'She stood no chance'

A jury have found murder accused Jamie Te Hiko guilty.

12:06 PM  Jamie Te Hiko brutally beat his partner before lifting her into bed, where she died.

'Grimacing and grey' with pain

A dying man was "overwhelmed by pain" due to a medication error by Bupa staff, his daughter said.

14 min ago  Terminal cancer patient spent six days without prescribed pain relief at an aged care facility.

Baby told to 'shut up'

Ihaka Stokes was 14 months old when he died.

11:31 AM  A man repeatedly yelled "shut up" at a baby at the property where Ihaka Stokes was killed, court told.

Teen describes alleged abuse

Desmond John McGrath, a junior rugby coach, has gone on trial accused of sexually abusing two young players.

8 min ago  Junior rugby coach allegedly told player in his team: "This can our little secret".

Chopper crash victim identified

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12 min ago  Noel 'Grumbles' Wilson died on Monday after crashing his helicopter on the West Coast.

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Illicit drugs found in wastewater

Three months of testing revealed the presence of illicit drugs in the wastewater in Auckland and Christchurch. (File photo).

Meth the drug of choice in Auckland and Christchurch, police tests show.

Kiwi troops bound for Middle East

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has got Cabinet approval for an additional deployment to the Middle East at the request ...

Government signs off sending additional troops and a Hercules heading to the Middle East.

Teen describes alleged abuse

Desmond John McGrath, a junior rugby coach, has gone on trial accused of sexually abusing two young players.

Junior rugby coach allegedly told player in his team: "This can our little secret".

Mastering nursing a juggling act

Agnes McKay Vucago is in her final year of her Masters of Professional Practice (Leadership) at Whitireia Community ...

Four hours sleep the norm for busy mum and nurse.

Truck jack-knifes in gorge

The crash occurred in the Karangahake Gorge at 11am on Tuesday.

Motorists warned to expect delays after 40-tonne truck jack-knifes on SH2's Karangahake Gorge.

Fish 'pie shares' system failing

New Zealand's fisheries management is suffering under "political" based decision-making, says Tony Craig.

OPINION: Everyone's share of the fishing pie is being eroded by open slather on illegal fish takes.

Can you help identify these soldiers?

The man on the left is Corporal Nicholas Windle. Can you help identify the two men next to him?

A Southland man is calling for the publics help to identify two men in a photo from World War II.

Hospital preferred over after hours video

Hamish Hutchinson said patients without a community services card often end up going to Waitakere Hospital after hours ...

Healthcare workers say there is an after hours medical centre nearby, but sick Aucklanders are choosing the hospital instead.

Celebration ignites after college setbacks

Long Bay College head boy Alex Quinn, deputy head girl Rebekah Walton, head girl Savannah Schreuder and deputy head boy ...

Fires unite Long Bay College students, who rallied to bake for firefighters, after series of knock-backs.

Is your dog 'high risk'?

Animal Control officer trying to catch a large dog on Ness Street

 The Invercargill City Council has started rolling out free desexing of high-risk dogs in the city.

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Fisherman denies stalling charge

Witnesses have given evidence at the Blenheim District Court during a two-day hearing on an illegal fishing charge. ...

11:28 AM  Witnesses say birds were pecking at fish stuck in the nets that had washed ashore.

Locals want respite house gone

10:43 AM  After attempted abduction in Porirua, residents say respite house brings too much danger.

Hunt for Tahunanui tyre-slasher

Inciting abduction suppression expires

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Deadline day looms for farm funds

The Government's $4 million earthquake damage fund will help repair farm land.

Farmers have until April 1 to make claims under a $4 million earthquake relief fund.

Linehaul drivers quit highway

Picton truck driver Barry Peters has ditched his night shift to Christchurch in favour of a safer day shift to Nelson.

B-trains and B-drivers don't mix on the South Island's new "white-knuckle highway".

Mall goes plastic

Plastic wrapping now seals off the damaged section of the Queensgate Mall. Project manager Scott Duncan is pleased with ...

Queensgate Mall looking very different.

