Payout for uninsured red zoners

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods says the plight of those uninsured when the quakes struck was ...

Uninsured Christchurch red zoners will get the money they're owed seven years after an unlawful buyout offer.

Tornado destroys new house

The children were eating dinner in the dining room moments before the storm hit.

The sky went black, then the dining room roof was ripped off as they ate dinner.

Tomo church 'desecrated'

Pictured at the entrance is one of the weddings that took part in the "tomo' church.

A tomo once used as a church and cookhouse by early Dalmation settlers has been illegally used as a dumping ground for rubbish.

Teacher speaks out after film ordeal

Tingey said she hoped the boys responsible would realise how their actions impacted others.

Hester Tingey fell victim to a plan by students to put sexually explicit images on Instagram.

Dead soldiers returned home

The remains of 27 New Zealand Army soldiers and one child buried in Malaysia and Singapore have been returned to their ...

1 min ago  The remains of New Zealand Defence Force personnel repatriated from Malaysia and Singapore are being returned to their families.

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Motorway reopens after crash

A serious crash on Auckland's North Shore has blocked all lanes on the northern motorway.

A serious crash continues to cause traffic disruptions north of Onewa Rd on Auckland's northern motorway. 

Council seeks $20m in unpaid rates

Te Horo 2B2B2B2 Trust Deputy Chair Huhana Lyndon.

A lot of Maori freehold land is landlocked and uneconomic. Yet Far North District Council is seeking to recoup more than $20 million unpaid rates.

Optional cross country video

Children at some schools have the option of walking the cross country.

School cross-country has always been loved and loathed in equal measure so is making it optional a cop-out for our kids?

Well-planned vineyard heist

Kotuku Rerenga-Tahi Miller, 40, cut through a fence to burgle a vineyard shed in Seddon, south Marlborough.

He said a mate short on money asked for help, but wouldn't give up his name.

Extra wheel bearing trick

Truck stop parts manager Hayden James Kerwin ordered items on the company account and charged them to clients. (File photo)

Truck stop worker thought no-one would notice his "small charges" onto client invoices.

Māori king hits back

Māori King Tuheitia has hit back at critics within the tribe. (File Photo)

Māori king Tuheitia calls on phrase from his ancestor to hit back at critics.

Aussie Adairs copies Kiwi's design?

Spot the difference: Did Australian homeware brand Adairs copy Kiwi artist Maiko Nagao's print? Nagao's design is on the ...

David vs Goliath ordeal leaves Kiwi artist in tears.

Gunman on the run in Whanganui

Police closed parts of Puriri St on Tuesday morning.

Woman says daughter's partner died protecting children in gang shooting.

Fake invoice, real money video

Anna Ryder believed she had paid a contractor $53,000 for work done. Instead the money went into a hackers bank account.

Hacker posed as a contractor to scam New Plymouth woman out of $53,000 earmarked for new child care centre

Three injured in Timaru crash video

This vehicle was flipped on its roof in a collision with another at the intersection of Le Cren and Church Sts in Timaru.

Three taken to hospital as vehicle ends up on roof in two-car crash in Timaru.

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crime

Tamihere perjurer appeals jail time

Arthur Taylor fought long and hard to prosecute Roberto Harris and see him exposed as a perjurer.(File photo)

Roberto Conchie Harris says eight years and seven months' jail is too long.

Payroll manager gives herself pay rise

She knew the company was struggling, but that didn't stop her bumping her pay packet by $2.50 an hour.

Teen denies murdering man

Surf beach access 'by invitation'

nz earthquake

Work starts on quake-prone library

Work to strengthen the earthquake-prone Upper Hutt Central Library began this week. Contractors will drill 15 metres ...

Earthquake strengthening work on Upper Hutt's Central Library has started six months after shutting its doors.

Days Bay Wharf to be cantilevered video

Sign on Petone Wharf - great place to spend a few hours people, city, sea and dog watching! Photo taken 30 December ...

