Nick White

Free to look to the future

Nick White has learned to speak again, run up a few mountains, and now, after five years, has finally beaten cancer.

Project a 'ghetto' in the making

5:00am Housing developments in Aranui will become "long-term slums", community leaders warn.

Car cruise honours friends

5:12am Car after car streamed down Te Rapa Rd as a memorial cruise set out to honour lives cut short.

Inquiry into top cop

5:00am An investigation is being carried out into the conduct of Superintendent Gary Knowles.

Chick burrows into carer's heart

5:00am After its burrow was dug up by road workers, this little penguin is going strong.

More time in jail after call

Convicted sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson will face extra time behind bars.

Killer without funds

Recaptured murderer Phillip Smith has had all his money confiscated, and family are refusing to pay for a lawyer.

Cannabis uncovered

Woman shaken after robbery

Andrew Little: 'A reasonable man'

Labour’s new leader faces an uphill task - getting the party’s act together.

Rennie's reputation takes a hit

If Roger Sutton's speech at his now infamous resignation press conference was extraordinary, it should hardly have come as a surprise.

Today in politics

NZ tops with Chinese tourists - Xi

Xi: Keep 'em coming

Don't worry, just keep those exports coming, Chinese President Xi Jinping tells New Zealanders.

Troubled? Or trouble?

Principal questions why 'nerdy' or 'quirky' kids are over-diagnosed with learning difficulties.

PPTA agrees on teaching roles

Secondary school teachers have agreed to include two controversial teaching roles from the Government's flagship education policy.

Union vote backs reforms

Summer job hunt is on

Top teachers all class

A trio of Feilding teachers have been recognised as expert educators.

Hospital redevelopment backed

The redevelopment of Palmerston North Hospital is being backed by the Health Minister.

Health cost-cutting scheme shelved

Government axing controversial health cost-cutting entity - but DHBs still need to save $620m.

Ex-smokers breathing easy

Workers hooked on fizzy drinks

Cancer diary book to help others

Mother who watched her 7-year-old daughter die of cancer turns her diary into a book to help other families.

Risk seen in soaring prices

Angus NZ president wary of beef prices rising beyond the budget of everyday shoppers.

Red cattle beef up op

A herd of chocolate-red cattle is brightening up a Manawatu sheep and a beef farming couple's lives.

On the pig's back

Inflation 'killing rural towns'

El Nino still possible

Disjointed weather patterns are too unclear to suggest farmers are heading into a El Nino event.