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crime

Victim ordered up a 'shooter'

Uncle and nephew Raymond and James Fleet, who the Crown allege were killed in the wake of a botched meth cook.

With his meth "turned to custard", Raymond Fleet asked for a "shooter".

Killing taints family milestones

​Spyros Voudouris celebrated his 18th by having a beer with his dad. Not at the pub, but at his grave.

Drug arrest linked to Porirua homicide

Drug deal ends in death

nz earthquake

Miramar substation strengthened

Wellington Electricity has completed work on Miramar substation, the first substation of 91 to be earthquake ...

The first of 91 Wellington substations to be seismically-strengthened is complete.

Kaikōura seal lookout opens video

Seals under the Ōhau Stream waterfall.

New lookout spot near waterfall nursery opens in time for Labour Day weekend travellers on SH1.

National quake drill at 9.30 today

New Zealand ShakeOut takes place this Thursday, October 19.

This is a drill: a drill that could save your life.

Scientists monitor the Hikurangi video

Once instruments have surfaced, scientists must look for red flags during the day, or bright flashing lights at night ...

Scientists conducting research into our largest fault are installing the next round of earthquake-monitoring technology.

politics

Waka-jumping bill could help Nats video

Parliamentary privilege would mean anything Ross said in the House would not be covered by defamation laws.

They were vehemently against it, but National could sort their Jami-Lee Ross problem with controversial bill.

Bridges the Nats' only option

Duncan Garner: Simon Bridges  will survive for now because the game Jami-Lee Ross played was so dark, calculated.

OPINION: There's one reason why Simon Bridges remains National's leader this weekend - his name is Jami-Lee Ross. 

National donor to host compatriots

Yikun Zhang with former National MP Sam Lotu-Iiga and former Prime Minister John Key.

Alleged National donor bringing 1000 compatriots to New Zealand next year.

Twelve months a minister

Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway has just brought up a year as minister of workplace relations and safety, ACC and ...

Iain Lees-Galloway reflects on his first year in Cabinet after Labour's remarkable Ardern-inspired turnaround.

health

Kiwis try to fend off flu

20102018  NEWS PHOTO MONIQUE FORD/ STUFF
Dr George Slim consultant being monitored in a survey to see if he has symptoms ...

Currently the flu jab only lasts a season, but Kiwis are one step closer will drawing that out longer.

'Extraordinary times' for health board

CDHB member Jo Kane speaks at Thursday's board meeting before it went into a public-excluded section.

The Canterbury DHB rushed into an "extraordinary" meeting this week as its annual plan deadline looms.

More say for Māori on health

Former cabinet minister John Tamihere is among many at the Waitangi Tribunal with concerns about Māori interaction with ...

OPINION: The health statistics for Maori are disturbing and lamentable. It's time for them to have a greater say and more resources.

Focus on cancer care for Māori video

An MRI scan shows a suspected cancerous area - circled in red - at the back of the prostate. (file photo)

A new prostate cancer registry is helping to ensure support doesn't end the moment a patient leaves the hospital.

women of influence

'The aunty in charge of The Aunties' video

The top Woman of Influence isn't a titan of business; she helps women in domestic peril.

The top Woman of Influence isn't a titan of business; she helps women in domestic peril.

Hinemoa, reincarnated video

Dr Hinemoa Elder, once a favourite Kiwi television personality, has reinvented herself as a Māori health practitioner.

Once NZ's most sought-after celebrity, Dr Hinemoa Elder is spearheading a path in Māori mental health.

Anne Salmond: between two worlds

Dame Anne Salmond: anthropologist, historian, author, and a Pākehā who has spent all her life engaged in the worlds of Māori.

She's deeply immersed in Māoridom, but says to claim to speak for Māori would be a "really dumb thing to do".

Pascoe works on 'Sophie' side

Sophie Pascoe's been taking some time after the Commonwealth Games to work on her 'Sophie' side.

