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Body found outside hospital

Body found outside hospital

Police are investigating whether the discovery of a woman's body outside a Matamata hospital is linked to an earlier abduction and assault in Tauranga and the later arrest of a couple.

Fat passengers hit in the pocket

Fat passengers hit in the pocket

The world's first airline to charge passengers by their weight - rather than under a normal fare structure - says the policy is helping to raise obesity awareness and improve public health.

US military drones using NZ airspace

US military drones using NZ airspace

The United States has flown highly sophisticated Global Hawk drones through New Zealand airspace, official papers reveal.

Rain on the way for South

The first bite of autumn will be felt over much of the country in the next few days as rain sets in over the South Island.

Basketball: Breakers unconcerned by Perth dominance

Basketball: Breakers unconcerned by Perth dominance

For two sides so evenly matched, it seems anomalous the Breakers and Perth have played out four very one-sided games this season.

Rugby: Japan a growing threat to NZ player stocks

Rugby: Japan a growing threat to NZ player stocks

The power of the yen and relative merits of Japan are proving too good to turn down for an increasingly young and talented crop of rugby players in New Zealand.

League: Warriors enjoy Friendly fire

League: Warriors enjoy Friendly fire

Nathan Friend hopes to get used to the winning feeling again after the Warriors' 20-18 defeat of the Cowboys on Monday night, but he will also have to get used to having little feeling in his troublesome shoulder.

Daughter dobs in dope-growing parents

Daughter dobs in dope-growing parents

A North Canterbury couple managed to keep two cannabis plants, that were ready to be harvested, secret until their daughter found them in the backyard and dobbed them in.

Privacy breaches 'inevitable' - PM

Prime Minister John Key says privacy breaches like the two revealed in one week at the Earthquake Commission are inevitable, and they are a result of human error, not systemic failure.

Plane crash wreckage found

Plane crash wreckage found

Searchers have confirmed an underwater sonar image is of the aircraft that was carrying 2degrees' chief executive Eric Hertz and his wife Kathy.

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