Arrest at 'out-of-control' party video

At least five police cars and a dozen officers are at the scene.

Dunedin dress-up party with 300 students is shut down after complaints of vomiting.

Car and body recovered

The Buller Gorge (file shot).

Police have recovered a vehicle along with a man's body in the Buller River following search.

100s remember fallen teacher

Westlake Girls deputy principal Tony Klein said Leslie Gelberger "oozed fatherhood, clearly he loved his kids and [wife] ...

Emotional scenes as family and friends say goodbye to Leslie Gelberger at the high school he taught at.

'Support has been flowing in'

Tama and Vasati Lopati lost everything when a fire ripped through their Porirua home last week. But the community has ...

Couple who lost everything in huge fire overwhelmed by the generosity of their community.

Bringing Beau home

Beau St George, his fiancee Herminie Gouard and their daughter, Joan. Beau tragically lost his life following a car ...

Nearly $30,000 has been raised to help bring Kiwi dad's body home after tragic crash in France.

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The youth debate

Keeping and attracting young people, like these school leavers, in Marlborough is a challenge.

Marlborough has a reputation as a retirement capital, so what is being done to attract more young people to the region?

Editorial: NZ already has low public debt

Steven Joyce says lowering debt levels helps the country run a "strong and vibrant" economy.

OPINION: Steven Joyce has more pressing things to worry about than cutting the national debt.

The 50-year decision

Marlborough faces a $63m question about schooling in the region, but how much input will young people have?

The future of education in Marlborough is hanging in the balance, and soon the community will have its say.

Wild weather hits

Rain

Severe winds and waves hammer lower North Island, causing power cuts, road closures and property damage.

Troubled kids spending days in cells

Thousands of children are held in police cells each year, with two days the average stay.

Thousands of children are held in police cells each year, with two days the average stay.

DHB scrambles to clear surgery backlog

Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) is running a fine line on elective surgery targets.

Canterbury's health board hopes to avoid a $24m penalty for failing to do enough elective surgeries.

Fire alarm warns homeowners

Breathing apparatus wearing firefighters accounted for all occupants as unharmed in the smoke-filled home.

Mairangi Bay homeowners on Auckland's North Shore came home to a blaring alarm and smoke-filled house.

'Transience' hurting Porirua's kids

A quarter of Porirua's children live in overcrowded homes, and they are twice as likely to switch schools two or more ...

School switching is leaving some Porirua kids at "the end of the tail of underachievement."

Dairy owner takes on robbers video

Sujan Burra fought back as two men robbed a Woolson dairy of snacks on Saturday night.

Sujan Burra has been robbed since day one. This time, he was ready with a bat.

Backlash over Maori street names video

The Poplar Ave interchange withthe expressway, dark, running along the centre, between the Poplar Ave roundabout and the ...

Plans for Te Reo names on old Kapiti SH1 decried by some as "PC gone haywire".

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crime

Ram-raid attempt to steal cigarettes

The Feilding BP on Kimbolton Rd was ram-raided.

A stolen ute was used to ram into a BP station in an attempt to steal cigarettes.

Security guard drops burglar

A rugby league-loving security guard made the perfect tackle to bring down a burglar armed with a crowbar.

Caught in the act

'Obnoxious' actions over rape

nz earthquake

Coming in to land ... on SH1

Air Kaikoura Aero Club, pictured with its training plane near Mt Fyffe, supplied a service between Kaikoura and Clarence.

Cars can't use this part of State Highway 1, but Kaikoura aero club wants to use it for planes.

The $500m quake bill

Road damage and closures was one of the big costs from the Kaikoura earthquakes.

The November earthquakes are expected to cost New Zealand around half a billion dollars.

Survival kits a 'recipe for disaster' video

Emergency survival kit contents.

Consumer NZ finds many pre-made survival kits, designed to save lives, lack key items or have poor-quality gear.

Funding for highway fix

A slip over State Highway 1 following the November 14 earthquake.

Quake-damaged highway between Picton and Christchurch to get $812m Budget boost, government confirms.

politics

Back to school for Andrew Little

Labour Party leader Andrew Little will be stepping out from the comfort of Parliament to do admin at Island Bay School.

