Carnival kicks off with whirl

A beautiful sunny day heralded the start of the annual Caroline Bay Carnival yesterday.

Murder sparks new disputes policy

Christchurch council changes the way it handles tenants' feuds after brutal stabbing at social housing complex.

Trip opens up mind, career path

China is far more relevant to NZ than he imagined, Sam Brosnahan is learning.

Hose ban will test dry district

Fairlie's water restrictions are having a ripple effect which will test the small community this summer holiday season.

Police: The little things matter

Pay attention to seatbelts, and be patient with road users from out of town, police say.

Teen found 'safe and well' after sparking search

Teenager found "safe and well" after getting lost in a regional park near Wellington.

Homicide probe after death

Police hunting two men after a 54-year-old man dies in hospital of injuries from a violent struggle.

Lorde's tribute touches family

They're oldies but not goodies

Iraq's new crisis

He worked closely with US forces in Iraq. Now he sits in a tent using a scalpel to gouge shrapnel out of his mangled legs.

North Korea taken offline

Internet goes out in the secretive Asia state, as its war of words with Barack "monkey" Obama continues.

Islamic extremist group leader surrenders

Swedish opponents reach deal to avoid election

Slain police officer farewelled by thousands

Thousands of police and mourners fill NYC church and streets for funeral of slain police officer.

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