Man dead after crash

The Highway is closed in both directions following the crash.

A man has died and another person taken to hospital with serious injuries after a three-car crash in Kumeu, West Auckland.

No respite from rain, gales

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Wellington rain and wind weather

10 min ago  Heavy rain and severe gales are on the cards for many as very strong northwest flow covers parts of NZ.

Doctor loses citizenship fight

Dr Robert Taylor has twice fought a decision to revoke his citizenship. He won the first time but the second time a ...

Robert Taylor didn't mention a sex offence arrest when he applied to be a Kiwi.

Murder 'mistaken identity'

The body of Marcus Luke Tucker, 36, was found bound and wrapped in carpet near Lake Ellesmere on Anzac Day 2016.

Marcus Luke Tucker's nickname was "Ruckus" - one he unluckily shared with a thief.

Crown to appeal Pora decision

Teina Pora was awarded the $2.5 million compensation package in June.

Teina Pora "bitterly disappointed" as Crown fights decision to put inflation on his compensation.

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Greens in difficult position

Green Party leader James Shaw knows siding with National is too risky.

OPINION: The Green Party faithful seem quite grateful to be back in Parliament.

Dog walker hit by car

Auckland's Tamaki Drive is a busy thoroughfare.

Woman critically injured and one of her dogs dead after being hit by car near Auckland yacht club.

NZ's 'face of poverty' video

Lynley Beazley says she would not be able to survive without food parcels from The Salvation Army.

Lynlie Beazley has $22 a week left for food. It's been two years since she ate fresh fruit.

Gang beneficiary runs $6m property video

Head Hunters east chapter president Wayne Doyle (file photo).

Notorious gang leader believed to the target of major police operation.

Winston's long list video

Election night 2017 - the start of NZ First leader Winston Peters' move to secure concessions in exchange for a ...

Immigration or Māori seats, ports or water rights. The bottom lines of Winston Peters could take him either way.

Upper Harbour still blue

Paula Bennett "stoked" with National's support

Paula Bennett topped the polls with 56 per cent of the candidate vote.

Escaper still on the loose

A man has escaped his probation officer in Wellington and is now on the run from police.

Police tracked him by his electronic anklet - but after 8 hours had not found him.

The long hard road to woo Peters

What's your price? Bill English and Winston Peters at a press conference with Richard Prebble in 2003.

OPINION: National may have had a shot at getting Winston Peters onside before the election - but blew it.

Targeted for voting National

Johannes Tietze's home was targeted by taggers after Saturday's election.

"Blood on your hands" read the words painted on house of National supporter while he celebrated election result.

Gorge options discussed

The 13 alternative route options are available for public viewing and comment on the NZTA website.

Thirteen alternative routes to the Manawatū Gorge have been laid out for the public to discuss.

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Targeted for voting National

Johannes Tietze's home was targeted by taggers after Saturday's election.

"Blood on your hands" read the words painted on house of National supporter while he celebrated election result.

Jail for flesh-eating disease claim

Judge dismisses Rotorua man's claim a flesh-eating disease in his leg got him a jail sentence.

Immigration fraud found

Squatters on P

nz earthquake

Freight hub to keep trucking

The container transfer site was upgraded to a 24/7 freight hub in a matter of days after the earthquake.

After the earthquake, they started working 24/7 loading and unloading more than 100 trucks a day.

Most houses checked, sometimes twice

Properties in Ward were badly damaged by the Kaikōura earthquake in November last year. (File pic)

Toska Bayly's house was assessed 10 days after the quake. But with no report filed, it had to be checked again.

Managing land damage

Land damage in Kaikoura.

The Kaikōura Plains Recovery Project to help quake-damaged land owners got off the ground earlier this month with funding from MPI.

Quake off Southland coast

A magnitude 5.8 quake struck near Southland.

A 5.8 earthquake hit off the coast of Southland - but its shaking was unnoticeable, GeoNet says.

politics

The long hard road to woo Peters

What's your price? Bill English and Winston Peters at a press conference with Richard Prebble in 2003.

OPINION: National may have had a shot at getting Winston Peters onside before the election - but blew it.

First day of school for new MPs video

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New MP Duncan Webb arrives at Parliament.

It's the first day of school for 32 new MPs, but they've got a gym, a restaurant, a bar and $160,000 a year to help them settle in.