Hutt City ratepayers face an ever-growing bill to maintain its popular wharves.

Capital's slopes put to the test

The three-year drilling project was contracted to GNS Science for $1.5m.

Scientists are drilling across Wellington in the hope of learning more about the city's stability.

14 buildings still a quake risk

145 Cuba St has been removed from Wellington City Council's unreinforced masonry buildings list, but 54 building remain ...

Time is running out for Wellington's quake-risk buildings with just three months left to secure dangerous masonry

politics

CEO bonuses will be next video

State Services Minister Chris Hipkins says: "Part of this is paying women equally and addressing pay levels for public ...

The Government's on a mission to cut massive salary increases across the public sector.

Water, on rugby terms

Most regions visited by Water NZ have so far favoured a 'Super Rugby' model to water management.

NZ needs to up its water game, but what are the options? Think provincial, Super Rugby, All Blacks.

Rachel Smalley joins KiwiBuild video

Rachel Smalley has been named as KiwiBuild's general manager of stakeholder engagement and communications

The former television and radio personality is now boss of stakeholder engagement and communications.

The moral thing to do

A protester in Sydney in 2016 appeals to Australians' welcoming natures.

OPINION: An offer to take Nauru refugees would be more than a gesture.

education

Teachers have lost, even if they win

Alwyn Poole's message to teachers is: "Stop complaining about the greatest job in the world."

OPINION: They've maligned the best job in the world with all their whingeing.

Another strike in education

Hundreds of teachers, parents and students gathered at the Church Steps on Trafalgar St, Nelson, during the nationwide ...

Educational psychologists, therapists and other specialists will strike on Tuesday, following in primary teachers' footsteps.

Students angry at online testing

Students at Botany Downs Secondary College have started a petition over digital testing.

Students revising for a handwritten test were blindsided when they were told they'd have to take it online.

Childcare centre investigated

Sealey Street Childcare had its license suspended on July 20, after the Ministry of Education received a number of ...

A number of complaints lead to the suspension of centre's licence.

health

Water, on rugby terms

Most regions visited by Water NZ have so far favoured a 'Super Rugby' model to water management.

NZ needs to up its water game, but what are the options? Think provincial, Super Rugby, All Blacks.

How to beat the needle

Kate O'Connor spreads her knowledge to those interested.

A fear of needles often needs to be overcome first says an acupuncturist.

Funded in Aus, not in NZ

James McGoram says the genetic disease he has is yet to affect his day-to-day life but is beginning to affect his heart.

In Australia his brothers get state-funded treatment for a rare disease. In New Zealand, James McGoram gets nothing.

The agony of osteoarthritis video

Sadly there is no magic cure for avoiding osteoarthritis, but knowing if you are at risk is important.

This painful joint disease will affect half of us during our lives and there is no magic cure.

women of influence

Finalists announced

Charlotte Korte is a finalist in the 2018 Women of Influence Awards for her part in starting Mesh Down Under, an ...

A gold medal-winning athlete, an A-list acting coach and campaigner for surgical mesh patients are among the finalists for this year's Women of Influence awards.

NZ's next rebel women

Pania Newton is a lawyer and activist in South Auckland.

Meet the Kate Sheppards of the modern era.

'Having it all' still a struggle

The problems for women in the workplace are "systemic" says Dr Sarah Oxenbridge.

"This is what happens, everybody knows it." Mums say working environments still hold them back.

Quiet women need to be heard

Sunday magazine columnist Leah McFall.

OPINION: Have you heard the one about the columnist afraid of her own opinion?

farming

New app for Kiwi farmers video

Outdoor burning is not permitted in Hawke's Bay during winter, however there are exceptions of burning orchard ...

The app is expected to be ready by next year, and is being developed with industry reps.

NZ cereal 'safe' from glyphosate

MPI says that with glyphosate at the levels detected, there is no food safety issue to consumers.

