All day search reveals nil

The mystery of rebuild worker who disappeared after leaving work is no closer to being solved.

Hunter airlifted to hospital

A 67-year-old hunter has been airlifted to hospital from the area around Lake Tarawera in the Bay of Plenty this afternoon.

Mt Cook a 'burial site'

Despite claiming its 234th life this week, reaching the summit, for some, outweighs the risks.

Brash seeks inquiry into Ellis case

Former National leader Don Brash writes to Justice Minister asking for independent review into man convicted of child abuse.

Man dies during dive

Experienced Christchurch diver in his 50s died after crayfish expedition went wrong in Akaroa.

Alleged 'grinch' burglar foiled

An alleged burglar made just one mistake when he stole all of an Auckland family's presents.

Chemical pourer punished

Man who poured hazardous chemical on clothing rack sentenced to community work.

Burglars hit Manawatu schools

Rape appeal fails

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas ...

For three days Labour leader Andrew Little shut himself in a room and set about writing a personal message in 450 different Christmas cards.

Brownlee security details differ

Gerry Brownlee walked past a Chch Airport employee before the man could tell him he had to go security, report shows.

Slater wins quote of the year

Former MP 'broke rules' by accessing records

Traps, 1080, 'vital to save kiwi'

Trapping and killing pests in your own back yard is "just what you have to do", Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.

Bullying charges laid

Bullying allegations have been laid against a prominent Massey University academic.

School money siphoned

Ministry of Education's accidental siphoning of $85,000 from a school's bank account under review.

Uni covers transgender name changes

Teacher sold E at preschool

Finding out how children think when using iPads

A research project into how children think when they use iPads has been given a funding boost.

A healthy future

The future of Palmerston North's historic Hoffman Kiln is a step closer to being secured, as part of plans for a health centre to be built on the site.

Firefighter flamin' lucky

After being brought to his knees "like a condemned man" by a fire that could have killed him, Troy Mahupuku is fighting back.

'Whistleblowing' decision sticks

Mother and sister all in one

DHB rejects joint venture

Plans for a joint chief executive for the MidCentral and Whanganui district health boards has been scrapped.

SFF allowed meat discharge

Silver Fern Farms granted consent to discharge into Waimakariri river, after commissioners placed "little weight" on petition by thousands.

Fonterra's in tight corner

Fonterra's advance monthly payments to its suppliers this spring went unusually close to breaching its end-of-year payout forecast.

Sensible future-proofing

Famous trek recreated

Debt a big hurdle

Dairy farmers unable to reach the national average break-even point of $5.75 for each kilogram of milksolids produced face taking on more debt in a difficult 2014-15 season.

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