Deadly jump from truck

A photo of Chris and Jenny Corlett.

"Folklore" to jump out before crash impact may have led to a truck driver's death on a Canterbury hill.

Woman watches brother die

Anthony Hallmond died on Sunday night after what was believed to be an altercation on a Te Awamutu street.

9 min ago  Family arrived to find paramedics trying to revive Anthony Hallmond on a Te Awamutu street.

Two penguins killed in slip

A Pukekura Trust Scientist found 113 little blue penguins at the reserve on the Otago Peninsula.

6 min ago  A pair of the world's smallest penguins has been killed in a large slip on the Otago Peninsula.

Mother gave daughter meth

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Abrupt end to trial of woman accused of being a party to her daughter's rape.

Caught with 1188 Viagra tablets

Elijah Nuku was caught with 1188 Viagra tablets (File photo)

A Hastings man could face jail after being caught trying to sell Viagra pills on the black market.

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Matterhorn to close

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Council: Wharf-jumping OK

Wharf-jumping - or dive-bombing - is a popular Kiwi summer past-time, but left 100s injured in the past year.

Popular past-time leaves Kiwis seriously injured or even dead - but Auckland Council says previous bans have failed.

Germans being rescued from mountain

The two people were being rescued from the Stratford ski field.

One has a gash on their head, while the other has been told to stay put until the rescue helicopter reaches them.

Swede pricing scandal?

Swedes can be found for $1 each at roadside stalls.

How much do you pay for a humble swede?

Woman choked during row

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She struggled to breathe as her ex-partner grabbed her around the throat.

The 'force' who caught Black Widow

Actress Aidee Walker plays Lee-Anne Cartier in the TVNZ telefeature Catching the Black Widow.

Roles this good don't come along often. So how do you play the determined amateur who solved her brother's murder?

Outlet bridge proposal polarises Wanaka

John Wellington, Upper Clutha Tracks Trust trustee.

To bridge or not to bridge? John Wellington rattles a few cages in Wanaka.

Injured acid worker paid $34k

The Employment Relations Authority found Alastair Cowles was not fairly investigated.

The acid production worker was sacked for failing to report his workplace injury.

Migrant workers boost dairy industry

Dairy farmer Michael Woodward thinks the Government should change its migrant dairy worker policy to reflect realities.

Migrant workers are valuable for both the dairy industry and the communities in which they live.

Firewood shortage endures

City Firewood owner John Harris checks out a pile of kiln-dried wood at his yard in Harewood in June.

There's a scarcity of firewood in Canterbury and it is getting worse, with one company already selling fuel meant for next winter.

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crime

More prison for meth dealer after judge error

A woman convicted in the Nelson District Court earlier this year on drugs charges has had her sentence quashed and ...

4:20 PM  Meth dealer gets longer prison stint, after Crown appeal finds judge made mistake in initial sentencing.

Early morning prowler arrested

3:56 PM  A prowler who peered into flats in Dunedin's student quarter has been arrested.

Teen convicted for sex with minor

Dads caught with drugs

nz earthquake

Do we have hazard fatigue?

Civil Defence says it's important to follow a trusted source for official warnings.

Half of Kiwis don't trust official disaster warnings, with the "cry wolf effect" making younger and more educated people sceptical.

$231m boost for SH1

A slip on State Highway 1 after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

New cycleway announced for 60km section of quake-hit highway north of Kaikoura.

Forecasting the next big quake

The Adelphi Hotel, in Kaikoura, was pulled down due to earthquake damage.

It's impossible to say when an earthquake is going to strike. But the predictable patterns of aftershocks can help.

Temporary quake houses open

Waiau was one of the most badly affected towns in November's magnitude-7.8 earthquake.

Eight months on from the quakes, affected Waiau residents have access to warm dry homes.

politics

Labour won't scrap woodburners

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The party says its candidate was "expressing a personal view" on the controversial Canterbury rule.

Don't punish kids for parents' choices

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has had a trying week.

OPINION: There are many reasons women don't name fathers, and the children aren't to blame, writes Metiria Turei.

Poorest Kiwis struggling with housing video

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the incomes report supported the Government's focus on lifting the economy, ...

Little to no progress has been made in reducing child poverty, with the cost of housing remaining a stubborn wall against lifting the poorest families up.

Boris upbeat on Kiwi OE

UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson is greeted by NZ Prime Minister Bill English and Minister of Foreign Affairs Gerry at ...

UK Foreign Secretary downplays concerns Kiwis on their "OE" could be worse off after Brexit.

education

From Porirua to Cape Town

There is no spare time for Kate Powell, Jemma Brisk, and Cerys Poore as they research, revise and rehearse for their ...

Debating has paved the way for three Porirua teens to represent NZ in South Africa.

'Technical assault' ends career

The relief teacher grabbed the boy's backpack, but the strap broke and the boy fell between closing doors.

Teacher grabbed the boy's backpack for a word, but the strap broke and the 12-year-old fell between closing doors.

Cool mural for Rata St

The mural finishes above the school office.

 Former Naenae College art teacher making a splash with murals.

Wellington Coll headmaster retiring

Wellington College headmaster Roger Moses has announced he will retire in April 2018.

Roger Moses will finish a 23-year run in April next year.

health

Hospital often full to the brim

Palmerston North Hospital is often operating at capacity.

Additional staff and resources are needed to cope with high patient numbers.

MedRecruit grows into new office

After starting his doctor recruitment agency 11 years ago Sam Hazledine, based in Queenstown, now employs more than 70 ...

Australasian doctor recruitment company grows out of its old Queenstown office with 45 staff on board.

Paracetamol overdose accidental

A coroner has ruled that a Wellington woman died of an accidental overdose on paracetamol.

