Mehlhopt farewelled

A guard of honour and flyover featured at the funeralĀ of "aviation patriarch" Jack Mehlhopt this afternoon.

He built a house, then burnt it

Man who built a house with his ex-wife set fire to it, then sat on the lawn drinking wine and watching it burn.

Fish-hook in state house sales plan

Ministers say state houses being sold off by the Government will not fall into developers' hands - unless there is a special arrangement.

Cliff fall man battered but recovering

Stuart Rundle has six broken ribs, a broken shoulder, a punctured lung, and countless bruises and cuts after a 30 metre fall from an Auckland cliff.

Childcare centre closed

Upper Hutt childcare centre closes after asbestos was found in a building being demolished next door.

Creepy couple unmasked

A mystery couple who alarmed Auckland park-goers by appearing in masks have come forward to police.

Fraudsters' parole hearing deferred

Jailed finance directors Neal Nicholls and Wayne Douglas have had their first parole hearings deferred after an error was made with their eligibility dates.

Man sent threatening emails

New laser camera cracks crime

John Banks faces retrial

Former MP John Banks is to face a retrial on allegations he filed a false electoral return.

Pike walk track wanted

Families of Pike River Mine disaster victims want a visitor centre and a walking track on the mine site.

New rules for midwives

Minister to hear judges' concerns

Chopper chartered from Pike funds

Cabinet minister Nick Smith chartered another helicopter for TV cameras - this time using tax-payer cash set aside for families of the Pike River victims.

School accidents costly

Accidents in Wellington schools cost the taxpayer just over $800,000 last year.

Wananga leads the way with app

A new mobile app for carpentry students teaches them how to build a house from the ground up.

A truly high-flying plan

Poveys stick with Parakai

Rush to buy uniforms

Kitting out kids in school uniforms this year may set Manawatu families back hundreds of dollars.

Former TVNZ journo aids ebola fight

Corinne Ambler has swapped the newsroom for a stint in Africa helping in the fight against ebola.

Wifi livens up weekly hospital stays

Free wifi is making time in hospital a little more bearable for North Shore patients.

Nursing Ebola victims

Manawatu Teen pregnancies fall

Nanny thankful for every day

A grandmother of nine diagnosed with terminal lung cancer plans on making the most of the time she has left.

'Big dry' eats up feed

The "big dry" in South Canterbury has farmers feeding out earlier than normal, raising concerns of feed shortages in winter.

Low milk price begins to pinch

The impact of the unexpectedly low milk price of $4.70/kg milk solids has hit like a tonne of bricks.

Orchard fined $40,000

Operators not passing on fuel cuts

Farmers hoping for end of big dry

Farmers have been caught out by the speed with which the severe dry conditions have arrived, says one Wairarapa farmer.

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