'That day - I'll never forget'

A dramatic photograph captures pilot Peter Button's helicopter hovering above 3-metre swells to retrieve the bodies of ...

7:52 AM  Thirty years ago Clive Button perched on helicopter's skids above giant swells for a grim rescue.

'I had to hurt him somehow'

Napier police want to speak to this man in relation to a sexual assault.

She'd just decided she had no choice but to submit. Then the victim of a sexual assault saw an opportunity.

'Gunman' brought to knees video

The fugitive who sparked a days-long manhunt surrenders, kneeling as an armed offenders squad member watches over him.

Photo shows the moment man at the centre of two-day long standoff is captured by police.

Smiling through the pain

An aerial MRI of Kiri's skull, with the front of her head at the left. The cyst is the white blob in the centre.

"When it gets bad, it feels like my head is going to explode," 24-year-old Renee says.

Second car plunges in harbour

This car was the first of two this week to plunge into the harbour in Lowry Bay, crashing in on Monday night.

One week, two cars plunge off the same section of road into Wellington Harbour.

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Napier's Dracula de-fanged

Brandon Cudby as Dracula and his bride Mina, played by Sarah Widera in the William Colenso College adaption of Dracula.

Rehearsals for a Napier school's production of Dracula were interrupted last week when the lead actor had teeth removed.

Aust election 'one of most engrossing'

Malcolm Turnbull's Australian government will wind back superannuation concessions for high-income earners.

OPINION: Aussies expect Malcolm Turnbull to remain PM, but seem determined to give him a nervous night.

My impulsive teenage brain

Mainstream school didn't really work for Huirangi Nepia, 16.  "I was sick of school," she says. "The teachers got sick ...

Huirangi Nepia spent hours on the phone with our reporter - this is what she shared.

Battle of the Somme centenary

Kiwi troops fighting at the Battle of the Somme.

One hundred years ago, thousands of Kiwi men went over the top for the first time at the Somme, one of the bloodiest chapters of the First World War.

Kovaleski surrenders to police video

Caleb Kovaleski took to Facebook on Friday morning to criticise police.

The man at the centre of a two-day manhunt will appear in court tomorrow on firearms charges after a gun was found at the scene.

Elderly client fleeced

William Frank Sheward when he was Commodore of the Akaroa Yacht Club in the mid-1980s.

A court challenge to an elderly Akaroa man's will alleges his caregiver fleeced him and pressured him to change his will in her favour.

Protesters barrack National Party conference in Christchurch

Protestors outside the opening of the National Party conference at the Chateau On The Park hotel in Christchurch.

About 50 demonstrators held a vocal protest outside the opening of the National Party conference in Christchurch.

Hit by car, train, and trapped in van

Shannon Rasmussen was involved in a train accident on his 18th birthday. He has again survived a car crash at Horsham Downs.

Sometimes Waikato man Shannon Rasmussen thinks he was born with nine lives.

Volunteers flood human milk bank

Breast milk at New Zealand's only human milk bank in Christchurch.

New Zealand's only human milk bank has heard from dozens of women wanting to donate breast milk after it said it needed help.

Battling for Alex one year on

Rose Renton, and supporters at medicinal cannabis protest outside the offices of Nelson MP Nick Smith on Waimea Rd.

Rose Renton's fight for medicinal cannabis reform continued with a protest outside Nelson MP's offices.

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crime

NZ 'oblivious and ignorant'

Stand Against Slavery chief executive Peter Mihaere says migrant workers are most at risk of forced labour in New Zealand.

US report exposes NZ as a "destination" for people subjected to forced labour and sex trafficking.

Nope, no meth here

Intruder licked glassware and snorted chlorine as he demanded water-treatment staff cook him some meth.

Medication dispute before stabbing

Winton centre plots dangerous court told

politics

NZ 'oblivious and ignorant'

Stand Against Slavery chief executive Peter Mihaere says migrant workers are most at risk of forced labour in New Zealand.