Sanitarium and Hubbards test for traces of Roundup ingredient, which was found in US food.

Milk: More than a drink video

The average dairy herd in New Zealand has 414 cows.

NZ milk is found in over 100 products, from ice-cream to alcohol.

Glass milk bottles are back

Oaklands Milk farmer Julian Raine with some of the company's milk supplied to supermarkets under the Aunt Jean's Dairy brand.

"It tastes a heck of a lot better in glass," producers say, but it doesn't come cheap.

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    Auckland

    Motorway reopens after crash

    A serious crash on Auckland's North Shore has blocked all lanes on the northern motorway.

    A serious crash continues to cause traffic disruptions north of Onewa Rd on Auckland's northern motorway. 

    Council seeks $20m in unpaid rates

    Te Horo 2B2B2B2 Trust Deputy Chair Huhana Lyndon.

    A lot of Maori freehold land is landlocked and uneconomic. Yet Far North District Council is seeking to recoup more than $20 million unpaid rates.

    Teen robbed at knifepoint

    A young teen is rattled after being threatened with a knife and mugged on an Auckland train.

    Teen robbed on train was told: "Give me everything you have or I'm going to stab you."

    'Invisible' teachers on strike

    Katherine Reilly says school support specialists are "undervalued and disheartened".

    A second school strike is on today - but this time it's the "invisible" teachers, the specialists who work with kids needing extra help. And they're fired up.

    Wellington

    Memorial statue for feathered lovers

    Thomas the gay goose in Ohariu Valley, having been relocated from the Waimanu Lagoon in Waikanae Beach.

    Taihape has the gumboot, Gore the trout - could Kāpiti have the gay goose?

    Ex-wife paid $20,000 a month

    A wealthy Wellington accountant has lost an appeal over costly property, child support and spousal maintenance agreement ...

    To-and-fro battle over maintenance payments ends in defeat for husband.

    Teen denies murdering man

    40-year-old Kelly Alex Donner's body was found outside a pub in Flaxmere on March 4.

    A 14-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty to murdering Hawke's Bay man Kelly Donner.

    Slips and floods in Wellington

    Surface flooding in the eastern suburbs of Wellington. (File photo)

    Wellington has suffered a wild and stormy Monday night causing many slips.

    Canterbury

    Optional cross country video

    Children at some schools have the option of walking the cross country.

    School cross-country has always been loved and loathed in equal measure so is making it optional a cop-out for our kids?

    Fatal flip kills paraglider

    Paraglider Ben Letham, pictured here in 2012, died after a flying accident in Queenstown.

    Ben Letham was highly skilled, but a canopy tangle while completing multiple loops cost him his life.

    Two injured in Chch fires

    The single-storey home on Farquhars Rd, Christchurch, was well involved in fire when three crews arrived at about 9.30pm ...

    Two injured as fire crews tackle two fires in suburban Christchurch overnight.

    Payout for uninsured red zoners

    Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods says the plight of those uninsured when the quakes struck was ...

    Uninsured Christchurch red zoners will get the money they're owed seven years after an unlawful buyout offer.

    Waikato

    Mega gambling venue under spotlight

    The South Waikato District Council's decision making over Tokoroa's new mega gambling venue could be investigated by the ...

    The South Waikato District Council's handling of Tokoroa's new mega gambling venue could be investigated.

    Risk of thunder, hail, tornadoes

    Heavy rain, thunderstorms and hail are all expected to hit Waikato, Waitomo and King Country over the next couple of ...

    Waikato set to get a lashing as unsettled weather gears up for next round.

    Dangerous Urupā access to end video

    A dangerous rail crossing currently separates Taupiri Maunga's urupā and visitors.

    Taupiri Maunga visitors won't have to cross State Highway 1 or trespass on a rail bridge.

    Tornado destroys new house

    The children were eating dinner in the dining room moments before the storm hit.

