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Little relief in sight for Northland drought

Northland has had its driest start to a year in more than six decades, with little short-term relief on the horizon for drought-stricken farmers.

Wife tells of husband's death fall from tree

Wife tells of husband's death fall from tree

The wife of a man who fell 14 metres to his death on an adventure course has spoken about her frantic rush to get to him, and the devastating moment when she was told he was dead.

'Range of villains' in Novopay fiasco - Joyce

'Range of villains' in Novopay fiasco - Joyce

Novopay Minister Steven Joyce says there is "a wider range of villains" behind the troubled payroll system than the National MPs whose offices are being picketed by frustrated teachers today.

League: Ex-Warrior in hospital after crash

League: Ex-Warrior in hospital after crash

Former Warrior Brett Seymour has been hospitalised after crashing his BMW car into two parked cars in the UK.

Doubts over prostate cancer tests

Prostate cancer screening using blood samples may do more harm than good, according to a European study now being cited here in favour of restrictions on the testing.

Anzac Day pilot 'made scapegoat'

The lead pilot of the air force's fatal Anzac Day formation is being made a scapegoat for failures right up the command chain, says the father of one of the men who died in the 2010 crash.

Final tributes as Hotere returns to birthplace

Final tributes as Hotere returns to birthplace

Ralph Hotere, who from humble beginnings became one of New Zealand's most important artists, has been laid to rest in the tiny Northland settlement where he was born 81 years ago.

Softball: Black Sox beaten by Canada

New Zealand suffered a serious setback at the World Softball Championships tonight, losing 9-7 to Canada to set themselves on a collision course with defending champions Australia.

Comment: Mighty River ad campaign waste of money

The public may well question the value of the $1 million-plus, taxpayer-funded advertising campaign to drum up interest in buying shares in Mighty River Power, writes John Armstrong.

Officer charged over chopper crash

A Royal New Zealand Defence Force officer has been charged in relation to a fatal Iroquois helicopter crash on the Kapiti Coast on Anzac day, 2010.

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