Para-swimmer focusing on becoming "happy, confident Sophie" again after surgery and solo UK stint.

farming

Farmers drenching too often

Most farmers use a 28-day drench routine but thinking about how, when and how often sheep get drenched could reduce ...

Farmers could be drenching their sheep too often, says a veterinary parasitologist.

Lacklustre dairy sales for Canterbury

There is preference for farms getting water from an irrigation scheme that holds the nutrient discharge consent compared ...

Only 15 dairy farms found buyers in Canterbury over the past year.

$70k fine, $130k reparations for tractor death

WorkSafe said tractors were a key contributor to farming's unacceptable number of deaths.

Farmer charged for not ensuring safety of workers.

A2 execs bank $22m in share sale video

A2 milk from Anchor is now sold in New Zealand stores.

In the last six weeks, A2 Milk Company execs have engaged in a multi-million dollar share sell-off.

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    Auckland

    Tongan pride flies in south Auckland video

    Two neighboring families - one Tongan, one Samoan - show their support for Tonga in Mangere ahead of the league match ...

    The streets of south Auckland are awash with Tongan pride ahead of tonight's highly anticipated league match against Australia

    A right royal cost

    The Duchess of Sussex waves to children during a visit to Albert Park Primary School in Melbourne, Australia.

    Kiwi taxpayers dive into their wallets for royal couple.

    Kiwis try to fend off flu

    20102018  NEWS PHOTO MONIQUE FORD/ STUFF
Dr George Slim consultant being monitored in a survey to see if he has symptoms ...

    Currently the flu jab only lasts a season, but Kiwis are one step closer will drawing that out longer.

    Girl's dream meeting with PM

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern holds onto 5-year-old Anya Whiteacre after she briefly got separated from her parents ...

    Five-year-old briefly got separated from parents because she wanted to make sure she meets PM Jacinda Ardern.

    Wellington

    Wellington truck crash still delaying traffic a day later

    Gouges are visible in the road following  Friday's chemical spill on State Highway 1, near Pukerua Bay.

    Temporary slow zone on State Highway 1 causes a short hold up after Friday's chemical spill.

    SH1 re-opens after mega closure video

    Parked trucks backed up on State Highway 1 near Paraparaumu on Friday.

    Motorists can now resume their journeys after an arduous wait as chemicals were mopped up from an early morning truck crash.

    Truckies tuck into some Kāpiti hospitality video

    Pukerua Bay locals Damien and Esh Stairmand have been feeding truckies caught out by Friday's truck crash and State ...

    The people of Pukerua Bay rally together to feed truckies stuck after a State Highway 1 truck crash north of Wellington.

    Focus on cancer care for Māori video

    An MRI scan shows a suspected cancerous area - circled in red - at the back of the prostate. (file photo)

    A new prostate cancer registry is helping to ensure support doesn't end the moment a patient leaves the hospital.

    Canterbury

    Batsman cops nasty head blow video

    Canterbury's Ken McClure retired after being struck on the helmet by a bouncer from Neil Wagner. (FILE PHOTO)

    Canterbury's Ken McClure retired hurt after being struck by Neil Wagner's bouncer, but his replacement saved the day.

    Canty's Cocksedge stars in FPC final video

    Kendra Cocksedge scores one of her two tries in the Farah Palmer Cup final.

    Welcome to the Kendra show. Black Ferns halfback stars for Canterbury in Farah Palmer Cup final.

    Procession for slain gang member

    Luke Riddell, 28, was shot dead in Charing Cross, Selwyn, last Saturday.

    Patched gang members are taking part in a procession in memory of slain King Cobras member Luke Riddell.

    Fire alarm fail at new $92m library

    Fire fighters had to crow bar open the control panel as it had been painted shut.

    Firefighters had to crowbar open a panel that had been painted shut.

    Waikato

    Batsman cops nasty head blow video

    Canterbury's Ken McClure retired after being struck on the helmet by a bouncer from Neil Wagner. (FILE PHOTO)

    Canterbury's Ken McClure retired hurt after being struck by Neil Wagner's bouncer, but his replacement saved the day.

