'Appalling driving' on NZ roads

A motorist reported the driver of this campervan to police.

Within 40 minutes, 15 vehicles crossed yellow lines in the Manawatu Gorge, highlighting NZ's driving problem.

How do we fix our driving problem?

Building fire suspicious

Five fire crews rushed to the scene on Gumfield Dr in Warkworth.

11:09 PM  The building in Warkworth was well involved in flames when fire crews arrived.

Pedestrian-only area mooted

A pedestrian-only area for Stafford St was suggested as a way to reduce traffic and congestion in the District Town ...

Some Timaru businesses do not support a pedestrian-only area on Stafford St.

Bar crossing mishap

On Tuesday afternoon three men were coming back into the Kawhia harbour when their vessel was overturned by a wave.

The men failed to do a bar crossing report beforehand.

Bishop worried over fundraising

Victoria Matthews, Bishop of Christchurch, and Moka Ritchie, a trustee of Church Property Trustees, photographed on Sunday.

Anglican leaders want taxpayers to foot the bill if the money for the $100m Christ Church Cathedral restoration can't be raised, sources say.

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Memorial wall 'just perfect'

Oi Manawa, the official memorial for the 185 people who died in the 2011 earthquake.

The 185 people killed in the February 2011 quake are forever memorialised on a wall in Christchurch's centre.

Thieves clean out showhome

If you have seen this truck around Rototuna area or at a showhome in the north Hamilton suburb call police on 07 858 6200.

Thieves cleaned out a Hamilton showhome, loading furniture onto a flat-deck truck in the middle of the night.

Homes evacuated over grenade

Police cordoned off part of Victory Ave in Karori after an old grenade was spotted in a gutter at about 5.20pm on ...

Houses in Wellington were cleared after the discovery of an old grenade in a gutter.

Christchurch from the air gallery

The Hagley Oval cricket ground opened in September 2013.

Christchurch is transforming as anchor projects get under way .

TOP cleared of 'treating'

The Opportunities Party Mt Albert candidate Geoff Simmons speaks at a candidate lunch earlier this year.

The Electoral Commission found there was a "lack of corrupt intent" in giving voters free rides.

Sherlock Gnomes video

The "gnominator" was among the recovered garden ornaments.

A huge haul of stolen garden gnomes found in a Hawke's Bay home has been linked to meth dealing.

Half marathon in a wheelchair video

Walsh and her modified wheelchair compete in the Round the Bays half marathon in Wellington.

Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Vicki Walsh thought her racing days were over. But her friend had other ideas.

Search for missing woman

Barbara Thomson went fishing at the mouth of Waitahanui River at around 5.30am on Tuesday and has not been seen since.

Barbara Thomson went fishing at the Waitahanui River but didn't return home.

Mum's last goodbye to Lara

Marlborough Community College student Lara Glover, 16, died in a car crash on Sunday.

Moments before her only daughter died, Jayne Glover arrived at the crash scene just in time to say "goodbye".

'Brutal' murder appeal dismissed

Adams was convicted in the High Court in Auckland for the 2012 murder of Tamati Tupe.

Conviction appeal fails for man who kicked his victim's head like a football.

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'Brutal' murder appeal dismissed

Adams was convicted in the High Court in Auckland for the 2012 murder of Tamati Tupe.

Conviction appeal fails for man who kicked his victim's head like a football.

'She came across so sweet'

For some, Joanne Harrison's jail sentence has been a relief. For others, it raises more questions than it answers.

'Not something I am proud of'

Cricketer gives evidence in rape trial

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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.

St James to close for a year

The yellow stickered St James Theatre on Courtenay Place will close for earthquake strengthening in 2018.

National ballet will need a new home while Wellington's 105-year-old theatre is quake-strengthened.

politics

Striking the right chord with Maori Party video

In partnership: Mana Party leader Hone Harawira, Maori Party candidate for Te Tai Hauauru Howie Tamati, Maori Party ...

OPINION: The fight between Labour and the Maori Party is heating up. National will happily stoke it.

The cult of Adrian Orr video

Adrian Orr's salary is below what he could earn elsewhere, but those other jobs would come with downsides he does not ...

OPINION: If the NZ Super Fund boss was motivated by salary, we should let him go.

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.

No resignation over pay boost

NZ Super Fund chief executive Adrian Orr was granted a 35.6 per cent salary increase last year over the objections of ...

Chairwoman who signed off NZ Super Fund boss's salary hike says she isn't going anywhere.

education

The price of devices

In an unscientific poll hosted on Neighbourly, 58 per cent per cent said they had been caught out by the costs ...

The device revolution in schools is here to stay, but what do our principals have to say about it?

Provisional NCEA results praised, roll rises

Vanguard Military School was established in 2014 and has grown its roll by 76 per cent since then.

One of the nation's first partnership schools has been lauded for its provisional NCEA results.

Parents fed up with school bus overcrowding

School bus overcrowding has been an issue for a number of years.

"This is a service they are paying for. If you pay for a service it should be safe and it should be reliable," said mum, Sue Claridge.

Bee education programme a first for Southland

Limehills School students Cooper Mitchell, Ben Anderson, Chloe Telky and Keely Anderson- Kereti are buzzing with ...

A new bee education programme that's a first for Southland will be launched at Limehills School next week.

health

Tampon funding 'needed'

Juanita Van Winkel with Rebecca Culver are supportive of Pharmac potentially funding sanitary items.

Palmerston North women are relieved to hear sanitary products could be funded by Pharmac.

Suicide attempts increasing

Police data shows a 30 per cent increase in call outs for attempted suicides in the past four years.

Jump in the number of attempted suicides handled by police is an indictment on NZs mental health system, police union says.

DHBs, junior doctors settle

Junior doctors strike at Christchurch Hospital in October.

A deal is done but talk between two parties had become strained.

ACC declines gastro compo

Hastings District Council is considering forming a fund to provide financial assistance to those suffering health ...

Council considers fund to help those affected by gastro outbreak after ACC declines compo.

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

Young farmers watch farm burn

Tom Magill and Stella Bauer lost 150ha of pasture and 6km of fences to the Port Hills fires.

Black pastures are all that's left after the Port Hills fires swept through land leased by a young farming couple.

Rain hits A&P show

Wairarapa Bush's Stacey Grant talks to members of the victorious Carterton Rugby Club tug of war team.

Weather hurts, but doesn't ruin, Masterton A&P show's 130th anniversary.

Sweet as? Not for Comvita

Comvita chief executive Scott Coulter is pinning faith on a joint venture with Chinese partners to boost sales.

Disappointing sales in China have led to a 6-month loss for the honey company.

Lotto won't solve farm woes

Be in to win, unless you are a loss making farmer.

What does a Lotto winning farmer do? Keep farming until the prize money's all gone.

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