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Her baby’s headstone vanished. So this good Samaritan made her a new one.
In life, Jack Piggott-Newton says, 'we’re remembered for our actions'.
'Lives will be lost': Planned changes to smoking, vaping laws under fire
Laws to stop Kiwis lighting up to be gutted under Government says former Health Minister.
Auckland mum’s plea after baby’s headstone disappears
Baby Luke shares a grave with twin brother Liam, who died suddenly aged 21 two years ago.
Neighbour woken by screams, raised voices on night of woman's 'unexplained' death
Police say woman's death 'unexplained'.
Police investigating 'unexplained' death of baby girl
The 10-month-old died of asphyxia, police say.
Meet the 99-year-old blinging up unwanted high heels
The vicar took two heels home, and her doctor suggested selling others, nonagenarian says.
Auckland shooting: Residents hear gunshots, police find bullet holes
Two vehicles and a garage appear to have bullet holes in them, police say.
The silent transition: Menopause and the workplace - why don’t we talk about it?
Normalising discussion of menopause at work is long overdue, former top female CEO says.
‘Amazing community’: Mourners arriving in Far North town after dog attack death
One of the woman’s daughters has had to undergo surgery after also being attacked.
Day the road gave way: Family’s fight for survival after quad bike plunges over bank
A simple trip to Saturday-morning kids' football nearly cost Auckland family their lives.
Is $193k truly the secret to happiness in New Zealand? Why you’ll actually need more
Mo' money, mo' problems?
Cancer nurse's shock diagnosis and the promise between friends that may have saved her life
Emily Grant has spent the past 10 years looking after those with cancer.
'Our little angel... gone too soon' - community mourns six-year-old girl
Primary school-aged girl died after incident involving vehicle on Tuesday.
A new foul weather system is looming - here's where rain and wind will hit
Brief reprieve in weather before new round of nastiness arrives tomorrow.
Diamond in the mail: Gifted stone helps families of sick kids
Reminiscent of the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants - but with a more important job.
'They’ve been very lucky': Rescue helicopter boss after trio survive Waikato crash
Chopper on a rescue mission came down 'partially under control', boss says.
Man seriously hurt in Auckland as police hunt person believed to be involved
A person has been transported to Middlemore Hospital.
Gym instructor dies after accident while on LSD: Parents' plea to others
When couple's son died, some acquaintances never said a word. Why do we hide from grief?
'Grab a blanket and come with us': Cop's words to mum after horror crash critically injures two kids, dad
'I don’t know how I could ever go through this alone', mother says as community rallies.
Desperate bid to save construction foreman run over by own van
Dead man 'gem of a person' who leaves behind wife and three children, says colleague.
Person critically injured after being hit by car at building site
A pedestrian and a vehicle were involved in the incident just before 8am.
New normal: Dad on life without a stomach and what he tells his kids
Isaia Piho shares same faulty gene as Kiwi pop singer Stan Walker.
Police seize guns and weapons, make arrest following fatal gang shooting
Guns seized, man arrested as investigation over gang death continues.
Jesse Mulligan on life at 47: 'When I look in the mirror I fear I don’t see the same person other people see'
Study finds we're unhappiest at age 47. We ask well-known 47-year-olds what they think.
Who'll feast on glory after Football Ferns' deep south decider?
World Cup progression - and breakfast - on line in women's football round-robin dual.
Government promises millions to restore lost jewel of Auckland theatre
Shovels should be in the ground at decaying St James Theatre within a year, MP says.
'Worse than carnage': Anonymous 'intimidating' letters sent to Hindu temples
The anonymous letters quotes from the Quran.
'Floor by floor, wielding a gun': Moment workers met Auckland gunman face-to-face in a stairwell
Survivors describe the morning of horror in Auckland's CBD.
Coffee Club under fire for appearing to sell supermarket-bought cake at massive mark-up
Let them eat cake - at 400 per cent mark up.
'A frightened little nation': Has NZ become a bunch of wusses since Covid-19?
Are we enlightened or on a 'slippery slope towards uselessness'?
'Could have killed people': Up to 50 people mob fleeing driver at Matariki crash
A woman pushing a pram was among those who had a lucky escape.
