bicycle accident

Man dies in DIY bicycle crash

A man has died after crashing his homemade motorised bicycle near Motueka.

Teacher from hell

10:44am Teacher assaulted students, called them dumb, made them sit at the "ugly table" and taught them how to grow cannabis.

Shock over teen's death

11:19am Friends of Nelson teenager killed in cathedral fall pay tribute to 'free spirited' young explorer.

Early taste of summer weather

11:58am Eastern areas of New Zealand could be in for a sneak peek of summer this week.

Two shot in home invasion

11:28am Two people were shot and an elderly man injured during a Thames home invasion overnight.

Knife no match for note-pad

tapeST A lady who had a knife pulled on her on in New Plymouth last night scared the would-be car-jacker off by hitting him with a pad.

Prolific stalker re-arrested

Notorious stalker breached release conditions 6 times shortly after leaving prison, police allege.

'Unexplained' death in Christchurch

Party host jailed

Smith won't pursue defamation

Nick Smith Conservation minister won't pursue defamation after after allegations of political interference at Fish & Game.

Craig unfazed by PM's snub

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig is staying positive in the face of what many are calling a deathblow dealt by National.

Beehive Live: July 29

Skip brewing up the pot

Lorde: Get out and vote

Lorde doesn't have a voice in this year's election but she's urging her peers to speak for her.

Major shake-up for IT education

Government tipped to announce a major shake-up in education today.

Teen keen to unlock dyslexics' potential

Matthew Strawbridge has started a website showing young dyslexics the strategies he used to cope at school.

Massey link to key diabetes research

Bus crash: One remains in hospital

Vanuatu volunteer 'rewarded'

The Vanuatu village where Emma Hyde spent her school holidays volunteering was crowded with barefoot children.

Nurses to perform bowel cancer tests

stethoscope Some nurses will be trained to perform bowel-cancer tests as a crisis due to a shortage of medical specialists grows.

Warning of crisis in mental health

More money urgently needed to avoid a looming mental health crisis, says CDHB boss.

15 falls in 15 months

Watery argument

Life's a pain for teen

ACC says it won't pay for surgery to help a teen in constant pain from a rugby injury.

Experience needed

Telford Farm students Ihaka Ngapera and Jordan Olsen sharpen up their shearing skills in the woolshed. New survey of farmers suggests a shortage of skilled workers affects all sectors of agriculture.

Judge's order stopped milking

Thames farming company hit with $47,000 fine and ordered to stop milking until it fixed the overflowing effluent system.

Continued contamination 'not tenable'

Farmers urged to have their say

Payout cut expected

Fonterra farmers are bracing themselves for a $1 cut to the new season's forecast.

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