The secrets of Tombstone Rock

Tom Arnold, of Abseil Access, beside ''Tombstone Rock'', above SH1, Kaikoura.

Abseiling their way down the scree left after the Kaikoura earthquake, they made a spine-tingling discovery.

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The perils of blowback

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Nicky Hager & Jon Stephenson Hit & ...

OPINION: Hit & Run shows the dangers of when policy-makers begin to confuse tactical weaponry with viable strategy.

Little backing SAS inquiry

Labour leader Andrew Little says it would be "pretty disturbing" if Hit and Run had named incorrect villages for an SAS ...

Defence Force rebuttal of allegations still leaves unanswered questions, Labour leader says.

Nicky Hager's PR tease

Nicky Hager and and Jon Stephenson used some age-old PR tricks and tips.

OPINION: I didn't think he was a public relations whiz kid, but I've had to reconsider.

Let it go

The safety of the Horowhenua District Council building has been investigated several times.

OPINION: Somebody needs to release a copy of the latest report about the council chambers.

education

Celebration ignites after college setbacks

Long Bay College head boy Alex Quinn, deputy head girl Rebekah Walton, head girl Savannah Schreuder and deputy head boy ...

Fires unite Long Bay College students, who rallied to bake for firefighters, after series of knock-backs.

Passion for theatre drives director

Gibson Group chief executive Victoria Spackman will leave her role to take the position as director of the new ...

Creativity centre Te Auaha is coming to Wellington and now it has its first director in Victoria Spackman.

Ministry intervention not working - mayor

Wairoa Mayor Craig Little says the Ministry of Education needs to listen to the community about the current intervention ...

Education Ministry intervention at Wairoa College hasn't helped, local mayor says.

'Make learning fun'

Koraunui School science curriculum leader Dianne Christenson celebrates winning the 2016 Prime Minister's Science ...

Balloons and streamers greeted teacher Dianne Christenson as she stepped back into her classroom

health

Hospital preferred over after hours video

Hamish Hutchinson said patients without a community services card often end up going to Waitakere Hospital after hours ...

Healthcare workers say there is an after hours medical centre nearby, but sick Aucklanders are choosing the hospital instead.

Warning over teething products

US freedom of information laws show babies who were given Hyland's teething products suffered twitching and seizures.

US company's teething products still on sale in New Zealand, despite a production halt over possible links to seizures and deaths.

Choking on a $6.1b problem

Children are being increasingly affected by respiratory illnesses, including bronchiectasis, which is exacerbated by ...

Respiratory illnesses are costing us more than $6 billion a year and clogging up hospital beds.

Relief coming for squeezed units

More than 36,000 referrals for mental health crisis assessment were made nationwide in the financial year 2015/16.

Health Ministry says pressure on mental health crisis beds could ease later this year.

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Women of Influence winners video

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Founder of Organic Initiative Helen Robinson took out the supreme Women of Influence title.

Recap: Women of Influence

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The fourth annual Women of Influence awards kick off at SkyCity.

Women of Influence highlights

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand country head Kirsten Patterson spoke about purpose and leadership.

The theme of the morning was turning ideas into action.

Quiz: Women of Influence 2016

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How much do you know about the history of women in this country?

farming

The risks of a Roundup ban

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OPINION: It's potentially more harmful for the environment to remove glyphosate than to keep using it.

Cow collar eliminates fences

The Halter cow collar could mean the end of fences on dairy farms.

A degree, rocket building, creating an agri-tech company, raising $700,000 - all in a year's work for a 22-year-old entrepreneur.

Farmers cut palm kernel use

Fonterra will roll out nationwide testing for the use of palm kernel expeller (PKE) from April.

OPINION: Changing how a farm is run is a bit like trying to turn around the Titanic.

He's 25 and owns a dairy farm

Glenavy dairy farmer Arjan Van't Klooster competes in a head-to-head fencing challenge at the Aorangi regional finals of ...

Dairy farmer Arjan Van't Klooster is reaping the benefits of hard work and a can-do attitude.

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