    Pitmasters do battle

    Matt Miller and team were hunkering down for 36 hours of BBQ cooking, and were two ducks down already.

    Competitive barbecuing is a scene that's really heating up in New Zealand.

    Waikato closer to promotion video

    Sevu Reece celebrating his first try after returning for Waikato following last week's suspension.

    Mooloos can bounce straight back after Sevu Reece scores four tries in semi-final win against Northland.

    Teen motorcyclist killed in Waikato crash

    A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a car near Otorohanga on Friday night (file photo).

    Labour Weekend road toll stands at one after collision near Otorohanga on Friday night.

    Northland

    Waikato closer to promotion video

    Sevu Reece celebrating his first try after returning for Waikato following last week's suspension.

    Mooloos can bounce straight back after Sevu Reece scores four tries in semi-final win against Northland.

    Shark bite 'investigative'

    Bite marks and a single shark took was left in the man's surfboard as a result of the attack, said Northland Emergency ...

    Surfers are back in the water after Friday's shark attack - and that's fine, expert says.

    Back-break conviction quashed

    A passenger broke her back on board the catamaran Mack Attack as it approached Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands (file photo).

    The operator of a tourist boat who was convicted after a passenger broke her back has had the conviction overturned.

    Surfer attacked by shark

    Bite marks and a single shark tooth were left in the man's surfboard as a result of the attack.

    Bite marks and a shark tooth were left in the 25-year-old's surfboard after a "great white shark" attack in Northland.

    Bay Of Plenty

    Goat caught in police operation

    Because animals are not legally required to be restrained, the goat was breaking no laws.

    An unwitting goat has been caught up in a police traffic operation.

    Victim ordered up a 'shooter'

    Uncle and nephew Raymond and James Fleet, who the Crown allege were killed in the wake of a botched meth cook.

    With his meth "turned to custard", Raymond Fleet asked for a "shooter".

    Labour weekend traffic woes

    Police inspect an unmarked police car with a bullet hole in the windscreen in Kaukapakapa north of Auckland, after a ...

    Road closures thanks to chemical spills and police chases have marred motorists' start to the long weekend.

    Young intruders spark lockdown

    Aquinas College was put in lockdown after two young women entered in a threatening manner.

    Aquinas College in Tauranga went into lockdown after two young girls entered the school grounds in a "threatening manner".

    Manawatu

    Central snatch first win

    Charlotte Edwards celebrates her 92nd-minute winner.

    FOOTBALL: Ninety-second-minute goals seals first National Women's League points for the season for young side.

    Chlo and Em get back to reality video

    The Block's Emily Blanchett and Chloe Hes are unwinding back into normal life and thinking about what comes next.

    Block contestants talk life once the television cameras have gone.

    P dealer's 'crushing' sentence cut

    The Court of Appeal has cut more than a year off Brian Taylor's sentence for running a jailhouse P ring.

    Hardened crim still faces 20 years behind bars for drug dealing and gangland violence.

    A new take on an old story

    Rachel McLean has been involved in The Basement Company, including its last production of Peter Pan.

    A young theatre company is at the helm of a new take on an old play. Carly Thomas speaks to the team behind The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

    Nelson

    Getting high sets Kiwi record

    Wendy Smith set New Zealand's high altitude, low opening skydive record at the Lift Off Abel Tasman Festival on Labour ...

    Skydive record set for New Zealand at Tasman aviation festival.

    German teen chasing ABs dream

    New Zealand Schools rugby representative Anton Segner said he hoped his example would encourage other young Germans to ...

    He may be from the other side of the world, but Anton Segner is right at home in a black jersey.

    Conservation land 'open for business'

    A map showing the land required, with the proposed lake area outlined in blue, dam structures shown in yellow, and ...

    Fears that allowing the Waimea dam to inundate DOC land could set a precedent to back-door conservation land-grabs have been raised.