Wellington woman died from liver failure after taking too many painkillers, coroner finds.

Vapes safe for now

Jason Seath and Jessica Byron of Hawke's Bay Vapour Palmerston North demonstrate vaping. The city does not have a vaping ...

Palmerston North will review its smokefree policy next year.

women of influence

Women of Influence 2017 finalists

Alison Mau is one of the finalists this year for our Women of Influence.

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Cerebral palsy blogger nominated for leadership

Grace Stratton has been nominated in the Young Leader category of this year's Women of Influence awards

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Joan Withers: A woman's place

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We still need feminism

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farming

Cow disease reaches NZ

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A highly contagious cattle disease has infected a South Canterbury dairy herd in the first recorded case in NZ.

When will the rain ever stop?

Waikato farmers have had to put up with steady rain since April.

The cows may need snorkels when they leave the milking shed if the wet weather continues, says Marc Gascoigne.

Pioneers' risky days are past

Stuart Taylor, with son Miller, says it is no longer acceptable to take a risk on the farm.

Marton dairy farmer Stuart Taylor now has a health and safety "conscience" on his 1200-cow farm.

'Lake' consumes farm

Farmer Geoff Wallace on his Hook Swamp Rd property, which is still inundated with water.

Rapidly rising water in a flood-prone area meant a South Canterbury farmer ended up with a trailer load of dead calves.

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    Auckland

    Council: Wharf-jumping OK

    Wharf-jumping - or dive-bombing - is a popular Kiwi summer past-time, but left 100s injured in the past year.

    Popular past-time leaves Kiwis seriously injured or even dead - but Auckland Council says previous bans have failed.

    Girl-only coding proves popular

    Girl Code founders Alice and Matthew Gatland say there is a lack of women in the technology sector.

    Auckland coding class aims to remedy under-representation of women in the tech sector.

    Wearable art set to wow the crowds

    Artist Ann Skelly with a previous year's  World of Wearable Art entry.

    Ann Skelly is among the chosen few whose work will feature in the World of WearableArt Awards.

    Concerns over development plans at Waiheke Island gateway

    Gary Thomason beside the land at Matiatia where visitor units could be developed.

    Plans for a visitor accommodation development on Waiheke island are making waves.

    Wellington

    Land slip in Lower Hutt

    A land slip blocks a road in Lower Hutt.

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    Matterhorn to close

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    Axe hangs over Love knighthood

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    PM considering how to deal with disgraced Maori leader Sir Ngatata Love's honour.

    Canterbury

    Sheep to the rescue

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    A small colony of rabbits rode a flock of sheep to safety from the floodwaters in Otago.

    Assault ends career

    The relief teacher grabbed the boy's backpack, but the strap broke and the boy fell between closing doors.

    Teacher grabbed the boy's backpack for a word, but the strap broke and the 12-year-old fell between closing doors.

    Two penguins killed in slip

    A Pukekura Trust Scientist found 113 little blue penguins at the reserve on the Otago Peninsula.

    A pair of the world's smallest penguins were killed in a large slip on the Otago Peninsula.

    Case dismissed after botch-up

    Judge Michael Crosbie dismissed a drug charge against a woman in the Dunedin District Court on Tuesday.

    A police error resulted in a case against a member of a prominent family to be thrown out.

    Waikato

    Storm set to roll in from Tasman

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    Heavy rain and possible thunderstorms on horizon before cracker weekend.

    ACC U-turn on glasses

    Hamilton man Glenn Hodges' eyesight was damaged following a crash at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park in December.

    After an eight-month battle, motoring enthusiast Glenn Hodges has scored a win.

    Outrage over skids on cemetery

    Skid marks from vandals are all that remain at the Ngaruawahia Cemetery

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    Workplace teacup prank boils over

    The teacup embarking on a journey throughout New Zealand as part of a Tokoroa workplace prank.

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    Taranaki

    Agency in liquidation

    Liquidators were able to recover fees from a failed debt collection business.

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    Man attacked abuser

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    After he was taken advantage of while drunk, a man sought retribution against his abuser.

    Mountain rescue underway

    The two people were being rescued from the Stratford ski field.

    One has a gash on their head, while the other has been told to stay put until the rescue helicopter reaches them.

    What's on in Taranaki

    Hawera photographer Kevin Bone's recent work is on display at Lysaght Watt gallery.

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    Manawatu

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    House prices spike

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    Hospital is often full

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    Nelson

    New plan to save grandstand

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    Marlborough

    Burglar caught by paper trail

    The diamond ring was pawned at a Cash Converters in 2010. (File photo)

    Seven years after burglar pawns diamond ring, police realise he gave Cash Converters his real name.

    Picture perfect

    Marlborough photographer Jessica Jones won four awards at the annual Iris Awards for professional photographers.

    Professional photographer Jessica Jones impresses judges in one of New Zealand's most prestigious competitions.

    Guerrilla knitters yarn-bomb town

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    Teen denies knifepoint robbery

    Dylan Joseph Dredge admitted seven charges at the Blenheim District Court. (File photo)

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    South Canterbury

    New burner rule pitched

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    Disease reaches NZ

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    A highly contagious cattle disease has infected a South Canterbury dairy herd in the first recorded case in NZ.

    Climate change pledge not signed

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    Southland

    Elderly pedestrian hit by car

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    An elderly man was struck by a car in central Invercargill.

    Early start for Barclay

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    Disgraced MP arrives back at work with smile on his face.

    Factory worker awarded $30,000

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    An Invercargill factory worker has successfully claimed over $30,000 from his former employers, after being unjustifiably dismissed.

    'You sober up pretty quick'

    Flooding on the Taieri Plains caught out several motorists over the weekend.

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