    The sky went black, then the dining room roof was ripped off as they ate dinner.

    northland

    Council seeks $20m in unpaid rates

    Te Horo 2B2B2B2 Trust Deputy Chair Huhana Lyndon.

    A lot of Maori freehold land is landlocked and uneconomic. Yet Far North District Council is seeking to recoup more than $20 million unpaid rates.

    Tomo church 'desecrated'

    Pictured at the entrance is one of the weddings that took part in the "tomo' church.

    A tomo once used as a church and cookhouse by early Dalmation settlers has been illegally used as a dumping ground for rubbish.

    Northpower's $194m network upgrade

    Northpower plan to spend $194 million upgrading the Whangarei and Kaipara network.

    Almost $200 million to be spent on upgrading Northland's electricity lines network over the next decade.

    Teen pulled into ute

    Police are appealing for witnesses to two separate incidents involving a black ute in Northland on Sunday (file photo).

    A 17-year-old managed to escape from the moving car after she was pulled inside in Northland.

    Bay Of Plenty

    Tornado destroys new house

    The children were eating dinner in the dining room moments before the storm hit.

    The sky went black, then the dining room roof was ripped off as they ate dinner.

    In the path of the tornado video

    The roof of the Top 10 Holiday Park Conference Centre was ripped clean off the building and thrown 500 metres into ...

    Andrea Inman hit the floor when the tornado she was videoing turned straight for her, spitting debris into the air.

    Mobility scooter death

    Police say an item of the woman's clothing became caught, causing her to lose consciousness.

    Witness says woman's scarf got tangled in the wheel of scooter.

    Bella Vista owner does deal

    The failed Bella Vista subdivision in Pyes Pa included 21 homes, of which one owner has settled.

    One owner of the 21 affected homes in the failed Bella Vista subdivision in Tauranga has made a confidential settlement with the city council.

    Taranaki

    A minute of destruction video

    Tarpaulins cover homes which lost their roofs in the tornado that ripped through New Plymouth on Monday evening.

    It was all over in a minute. Picking up the pieces will take months.

    Call to arms for fans video

    TRFU CEO Jeremy says Taranaki rugby needs support of the fans to stave off some serious financial challenges.

    With their stadium running at half-throttle, the financial future of the Taranaki Rugby Union is on shaky ground.

    The butcher on the ice ledge video

    Taranaki Alpine Cliff Rescue team member Grant Upson, 49, has a few stories to tell about searches and rescues on the ...

    Grant Upson may have been stuck high up Mt Taranaki, but he had to get his meat orders in.

    Out of a coma with a 'Māori wave'

    Former deputy principal of Opunake High School Barbara Fakavamoeanga was seriously injured in a car crash in December ...

    All Black Scott Barrett's favourite teacher crashed into a tree and lost all memory of him.

    Manawatu

    Roberts off to Australia

    Manawatū's Jacahn Roberts has been selected in the New Zealand under-15 softball team.

    Jacahn Roberts is the first Manawatū-based New Zealand player in a long time.

    Man shot dead

    Police closed parts of Puriri St on Tuesday morning.

    Woman says daughter's partner died protecting children in gang shooting.

    Regions on the chopping block

    Central's Mac Wilcox, centre, fights for possession with Northland's Nathan Fouhy during the Men's National Hockey ...

    A Hockey New Zealand proposal could cut Central and Northland from regional tournaments.

    Burlesque or bust for city dancer

    Burlesque dancer Costa DeMillion.

    Burlesque dancer Costa DeMillion came home from the Grand Tease Grand Final with awards.

    Nelson

    Darling shoots for Croatia video

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Junior Tall Blacks basketball player Max Darling has signed a ...

    One of NZ's brightest basketball talents bypasses US college system to sign professional contract in Europe.

    Forest sale approved

    The Kaituna Sawmill, near Blenheim, is included in the sale of Nelson Forests.

    New Australian owner of Nelson Forests plans to retain all staff.

