Police catch fugitive

Te Wera Hemara and Emmanuel Witana (centre and right) are still at large.

One of three men who escaped police custody in Levin has been arrested.

Red zone home mooted for school

The school has a roll of about 225 students between years 1 and 13, and two childcare facilities looking after 77 ...

A Christchurch school with 200 on the waiting list is so popular it might move to the red zone for more space.

First regional jet service takes off

The first regional regular jet service in New Zealand has taken off with the first direct flight from Auckland to Invercargill.

8chan investigated over content

Stuff Circuit has produced a documentary on online hate called Infinite Evil.

Notorious internet message board under investigation over child sex abuse content.

Fox Glacier road closure's impact

The only road to Fox Glacier on the West Coast was destroyed by a major landslide.

There's mixed emotions for locals following the announcement that the Fox Glacier access road won't be reopened.

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'Saved by an iPhone app' video

Jami-Lee Ross talks about his very public breakdown in the latest episode of Stuff's mental health podcast, Out of My Mind.

MP Jami-Lee Ross on the mental health crisis that followed his political and personal meltdown.

Test online security first, expert says

Websites should be tested for security against hackers.

Security breaches will keep on happening if security is not routinely tested.

A decade of dirty dairy offending

Dairy effluent offending has affected streams, rivers and waterways in all corners of the country.

The offending has affected streams, rivers and waterways in every region of the country.

Taranaki Mosque open day

Saba (ladies rep),Yusuf Khan (vice president) and Taher (treasurer) with their children at the The Taranaki Islamic ...

The event was replicated at mosques around the country for Islam Awareness Week.

CBD development gets $19.5m funding boost

Regional economic development minister Shane Jones has announced a $19.5m funding boost for the Invercargill CBD ...

"It's a project with widespread support from the local community and one that the Government is proud to support," Shane Jones says.

Home game win for Bulls

The Taranaki Bulls have won their first home game in a crowd in front of 3,600 people at Yarrow Stadium on Sunday afternoon. 

Councillor Alex Crackett under scrutiny

Invercargill city councillor Alex Crackett.

"I absolutely have an open mind," Invercargill city councillor Alex Crackett says.

Chemical spill at hospital

190825 NEWS. Photo: John Cowpland / alphapix. Parts of Hawkes Bay Hospital were evacuated after a chemical spill.

People evacuated from some areas of Hawke's Bay Hospital, police say.

A last chance gig

Musician Vorn Colgan is dying of cancer and has announced his last tour.

Musician Vorn Colgan is the best musician you've probably never heard of and he's dying of cancer.

Rubbish won't be stockpiled

Renew Energy wants to burn 1000 tonnes of rubbish every day to create 28 mega watts of power. It says it doesn't need ...

Company behind proposed waste-to-energy plant says it doesn't need resource consent to stockpile waste, but won't need to do that anyway.

politics

A region at a crossroads

John Tamihere, left, is bringing flare to the Auckland mayoral race, while Phil Goff, right, oozes stability.

ANALYSIS: Whoever ends up in the Auckland Mayor's Albert St office will inherit a region with serious growing pains.

Judith Collins' poison pen

Judith Collins has promised her tell-all book "won't be boring".

OPINION: Judith Collins is writing a book and some people should be very, very afraid.

Why healthcare is broken

John Saunders of Hawke's Bay is thankful for what the health system has done for him

The health system is groaning under massive costs and no-one knows where, or how, to make savings.

Climate change is genocide

We are on an irreversible path to a climate which will not support human life, says Alison Cole.

OPINION: We are on an irreversible path to a climate which will not support human life.

education

Palmerston North lobbies to host mega polytech

Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith wants the city to be the base for country's new mega polytech headquarters.

Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith is lobbying for the city to host the new headquarters.

Bridges designed to collapse

Hanging in the balance. Ari Kim on her team's bridge.

Engineering students had to build a bridge that would hold two people, but buckle under the weight of three.

Rugby ref injured

Police are investigating a brawl during a rugby match played at Tangaroa College.

Police are investigating an incident during the game between Auckland Grammar School and Tangaroa College.

Everywear fashion for everyone

Thomson says her background growing up on a lifestyle block informs her observations of how clothing creates persona.

