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The father of Carly Setwart, who was stabbed at a nail party in 2016, says he’s pleased with the 12 year prison sentence given to her killer.

'I think she got what she deserved' - father of 'pamper party' victim says he's happy with killer's sentence

Anna Browne plunged a kitchen knife into the side of Carly Stewart's face at a nail party in Auckland. Today she was jailed for at least 12 years.

New Zealand takes top spot in international report on preparing students for the future

The inaugural index created by The Economist Intelligence Unit assessed 35 economies.

1 NEWS speaks to a woman whose baby died after she was left languishing in the hospital for 17 hours.

Waikato DHB member slams management for lack of information after seven baby deaths

He said the board is not getting accurate information about serious events.

Mehaka  Lee Te Puia wants justice for other Kiwis detained in Oz after being booted on character grounds.

Kiwi booted out of Aussie despite winning landmark case tells of toll on kids - 'They were shattered'

Mehaka Lee Te Puia was detained at Perth's immigration centre for nearly two years.

After Labour fee free announcement, head of University of Auckland says more funding needed to improve universities themselves

Labour has offered a free first year of uni in 2018, and an extra $50 a week to student allowances.

Court told John Banks pressured woman to get an abortion, as man claiming to be his son files paternity suit

Allegations about Mr Banks' personal life were detailed in court as he faced a paternity suit today. Neither Mr Banks nor his lawyer appeared.

Watch: The incredible moment trees and earth tumble onto Auckland beach as cliff side collapses

Here's the moment trees, dirt and the retaining wall of a home plunged around 10m down a cliff onto Eastern Beach.

The classic children's book is delighting audiences as it is performed for the first time in New Zealand.

Puppeteers bring classic book The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the stage

It is delighting audiences as it is performed for the first time in New Zealand.

The mass claim was against the government over damages for the PSA disease.

'Complete loss of income' - kiwifruit growers taking government to High Court

The growers saw crops decimated by the outbreak of PSA-V bacteria in 2010.

Customers at some outlets can now pay just a fraction of a garment's price and pay later - but experts are warning them to be careful.

New layby pay system reaches NZ, concerned consumer watchdog calls on Commerce Commission to investigate

Buyers own the items after making the first weekly payment in the new model.

The Bonamia outbreak was found two weeks ago in Big Glory Bay at Stewart Island.

Stewart Island oyster farmers told by MPI to cull infected stock

Oyster farmers in Big Glory Bay have been told to cull all flat oysters in an attempt to stop a parasitic infection.

Reserved decision as long-term social housing tenant appeals eviction

Niki Rauti doesn't "want to be treated like an animal."

Adey's Café was the heart of the tight knit Piha community before it was burnt down in a suspicious fire.

Name suppression for teenager accused of Piha arson continues

The 19-year-old appeared via video link at Waitakere District Court today.

Jetstar apologises to customers who arrived in Rarotonga without their luggage

The luggage included equipment needed to perform sight restoring cataract surgery.

More than 30 firefighters called to blaze in Dunedin factory

Seven fire engines and a command unit are set up outside the building.

Representatives from the US charity, started by late Hollywood actor Paul Newman, flew to Kaikoura this morning for the presentation.

Late Hollywood actor's charity's donation gives quake-ravaged Kaikoura significant boost

Newman's Own Foundation handed over a cheque for nearly $145k to the Air Rescue Trust in Christchurch

Around 20 to 25cm of snow has built up at the base of the Canterbury ski field thanks to the remnants of Australia's Cyclone Debbie.

Snow on Mt Hutt from Cyclone Debbie's remnants tipped to form ice base for ski season

There's now 50cm of snow at the summit as blizzard conditions strike.

Kaikoura remains isolated with SH1 south of the coastal township likely to remain closed all day.

Video: Kaikoura's fragile SH1 battered by heavy rain and slips

Kaikoura remains isolated with SH1 south of the coastal township likely to remain closed all day.

The move is motivated by health and safety regulations.

Dunedin City Council latest to equip parking wardens with body cameras

They are said to help defuse "potentially-confrontational situations".

Taylor is charged with assaulting and killing the 15-month-old while living with Mikala Stokes.

Man accused of murdering Ihaka Stokes has 'lies on lies already in this case', court told

Murder accused Troy Taylor has taken to the stand for a second day in his trial in Christchurch.

The Glerups founder visited the latest farm to join the deal in Hanmer Springs this week.

Video: Danish slipper business gets comfy in Hanmer Springs, continues deals for NZ wool

A new contract means NZ wool will continue to make up the majority of 200,000 Scandinavian slippers made next year.

Jamie Pooley was 27 when he died and he is buried in Christchurch, but two parties are fighting over where his final rest should be.

Partner of deceased Christchurch man has application to have body exhumed denied

Jamie Pooley was buried in a cemetery in Christchurch after dying in 2011, aged 27.

The main road over the summit will open on Saturday, after being cleared of trees that were damaged in the Port Hills fire.

Christchurch Adventure Park stays shut as major fire damage assessed, repairs done

The 358-hectare multi-million dollar park only opened on the Port Hills in December.

Around 950 students are in their third week of learning at the new Haeata Community Campus.

Post-quake innovation: Christchurch opens doors to 'start up school like no other'

The Haeata Community Campus replaces four schools in the Aranui area of Christchurch.

Although much of the flames have been distinguished it could be weeks before all Port Hills hotspots have been discovered.

State of emergency ends over Port Hills fires

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel said it is time now to focus on recovery following the fires.

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