More transport disruption 'real possibility' - bus drivers' union boss
However, bus users will have an early week reprieve as bargaining continues.
388 ram-raids in 6 months, judge tells teen 'the public are fed up'
The solution involves 'all of us working together', senior cop says.
Polar blast: Freezing conditions, heavy snowfall in South Island
An estimated 20cm to 40cm has fallen in some areas
'More on the way': New front targeting rain-hammered East Coast
South Islanders will get first taste of the new front, before it crosses Cook Strait.
Man's life saved after cardiac arrest during water race, but who gave mystery kiss?
It's the 3rd lucky on-water outcome for a dad saved after his heart stopped 3km offshore.
Watch: Explosive video reveals secrets behind Pūhoi to Warkworth highway
More than 160 controlled blasts took place to remove 2.2 million cubic metres of rock.
Surf Life Saving’s $16m funding hole: Fears beaches could be unpatrolled next summer
They save us. Can we save them?
‘Red patches everywhere’: Heavy gang presence in town after man’s death
Gang members “coming into town thick as anything … and there’s cops everywhere” - resident
National, Act could form Government in latest poll
Chris Hipkins still well ahead of rival Christopher Luxon in favourability stakes.
Why Dame Jacinda was 'in two minds' about accepting honour
The self-described republican accepted it as 'a way to say thank you' to supporters.
Dame Jacinda Ardern, Sir Wayne Smith, Queen Camilla lead Honours list
More than 180 honoured, including former PM, All Blacks coach, investigative journalist.
Duel of the AI chatbots: Why did the All Blacks cross the road?
Is a ginga PM more electable? Should I move to Oz? Will buying a home make me rich?
Watch: 'Disgraceful' - Kiwi vet's horror after live roosters dumped in sealed plastic bags
Roosters lucky to avoid becoming a snack for her dogs, who love a bit of "KFC on the run".
Watch: School students' narrow escape as car drives along footpath
The students ran to safety as the car swerved and jumped the footpath.
Policeman makes special delivery after mum in labour stuck in traffic
The dad missed the hospital exit but a police officer came to the rescue.
Oranga Tamariki investigating after 'concerning' video shows toddler vaping
A video is circulating online showing a toddler using a vape.
Watch: Shoppers' terror as smash and grab robbers strike busy mall
The incident unfolded just metres from a kids' bouncy castle on a busy Saturday morning.
Wayne Brown says age is 'totally irrelevant': The rise of the elderly politicians
Anyone who dared raise his age risked being flattened, one older politician said.
Watch: Fisherman's close call as tiger shark attacks kayak
Fisherman thought "big brown thing" was a turtle. He was wrong.
A refuge for all creatures great and small: 'Knowing she was safe got me through'
Her life was at risk, but mum wouldn't leave home without her littlest love.
Grave fears: More embalmers, funeral directors needed
One young embalmer was poached from the hospitality industry, but more are needed.
New suit, new shoes, borrowed kākahu - PM at coronation
Fashion-challenged Prime Minister has new suit and shoes for royal occasion.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 26 - this is what she needs other women to know
It took four visits to three different doctors before she was referred to a specialist.
Watch: 'Bloody good day to make people smile' - lollipop man's stop/go antics delight
Culture met traffic management on a rural Hawke's Bay road this week.
Eldest surviving sister of Schlaepfer family massacre dies
Kerry and Linda were the sole survivors after their grandfather killed six relatives.
Whooping cough and the uncle I never knew: Seven decades of sorrow and silence
Kiwi babies are still dying of the preventable disease that killed my uncle 75 years ago.
‘You didn’t plan to grow old’: Miracle drug brings joy - and uncertainty - for Kiwis
What's it like to find out a miracle drug will likely prolong your life by decades?
'We are going to miss you dearly': Who are the 11 victims of Cyclone Gabrielle?
Two more deaths were confirmed by police this morning, taking the toll to 11.
Live: Looters, crime - Road workers threatened at gunpoint, Nash grilled over gang comments
Almost a week on from Cyclone Gabrielle, work goes on to restore services and clean up.