Labour Leader to take on his wife's job for a day and run the admin office at a Wellington school.

More expressway improvements? video

The full interchange at Te Moana Rd - part of the new Kapiti expressway. The Government has raised the prospect of ...

Steven Joyce raises prospect of new Kapiti expressway interchange to stop dangerous u-turns.

Sue Moroney to step down

Hamilton-based Labour MP Sue Moroney will stand down in September.

Labour's Hamilton-based MP won't seek re-election in September after 12 years in Parliament.

Put 'NZ Inc' first on tax

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin unveiled the Trump administration's long-awaited tax reform proposal on Thursday.

US president's plans show tax competition among countries is alive and well, expert says.

education

Back to school for Andrew Little

Labour Party leader Andrew Little will be stepping out from the comfort of Parliament to do admin at Island Bay School.

Labour Leader to take on his wife's job for a day and run the admin office at a Wellington school.

International prosecutor honoured video

Hong Kong Department of Justice international law deputy law officer Wayne Walsh SC will be awarded the Teschemaker Cup ...

Wayne Walsh SC studied in South Canterbury, but his career has spanned continents.

Kura kaupapa kids top NCEA exams

Year 13 students Ngamoka Rota, 18, head boy Matawhaiti Nepe-Pohatu, 17, and Taamia Rapana, 17, were among the students ...

They were students that seemed destined to fail. But they traded the poi for a pen and aced their exams.

Ghost school to be demolished

The school has been unused for 13 years and will now be demolished - even derelict pool will go.

For 13 years it sat empty and derelict. Now, the school - with a rateable value of $2.54m - is going.

health

UV rays still harm eyes in winter

Wearing sunglasses in winter protects eyes from UV damage.

People need to protect their eyes in winter and wear sunglasses.

Hutt hospice to rebuild

A concept plan of the entrance way to the rebuilt Te Omanga Hospice.

Te Omanga Hospice needs $10m to demolish its quake-prone building and build a new one.

Did a quake damage the aquifer?

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water tap, running water

We answer this, and other questions about the E-coli found in Lower Hutt's water.

From 'Fats' to fighting fit video

Fats Moke is a big man with a gang history who has worked with Dr Tom Mulholland to get his diabetes under control.

After a shock diabetes diagnosis, former mobster "Fats" Moke is fighting back against losing his legs.

women of influence

Women of Influence: Enter now

2016 Women of Influence supreme winner Helen Robinson accepts her award from 2015 supreme winner Joan Withers.

Entries and nominations for the 2017 Women of Influence Awards open from April 11 to May 28.

About the awards

The New Zealand Women of Influence programme recognises and celebrates women from all walks of life.

Thanks to our partners

the 2016 Women of Influence winners.

Meet the organisations that make the awards possible.

Meet our alumni

Dame Therese Walsh helped deliver a flawless Rugby World Cup 2011.

Meet our alumni of amazing winners and finalists from 2013 - 2016.

farming

Time to move cows indoors video

Dairy cows enjoy their feed in Aberystwyth Dairies' free stall barn.

It's not just about barns. New Zealand's whole system of dairy production may need a re-think.

Fonterra escapes Aus court

Fonterra's Corporate Centre in Melbourne.

Shock as Australia's competition watchdog spares Fonterra from a court battle for slashing milk payouts.

The world's healthiest?

New Zealand is well placed to provide the natural, non modified types of food some consumers are recognising to be the ...

OPINION: The Government should start an initiative to promote New Zealanders as potentially the healthiest people in the world.

New hope for lonely farmers

The creators of the app say it lets users find love any time, "Whether you're in your truck, on a tractor or on a horse".

Is the rural NZ life getting lonely? Then swipe right on the first global farming dating app.

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    Auckland

    Doing Mother's Day differently

    Join in the Jennian Homes Mother's Day Fun Run/Walk to get active while supporting the  Heart Foundation.

    Here are some ideas to celebrate your mum's special day by doing something out of the ordinary.

