Crash victim ex-Pike miner

Motorcyclist Shannon Stewart, pictured with wife Tina on their wedding day, was killed when he collided with a van on Sunday.

Motorcyclist killed in a Christchurch U-turn accident had escaped Pike River Mine disaster by less than an hour.

Error caused fatal jet boat crash

The accident happened on the Waiatoto River near Haast.

A driver unfamiliar with a jet boat crashed into rocks, fatally injuring a passenger.

Bodies to be identified

Louis-Vincent Lessard, left, and Etienne Lemieux.

Identification process begins for two bodies found in avalanche debris down a gully near the Kepler Track.

Men 'drove at police'

NZ Police

5 min ago  Pair on the run after allegedly ram-raiding businesses and trying to run down police officer.

18-year-old dies in crash

Police were called to a fatal car crash in Dunedin early on Wednesday.

6:09 AM  A woman is dead after the packed car she was in collided with a ute in Dunedin.

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crime

Men 'drove at police'

NZ Police

5 min ago  Pair on the run after allegedly ram-raiding businesses and trying to run down police officer in Christchurch. 

Drug gangs exploit lonely hearts

Kiwi lawyer warns people looking for love online are at growing risk from smugglers.

Gotingco family anguish

Inmates among Head Hunters arrests video

politics

More visibility on Security Council

Foreign Minister Murray McCully meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

When Murray McCully and John Kerry caught up in Washington they found plenty to praise each other about.

Key floats tax on foreign owners

Foreign owners could face ongoing taxes on assets if the Government believes the issue is a problem, John Key has signalled.

RUSSELL, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 28:  New Zealand First party leader Winston Peters is congratulated by supporters at The Duke Of Marlborough Hotel on March 28, 2015 in Russell, New Zealand. Peters has won the Northland by-election to replace the seat vacated by National Party MP Mike Sabin on January 30 this year.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Peters booted from Parliament video

NZ First leader Winston Peters ejected from Parliament in a row over private prison firm Serco.

education

Govt proposes major school changes

Education Minister Hekia Parata has been looking at giving schools greater flexibility.

1 min ago  Shake up could see schools deciding their opening hours, and one principal running several schools. 

City kids shun bikes for car comfort

Hamilton kids are ditching their bikes in favour of a car ride to school, and it's causing traffic headaches across the city.

Hawera Intermediate School principal, Craig Simpson.

Want a teaching job? Move to the regions

If you want to be a teacher you should want to teach anywhere, Hawera Intermediate principal Craig Simpson says.

health

Toddlers with rotten teeth

A 3-year-old had 11 teeth extracted after being given Coke in a sipper bottle throughout the day.

6:52 AM  Children still in nappies are having their rotten teeth pulled out - and sugar is being blamed.

Nearly half Waikato DHB docs foreign

Foreign recruits make up 41 per cent of Waikato DHB's doctors, figures show.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the health sector has received record amounts of funding.

$1.7b in health cuts - Labour

Health funding has been slashed by $1.7 billion in last five years, Labour says. 

Women of Influence

A woman's voice in science

"The science network is a bit more male dominated. It is quite hard to break into even at the higher level," says Margaret Brimble.

Distinguished professor Margaret Brimble won the Women of Influence in science and innovation award in 2014.

Enjoy the learning journey stuff nation

I've been in business for over thirty years, and my message for women is to keep learning.

What does it mean to be successful?

How do you define success? video

Some of our Women of Influence alumni discuss their views on what it means to be successful.

farming

'No way' of paying fine

Ken McIntyre, here with his partner Cassandra Kidd, has been fined $65,000 for unlawfully spreading pig effluent.

A Te Aroha man is reeling after a judge handed him a $65,000 fine for offences at a piggery.

Chinese slide minor concern

On the surface, the Chinese stockmarket and Greek concerns look worrying when our largest food export, dairy, is struggling.

Dairy futures markets indicate a further reverse for prices next week.

Futures paints gloomy outlook

The dairy futures market is pointing towards a continued slump in prices for next week's global dairy trade auction.

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