Kiwi universities' sustained slide down world rankings has education leaders worried.
National's Ohariu candidate has endorsed his rival, UnitedFuture's Peter Dunne.
Not enough students are being inspired by teachers to aim for tertiary study, a survey has found.
Juries should not be part of sexual assault trials, anti-rape advocate Louise Nicholas says.
University-initiated cyber security challenge will see students battle against zombie virus.
Work and Income offices in small towns have been shut while security is reviewed, leaving some users struggling to cope.
A violent encounter that shone a light on Taranaki's underworld has ended in a jail sentence.
Wellington housing project tenants live in fear as groups of drunken youths loiter around torched laundry block.
Christchurch Central voters become older, richer and better educated, which could affect the seat.
An area near New Plymouth's Back Beach has been termed "Gay Bay" because of the increased homosexual activity there.
SPCA staff care for cat injured in "senseless act of abject cruelty" and appeal for owner.
Ryan Crotty will feel like he is burying an old friend when his beard is shaved for charity tomorrow.
A man is searching for his $2500 model aeroplane, which could be anywhere in Waikato.
Few people have seen highs and lows in their careers like NZ First leader Winston Peters.
The Project Cortex cyber defence system revealed by Prime Minister John Key does not involve tapping into the Southern Cross Cable, the Government Communications Security Bureau says.
John Key revealed details of two spying programs, but he's still accused of trying to "confuse and cloud" the issue.
A 14-year-old boy has serious burns after a lawn mower caught fire while he was filling its petrol tank.
Most Hamilton streets are in darkness after a signal plant fault meant street lights were not turned on.
A night watching rugby on TV got a lot more exciting when couple realised they'd won millions.
Police recover the body of 21-year-old man suspected to have drowned in Lake Lyndon yesterday.
A stunt performer has had a painful ending to a world record-breaking flip off a floating inflatable.
Glenn Greenwald says new evidence will show the GCSB was snooping on friendly nations in the Pacific and elsewhere.
Auckland woman sentenced for murdering a man by setting fire to him in his own bedroom.
National Party rejects claims it violated copyright by using riff similar to Eminem song in advert.
Rain, wind and even snow forecast for Thursday and Friday might dampen voter turnout.
A homemade anti-freeze measure backfires on an elderly driver in Alexandra.
More than half of Canterbury drivers stopped in police crackdown had not safely secured children.
Grieving mum says students at Christchurch Academy are stuggling to cope with deaths of two friends in a month. | Scene investigation done
Man convicted on 29 dishonesty charges involving about $350,000.
Murder accused drove erratically and abandoned car on the night of killing, trial hears.
It's a girl - not the latest royal-baby-to-be, but Te Papa's new colossal squid, and it had a lot to teach us.
It is a "travesty" that there has not been full disclosure of the reasons for passing last year's Government Communications Security Bureau law, Labour leader David Cunliffe says.
Complaint about email that Kim Dotcom says shows PM lied about knowing him shelved till after election.
Auckland has the highest-rated NZ university in new rankings, and makes it into world's top 100.
A Nelson teen who stole from a good Samaritan who took him into his home is now off to whitebait and ride helicopters in Haast.
Wellington actor comes up with novel way to get young Kiwis interested in voting, by profiling political party leaders in a flat setting.
A forestry worker is in a stable condition in intensive care after tree fell on him yesterday.
Canterbury University finally has access to first of two $100m grants Govt promised last year for upgrades. l Canty NZ's third-best uni
Man, 70, jailed for sexually violating children as a bus driver more than 30 years ago.
It's the day after the "big reveal" and questions over who knew what are flying.
Here is a selection of Fairfax visual journalists' best photos for July 2014.
The three teens injured when an aerosol can exploded are all now recovering in the national burns centre.
A life-long criminal responsible for our biggest art heist is in court in a bid to be released from prison.
Catholic priest admits charge of indecent assault on a male over 16.
Young girl's quick-thinking after gun pointed at her from car helps police identify and arrest man.
A former gang member on track to turn his life around gets 3 years for aggravated robbery.
MP Kris Faafoi is not on Labour's list, so for him winning the Mana seat is crucial.