    Car crashes into parked truck

    A mini crashed into a stationary truck on Rocks Rd at 12:30am on Monday.

    A woman was taken to hospital after her car hit a truck on Rocks Rd.

    Slips overnight in Nelson

    A large pine tree had fallen on Old School Rd, Motupiko in Tasman, blocking the road.

    Slips triggered by steady rain blocked some roads and the wet weather also felled a large pine.

    Marlborough

    Well-planned vineyard heist

    Kotuku Rerenga-Tahi Miller, 40, cut through a fence to burgle a vineyard shed in Seddon, south Marlborough.

    He said a mate short on money asked for help, but wouldn't give up his name.

    Extra wheel bearing trick

    Truck stop parts manager Hayden James Kerwin ordered items on the company account and charged them to clients. (File photo)

    Truck stop worker thought no-one would notice his "small charges" onto client invoices.

    Nelson Forests sale gets nod

    The Kaituna Sawmill, near Blenheim, is included in the sale of Nelson Forests.

    New Australian owner plans to retain all Nelson Forests staff.

    Water, on rugby terms

    Most regions visited by Water NZ have so far favoured a 'Super Rugby' model to water management.

    NZ needs to up its water game, but what are the options? Think provincial, Super Rugby, All Blacks.

    South Canterbury

    'Big boys' toy' in for a crank up video

    Allan Averis, centre, has bought the engine from the Rangatira. Pictures on his left are Graham Rae, and right, Ian Webb.

    An engine weighing 14 tonnes is in for a crank up as three old grease monkeys get to work.

    Car flips in crash video

    This vehicle was flipped on its roof in a collision with another at the intersection of Le Cren and Church Sts in Timaru.

    Three taken to hospital as vehicle ends up on roof in two-car crash in Timaru.

    Rockin' to millions

    Nine-hundred-and-thirty-two vehicles registered for this year's Hospice Rock and Hop on Caroline Bay.

    A colourful fundraiser has pumped more than $1m into the region's economy.

    Rooney cheered for scheme support

    Gary Rooney, chairman of Rooney Holdings Ltd, is believed to be worth in excess of $120 million.

    Gary Rooney praised for an $18.5m underwriting of Hunter Downs water scheme.

    Otago

    Optional cross country video

    Children at some schools have the option of walking the cross country.

    School cross-country has always been loved and loathed in equal measure so is making it optional a cop-out for our kids?

    Fatal flip kills paraglider

    Paraglider Ben Letham, pictured here in 2012, died after a flying accident in Queenstown.

    Ben Letham was highly skilled, but a canopy tangle while completing multiple loops cost him his life.

    5000 home tests packs sent out

    Judith Barrow with the National Bowel Screening Programme test kit instructions.

    The National Bowel Screening Programme has caught one cancer case and pre-cancerous stages in others in the south.

    The bleeding nose test

    Ian Carline outside the Dunedin District Court late last year.

    Deer velvet director used himself as a "guinea pig", altering product if he got a nose bleed.

    Southland

    Death 'may have been avoidable'

    The Gertrude Valley, Near Homer Tunnel, where French tramper Anne-Marie Scaglione-Genet, 53, died in January 2017.

    A husband watched his wife fall to her death after the pair missed the safe crossing point of a Fiordland river.

    Following Burt

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Lee Munro," Burts G Nephew"  who attended the unveiling of the Farmland Burt Munro ...

    Motorcycle racer Lee Munro's bike was put out-of-action and his leg burnt, but his great uncle, would be proud.

    5000 home tests packs sent out

    Judith Barrow with the National Bowel Screening Programme test kit instructions.

    The National Bowel Screening Programme has caught one cancer case and pre-cancerous stages in others in the south.

    Severed armpit artery

    Jack McAllister, also known as Jade Fearn, was stabbed 14 times near ILT Stadium Southland about 11pm on June 7, 2017. ...

    Invercargill murder victim was stabbed 14 times around parts of his body. The stab to his shoulder was the worst.

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