Jail for repeat fraudster

A Bay of Plenty man who stole almost $52,000 in welfare payments by falsely claiming he was paying rent is unlikely to repay the money in his lifetime because he is only paying $15.50 a week.

F&P Appliances shares rally

Shares in Fisher and Paykel Appliances rallied by 12.5 per cent to just under Haier's takeover offer price while directors urged shareholders to hold tight and do nothing.

Fishing boat crew abandon ship

Fishing boat crew abandon ship

All 43 crew on board a New Zealand fishing boat which caught fire this morning have abandoned ship and are on their way to Lyttelton.

Cycling: Dean heads NZ team for world champs

New Zealand will field one of its strongest teams for a road race world championships when professionals Julian Dean, Hayden Roulston and Jack Bauer line up in the Netherlands next week.

Post mortem on abandoned newborn

A post-mortem examination this morning of a newborn girl, whose body was dumped in a Lower Hutt back yard, is expected to shed light on the circumstances around her death.

Twins for Anna Paquin

Twins for Anna Paquin

New Zealand actress Anna Paquin has given birth to healthy twins with her True Blood co-star and husband Stephen Moyer.

Ambulances cut 111 callouts to save money

Ambulances cut 111 callouts to save money

Ambulances will no longer be sent to minor 111 calls as part of sweeping changes to help stem St John's $15 million-a-year loss.

Beneficiary education move shocks childhood experts

Early childhood experts are in shock after a government decision to make education compulsory from the age of 3 for children of welfare beneficiaries.

Grieving family wants to sue air force

The parents of one of the airmen killed in the Anzac Day helicopter crash are getting official advice on how to make the air force accountable.

Fears over looming NZ teacher shortage

A higher birth rate and an ageing workforce mean hundreds of teachers could be needed to meet a staff shortage as school rolls surge over the next decade, figures show.

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