Close call with cow

Cows were spilling out of the truck and trailer that rolled on a King Country road.

A farmer is thanking his lucky stars after a cattle truck rolled in the King Country.

A dry day out at the races

It will be a dry day for punters at Trentham's next horse racing meet.

Not a drop of alcohol will be served at Wellington's next big race day after organisers fail an underage booze sting.

Unmarried? You're to blame

A research paper commissioned by lobby group Family First argues a drop in marriage rates is a main contributor to child ...

Conservative lobby group's research says marriage is the best protection against child poverty.

Liquor thief arrested

The 34-year-old has been arrested for the aggravated robbery of a Hastings liquor store and will appear in court on Monday.

Police say two men threatened staff and make off with two bottles of spirits from a Hastings liquor store.

Critical injuries in crash

The Fire Service was called to a crash near Taihape early on Monday.

6:23 AM  Speed may have been the cause of a crash that left two with life-threatening injuries.

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Concern over mining interest

Ocean Beach, Kawhia.
Davis Apiti concerned about mining permits in the area.

An investigation into possible mineral deposits at Kawhia has upset a local environmentalist.

Missing man found

A man with Alzheimer's is missing in Christchurch.

A man with Alzheimer's reported missing in Christchurch has been located.

'Fox in the henhouse' claim rejected video

Primary Industries minister Nathan Guy says Greenpeace claims "a beatup".

Government labels fishing claims a "Greenpeace beat-up".

State house transfer costs slammed

Finance Minister Bill English and Prime Minister John Key

Government's plan to offload state houses has been slammed after cost was revealed at nearly $30 million.

Great time for a special group video

Special treatment for awesome kids.

Action-packed weekend for children with life-threatening illnesses in Central Otago.

Protesters attend National event video

Protesters stood outside the National Party's conference while Prime Minister John Key delivered his speech.

Protesters were outside the National Party's Lower North Island Conference in Palmerston North.

More Panama Papers revelations due video

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The new information relates to a massive leak of papers from the Panamanian law firm Mossac Fonseca.

Cold cases: holding on to hope

Maria Strydom succumbed to altitude sickness while climbing Mt Everest last week with her husband Robert Gropel.

What happens when families wait years for their loved ones to return?

Smoking era's legacy of shame

Thousands of baby boomers live with undiagnosed respiratory disease.

Pauline Mohi remembers smoking with her doctor, the habit was so acceptable.

Zuri the giraffe hits the road video

Zuri the one-year-old giraffe is taking a road trip to join her aunt and grandmother in Wellington.

If you're driving between Auckland and Wellington today, you may find yourself being watched from a great height.

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crime

More Panama Papers revelations due video

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The new information relates to a massive leak of papers from the Panamanian law firm Mossac Fonseca.

Police find stolen horse float

An eight-tonne horse truck stolen in Hawke's Bay is being forensically testing to discover the culprit.

Knife pulled in pie theft

Meth leads to spiral of addiction

politics

Bare minimum budget for kids stuff nation

Budget 2016 points to a massive gap between the political rhetoric and children's reality, says Unicef NZ.

This year's Budget doesn't do enough to address child poverty, says Unicef NZ.

The hidden Budget transcripts

Prime Minister John Key gives his post-Budget analysis.

GCSB Intercepts - what really went down behind the scenes at the Budget.

Innuendo in pre-Budget tango

"We'll hold off tax cuts to pay down this much debt! Nah, jokes." Finance Minister Bill English has lead the pack in ...

Stacey Kirk leads you on a waltz around the pre-Budget bluster.

Housing issues 'council's fault'

Finance Minister Bill English has blasted the Auckland City Council.

Finance Minister Bill English blames the Auckland City Council for the housing crisis.

education

Schools struggle to fill boards

Waihopai School principal Allan Mitchell says his school has received eight nominations for five board of trustees positions.

While some schools are preparing for school board elections, others will not be having any at all.

Want teachers? Buy houses

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Principals are offering homes as incentives for teachers as a shortage reaches "crisis point".

Kids shifting to six schools a year

Tuiane Murray's son missed two terms of school  as she struggles to find a permanent home.

Some homeless children are being pulled from class altogether as parents flee rising rents.

Officer 'was too close'

Samuel Back was deregistered and censured for having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old student.

Tragic teacher-student case raises concerns about policeman's undue influence, says MP.

health

Smoking era's legacy of shame

Thousands of baby boomers live with undiagnosed respiratory disease.

Pauline Mohi remembers smoking with her doctor, the habit was so acceptable.

Nurse fined over relationship

A nurse has been censured after forming an "inappropriate relationship" with a prison inmate.

A nurse formed an "inappropriate relationship" with a prison inmate, and invited him to live with her.

Burwood opens to public

Cantabrians filled the halls to see the region's newest hospital on its open day.

About 15,000 filled the halls of Canterbury's newest hospital.

Tobacco tax hike welcomed

High St Dairy and Takeaway shop assistant Pei Chin says she is worried that more people will steal cigarettes as a ...

A Blenheim man who smoked 100 cigarettes a day says cigarettes should be banned completely.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

farming

Dealing with debt

Dairy farms sales have slumped this year, but Federated Farmers is picking an increase come winter.

If the friendly rural bank manager is replaced by a suited stranger, it's time to worry.

Dairy farm sales dry up

Only 52 dairy farms have been sold so far this year, compared to 97 during the same period last year.

Only 52 dairy farms have been sold so far this year, compared to 97 during the same period last year.

Protecting fund bargains hard 

Wairarapa farmers Bruce and Sue McKenzie and their protected forest Pati Tapu.

Over the last 25 years, the Nature Heritage Fund (NHF) has protected 341,881 hectares of conservation land, or 1.3 per cent of New Zealand's land area.

Farmers give Budget thumbs up

Federated Farmers president William Rolleston.

 Federated Farmers say science and innovation funding positive for future.

A focus on customers should be part of the fabric of every organisation says Lee White, CEO of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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