English's chief of staff quits

Bill English's chief of staff Wayne Eagleson has quit.

National leader Bill English's chief of staff Wayne Eagleson has resigned.

Relentless positivity was naive

Jacinda Ardern's campaign strategy of "relentless positivity" was naive at best, if not deluded, writes Mike Yardley.

OPINION: Jacinda Ardern was extremely nice. But you also need mongrel and a killer instinct.

education

Horror crash victims on mend

A mangled Nissan is removed from where it crashed into a group of school students near Westlake Girls, leaving five ...

Two victims remain in hospital after a car ploughed into a group of Auckland school students.

Librarian appeals apology order

Former Rai Valley Area School librarian Faye Leov in 2010 after receiving an apology from the school board for her ...

A former school librarian behind a defamatory letter claiming her former boss was a bully is to appeal a judge's decision to make her apologise.

$1m for beer study video

Garage Project head brewer and co-founder Pete Gillespie is taking part in a three-year research project on how sound ...

Will playing music to your beer actually make it taste better?

Mandarin gaining momentum

Teacher Qiubo Li with Mandarin students Sienna Barrington Prowse (4 1/2) and sister Olympia Barrington Prowse.

It's by far the most widely spoken language in the world and it's increasing in popularity in New Zealand.

health

Alzheimer's, the silent killer

Palmerston North residents turned out in force for a Memory Walk.

A sea of purple turned out at Memory Walks in Feilding and Palmerston North.

Mumps rapidly spreading

More than 440 cases of mumps have been reported this year in Auckland, a sign of low vaccination rates.

Auckland's mumps cases continue to spread rapidly in the most serious outbreak in more than 20 years. 

Mussels linked to disease outbreak

Two of the four people who are unwell have eaten mussels gathered on Napier's foreshore.

Four people are sick, and two of them ate mussels gathered at Ahuriri.

Care switch-up 'upsetting'

Pamela Duffy has built up a close relationship with her carers, who will no longer be visiting her at home after the ...

For the past two years, she has built up a relationship with her carers. Next week, she may never see them again.

women of influence

NZ's Woman of Influence named video

My Food Bag founder Cecilia Robinson.

Cecilia Robinson, who founded My Food Bag, is the Supreme Winner in the 2017 Women of Influence awards.

Women of Influence Forum video

Former prime minister Helen Clark calls for the next generation of female leaders to get organised to get a level ...

The Women of Influence Forum celebrated NZ women and their achievements.

Women's sport 'stuck in 80s'

The New Zealand Black Ferns won the Women's Rugby World Cup but flew economy class - an example of the lack of attention ...

NZ's Susan Devoy dominated world squash in the 1980s. She says attitudes to women's sport have hardly changed.

Helen Clark and a call to arms

Helen Clark, former prime minister of New Zealand and former head of the UNDP, with filmmaker Gaylene Preston, at Event ...

Given half the chance, Kiwis not living under a rock at the turn of the millennium will tell you about the time they met PM Helen Clark.

farming

The 8 million dollar dairyman

Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings was under fire two years ago when it was revealed he earned $5m.

Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings had a freeze in pay in 2015, but there's been a large scale thaw since.

Planting scheme just the start

Taranaki Regional Council chairman David MacLeod says the council won't wait for the national debate on water quality to ...

Taranaki's regional council says it won't stand still on further improvements to water quality.

Fonterra profit falls, revenue up

CEO Theo Spierings says Fonterra's strategic direction has set the foundation for a solid performance.

Dairy farmers will be smiling as Fonterra is set to put more cash into their hands.

Wax-eye massacre by heron

Wax-eyes are in dangerous territory when they enter Joyce Wyllie's Kaihoka farm.

The wax-eye carnage by a solitary heron made the election look lightweight.

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    Auckland

    Man dead after crash

    The Highway is closed in both directions following the crash.

    A man has died and another person taken to hospital with serious injuries after a three-car crash in Kumeu, West Auckland.

    Dog walker hit by car

    Auckland's Tamaki Drive is a busy thoroughfare.

    Woman critically injured and one of her dogs dead after being hit by car near Auckland yacht club.

    NZ's 'face of poverty' video

    Lynley Beazley says she would not be able to survive without food parcels from The Salvation Army.