US report exposes NZ as a "destination" for people subjected to forced labour and sex trafficking.

Border system's five-year delay

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner wants the joint border management system to be tested well.

Some things are worth the wait - Customs Minister doesn't want to rush.

Law change to trigger rent rise

Subject to a few exemptions, all rental properties must be insulated by 2019.

Kiwis face $15-a-week hike as landlords adjust to laws requiring properties to be insulated within three years.

Puppy love hits the Beehive video

Awwww. Minister Judith Collins had a visit from several police puppies today

These new police recruits are just too cute.

education

Meningitis scare ends camp

Kaiapoi High School principal Bruce Kearney said the health of a 15-year-old student is improving after he suddenly ...

Student sent home from a school field trip with suspected viral meningitis has been discharged from hospital.

Youth face eight-week wait for help

re seeking help for a range of mental health issues, including severe depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

Hutt Valley teenagers facing month long waits for mental health help.

Bright star symbolises new beginnings

Mereana Phillips, Matua Shane Whaea Pounamu Cassidy, and Eleanor Keith planted a tree at Westown School in celebration ...

A New Plymouth school connects soil with stars in celebration of another year.

Trans student wins bathroom battle

Year 12 transgender student Stefani Muollo-Gray started an online petition to use the girls' bathroom.

School to modify its bathrooms after seeking advice from the Human Rights Commission.

health

Northland farmers hit by leptospirosis

Hawke's Bay farmer Phil Cregoe (pictured with wife Jo) was struck down by leptospirosis seven years ago.

While leptospirosis has been in decline in recent decades, this year has seen a spike in cases in Northland.

New cancer care centre for Wellington

Australian Icon Group chief executive Mark Middleton says the new private cancer centre will help relieve pressure on ...

Millions of dollars have been invested in a private cancer care centre set to open in Wellington.

Maori health role expands

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board chief executive Chris Fleming, left, with outgoing Maori health and whanau ora ...

Maori health manager now responsible for refugees and transient vineyard workers.

Meningitis scare ends camp

Kaiapoi High School principal Bruce Kearney said the health of a 15-year-old student is improving after he suddenly ...

Student sent home from a school field trip with suspected viral meningitis has been discharged from hospital.

women of influence

Women of Influence: Developing as a leader video

Women of Influence on what they are doing to develop themselves as leaders.

What are you doing to develop as a leader? Some of our Women of Influence alumni share their strategies.

Women of Influence: If I was Prime Minister video

What would you do for NZ women if you were Prime Minister for one day?

Some of our Women of Influence alumni share what they would do for women in NZ if they were Prime Minister.

Cribb inspring female leaders

Ministry for Women CEO, Jo Cribb.

Jo Cribb has dedicated the past four years to making New Zealand a better place for women.

Q&A with Jo Cribb

Former Ministry for Women chief executive Jo Cribb completed her four year term on Friday. She was a finalist in the ...

Outgoing Ministry for Women Jo Cribb talks about what being a woman of influence means to her.

farming

Silver Ferns deadline extended

SFF shareholder and opponent of the Shanghai Maling deal John Shrimpton says the Chinese company does not appear ...

Overseas Investment Office's demands for more information forces a delay in the Silver Fern Farms-Shanghai Maling deal.

Dairy worker case 'one-off' video

Daniel Bindner was last seen at McDonald's in Te Awamutu on June 21 where his image was captured on CCTV. His body was ...

A former Waikato dairy farm worker living on the streets seems to be an isolated incident.

Curly Brexit questions

UK's meat industry could invest in innovation to be more self-sufficient after the Brexit.

NZ sheepmeat exports could be hit on several fronts by Britain leaving the EU.

Sheep attacks outrage

Jim Duckworth's sheep were killed in two separate dog attacks.

Jim Duckworth is devastated after 13 sheep were killed in two separate dog attacks in rural Auckland.

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