    'That was her dream, to provide a haven'

    Salon co-owner Greg Carter with the salon's manager and hairdresser Salina-Pearl Nigro.

    A Greenhithe resident's legacy lives on in her salon with a difference.

    Viola player finalist a first

    University of Auckland honours students and viola player, Julie Park said she's not afraid to try new things.

    Julie Park explains her journey as the first viola player to make finalist at a well-known concerto competition.

    Mad Butcher: Let's celebrate

    Shaun Johnson makes a break during the match against Sydney Roosters.

    Some fantastic news to celebrate.

    Wellington

    From 'Fats' to fighting fit video

    Fats Moke is a big man with a gang history who has worked with Dr Tom Mulholland to get his diabetes under control.

    After a shock diagnosis, former mobster 'Fats' Moke is fighting back against losing his legs.

    'PC gone haywire' video

    The Poplar Ave interchange withthe expressway, dark, running along the centre, between the Poplar Ave roundabout and the ...

    Backlash as proposed Maori street names for sections of old Kapiti SH1 are deemed "unpronounceable".

    Wild weather hits

    Rain

    Strong winds hammer lower North Island causing power cuts, flooding and damage.

    'Transience' hurting Porirua's kids

    A quarter of Porirua's children live in overcrowded homes, and they are twice as likely to switch schools two or more ...

    School switching leaving some Porirua kids at "the end of the tail of underachievement."

    Canterbury

    Dairy owner takes on robbers video

    Sujan Burra fought back as two men robbed a Woolson dairy of snacks on Saturday night.

    Sujan Burra has been robbed since day one. This time, he was ready with a bat.

    Body pulled from river

    The Buller Gorge (file shot).

    Police have recovered a vehicle along with a man's body from the Buller River on the West Coast.

    First snow dump for skifields

    The first heavy snowfall has arrived at several southern ski fields, including Cardrona.

    South Island slopes enjoy first heavy snowfall of the season thanks to Sunday's storm.

    Afternoon party shut down video

    At least five police cars and a dozen officers are at the scene.

    Police shut down Dunedin student party after calls about noise and "people vomiting".

    Waikato

    Architectural wonders revealed

    The new law and management building at Waikato University was designed by Opus Architecture.

    A lot of well known Waikato and Bay of Plenty buildings - and spaces - have earned accolades.

    It's our turn to fix this

    A medical school backed by Waikato Hospital, pictured, and Waikato University  seeks to train GPs to fill a critical ...

    OPINION: The old boys have failed to fix New Zealand's doctor shortage, now it's our turn.

    Join the fight for our med school

    Waikato University vice-chancellor Professor Neil Quigley and Waikato District Health Board chief executive Dr Nigel Murray.

    A proposed medical school in the Waikato has the Government interested.

    Ref raids accounts

    050711 NEWS. Robert Charles/Taranaki Daily News. Cheque/ cheque book. Money. Bank.

    Colleagues blew the whistle on referee who swiped $13K and a video camera.

    Taranaki

    Women walk the world at Pukekura Park

    Nearly 100 women took part in the  Women Walk the World 2017 which preceded the Associated Country Women of the World's ...

    The walk precedes the Associated Country Women of the World's South Pacific Conference.

    Bringing Beau home

    Beau St George, his fiancee Herminie Gouard and their daughter, Joan. Beau tragically lost his life following a car ...

    Nearly $30,000 has been raised to help bring Kiwi dad's body home after tragic crash in France.

    Man stabbed in Normanby

    Two police units were at the scene.

    The alleged offender was being held down by the victim.

    Costly second half errors for Team Taranaki

    Team Taranaki's Domenico Squatriti was red carded against Western Suburbs in their Central League match.

    Second loss hurts Team Taranaki.

    Manawatu

    A look inside the stricken gorge video

    Two slips are about 2 kilometres apart and it will take weeks for the road through the Manawatu Gorge to reopen.

    The road through the Manawatu Gorge will be closed for weeks - and here's why.

    Cyber act in action

    The Harmful Digitial Communications Act was passed in July 2015.

