Internet Mana leader Laila Harre will take on Prime Minister John Key in the Helensville electorate.
TOM PULLAR-STRECKER - The Dominion PostReport shows gradual decline in the proportion of students enrolled in science-related subjects.
Actor Cliff Curtis denies he is endorsing the Mana Movement this election, saying he remains "absolutely apolitical".
Teen mountain biker in Rotorua Hospital with spinal injuries after a fall in Whakarewarewa Forest.
A patient injected with a used needle has been offered an apology from the negligent nurse.
Worker remains in a critical condition after being stuck between two food trucks near Auckland airport.
The pair volunteered themselves to police after footage of the "stupid" stunt was posted on YouTube.
Boy rejoices as missing puppy - a last gift from dying mum - is found after a fortnight.
Inquest into Carterton balloon crash told that the CAA knew of pilot's alleged drug use and dishonesty.
Alternative health therapist is censured after attempting to heal a girl's "multi-entity aura" without proper consent.
Northern Irishman dies after his ute collides with a truck on State Highway 1 in Mid Canterbury.
Ralph Wiles experienced it all during his 38 years in medicine in Tokoroa and now it is time to clock off.
Student loan defaulters living abroad elude "border arrest" despite IRD drive.
Winston Peters declares NZ First will sit on the crossbenches before aligning with Maori or Mana.
Palmerston North man charged over death of former Hokowhitu School deputy principal.
Values programme reduces playground fights
Integrity is a big word for a primary school pupil, but it's one Waikato youngsters are examining in a values programme.
Police had previously visited the property where three people were held at gunpoint by masked trio, says neighbour.
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 banned from just about everywhere in Chch jailed for offending that scared children.
Some nurses will be trained to perform bowel-cancer tests as a crisis due to a shortage of medical specialists grows.
Young Southland dairy farmer killed when his 4WD hit a power pole near Winton yesterday.
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.
Notorious stalker breached release conditions 6 times shortly after leaving prison, police allege.
Police are investigating an "unexplained" death at a house in Papanui.
Eastern areas of New Zealand could be in for a sneak peek of summer this week.
An unexpected furry guest sent a Hamilton woman scampering to the phone to call for help.
Conservation minister won't pursue defamation after after allegations of political interference at Fish & Game.
Close friends of Nelson teenager killed in cathedral fall pay tribute to 'free spirited' young explorer. Student dies after roof plunge
A man has died after crashing his homemade motorised bicycle near Motueka.
Man who hosted a party where a woman drowned jailed for methamphetamine dealing.
He assaulted students, made them sit at the "ugly table" and taught them how to grow cannabis.
Conservative Party leader Colin Craig is staying positive in the face of what many are calling a deathblow dealt by National.
A mother and her young son have been found amid fears they had been kidnapped at gunpoint.
Threat of jail sees principal who stole over $36,000 from decile 1 school abandon her appeal.
A propotype project to create a roaming 3D digital moa is taking shape in Otorohanga.
Coping with teens can be tough. Luckily national support group Tough Love is here to help.
Three people are in hospital with serious injuries after a crash on State Highway 16 this morning.
Person suffered likely smoke inhalation after fire began in kitchen microwave in Rangiora.
Rain is forecast for most of the country today, with only a few areas granted a reprieve, MetService says.
Lorde doesn't have a voice in this year's election but she's urging her peers to speak for her.
The student who fell through a roof and died has been described as energetic, bright and kind-hearted.
When Goran Katich moved from Yugoslavia to West Auckland in 1984 he was in search of a better life.
A Fijian man has pleaded guilty to carrying a false passport when allegedly in disguise at Queenstown Airport.
Conservation Minister Nick Smith is considering legal action over comments made by a Fish & Game council member.
Their mascot may be called Shambels but the same can't be said of the Hawera firefighters.
Matthew Strawbridge has started a website showing young dyslexics the strategies he used to cope at school.
NZ First MP's under scrutiny in investigation into accessing criminal records.
A negotiator who has been involved in two Iwi deals which are set to be signed in August says each settlement is unique.
A couple of hours trapped in grime ended Porou Wrathall's career in crime.
Man on hunger strike while jailed for threatening to kill PM is shadow of his former self after being released.