Lover's fraud: 'It's been hell'

Stacey Anne Webb told her partner she had been gang raped and was dying.

Once Brendan Santorini stopped believing Stacey Anne Webb's wild lies, he dedicated himself to exposing her.

$52,000 stolen in 10 months

Shirley Joan Wright, 54, of Hamilton, was sentenced to two years in prison.

4 min ago  Former office administrator put the money in her own account.

Gang funeral stoush

Mongrel Mob members emerge from vehicles to attempt to respond to taunts from Black Power members as they drive toward ...

3 min ago  Tensions rise as Black Power gang members tried to prevent a Mongrel Mob funeral procession from entering Whakatane.

Trains back on track

The railway is operational again and Marlburians are being warned to take care.

3:51 PM  Blenheim residents urged to be vigilant at level crossings following first trains since the earthquake.

Weather bomb's power video

Rivers could rise rapidly and there could be considerable surface flooding.

Intense rain is set to dump about 40mm in an hour, possibly horizontally. "Imagine that suddenly coming on to the roads".

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Auckland woman still missing

Patricia Wearn, 73, went missing on Monday.

Huge search operation to find missing elderly woman with Alzheimer's continues.

Strongman mine disaster remembered 50 years on

Workers at the entrance to the Strongman State Coal Mine after the explosion that killed 19 miners in January 1967.

The 19 men killed in the Strongman State Mine explosion 50 years ago are to be remembered at two services in Greymouth.

$52,000 stolen in 10 months

Shirley Joan Wright, 54, of Hamilton, was sentenced to two years in prison.

Former office administrator put the money in her own account.

The human cost of fire

Three suspicious fires expended an estimated 7000 man hours over the weekend.

Cost to battle the weekend's suspicious fires in Blenheim: 7000 man hours and $100,000.

Children miss surgery in strike

Children are among those having "major surgeries" or outpatient appointments shifted due to strike action.

Major surgeries for children among services delayed in longest doctors' strike in 10 years.

Trampers not put off

Father and son Stuart and Max Burgess were rescued from Dusky Track after being trapped by rising waters.

A father and son tramping in Fiordland became trapped on a small island, created by rising waters.

Notorious fraudster Nicholas Birch sentenced

Nicholas Birch appears for sentencing in the Dunedin District Court.

 He fought (and conned) the law, but the law won.

Cricket bash after quake shake up

Ward cricketers, from left, Kyle Bailey, 11, with James, 7, Harrison, 5 and Grayson Litchfield, 2, ready to swing the ...

Cricket game will help earthquake affected community to relax, and forget challenges back on farm, for an afternoon

Spate of burglaries in Kumeu

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More than 20 burglaries in Kumeu-Huapai alone in the past month, police say.

Memorial service for war vet

US Navy veteran Frank Zalot gets a hongi from Waikaharu Cooke on his New Zealand visit in 2012.

American navy veteran who survived fatal WWII training exercise in Kapiti is remembered.

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Spate of burglaries in Kumeu

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4:34 PM  More than 20 burglaries in Kumeu-Huapai alone in the past month, police say.

Former Chiefs' captain kidnapped

4:07 PM  In a desperate plea for his safety, Craig Clarke told his kidnapper that he had kids waiting for him at home.

Fishing ban for poachers

Burglar forgets to wear mask

nz earthquake

Cricket bash after quake shake up

Ward cricketers, from left, Kyle Bailey, 11, with James, 7, Harrison, 5 and Grayson Litchfield, 2, ready to swing the ...

Cricket game will help earthquake affected community to relax, and forget challenges back on farm, for an afternoon

Cruise ship pulls into Kaikoura

Diggers build a levy around the Kaikoura marina while The Caledonian Sky cruise ship sits in the bay in the background.

"You know that things are coming right if the tourists are coming back."

Alternative route gets thumbs up

A sign near Renwick at the start of the journey to Christchurch  on SH63 warns drivers to take care.

More traffic on alternate highway post-quake, but police and travellers impressed with courtesy.

First train to Grassmere! video

One of the first locomotives travelling to Lake Grassmere since the earthquake, from left, KiwiRail track maintainer Stu ...

Video shows the first stretch of the Main North Line re-opened since the earthquake.

politics

Refugee eyes seat in Parliament

Golriz Ghahraman, an Auckland based barrister who came from Iran in 1990 is aiming to be New Zealand's first refugee MP.

From Iran to Wellington's House of Representatives?

Faafoi frets no more

Labour MP Kris Faafoi...

Playing guitar means you're always busy at parties, but it's a great way to relax, Labour MP Kris Faafoi says.

Myths mask medieval tax system

Just two men, Graeme Hart and Richard Chandler, are worth the same as the poorest 30 per cent of the adult Kiwi ...

OPINION: Former Christchurch mayoral candidate John Minto says the super-rich are not paying their fair share.

The truth about inequality in NZ

Where NZ sits for income inequality.

Never mind the politics, what are the hard numbers on inequality in New Zealand?

education

NCEA results arrive

Marlborough Boys' College leaver Tom Trollope checks his results.

Marlborough's top achieving students happy with their marks.

What now for Rangiora High School?

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Rangiora High School

Commissioner looks to hire new principal after ruling former principal was wrongfully fired.

Lawyer loses to Law School

Victoria University Law School in Wellington, from which Caroline Sawyer claimed constructive dismissal.

Former Victoria University law lecturer's claims over bullying case are rejected.

NCEA results out tomorrow

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Students are poised to discover their results after a troubled exam season.

health

Inside a bone bank video

Only the 'ball' of the hip's ball and socket joint is harvested from hip replacements and donated to the NZ Blood ...

How dead bone is helping to give back life with radical transplant techniques.

Gastro outbreak over

John Tait Hut in the Travers Valley, Nelson Lakes National Park, was one of 12 huts disinfected by DOC staff.

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The first known viral outbreak in New Zealand's great outdoors appears to have ended.

Time for a smokefree 007?

Casino Royale, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, is the only smoke-free bond film.

James Bond hasn't had a cigarette in years, but teens are armed by his associates' on-screen puffing.

Doc feels 'nauseous and shaky'

Resident doctors first walked out of their roles last October.

A woman protesting at the junior doctors strike said she had been working for nearly 24 hours.

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

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How much do you know about the history of women in this country?

farming

Commodity prices on the up

Agricultural commodity prices are predicted to rise in 2017, fuelled by rising Chinese and Indian demand.

Rising dairy prices will lift commodity values this year, and even sheepmeat may show an improvement.

Silver Fern Farms big loss

Silver Fern Farms chairman Rob Hewett.

As expected, Silver Fern Farms has posted a poor earnings result for the year, with after- tax loss of $30.6m.

'Gutless' $30k of tyres slashed

The irrigated flats of Omarama Station, home to the three vandalised irrigators.

An electric fence had to be crossed to slash 44 tyres on Mackenzie Country irrigators in a possible environmental statement.

Dairy system causing pollution?

Is the grass-fed approach to our dairy industry just adding to our nitrate pollution problems?

Is DairyNZ's grass fed policy hindering rather than helping the nitrates issue?

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