    Act helps as more than 20 people prosecuted for posting harmful content online.

    Ram-raid attempt to steal cigarettes

    The Feilding BP on Kimbolton Rd was ram-raided.

    A stolen ute was used to ram into a BP station in an attempt to steal cigarettes.

    NZDF civilians take strike action

    Civilian employees of NZDF are on strike about pay.

    Union accuses the Defence Force of intimidation after strike action.

    Nelson

    Not a house, it's a croquet shelter

    Athol Turner has a few home comforts at the Hinemoa Croquet Club shelter, including coffee and a biography of Alec Guiness.

    As the Nelson City Council looks to implement a new law banning sleeping in the city we meet a man who has made a croquet club his home.

    Housing crisis help?

    David Barnes, right, with his son Samuel Barnes who needs medical care, pictured with the dwelling David built for him ...

    A Nelson man built a home on his property for his mentally-ill son. Could this solve our housing issues?

    Guilty of murder

    Philip Quayle died after being attacked on a street in Cairns, Australia, about 100 metres from home.

    A man who choked a Nelson man to death during a random street attack in Cairns has been found guilty of murder.

    Taking a leaf out of the future video

    Nelson Mail Journalist Tim O'Connell with the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle(EV) that the Nelson Mail has had on loan from ...

    Tim O'Connell shares the thrills, trials and tribulations of driving an electric vehicle.

    Marlborough

    City Hotel site snapped up

    Rob Anderson has sold the City Hotel site on High St in Blenheim, three years after its demolition and subsequent ...

    Empty lot used as public space in central Blenheim purchased by Marlborough investor.

    Landing ... on SH1

    Air Kaikoura Aero Club, pictured with its training plane near Mt Fyffe, supplied a service between Kaikoura and Clarence.

    Cars can't use this part of State Highway 1, but Kaikoura aero club wants to use it for planes.

    Tourism spend strong, considering

    Destination Marlborough general manager Tracy Johnston says the latest figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation ...

    International, domestic tourism spend holds up in post-quake market.

    Stormy conflict finally settled

    Kingwell Drive resident Pauline Davis feeds fish and eels in Murphy's Creek.

    Multimillion-dollar stormwater project gets green light after four-year battle.

    South Canterbury

    'Great' fun for all at colour run video

    Ziah Tatuava, 6, of Waimate is having a roaring good time at the second-annual Colour Me Fun Run in Timaru on Sunday.

    Colourful 'old ladies' and a family of 'dalmatians' took part in Timaru's annual Colour Me Fun Run on Sunday.

    Scooter bros 'buzzing'

    Kahurangi, left, giving his brother Makaia a pep talk before he competed on Saturday.

    Timaru's scooting brothers have 'incredible' at the Australian Scooter Championships in Melbourne.

    Museum social push

    The South Canterbury Museum is looking to expand its social media reach beyond Facebook, using Instagram and YouTube, ...

    The South Canterbury Museum could soon be using Instagram and YouTube to expand its social media reach.

    Quad bike crash a 'terrible tragedy'

    The crash happened at the intersection of Hakataramea Highway and Shearers Hill Road, southeast of Waimate.

     Police are looking into a quad bike crash which claimed the life of a man in South Canterbury.

    Southland

    Volunteer firefighters getting medical training

    Edendale Firefighters Brendon Cameron, Shane Elliott, Richard Hart, Scottie Cameron, Brian Coyle, Rudi Verplancke and ...

    Some Southland volunteer fire brigades are taking on extra medical training to provide a service to fill a need within their community.

    Visitor tax unlikely

    Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Clutha Southland MP Todd Barclay in Queenstown.

    Finance Minister says more money does need to be spent on tourism infrastructure.

    Pros and cons of reform

    Southland Regional Development Strategy governance group chair Tom Campbell.

    Experts say the effect of the changes to immigration reform are uncertain at this stage, with both positives and negatives to come out of the new policy.

    Walking for enjoyment

    Recreational walking gives June Wilson, left, and Ngaire Evans immense pleasure.

    Joining walking groups is good for exercise and making friends, June Wilson says.

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