Kayden Gurney

Magical experience for kids

There's something magical happening at the Civic Theatre this week.

Top talent at variety show

Cowboy hats and the sounds of western music will merge with Christmas cheer at this year's ILT Christmas Variety Show.

Exchange programmes in pipeline

SIT hopes to start new exchange programmes with Germany within six months as they boost international student numbers.

Call to dump Rennie

Opposition calls for State Services boss Iain Rennie's head over Sutton case but PM says he shouldn't lose his job.

Note to selves: yuck!

OPINION: Norway has just released new banknotes acclaimed for their artfulness. Beautiful, some say. Worth the price of citizenship in themselves. Whereas . . .

Three accused of aggravated robbery

Three men accused of aggravated robbery remanded in custody after appearing in court.

Killer's family links

Man who admitted part in petrol fire death is the son of a high-profile bank robber and murderer.

Drunken ski instructors charged

'Miracle' driver didn't hit traffic

Inmate assaults guard

Prison A prison officer was treated in hospital after he was punched in the head by an inmate at Otago prison.

Murder charge over Dunedin death

Demolition worker pleads not guilty to murder charge after death of a man in a Dunedin bar.

Four men attack man

Assault charge over Dunedin death

Boy banned from golf cart

Police had a busy weekend with "reckless" golf cart driving, stolen jackets and injured postie.

Going without is a Lotta struggle

Uphill Battle column Mum and reporter JO McKENZIE-McLEAN is taking on one of the biggest challenges of her life training for the Northburn Station 50km. She reports on her progress.

A lovely lunch for two

Watching decent-sized asparagus spears shoot up after waiting several years is a quite a thrill.

Oh, for return of common sense

Designers take pop-up option

Flashy flower heads

Love fat, flashy flower heads? Then take a look at the bearded iris.

Artist leaves her Faithful followers

Julia Faithful Southland artist Julia Faithful has died, leaving a great body of work.

Cupboards always brimming with prizes

Time was, when you opened kitchen cupboard doors in Rona Valli's Matai St house, enough stainless steel cookware would tumble out to do justice to a TV cooking show.

Powerful force to the last

Vickery legacy will linger

Treasured kaumatua bridged boundaries

Riki recognised hardship. He had long lived it in his youth. But he rose to an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Body found on Mt Maunganui

A man's body has been found on Mt Maunganui but his identity remains a mystery.

'Stranger' attempts to take child

Hamilton parents warned after a number of reports of men acting suspiciously around children.

Cunliffe expected to be benched

Cloudy west, sunny east

Steampunk fans storm Wellington

One might be forgiven for thinking that time travellers had stopped in the capital.

Boy waving fake gun shot dead

A 12-year-old boy with a toy gun has been shot to death by police officers in the US.

Pope canonises six

Pope Francis confers sainthood on two Indians and four Italians, praising their "creative" commitment to helping the poor.

Iraqi forces retake ground

Suicide attack kills 45

All MH17 wreckage recovered

Dutch experts have completed the recovery of wreckage from the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

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