Internet Mana leader to take on Key

Laila Harre

Internet Mana leader Laila Harre will take on Prime Minister John Key in the Helensville electorate.

Kids consider technology 'a bum subject'


Report shows gradual decline in the proportion of students enrolled in science-related subjects.

Cliff Curtis denies Mana support

Cliff Curtis

Actor Cliff Curtis denies he is endorsing the Mana Movement this election, saying he remains "absolutely apolitical".

Mountain biker in hospital with spinal injuries

Mountain biking

Teen mountain biker in Rotorua Hospital with spinal injuries after a fall in Whakarewarewa Forest.

Nurse injected two women with same needle

Needle, injection, blood test, medical, immunisation, innoculation

A patient injected with a used needle has been offered an apology from the negligent nurse.

Man crushed between trucks

St John's Ambulance

Worker remains in a critical condition after being stuck between two food trucks near Auckland airport.

2 charged in 'car surfing' video

car surfing

The pair volunteered themselves to police after footage of the "stupid" stunt was posted on YouTube.

Boy and Bear reunited


Boy rejoices as missing puppy - a last gift from dying mum - is found after a fortnight.

CAA knew of pilot's cheating and drug allegations

Des and Ann Dean

Inquest into Carterton balloon crash told that the CAA knew of pilot's alleged drug use and dishonesty.

Girl dunked in river to fix 'blocked auric field'


Alternative health therapist is censured after attempting to heal a girl's "multi-entity aura" without proper consent.

Man killed in head-on crash named

Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Northern Irishman dies after his ute collides with a truck on State Highway 1 in Mid Canterbury.

GP moves on after 38 years

Ralph Wiles

Ralph Wiles experienced it all during his 38 years in medicine in Tokoroa and now it is time to clock off.

Student loan defaulters still taking off

Generic money

Student loan defaulters living abroad elude "border arrest" despite IRD drive.

Peters: No deal with Maori, Mana

Winston Peters

Winston Peters declares NZ First will sit on the crossbenches before aligning with Maori or Mana.

Charges follow cyclist's death


Palmerston North man charged over death of former Hokowhitu School deputy principal.

Kiwi Can approach enhances school culture

Values programme reduces playground fights

	 Kiwi Can

Integrity is a big word for a primary school pupil, but it's one Waikato youngsters are examining in a values programme.

Three wounded during Thames home invasion

	 Thames shooting

Police had previously visited the property where three people were held at gunpoint by masked trio, says neighbour.

McCully 'back in business'

Murray McCully

Foreign Affairs Minster Murray McCully says he is pleased to be "back in business" after no deal was made on his East Coast Bays electorate.

Woman jailed for 'frightening' offending

Margaret Mabel Dodds

Woman banned from just about everywhere in Chch jailed for offending that scared children.

Nurses to perform bowel cancer tests


Some nurses will be trained to perform bowel-cancer tests as a crisis due to a shortage of medical specialists grows.

Police probe early morning fatal crash


Young Southland dairy farmer killed when his 4WD hit a power pole near Winton yesterday.

Knife no match for note-pad


A woman who had a knife pulled on her in New Plymouth last night scared the would-be car-jacker off by hitting him with a pad.

Prolific stalker re-arrested

Glenn Green

Notorious stalker breached release conditions 6 times shortly after leaving prison, police allege.

'Unexplained' death in Christchurch


Police are investigating an "unexplained" death at a house in Papanui.

Early taste of summer weather


Eastern areas of New Zealand could be in for a sneak peek of summer this week.

Furry pest invades woman's lounge


An unexpected furry guest sent a Hamilton woman scampering to the phone to call for help.

Nick Smith won't pursue defamation action

Nick Smith

Conservation minister won't pursue defamation after after allegations of political interference at Fish & Game.

Friends in shock over teen's death

Karen Healey

Close friends of Nelson teenager killed in cathedral fall pay tribute to 'free spirited' young explorer. Student dies after roof plunge

Man dies in DIY bicycle crash

bicycle accident

A man has died after crashing his homemade motorised bicycle near Motueka.

Host of party where woman died sentenced for drugs

Man who hosted a party where a woman drowned jailed for methamphetamine dealing.

Teacher kicked, swore at students


He assaulted students, made them sit at the "ugly table" and taught them how to grow cannabis.

Craig unfazed by PM's snub

Colin Craig

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig is staying positive in the face of what many are calling a deathblow dealt by National.

Upper Hutt mother and son found


A mother and her young son have been found amid fears they had been kidnapped at gunpoint.

Ex-principal abandons home detention appeal

Mayfield Primary

Threat of jail sees principal who stole over $36,000 from decile 1 school abandon her appeal.

Virtual park bringing moa to life

virtual moa

A propotype project to create a roaming 3D digital moa is taking shape in Otorohanga.

Tough Love support group celebrates 30 years

Maria Mullany and Wayne Campbell

Coping with teens can be tough. Luckily national support group Tough Love is here to help.

Head-on collision injures three

St John's Ambulance

Three people are in hospital with serious injuries after a crash on State Highway 16 this morning.

Fire breaks out in microwave


Person suffered likely smoke inhalation after fire began in kitchen microwave in Rangiora.

Here comes the rain again

Umbrella, rain, rainy day

Rain is forecast for most of the country today, with only a few areas granted a reprieve, MetService says.

Get out and vote, Lorde urges youth

Lorde says vote

Lorde doesn't have a voice in this year's election but she's urging her peers to speak for her.

Roof victim mourned as 'a lovely kid'

Karen Healey

The student who fell through a roof and died has been described as energetic, bright and kind-hearted.

Faces of Auckland: Saying goodbye to communist rule

Goran Katich

When Goran Katich moved from Yugoslavia to West Auckland in 1984 he was in search of a better life.

Man pleads guilty to having false passport

planes airport

A Fijian man has pleaded guilty to carrying a false passport when allegedly in disguise at Queenstown Airport.

PM warns Smith off lawsuit over remarks

Nick Smith

Conservation Minister Nick Smith is considering legal action over comments made by a Fish & Game council member.

Firefighters' team win Oz Rescue Challenge


Their mascot may be called Shambels but the same can't be said of the Hawera firefighters.

Teen keen to unlock dyslexics' potential

Matthew Strawbridge

Matthew Strawbridge has started a website showing young dyslexics the strategies he used to cope at school.

MP facing scrutiny over accessing of records


NZ First MP's under scrutiny in investigation into accessing criminal records.

Negotiator says Treaty double no conflict of interest


A negotiator who has been involved in two Iwi deals which are set to be signed in August says each settlement is unique.

Youth's slide into crime abruptly arrested

Porou Wrathall

A couple of hours trapped in grime ended Porou Wrathall's career in crime.

Prison crusade comes to end

All Means All

Man on hunger strike while jailed for threatening to kill PM is shadow of his former self after being released.
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