Child snatcher faces forever in jail

Brendan Paul Henson admitted abducting and indecently assaulting a 5-year-old girl in Palmerston North.

10 min ago  The man who abducted and indecently assaulted a girl in Palmerston North may spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Adulterous dean stood down

"I'm a good person, but I've done drugs, I've had illicit sex," says Michael Godfrey.

Napier dean was a 30-year-old married priest when he had an affair in 1991 with an 18-year-old woman.

Man on the run in Wellington

Steven Kells, 26, is being sought by police

9:53 AM  Police are appealing for information after a man breached bail in the Wellington region.

Meth and cash seized gallery

Crystal Methamphetamine

15 min ago  Police made 11 arrests, seized nearly $400,000 in cash and discovered an ammo cache during a "major" drug operation.

Wrong-way motorway chase

Police followed the stolen car that was driven off at a relatively low speed.

Five teens arrested after leading police on a motorway chase and throwing bottles at them.

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One dead in two-truck crash

One of the trucks involved in a fatal collision on State Highway 27 is towed away from the scene.

Smash at Waikato bridge between two trucks kills one of the drivers.

Editorial: Drug calls best left to Pharmac

Prime Minister John Key and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman have announced a major funding boost for Pharmac.

OPINION: The Government is right to give Pharmac a funding boost.

$800k property with asbestos surprise

The Bond family have been left wondering after asbestos was found in the soil and building debris on the section they ...

The site of a Christchurch family's dream home is now just a pile of contaminated dirt.

Schools shift to 100-minute classes

From left, Trinity Scott, Jordana Pointon-Haimona, Tara Cleaverley, and Rubie Inch say they like Wellington East Girls' ...

Students like 100-minute periods in some subjects but more than an hour of half of maths on Friday more challenging.

Surf spots need protecting

Surf breaks between OKato and Cape Egmont could become a national surfing reserve, including the world-famous Stent Rd.

"Fingers of the lahar deposits extend into the ocean, which is very unique, there's not a lot of places this happens in the world."

Sodden streets get chance to dry

It will be another warm May day for most around the country

Fine end to the week for most - and that's good news for Porirua.

Michael Laws leaves school


Controversial ex-politician and media personality doesn't renew position as elite school's development manager.

Low clouds shroud Auckland

Low cloud creeping in on Alfriston Rd, Auckland, looking north.

Low visibility on Friday morning after cloudy conditions blanket Auckland for third time this week.

Sneak peek at $458m highway

Fulton Hogan HEB joint venture project director Tony Dickens.

Work has started on reshaping Waikato's northern gateway.

The swamp under the building site

The hole that been dug out to reveal a swamp is being back-filled by the contractor.

Work stopped when a hole opened up. If they'd asked around, they would have known about the old swamp.

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Teen arrested for tagging spree

Crystal Ball Clinic owner Pete Bratton is glad an arrest has been made in connection with vandalism of Thames shop windows.

Boy arrested in relation to vandalism spree on Thames businesses.

Vicious assault at Christchurch home

Attacker gets away with a written warning.

Deportee fears Aussie visit

Attacked by windscreen washers


President Trump's impact on NZ?

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he speaks at the start of a campaign victory party after ...

What would a President Trump mean for New Zealand? We look at four prospects.

Emotion or equation in drug debate?

Pharmac CEO Steffan Crausaz.

The Keytruda debate has been emotional, but is it a case in point to look hard at the data?

No Treaty breach in TPPA

TPPA protests have been held all over the country.

Two reports on the free trade agreement have outlined public concerns.

Foreign trust review slammed

Tax expert John Shewan is leading a government review of New Zealand's foreign trust rules, but Transparency ...

Anti-corruption organisation "extremely surprised and disappointed" at review scope.


Michael Laws leaves school


Controversial ex-politician and media personality doesn't renew position as elite school's development manager.

Uni job cuts proposed

The University of Waikato says it has shielded the education faculty for as long as it can.

'We've reached the point where we just can't wait any more to adjust staffing levels.'

Schools push for international students

Southland Girls' High School principal Yvonne Browning, left, and James Hargest College principal Andy Wood both went to ...

Southland high school leaders are working to bring more students from overseas into their classrooms.

Chocolate fundraisers under fire

Rhode Street School principal Shane Ngatai said his kids sold 700 punnets of blueberries, easily making more than ...

Waikato schools that raise money by selling junk food risk losing DHB-funded programmes.


TriMaori festival goes the distance

The TriMaori washing machine will get a little more turbulent in 2016 when it goes to a half ironman distance.

 It's time to get training but participation still the key.

Measles spreads through Hamilton

Those who have recently used public transport could be at risk.

Measles continues to spread through Hamilton and the surrounding areas.

Over-the-counter pill in doubt

Medsafe is reconsidering its decision to recommend letting women buy the pill from pharmacists without a script.

Medsafe may be forced into embarrassing backtrack of its over-the-counter pill decision.

Emotion or equation in the drug debate?

Pharmac CEO Steffan Crausaz.

The Keytruda debate has been emotional, but is it a case in point to look hard at the data?

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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

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


Fonterra council mum on reform 

A shareholder asks a question of the board at last year's Fonterra annual meeting.

Fonterra farmer council quiet on its view of controversial governance reform proposal.

'Wicked' dry in Sth Canty

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More rain is needed for drying pastures in South Canterbury to make the most of a warm autumn.

Southern sheep for champs

Wyndham farmer Bruce Robertson with some of the romney ewes which will be used in the Golden Shears World Championships ...

Three southern farmers are providing their sheep for the Golden Shears World Championships.

Lamb price fog hurts farmers

Dipton farmer Peter McDonald wants the lamb price fog from procurement wars between meat co-operatives cleared.

Sheep farmers are down 1.7 million lambs yet the lamb price is still down.

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