Red Cross Aid worker Jacqui Dixon heads to Nepal to help with earthquake emergency response.

Morrinsville woman off to Nepal

Jacqui Dixon had seven hours to pack, wave goodbye and depart for a disaster zone.

Fatal shooting shock video

Vaughan Te Moananui.

A couple with "front row seats" say it was impossible to tell if armed man shot first.

Mental health 'failures'

Nicky Stevens' family plans to raise concerns with mental health minister Peter Dunne.

Woman fights attacker

Victim was knocked out before screaming and scaring off her attacker.

Delays expected on Expressway

The NZ Transport Agency warns of delays on SH1 over the coming weeks.

Squabble over beach access 

Squabbling developers have asked for hearing on a controversial subdivision to be suspended.

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News

Samsung washing machine starts fire

A Cannon Rd house in Otorohanga was set alight by an exploding washing machine.

Woman scoops toddlers from bath and flees fire as washing machine explodes into flames.

Police team investigate scene of stabbing

A man is in critical condition after being stabbed early this morning.

Busy weekend for rescue helicopter

Fieldays eyes up red meat sector

Business

Dairy award "icing on the cake"

The 2015 New Zealand Dairy Awards Winners: L to R: Dairy Trainee of the Year James Davidson, Sharemilker/Equity Farmers of the Year Melissa  and Justin Slattery and Farm Manager of the Year James Foote.

Canterbury and Waikato-Hauraki farmers were the big winners at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards in Auckland, taking out the Sharemilker-Equity Farmer of the Year, Farm Manager of the Year and Dairy Trainee of the Year titles, Gerald Piddock reports.

Culverden sharemilkers win national dairy title

NZ Dairy Industry Awards winners ahead of the game in driving profitability on farms, during a forecast period of low milk payouts.

Fieldays chief executive Jon Calder.

Fieldays eyes up red meat sector

New Zealand's sheep and beef farmers are in the spotlight for Fieldays. 

Sport

Chiefs sure they can turn it around against Canes

Melbourne Rebels flanker Colby Fainga'a celebrates after his team upset the Chiefs in Melbourne.

Dave Rennie's team will have a few days off in their bye week before preparing for must-win showdown with the Hurricanes.

Hamilton squander winning edge

Hamilton Wanderers squandered a chance to stay clear at the top of the Northern League Premier Division on Sunday.

Joelle King is regaining her Commonwealth Games form after her comeback from injury.

King bags local win ahead of trip abroad

New Zealand's top women's player wins at home ahead of the British Open.

Opinion

Bali Nine, mercy and the drug trade

A vigil held before Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were executed on Wednesday.

OPINION: Justice is a harsh thing sometimes. Never is it harsher than when crime meets the ultimate punishment, as it did this week in Indonesia.

It's not sport, it's chasing birds with guns

OPINION: It’s that time of year when grown men play dress ups with loaded guns.

Opinion

Celebrate Orson Welles on his 100th

OPINION: Growing up, while contemporaries indulged every ghastly musical trend of the moment, my attention was on the movie stars of yesteryear.

Life & Style

Pilates takes woman to ultra marathons

Mimi Robbins watches over Jenni Hoogeveen as she works out.

One Cambridge woman knows more about reforming her health and fitness levels than most.

Cat show comes to Ngaruawahia

Purring pussies of every colour and size, both long and short haired, will be putting their best paw forward at Ngaruawahia's first cat show.

Mark 1 owner, Chris Lander, is getting ready for Free Comic Book day on Saturday.

Free comic book day

Darth Vader is coming to Hamilton on Saturday.

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