Rather than being boxed, 'Everywear' is about giving a vehicle for "anybody, of any gender, to be able to dress however they want".

health

Jobs to go in health reshuffle

Hauraki Primary Health Organisation's base in Von Tempsky Street, Hamilton. The funding provider is set to lose staff ...

The medical funder in line for a big shakeup and job losses has tens of thousands of patients on its books.

Proven health benefits of essential oils

Do essential oils live up to their claims?

The essential oils that have research backing up their therapeutic claims.

$2.5m for kaumātua study

In Māoridom, becoming a kaumātua means more responsibility, University of Waikato's Professor Brendan Hokowhitu said.

Mentoring, exercise, te reo and cultural knowledge part of research projects aimed to improve the lives of Māori elders.

'No need for alarm' over vape death

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday 149 people nationwide have become ill from vaping. ...

A public health professor says New Zealand vape users shouldn't panic following the first e-cigarette death in the United States.

māori issues

Māori fight for piece of Sydney

The group, led by Lady Crown, says the land was gifted to them by local Aboriginal people over 200 years ago.

They say they were given the land 200 years ago and it's time they got full rights to it.

Ōtorohanga gets its macron

Ōtorohanga Mayor Max Baxter says it's about time the district was spelled correctly. (File Photo)

Councillors received a round of applause after a unanimous vote to officially spell Ōtorohanga correctly. 

Māori child uplift inquiry to begin

The idea of a Māori inquiry into Oranga Tamariki has got plenty of interest - about 1000 people have attended the two ...

Māori set direction for probe into agency that takes children from their families.

Māori Battalion learning hub expands video

The Leadership Academy of A Company and He Kāpehu Whetū are about drawing strength from past leaders.

Military-style programme aimed at turning around poor Māori exam results wins funding to train rangatahi in IT.

immigration

Tighter border screening nerves video

The travel industry is nervously waiting to see how many visitors are caught out by the introduction of a New Zealand ...

Do tourists know they need a new electronic travel authority?

Immigration cuts won't fix housing

Over the last five years, the median price has risen 36 per cent to $565,000, according to data from the Real Estate ...

The Government is limiting resident visas, but house prices are unlikely to fall as a result, experts say.

Review of foreign oilrig workers

The Prospector arriving in New Zealand earlier this month.

MP wants review of decision to grant visas to offshore workers after locals say they were shut out of senior jobs.

Skill shortage lists expand

Aged Care nurses have been added to the Long Term Skill Shortage List.

Aged care nurses, teachers and builders added to immigration lists in new regionalised format.

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Auckland

Free holiday with Auckland house

The new homeowners will jet off to Singapore at the vendor's expense.

Some houses come with off-street parking - this Auckland home comes with a holiday to Singapore.

Car crashes into Auckland backyard video

A car crashed into a property in Ōtara on Sunday morning, injuring two people.

A car veering off a motorway on-ramp into an Ōtara backyard has left two people injured, a trail of snapped fruit trees, a warped washing line and a mangled trampoline.

Brits flee 'expensive' NZ

Hereford couple Marie Edge and Tim Griffiths said costly rent and terrible transport networks made living in New Zealand ...

Migrants from the UK also blamed “nightmare” public transport and "cliquey" Kiwis.

A region at a crossroads

John Tamihere, left, is bringing flare to the Auckland mayoral race, while Phil Goff, right, oozes stability.

ANALYSIS: Whoever ends up in the Auckland Mayor's Albert St office will inherit a region with serious growing pains.

Wellington

Chemical spill at hospital

190825 NEWS. Photo: John Cowpland / alphapix. Parts of Hawkes Bay Hospital were evacuated after a chemical spill.

People evacuated from some areas of Hawke's Bay Hospital, police say.

Major data breach a 'mistake'

Ministry for Culture and Heritage chief executive Bernadette Cavanagh said more than 300 people had been affected by a ...

Data breach at ministry exposes passport details, birth certificates and other personal information of up to 302 people.

Cops raid cannabis club

Dakta Green told Stuff in July the Club was meant as a "safe haven" for cannabis consumers.

Campaigner Dakta Green appears in court after police swooped on The Daktory in Wellington.