    SPCA pet goose killed

    The SPCA's pet canada goose, Lucy Goosey had to be put down after she was found with a stake through her chest.

     One of Nelson SPCA's resident pets, a Canadian goose, had to be put down after being stabbed with a bamboo stake.

    Marlborough

    Cottage razed by fire

    A cottage has been engulfed in flames on Dillons Point Rd, near Blenheim.

    Fire crews are mopping up the ashes of a cottage fire at a rural property in Marlborough.

    By-election on the cards

    Councillor Laressa Shenfield held the council's parking portfolio for several years.

    Blenheim councillor Laressa Shenfield resigns, urges young people to consider local politics.

    Next level Shake Out drill video

    Waikawa Bay School pupils add tsunami practice to nationwide earthquake drill.

    As children across the country jumped under desks, pupils in Picton headed for higher ground.

    MP: Ross had 'endgame' plan gallery

    National leader Simon Bridges, with Kaikōura electorate MP Stuart Smith.

    National MP defends "useless" Maureen Pugh, calls her all class amid Ross "meltdown".

    South Canterbury

    Washdyke still without power

    Power has been cut to parts of Timaru and Pleasant Point, and the Washdyke industrial area this afternoon. (file photo)

    About 130 connections are still without power following a widespread outage on Saturday afternoon, with its cause still unknown.

    Aviation dynasty lays grief bare video

    DOC ranger Scott Theobald has been named as the third person on board a helicopter that crashed in Wanaka on Thursday.

    Brother of Wanaka helicopter crash victim says it "could have been any of us".

    Petrolheads headed for Waimate video

    Waimate Centennial School pupils check under the hood of one of the race cars at the Waimate 50 school visits on Friday ...

    Motorsport enthusiasts are gearing up for the Waimate 50 motorsport weekend. 

    Sex cases increase 'not remarkable'

    Police data suggests sexual assault and related offences are on the rise and have doubled in the Timaru District. (File pic)

    A dramatic rise in sexual assault and related offices in the Timaru district have been described by one expert as not abnormal.

    Otago

    Otago snatch last-gasp win

    Otago captain Michael Collins fending off Brad Weber.

    Josh Ioane missed one attempt to earn Otago a place in the Championship final, but he was successful the second time.

    Aviation dynasty lays grief bare video

    DOC ranger Scott Theobald has been named as the third person on board a helicopter that crashed in Wanaka on Thursday.

    Brother of Wanaka helicopter crash victim says it "could have been any of us".

    Lines company's $748m plan

    Richard Fletcher, chief executive of Aurora, talks to media about the company's 10-year plan.

    A Dunedin-owned lines company, which is being taken to court, has revealed a $748 million decade-long investment plan.

    'No family deserves that'

    Pilot Nick Wallis, left, with his father Sir Tim Wallis, has died after the helicopter he was flying crashed in Wanaka.

    Wanaka family linked for generations with flying mourn second son lost to a helicopter crash in a matter of months.

    Southland

    Aviation dynasty lays grief bare video

    DOC ranger Scott Theobald has been named as the third person on board a helicopter that crashed in Wanaka on Thursday.

    Brother of Wanaka helicopter crash victim says it "could have been any of us".

    Winton cyclist wins gold in Australia

    Tyla Green at the Invercargill velodrome this week with fond memories of her gold and silver medal performances for New ...

    Skills learned at the Invercargill velodrome helped Tyla​ Green to win a gold medal for New Zealand at the Oceania Track Cycling Championships.

    Bumper tulip season

    Harry Timmer and Mark Stam check on tulips being grown at farm in Edendale.

    Southland has experienced one of its better tulip growing seasons, with more than 10 million bulbs to be exported this year.

    Contraband on rise at Invercargill Prison

    Invercargill Prison razor wire at sun set.

    Drugs, weapons, cellphones, alcohol and tattoo equipment are among 570 items of contraband found at Invercargill Prison in the past 27 months.

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