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Max died 'alone and in incredible pain'

The family buried Max with his toys by his favourite tree.

The owners of a slain labrador are offering a reward if it leads to the identity of his killer.

Truck fire on SH6

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Generic photo: fire engine emergency services fireman

A truck on fire is blocking the road on State Highway 6.

Rogue lumberjacks take park wood

Two men were seen cutting up wood at Rawhiti Domain in New Brighton, Christchurch. Locals say the logs were destined to ...

Two "quite abusive" men seen chopping up logs earmarked for a children's playground in a Christchurch domain.

Person in serious condition after crash

A St John Ambulance transported the injured person to Waikato Hospital.

The crash happened outside the Mobil station in Te Awamutu.

Armed man flees after car crash

Police are seeking an armed offender who fled the scene of a car crash on foot in the Far North.

Road cordons have been lifted, but police still seek an armed man who fled after crashing a car in the Far North.

Otago man killed in crash video

State Highway 8 was closed for three hours after the crash.

Four people remain in serious condition after collision between bus and four-wheel-drive that killed Otago man.

Tramper airlifted from Ruahines

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PALMERSTON NORTH RESCUE HELICOPTER near Raetihi

A woman was tramping in the Ruahine Ranges when she fell and injured her leg.

New clues in missing man case

Frederick Hayward went missing on the way from Hamilton to Raglan in September 2013.

Hayward may have been the victim of a hit-and-run, police say.

Anaesthetist fined for C-section pain

The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal found anaesthetist Uwe Seidenfaden was not "situationally aware" enough ...

As she gave birth to her first child, the woman kicked the surgeon and her legs were held down but requests for pain relief were ignored.

Breaking the cycle

The Chief Ombudsman, Judge Peter Boshier, facilitated the 2017 National Youth Custody Index, prepared by students at ...

Too many young people in custody have found themselves in trouble because that's how they were brought up, student involved in new report says. 

Fans double-booked at stadium

Several fans caught up in a ticket gaffe missed seeing Rory Best lead the British and Irish Lions out at Westpac Stadium ...

Ticketek apologises, and insists there won't be a hitch for All Blacks game.

Future of universities discussed

Panelists discussing the future of tertiary education, from left, Green MP Gareth Hughes, Professor Chris Gallavin, ...

Increased competition from private education providers is a key issue for universities.

Marae founder dies after illness

Bruce Stewart in 2002.

Moves afoot to have Bruce Stewart, the founder of Island Bay's unique marae, buried on site.

Bus trial for hospital staff

A trial park and ride service for Christchurch Hospital staff will start next month.

A new park and ride service for Christchurch Hospital staff could help ease parking woes for some.

'Give Trump a chance' video

Brown shook off the jet lag with a mountain bike ride hours afer arriving in Wellington.

New US Ambassador Scott Brown treats reporters to an impromptu jam session, and a lesson on the boss

Boards at court too revealing

A board showing defendants' names, and parties in civil cases, can be read from the footpath outside the court.

Defendants are identified before they get a chance to ask for suppression.

How will digital tech be taught?

Preparing kids for a digital future doesn't necessarily involve spending more time online.

It's not just apps and iPads as NZ schools prepare for a digital future.

Digital school shakeup

Education MInister Nikki Kaye acknowledged the new curriculum could be controversial, given there were already  concerns ...

Right from year 1, schools will start preparing children for their digital futures.

'You took my innocence'

Peter Armitage walking into the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday.

A man says his innocence was stolen more than 40 years ago, when he was just 8 years old, by a man his family trusted.

Invercargill school sets example

Invercargill Middle School leaders accept the Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award at the Prime Minister's ...

Invercargill Middle School is being recognised for work on helping students communication.

Death prompts booze rule probe

Lucas Cochrane went missing in September 2016.

The group had brought their own booze but no one stopped them drinking to excess, coroner hears.

Beggar problem gets aggressive

The Palmerston North City Council has tried various approaches of dealing with begging, but nothing has really worked.

Attacked, harassed and threatened by beggars twice in as many days, Soren Olson says he's had enough.

Students say ban the bag video

Carisbrook School students Caitlyn Petrie, left, and Imogen Yates-Aitken presenting a 3600-strong petition to Parliament ...

"We are the future - ban plastic bags," schoolchildren chant outside Parliament.

Nats at odds on bottled water

NZ Pure Blue want to draw 6.9m litres per day from the Blue Spring near Putaruru.

 Government urged to act on water pricing as the public mood grows increasingly hostile.

A look back at '90s Wellington gallery

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Wellington in the 1990s
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Old photos provide a glimpse back in time to the capital city in the early 1990s.

Sharing shed's selfish side

Te Awamutu couple Sarah and Shaun O'Dea built a sharing shed to bring their community together through the exchange of ...

The idea of Te Awamutu's Sharing Shed is to give and take - but some people just take.

Milford tourist boom comes with problems

The stunning Mitre Peak rising 1.6km vertically out of Milford Sound.

Visitor numbers to Milford Sound are expected to reach 875,000 in 2017 and exceed one million by 2019.

Prosecution case ends

Corey Webster is facing two charges of assault at the North Shore District Court.

Court told ex-Breakers basketballer Corey Webster said police have "issues with black people".

Boy seriously injured

A swing bridge across the West Matukituki River marks the start of the Rob Roy Glacier walk in the Mt Aspiring National Park.

A boy is seriously injured after falling off a cliff near Wanaka.

Start-up incubators get Govt millions

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith rings the bell on more Government funding for tech start-up services on ...

The Government says it will provide almost $4 million in funding to support technology start-ups nationwide.

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