Stretched parents plead for help
Stretched parents plead for help

Desperate parents with special needs children have resorted to paying their own teacher aides, as government resources fail…

Colour and conviction behind sharp suits

Growing a profile as a new MP is tougher than usual when your party is headed by a charismatic veteran in the midst of a…

Lighting up science for kids

We celebrate the winners of this year’s Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards by profiling a Blake leader each Monday. Today's…

Runanga supports Sonny Tau

A hui held in Kaikohe saw almost 100 kaumatua and kuia support Sonny Tau continuing as chairman of the Ngapuhi Runanga after…

Change to driver policing has its merits
Change to driver policing has its merits

Nothing annoys generally well-behaved drivers quite so much as having the traffic rulebook thrown at them for a minor transgression…

MP reveals fight with gang member
MP reveals fight with gang member

An MP received a suspended sentence following a fight with a gang member who attacked him after being refused entry to a…

No evidence to back Mt Eden car ban
No evidence to back Mt Eden car ban

Epsom MP David Seymour says the authority which is planning to ban cars from the summit of Mt Eden has no evidence to support…

Airlift inspires teen's fundraising
Airlift inspires teen's fundraising

Whitianga teenager Rebecca Harris owes her life to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.


Courier drivers tempting fate
Courier drivers tempting fate

New Zealanders tell us what you love about life in New Zealand - and what needs to change.

St Bede's rower snubbed, coach claims

The coach of the St Bede’s rowers who were initially barred from the Maadi Cup claims one of the boys was snubbed by Rowing…

Scammed out of $41,000

A married woman who fell for an online scam and sent her inheritance overseas says she was "caught at the wrong time" by…

Temperatures to drop, snow forecast

More cold weather is expected around the country with snow predicted for the South Island and a severe weather watch in…

Street parade to celebrate Highlanders triumph
Street parade to celebrate Highlanders triumph

“This is a chance to be part of history and show the team how proud we are of them,” says Dunedin Mayor…

Hooper apologises for 'careless' remarks

"I deeply regret any distress caused to the family," wrote Hooper in an apology.

Thousands protest hospital funding cuts

An estimated 2500 people showed up to protest proposed funding cuts to Oamaru hospital today.

Family tragedy shows danger of carbon monoxide

A poisons expert says carbon monoxide could be an "insidious" killer, leaving its victims little or no time to act.

Baby Ayla well enough to leave France

"Through Alana Madill and Jerry Collins' strength and protection, their sweet bella Ayla Collins has miraculously fought…

'Our dear dad and loving husband'
'Our dear dad and loving husband'

The family of Hudson Garratt, the man killed during a stabbing spree in Wellington last week, have today…

Auckland Greeks want 'no' vote

Members of Auckland's Greek community gathered today to talk passionately about the state of the Greek economy and how that…

Man charged with Dunedin murder

A man has been charged with murder after a young woman was killed in Dunedin on Friday.

Otago crash victim named

The woman who died in a car crash in Otago on Friday has been named.

Selling the Dream: How we sold New Zealand

A new exhibition of tourism posters in Rotorua shows how New Zealand has changed - and not changed - the way we sell ourselves…

English denies 'recipe' for recession
English denies 'recipe' for recession

Finance Minister Bill English has denied falling dairy prices pose a risk to New Zealand, saying the…

'Not particularly concerned' about Greece

New Zealand’s Finance Minister is “not particularly concerned” about whether Greece’s financial crisis will roll on to New…

Chilly winter lures feathered friends

A scientist who has just overseen a sprawling nationwide bird count is keen to find out exactly why a chilly early winter…

Nelson death a 'shock' to community

A man killed this weekend and those arrested in connection with his death all lived at the same hostel.

Swiss cold case revisited

An extradition order granted for man accused of a cold case killing in Switzerland has been appealed and is now in the hands…

Defence Force joins Australian, US war exercises
Defence Force joins Australian, US war exercises

The New Zealand Defence Force is participating in an exercise that will see almost 30,000 troops training…

Conservative Party battle draws to a close

The battle between the Conservative Party’s Colin Craig and former board member John Stringer appears to be over.

Man's body recovered from harbour

A man's body was found floating in Wellington Harbour this morning near a popular waterfront dining spot.

Conservative Party board member resigns

Conservative Party board member John Stringer has resigned.

Two injured after early morning crash

Two people have been seriously injured in an accident early this morning after the car they were travelling in rolled down…

Schools lawyer up
Schools lawyer up

Furious parents are threatening principals with legal injunctions if their kids are overlooked for sports…

Elderly man left waiting for ambos

An elderly man was left lying in a pool of his own blood for half an hour, after two ambulances called to the scene were…

First-home buyers 'back on the ladder'

First-home buyers are back on the Auckland property ladder - and are also setting their sights on some of Auckland's most…

Police track Australian runaway

Fresh claims have been made against a woman wanted by police who left the country with her fugitive husband.

Group pushes for safer driveways

Adding speed bumps and mirrors to long driveways are among measures a child safety group has included in submissions to…

Hope for kakapo in ice
Hope for kakapo in ice

Kiwi scientists are confident of cracking one of conservation's biggest riddles - cryopreservation.

National Archives

Super City

Beach-ban all bark and no bite?
Beach-ban all bark and no bite?

Several Auckland local boards have proposed changes to dog regulations, including a complete ban on dogs at Shoal Bay on…

Brian Rudman: Auckland, why hate public toilets?
Six ways Super City can pick up the pace
Party time for Auckland council
Fran O'Sullivan: Has Auckland cooked its goose?
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Moody Meals
Moody Meals

What does Siri say and milk distribution costs for across the road..

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Element magazine

Look sharp, litter less
Look sharp, litter less

Non-disposable razors used for traditional wet shaving, once labeled a relic of the past alongside badger hair brushes…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (July 03) Wellington weather to improve for rugby
video WeatherWatch: (July 03) Wellington weather to improve for rugby

This weekend is a fairly mild one compared to the Antarctic change coming next week. Saturday sees heavy rain around parts…

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Carpark-sized pad sells for $104,000
Carpark-sized pad sells for $104,000

It's 7.9sq m inside, has no kitchen, sink or toilet and fits little more than a single bed - but a buyer has just paid $104,000…

Housing prices rise faster than Oz
Expectant TV show winners moving in
photos 35 Kingsview Rd, Mt Eden
Hot housing market spreads out
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A beautiful place to die
A beautiful place to die

Kiwi Peter Beckett stands accused of drowning his wife in a Canadian lake. Interviewed in jail, he claims he was set up…

Woman found dead at Dunedin house
VIP high-roller jailed
The attack on Justin Marshall
Boy's nightmare was real
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