One dead in Hawke's Bay crash

A serious crash in Hawke's Bay has closed a section of State Highway 5.

12:39 PM  One person has died in a crash on State Highway 5 in Hawkes Bay.

Large shark spotted in Pilot Bay

Police ask swimmers to stay out of the water at Mt Maunganui's Pilot Bay after a 2m shark was sighted.

Hunt resumes for missing man

A Coastguard Lake Taupo crew search the Spa Park area of the Waikato River for a man thought to have gone missing while swimming on Saturday night.

Coastguard and dive squad called in amid fears man was swept down the Waikato River.

NZ woman's Zika nightmare

Jen Byrn, a young New Zealander, is waiting to hear if she has contracted the Zika virus.

A last-minute holiday to a Pacific Island has left a young NZ girl fearing for her childbearing future.

Dad takes custody fight to UN

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US man lodges complaint with the UN alleging the NZ Family Court system violates human rights.

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Rugby game halts London traffic video

Kiwi pub crawlers getting into a scrum on a pedestrian crossing on London's Cliveden Place.

Kiwis in London celebrated Waitangi day with a spontaneous rugby game that halted traffic.

One dead in Hawke's Bay crash

A serious crash in Hawke's Bay has closed a section of State Highway 5.

One person has died in a crash on State Highway 5 in Hawkes Bay.

Nearly drowned, then married

Great Mercury Island.

On Monday, she nearly drowned in a diving accident. On Friday, she walked down the aisle.

Keeping us safe from Zika mozzies

Health protection officer Bruce Waddleton takes a sample of water from a test site while checking for mosquito larve at Lyttelton, near Christchurch.

Public health officers and bio-security staff on alert for disease-carrying mozzies to keep NZ Zika-free.

Suspicious car fire in Marlborough

Police are at the Work and Income building on Aldwins Rd, Linwood, Christchurch.

Police investigating after being called to a burning Toyota Corolla station wagon on Sunday morning.

Blaze destroys Waiheke house

Fire services were notified of the blaze on Waiheke Island around 4.15.

Fire crews are on standby at a blaze on Auckland's Waiheke Island which burnt a house to the ground. 

Father thankful for child restraints

The rear left door, where Rob Tunnage's 4-month-old daughter was sitting, was severely damaged after hitting a traffic light pole at the Main South Rd and Halswell Junction Rd intersection in Islington on Saturday.

A dad believes he would have lost a daughter if he had not just replaced her child car restraints.

Search resumes for missing man

A Coastguard Lake Taupo crew search the Spa Park area of the Waikato River for a man thought to have gone missing while swimming on Saturday night.

Coastguard and dive squad called in amid fears man was swept down the Waikato River.

Large shark spotted in Pilot Bay

Police ask swimmers to stay out of the water at Mt Maunganui's Pilot Bay after a 2m shark was sighted.

King hit outside top pub

The Chapel Bar on Ponsonby road

Man knocked to the ground and hospitalised after attack at popular Auckland nightspot.

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crime

Elderly woman assaulted

An elderly woman has been critically injured after being punched as she pursued an alleged thief.

An elderly woman has been critically injured after being punched as she pursued an alleged thief.

Arrest after manhunt

Patrick Dixon, sought after a police car was shot at in Auckland, has been arrested in Cambridge.

Dwindling community work sentences threaten local areas

Kiwi captain accused over deaths

politics

Spy review likely to increase power

The Waihopai spy station near Blenheim.

OPINION: Will an upcoming spy review balance greater spying power with better transparency?

David Seymour's big year

ACT leader David Seymour says he has no regrets on giving up a Cabinet post: Once you're in Cabinet "you've kinda got to all stick together".

A cause, a new love interest - and a new column. 2016 is shaping up as David Seymour's big year.

Seymour: Spread Waitangi love

Hikoi ariving at a wet Waitangi lower Marae this week.

In his first column for Fairfax, ACT leader David Seymour has a bold new plan for marking Waitangi Day.

Anti-TPPA hikoi at Waitangi video

The Waitangi Day dawn service was a peaceful affair compared to some of the drama on Friday.

Clear skies greeted the thousands of people who gathered at Waitangi

education

Kiwi uni student assists Interpol

More than a third of computers connected to the internet in 2015 were attacked at least once, says a cyber security student.

An international policing organisation is getting a little bit of help from the Waikato.

House demos 'roadblock' removed

Homes perched on the cliff edge above Redcliffs School will be demolished next week.

Redcliffs School supporters closer to proving school's safety as demolition starts on houses perched on cliff above.

Teachers choose to unschool

Talia Burton-Walker has decided to unschool her children. She and daughter India Walker, 2, do some painting.

"In terms of education school is a relatively new thing; 200 years ago children learned by being at home, they learned by cooking and gardening and being part of a community."

Former SGHS student to Germany

Former Southland Girls' High School student Anna McDonald is going to Germany for the World Business Dialogue.

Anna McDonald is going to the World Business Dialogue next month.

health

Australia steps up Zika testing

An aedes aegypti mosquito. The insects have been blamed for the spread of Zika.

Two new cases of the illness have been reported in Queensland, authorities say.

Baby born on side of state highway video

Aurora Tarewa Corbett was born on the side of SH1, just south of Cambridge, weighing seven pounds.

Couple head to midwife as fast as they can but baby too quick for everyone.

Backing a losing team could make you fat

Fans revel in the stands at the NRL Auckland Nines.

A bumper weekend at NRL Auckland Nines could leave sports fans waking up hungrier than usual.

'Common sense and a condom' video

Kiwis travelling overseas have been warned to take care not to become infected with the Zika virus.

That's the Zika health advice from NZ officials to travelling Kiwis.

women of influence

Being a woman in a man's world video

Joan Withers had little time to contemplate her award as Westpac Women of Influence supreme winner, going straight into a Mighty River Power shareholder's meeting the next day.

Girls in low-decile schools lack the role models to inspire them to success, says the award-winning business leader.

2015 winners

Winners of the Women of Influence awards 2015.

Businesswoman Joan Withers is named the supreme winner at this year's Women of Influence awards.

Why women start business

Sarah Lin not only helps businesses with their 3D printing needs but she also volunteers for an organisation that helps children in need of prosthetic hands through 3D printing.

Sarah Lin wanted freedom and flexibility when she started her 3D printing company.

Women of Influence finalists: Board and management

Barbara Kendall  volunteers on 13 different executive boards, commissions and working groups nationally and globally for sport representing athletes, woman, New Zealand and Oceania.

The finalists for the 2015 Women of Influence Awards in the Board and Management category.

farming

More pain for dairy farmers

Dairy farmers may lose $1.50 for each kilo of production capacity they have over the next two seasons.

Bank cuts price forecast for this season and next.

Duck eggs hatch into business video

What started out with three ducks has hatched into a growing business from Dawn Bendall as the benefits of duck eggs continue to amaze her.

Are duck eggs the next super-food? Dawn and Glen Bendall think so.

Organic farm returns to rise?

Taranaki organic dairy farmers Stephen and Janet Fleming say the new payment system should encourage more farmers into organics.

Fonterra has offered to pay organic farmers at either market rates or a fixed price.

Marauding pigs let loose

Steve Knudsen's suspicions that pigs are being released for hunting on his Hunua Ranges doorstep hardened when he trapped this blue ear-tagged pig.

Pigs being raised and released for sport are costing one farmer thousands of dollars a year.

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