A "difficult to ignore" proportion of New Zealand children
have lived in persistently low income households in the past
decade, research shows.
The Crusaders will beef up their coaching team in 2013,
bringing the total to four, after a review of this year's
season identified some shortcomings with the existing setup.
Firefighters are at the scene of a large blaze in the
Auckland suburb of Mt Eden.
Current and former students have thrown their support behind
a Northland Catholic school teacher who was fired after he
supported a gay rights protest.
The SAS is being re-deployed to Afghanistan to send a message
to the killers of five New Zealand soldiers and lead patrols
against the Taleban, a defence analyst has suggested.
New Zealanders who share Prince Charles' birthday will have
the chance to sit down over a white-bait fritter, and toast
A woman is being treated in hospital after she and her two
dogs were rescued from a house fire in Dunedin early this
A newly-married American woman remains in a critical
condition in Waikato Hospital following a crash yesterday
which killed her husband while they honeymooned in New
Police cordons are in place at the scene of a
52-year-old Lower Hutt's man suspicious death last night.
The All Blacks have been boosted by the return to fitness of
first-five Dan Carter ahead of their two toughest challenges
of the Rugby Championship.
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