearly two decades is tipped to drag well into May.

Finding the perfect flock

Hoggets are no longer second class citizens, but a valuable stock class

It's been a nationwide search to find New Zealand's top ewe hogget flock.

NZ beef cattle reach China

Angus cattle are in demand and a shipment of more than 3000 has been sent to China.

Over 3000 beef cattle arrive by sea, destined for a breeding programme on a farm in Mongolia.

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