Meet your WCC Eastern ward candidates

We take a look at Eastern ward candidates in Wellington city and ask them what they'll do to improve public transport.

Canterbury

'Callous indifference' to housing needs

Christchurch mayoral candidate John Minto outside the abandoned Cecil Place council social housing complex. Minto says ...

More than 1000 people are on the social housing waiting list in Christchurch. Meanwhile, 52 units have been left to rot.

Red zone home mooted for school

The school has a roll of about 225 students between years 1 and 13, and two childcare facilities looking after 77 ...

A Christchurch school with 200 on the waiting list is so popular it might move to the red zone for more space.

Fox Glacier road closure's impact

The only road to Fox Glacier on the West Coast was destroyed by a major landslide.

There's mixed emotions for locals following the announcement that the Fox Glacier access road won't be reopened.

Rubbish won't be stockpiled

Renew Energy wants to burn 1000 tonnes of rubbish every day to create 28 mega watts of power. It says it doesn't need ...

Company behind proposed waste-to-energy plant says it doesn't need resource consent to stockpile waste, but won't need to do that anyway.

Waikato

Tree closing SH1 cleared

SH1 one south of Turangi is currently closed.

Road reopens after tree cleared.

New life for old playgrounds

Recycled wood from old playgrounds has been used for a dog agility park in Horotiu.

A potential playground for Whatawhata sparks debate about whether equipment is reusable in the growing district.

Jobs to go in health reshuffle

Hauraki Primary Health Organisation's base in Von Tempsky Street, Hamilton. The funding provider is set to lose staff ...

The medical funder in line for a big shakeup and job losses has tens of thousands of patients on its books.

Weapons used in robbery

Up to five youths were involved in an alleged armed robbery at the Bridge Street Takeaways in Huntly.

Up to five youths threatened staff, ran off with cash in a raid on a Huntly takeaway outlet.

Northland

$2.5m for kaumātua study

In Māoridom, becoming a kaumātua means more responsibility, University of Waikato's Professor Brendan Hokowhitu said.

Mentoring, exercise, te reo and cultural knowledge part of research projects aimed to improve the lives of Māori elders.

Baby death shocks, saddens

Police tape at the homicide scene.

Infant who died in Northland came from a family that was "always happy", neighbours say.

Evicted kaumātua Oz-bound

Moses Peihopa has been living in a motel since he was kicked off his family land.

He was kicked off the family farm, ended up in a barn, a car, then a motel. He may live out his days in Australia.

Homicide probe after baby dies

A man charged with assault on a child will appear in Whangarei District Court.

A 28-year-old man has been charged with assault on a child.

Bay Of Plenty

Big blow for safe snow

Ethan Mikkelsen lets loose a 1kg standard packaged gel explosive.

High on a mountain with explosives. It's all in a morning's work for Mt Ruapehu's safety services ski patrol.

$2.5m for kaumātua study

In Māoridom, becoming a kaumātua means more responsibility, University of Waikato's Professor Brendan Hokowhitu said.

Mentoring, exercise, te reo and cultural knowledge part of research projects aimed to improve the lives of Māori elders.

Court for murder accused

A police cordon surrounds an address in Kelso St, Tokoroa where a man's body was found.

First court appearance for man alleged to have fatally struck a man with a chainsaw bar.

Pocket of good luck

The man put the lotto ticket in his wedding blazer for safekeeping.

Wedding blazer proves a lucky hiding place for one Taupō man's Lotto ticket.

Manawatū

Police catch fugitive

Te Wera Hemara and Emmanuel Witana (centre and right) are still at large.

One of the men who escaped police custody in Levin has been found and arrested, but two are still on the run.

Giving a voice to those who are silenced video

Omer Benazir talks about what is happening in Kashmir during a protest in The Square on Sunday.

More than 100 people gathered in The Square to protest the security lockdown of Kashmir.

Orange is the new snack video

The Huia Rebels enjoy the a-peeling halftime snack.

Oranges for Dannevirke gives the town's sport-playing children a little extra juice at halftime.

Palmerston North lobbies to host mega polytech

Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith wants the city to be the base for country's new mega polytech headquarters.

Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith is lobbying for the city to host the new headquarters.

Nelson

Beacon helps capsized kayaker

A Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter crew winched a kayaker to safety on Sunday (file picture).

