Is it a golf ball? No, it's a plane

Two golfers had just teed off when a light aircraft made an emergency landing behind them.

Fatal fire in Wanaka

A person has died in a house fire in the Albert Town area of Wanaka this morning.

Lawyer beats speed fine

A Porirua lawyer may have set a legal precedent after getting a speeding ticket thrown out by a court.

Saved from blaze by passerby

A man who saved a family from a house fire says he gave no second thought to tackling the blaze.

Young Nats burn Dirty Politics?

There are allegations Young Nats are buying up copies of Dirty Politics to destroy them.

Partner's death triggered drug use

Laura Elizabeth Cilliers Laura Cilliers' life of hard drugs, which started when her partner died in a hit-and-run, ended when she smuggled 99 heroin pellets into NZ.

Accused 'paid for sex'

A taxi driver accused of rape says the woman would have bitten his penis off if the encounter wasn't consensual.

Conwoman scams elderly

Coach sent sexual photos

Nats try to keep things normal

National party National's campaign launch this weekend might be the time to pull a rabbit out of the hat.

Pressure still on National

Allegations of dirty politics continued to be a headache for Prime Minister John Key.

Politics' sick soap opera

Greens set conditions for talks

Higher MP perks for travel, housing

New MPs are in line for even higher taxpayer-funded travel and housing perks, after a review of entitlements.

Adams aims high at college

Steven Adams Rising basketball star Steven Adams is determined to give another kid the same opportunities he had.

Toddler vigilance urged

Education ministry staff treating Dunedin case of wandering toddler with extreme seriousness.

School tech services up for review

ACC initiative targets sexual violence

Programme targets boys

Pilot programme "Success for Boys" is helping boys get excited about story writing.

Fewer youngsters taking own lives

depression bullying suicide Youth suicide has dropped in NZ but children as young as 10 are still taking their own lives.

Prevention plan 'making inroads'

A suicide prevention action plan led by the SDHB appears to be making inroads.

Defeating baby blues

Suicide numbers fall

Long battle to discover truth

Ariana Grace Lawn wakes in pain numerous times every night, is tube-fed and requires a walker to get around - but it all could have been avoided.

Leptospirosis widespread

Dr Julie Collins-Emerson Doctors can be slow to recognise the disease leptospirosis, especially those in cities, but doctors working near meat plants have more awareness.

River quality raises passions

Outside the mercury may be falling, but indoors the atmosphere heats up as a trio of farmers passionately debate the future of dairying.

China needs more NZ milk

Texts save farmer's life

No more rules

Education, not regulation, is the key to good environmental outcomes, a group of farmers say.