    Lynlie Beazley has $22 a week left for food. It's been two years since she ate fresh fruit.

    Gang beneficiary runs $6m property video

    Head Hunters east chapter president Wayne Doyle (file photo).

    Notorious gang leader believed to the target of major police operation.

    Wellington

    'Gay village' vetoes church union

    Sara Rimmer, left, and Alexandra Saunders were refused a church wedding in St Peter's Anglican Church in Paekākāriki, on ...

    Paekākāriki is known for being liberal. But not when it came to Alex and Sara's wedding.

    Winds close hill road

    The Rimutaka Hill Road was closed due to high winds on Monday night.

    Strong winds cause closure of SH2 over Rimutaka Hill, and disrupt flights.

    Who'll be Lester's new 2IC?

    Wellington Mayor Justin Lester, right, will announce his replacement for Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle within the next ...

    Councillor with less than a year's experience in the mix to be new deputy mayor.

    Turfed out by Wellington's wind video

    Karori artificial turf blown away.

    Contractors laid artificial turf in Karori, but underestimated the capital's infamous breeze.

    Canterbury

    Christchurch rolls out red carpet video

    The Changeover's two leads. Kiwi Erana James plays Laura Chant, while British actor Nicholas Galitzine plays Sorensen ...

    The stars were out for the premiere of The Changeover, based on Margaret Mahy's spooky novel.

    $3.4m budget blowout

    Christchurch City Council chief executive Karleen Edwards. The council has overspent by $3.4 million on personnel, ...

    The council's spend on personnel has blown out by $3.4m – mainly due to hiring consultants to fill vacancies.

    Whitebaiter river death 'tragic'

    Helen Wood died at Kairaki Beach, in North Canterbury, on Friday night. The beach is popular with fishers and ...

    Helen Wood reversed her trailer onto the beach before her car went into the river with her inside.

    Sex worker bylaw faces axe

    Police no longer support a bylaw preventing prostitutes working in residential areas. Christchurch City Council staff ...

    Residents enraged at council back-down from banning sex work outside their homes.

    Waikato

    Preparing for peak kitten

    Waikato SPCA expects to help at least 3000 animals this calendar year, many of them kittens.

    Breeding season is getting longer and this year is expected to be the busiest yet.

    Search for fisherman

    Police and the coastguard looking for a missing fisherman at Papanui Point at Ruapuke.

    Emergency services are searching for person who fell into the water at Ruapuke, near Raglan.

    Powered parachute crashes

    The powered parachute crashed on takeoff.

    Man in powered parachute crashed on take-off, hitting a metal bollard.

    Man struck by tree dies

    The man was out chainsawing trees when one fell and struck him. He died at the scene.

    Man chainsawing on a rural Coromandel property has died after a tree fell on him.

    Taranaki

    New lattes: Novelty or nutritional?

    Turmeric and beetroot lattes are becoming popular but won't be replacing anyone's flat white or cappuccino any time soon.

    Turmeric and beetroot lattes are trendy and tasty but aren't a miracle health cure.

    'Undesirable' gully

    Martin Moeller goes through Lucy Gully a few times a week and is disappointed that it has become a dumping ground.

    A scenic redwood forest in Egmont National Park is becoming a dumping ground, a neighbour says.

    'I want my pig back'

    The wild pig that had been wandering around New Plymouth has been caught and will be taken to live on a farm.

    A suburban sow gone wild has been caught, but her owner will huff and puff for the return of the piggy, pig, pig.

    Taranaki lifesavers scoop awards

    Todd Velvin won the DHL Instructor of the year award at the Surf Life Saving awards.

    Todd Velvin, DHL Instructor of the Year, says surf lifesaving is "pretty hard" to give up.

    Manawatu

    Loud jets irk residents video

    Sanson resident Bill Tooley points to where fighter jets have been flying over his home.

    Could howling pets and shaking houses become the new norm in Sanson?

    Gorge options given

    The 13 alternative route options are available for public viewing and comment on the NZTA website.

    Thirteen alternative routes to the Manawatū Gorge have been laid out for the public to discuss.

    Immigration fraud

    Mohammad Khan was under pressure from family when committing immigration fraud, the Palmerston North District Court heard.

    His mother was denied entry to New Zealand eight times, so he lied to authorities to get her in.