Rescue beacon pinpoints kayaker after capsize in chilly Golden Bay waters.

Precious and powerful exhibition

Curator Dougal Austin has been with the successful Kura Pounamu exhibition since it started as a temporary display at Te ...

From huge boulders to contemporary artwork, more than 200 pounamu treasures are on display in Nelson.

Crash victim improves

Emergency services attended a crash along Atawhai Drive in Nelson on Saturday. (File pic)

A crash involving a car and a van at Nelson left five people injured and forced the temporary closure of Atawhai Drive.

Big job tracking littlest penguin video

Kororā detection dog Mena gets plenty of attention from pupils at Takaka Primary School.

Detection dog Mena has been sniffing out the homes of the flightless seabirds across Golden Bay.

Marlborough

Sounds mussel farm approved

King shags are thought to be one of the rarest sea birds in the world.

Effects of marine farming likely to be "negligible" on king shags, commissioner rules.

Squire stars in 10-try rout

Tasman flanker Liam Squire throws an offload to Jordan Taufua.

Liam Squire got through a busy 80 minutes, scoring Tasman's first try and setting up the next two.

Pine poisoning time

Over the past decade, the group has undertaken more than $2 million worth of control, across an area from Torey Channel ...

With tree sap on the move again, pine poisoners to ramp up efforts between now and Christmas.

Dad's death a 'life sentence'

07062019 NEWS PHOTO THE MARLBOROUGH EXPRESS SUPPLIED BY THE MCPHERSONS Peter "Dingle" McPherson was a musterer, shepherd ...

His last moments were spent bleeding to death at a campground, surrounded by strangers, calling for help.

South Canterbury

Fire near Station Peak

Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) is attending a blaze near Station Peak in the Waitaki District. (file photo)

Two rural fire officers and two helicopters are still battling a blaze near Station Peak in the Waitaki District.

Pupils set to rip into tournament

The Gleniti School rippa rugby team prepare to board the plane to Wellington, from Timaru, for the National Rippa Rugby ...

Ten Gleniti School pupils will represent the region in a national rippa rugby tournament.

Good turnout for Waimate Vintage Car Club event

Mark Wallace, in his 1966 Mercury Comet, participates in the Waimate Vintage Car Club Day on Saturday.

$1000 was raised for the Cancer Society at the Waimate Vintage Car Club event, as shaved heads, sausages and a film screening proved popular.

Business excellence recognised

High Country Contracting celebrate their win at the South Canterbury Business Excellence Awards.

The supreme award winner at this year's South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards credits the victory to "strong team culture".

Otago

$2.5m for kaumātua study

In Māoridom, becoming a kaumātua means more responsibility, University of Waikato's Professor Brendan Hokowhitu said.

Mentoring, exercise, te reo and cultural knowledge part of research projects aimed to improve the lives of Māori elders.

Man missing for 10 days

James Noon was last seen in Dunedin 10 days ago. (Picture best quality available).

Police are appealing for help in finding James Noon, last seen 10 days ago in Dunedin.

Medical event outside Oamaru Library

A man was critically injured in a medical event believed to have happened outside the Oamaru Public Library and North ...

A man's injuries were thought to be a workplace incident, but later confirmed as a medical event.

Port workers ban overtime

A cruise ship at Port Otago earlier this season.

Workers at Port Otago have voted for an overtime ban after reaching a stalemate with their employer over pay and safety issues.

Southland

First regional jet service takes off

The first regional regular jet service in New Zealand has taken off with the first direct flight from Auckland to Invercargill.

Thomas: We left one out there

Stags first five-eighth Marty McKenzie was forced from the field against North Harbour following a knock to the head.

 "We talked a lot last week, there was a lot of honest words. We talked about what it meant for us and the fact a lot of us boys haven't won yet in a Stags jersey.''

CBD development gets $19.5m funding boost

Regional economic development minister Shane Jones has announced a $19.5m funding boost for the Invercargill CBD ...

"It's a project with widespread support from the local community and one that the Government is proud to support," Shane Jones says.

Councillor Alex Crackett under scrutiny

Invercargill city councillor Alex Crackett.

"I absolutely have an open mind," Invercargill city councillor Alex Crackett says.