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Watch: Majority of students considering leaving university - NZUSA.

Overworked and underpaid: The nightmare lives of uni hostel assistants

It may sound like a sweet gig, but halls of residence can be incubators of mental health problems, writes Caroline Moratti.

Video: Free Speech Coalition's David Cumin says Auckland Council should not have turned down Mr Molyneux and Ms Southern.

Let's stop indulging the far-right martyr complex on free speech

Beneath the snowflake jokes, it's clear that the far-right likes playing the victim, writes Philippa McLoughlin.

Police are urging witnesses to the attack or anyone who knows about it to come forward.

Woman fights off predator in early morning assault

She was approached from behind and dragged onto the footpath.

A person was spotted waving and drifting in the water about 50m from the shore between Rifle Range Rd and Tui St, police said.

Woman rescued at Lake Taupo

She was spotted waving and drifting in the water about 50m from shore.

Expert David Williams says inconsistent records are very common with Māori Land.

When Māori land isn't actually Māori land

Twenty years ago, shares Philip Te Whata's whanau owned in Whenuanui 2B were erased without their knowledge.

Police have admitted leaving behind a bag full of seized firearm parts at an Auckland property after forgetting to take them away.

Police seize gun parts, forget to take them away

The mistake was initially denied.

A fan site has uncovered a casting notice that calls for a Russian male villain, a Russian woman and a Māori henchman to play opposite Daniel Craig.

New Bond film calls for Māori actor to play henchman

The role asks for a Māori actor aged 35-55 with advanced combat skills.

IRD has warned people not to fall for a sophisticated email scam making the rounds.

Thousands of dollars lost in New Plymouth gift card scam

It comes after a number of recent scams targeting NZ.

Wanganui

Search for overdue helicopter at Lake Wanaka suspended for the night

An oil slick was observed north of Stevenson Island along with wreckage.

Wanganui

A small community's fight against a big chicken farm

The group held a fundraiser to help meet their target.

While Clarke Gayford may be proud his 37-year-old partner has just been named one of the most influential people in the world under 40, he says he's just satisfied to have paid off his student loan by that age.

Gayford's humble response to Ardern's '40 Under 40' honour

He's just happy to have paid off his student loan.

Wanganui

Two people arrested in Tauranga homicide investigation

Mitchell Paterson was found dead in the water at McLaren Falls.

A woman walking at night.

Wellington police hunting possible serial sex attacker

He told one of his victims: "Scream and I'll kill you."

Jacinda Ardern speaks to media after the birth of baby Neve.

Aussie author's controversial advice on Ardern's parenting

"The PM role surely has some trimmable fat."

vaccine

Quiet flu season no excuse not to get vaccinated - expert

The flu season is usually at its peak during July, but it has been quieter than previous years.

SAFE's Hans Kriek says the sport is cruel.

Greyhound deaths likely going unreported - animal rights campaigner

Calls for the racing industry to be shut down are growing louder.

Wanganui

Cow stranded on ledge for two days above Mowhanau Beach

The ledge is above the water line, but there are concerns the cow might fall in at high tide.

builder with yellow helmet and working gloves on building site

Auckland tradie gets $22k payout after flirting accusations

He was fired for "unprofessional behaviour".

Video: Free speech coalition member David Cumin says Auckland Council should not have turned down Mr Molyneux and Ms Southern.

Explainer: What do the far-right Canadian speakers believe?

The Immigration Minister has labelled their views "repugnant".

A 2017 Newshub investigation revealed that the combination of methamphetamine and GHB is ruining Kiwi lives.

Most drink spiking cases don't involve 'date rape drug'

There appears to be a misconception about the substance.