    Fletcher Reinforcing expands

    Fletcher Reinforcing Levin branch manager Donny Smith and administrator Jen Syme at the company's Main Rd South site.

    Fletcher Reinforcing's Levin branch is to hire 25 new staff.

    Nelson

    Revved up over hobby

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Preston Brunell of Stoke Mechanical and Tyres.

    Nelson man Preston Brunell has got plenty of mileage from his lifelong love of custom cars.

    New marine frontiers

    Dr Serean Adams, Cawthron aquaculture group manager at the Cawthron Aquaculture Park.

    New species and technologies will increase resilience of aquaculture stock for the future, industry told.

    Life-changing loss

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Margaret Lacy holds a picture of her late husband Peter Lacy who had ...

    Dementia affects tens of thousands of Kiwis, eventually taking everything from them.

    Wet spring for region

    It's been a wet September in the Nelson/Tasman region, with higher than average rainfall.

    Spring starts out on the wrong foot in Nelson but it's not all bad news.

    Marlborough

    Love is wild

    Rebecca Stoner, a florist at Forget Me Not, left, and Jessica Bunting, designer at Betty and Co, work on one of their al ...

    It can be pretty wild trying to organise a wedding, especially these days.

    Looking to the future

    National's Stuart Smith, centre, celebrates with his family, from left, Hugo Smith, Fenella Smith, Julie Smith and Louis ...

    As results are revealed, what's next for the winners and losers?

    Librarian appeals apology order

    Former Rai Valley Area School librarian Faye Leov in 2010 after receiving an apology from the school board for her ...

    A former school librarian behind a defamatory letter claiming her former boss was a bully is to appeal a judge's decision to make her apologise.

    Care switch 'upsetting'

    Pamela Duffy has built up a close relationship with her carers, who will no longer be visiting her at home after the ...

    For the past two years, she has built up a relationship with her carers. Next week, she may never see them again.

    South Canterbury

    Craigmore a designer's 'dream' video

    Olympian Jock Paget is being hosted at Craigmore Station for the first fundraising event for a proposed new eventing course.

    Olympian throws support behind proposed world class eventing course at Craigmore Station.

    Fine weather back

    A severe weather warning was in place for heavy winds in Canterbury on Monday morning.

    The majority of South Canterbury is expected to have fine weather on Tuesday.

    Call for model plane size limits

    South Canterbury Model Aero Club vice-president Robbie Hellewell launches his Parkzone Visionair AS3X aircraft into the ...

    Safety concerns prompt SC Aero Club to call for more rules around model aeroplanes.

    Mechanics recall bygone era

    Former workmates, from left, Bernie Foster, Allan Averis and Gordon Hutcheon check out some of the old tractor models ...

    Three former Timaru colleagues take a trip down memory lane.

    Otago

    Fire victim's family 'gutted'

    A Housing New Zealand house where the body of a man was found after a fire.

    Heartbroken family speaks of their devastation in losing their father in a house fire.

    False alarms go off due to thunder

    A thunder and lightning storm hit Queenstown and Central Otago on Monday morning.

    Lightning and thunder storm cuts keep fire brigade volunteers busy in Queenstown.

    Family 'wrecked' as search suspended

    Police are still appealing for sightings of missing Dunedin man Stephen Lowe.

    The search for missing man Stephen Lowe has been suspended.

    Two MPs for Clutha-Southland

    Clutha-Southland New Zealand First candidate Mark Patterson watches his leader Winston Peters, give his coalition speech ...

    Clutha-Southland has a new New Zealand First MP, Lawrence farmer Mark Patterson.

    Southland

    Meridian 'flooding my family farm' video

    Looking out over the Hollyburn creek which has been flooded by water from the Waiau river.

    Every time Meridian Energy releases the Manapouri dam, Thomas O'Brien loses another chunk of farmland.

    Family 'wrecked' as search suspended

    Police are still appealing for sightings of missing Dunedin man Stephen Lowe.

    The search for missing man Stephen Lowe has been suspended.

    And then there were four

    Mark Patterson: secure at 7th.

    Southland will have four MPs. How much influence is that?

    South's election night

    It was all smiles for Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie, pictured here with her husband Mark Billcliff.

    Invercargill will have two MPs in Parliament, Labour's Liz Craig and National's Sarah Dowie.

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