Joanne Harrison, also known as Joanne Sharp, is accused of defrauding taxpayers of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Fraud accused denied bail

11:38 AM  Woman accused of siphoning more than $700k from ministry before court.

Gastro compo package

Traces of E.coli were found in one of several water tankers filled in Hastings, being used to supply residents in ...

12:04 PM  Council puts $100,000 towards Havelock North businesses hit by outbreak.

Pair flee after robbery

Early morning attempted raid at Napier dairy the latest in a spate of Hawke's Bay robberies.

ACC reveals springtime injuries

11:57 AM  The garden, forgotten for winter, beckons as spring approaches but beware.

Who still wants light rail?

Jo Coughlan says it won't happen if she's Wellington's mayor. What do the other candidates think?

How he fleeced school

Report reveals how Upper Hutt College was conned - and audits failed to pick it up.

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Rural residents petition for better broadband

Sam Porta, right, and Craig Thompson, left, are sick of being in a "technological black hole" so presented MP for ...

11:17 AM   Te Marua residents are frustrated with their slow internet.

Prize for emotional embroidery piece

11:14 AM  An embroidery piece to thank a teacher has had its own rewards.

Kiwi's Detroit built classic a rarity

NZ Post profit up, letters drop

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NZ Post profit up, letters drop

AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND - APRIL 06:  New Lynn Kiwibank and Postshop on April 6, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand ...

Postal service reports a $141m profit and parcel growth, but posties are delivering fewer letters.

Events centre and hotel delayed

The construction of Lower Hutt's apartment hotel has been delayed.

New brooms turning SLI around

US-based SLI chief executive Chris Brennan who was appointed last year.

SLI remains confident after making sweeping management changes

Company 'a device for bribe': Crown

Flanked by supporters, Sir Ngatata Love arrives arrives at High Court in Wellington on Monday. The case is set to ...

Sir Ngatata's corruption case wraps up with claims his partner's company was set up to gain multi-million dollar payment.

Apple harvester Scales steady

Scales managing director Andy Borland (pictured) says apple volumes are four years ahead of target.

The Scales apple harvest hit a record but earnings were relatively steady

Comment

A heavy lift for light rail fans

Light rail has experienced a resurgence from the US to Australia recently, including in Melbourne, pictured.

OPINION: Light rail has its appeal, but the cost of bringing it to Wellington remains worrying.

We just need to deliver the best

Effective teaching means personalising the experience of learners so they achieve the highest possible standards in ways ...

OPINION: The model of learning needs to ensure all learners, regardless of the mode in which they learn, get a 21st century education.

Policy for the birds

Tutaepatu Lagoon is a 49-hectare spring-fed freshwater wildlife sanctuary in Canterbury.

OPINION: A successful native biodiversity National Policy Statement will require all political parties to be on it.

Bring NZ Wars into view

A ceremony marking the handover of Rangiriri, site of one of the major battles in the New Zealand Wars.

OPINION: The New Zealand Wars are a foundational part of this country's history, and every person should have at least a passing knowledge of them.

Paying for a perfect smile

This little boy is unafraid to smile. But some people are, if it reveals teeth neglected because they could not afford a ...

OPINION: Rosemary McLeod is grateful, for limited reasons, that her mother was vain.

Culture

A very funny and original show

Jessica Brien delivers a yoga class like no other in Coriander's Yoga(ish) Show.

REVIEW: From start to finish, Brien engages her audience with consummate ease

Crossword solutions: Friday, August 26

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Crossword solutions: Thursday, August 25

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Kiwi soundtrack for sci-fi horror

Caii-Michele Baker is a Kiwi singer who has recorded the theme song for a new Argentinian sci-fi thriller called Pacifico.

Looking for an otherworldly soundtrack to your out of this world horror film? Think New Zealand, naturally.

Crossword solutions: Wednesday, August 24

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Capital Life

4 ways to cut food waste

Duck liver parfait with donut holes.

Lessons from the All Taste No Waster dinner.

Cherry beer's sweet back story

Pete Gillespie, co-owner of Garage Project, which has collaborated with Karma Cola to produce cherry-flavoured Lola.

The story behind Lola

Feast not for the faint-hearted

Cardiac Cuisine, a Wellington On a Plate event boasting six courses of hearts.

This is one banquet which the chef has put more than his own heart and soul into.

Pedal power behind recycling video

Kaicycle is a food waste bicycle collection service based in Wellington.

Kaicycle is fundraising to improve their urban waste collection service and help keep food waste out of landfills.

Local's guide to Wellington weekend stuff nation video

A short stroll from the city is Wellington's beach – Oriental Bay.

A Wellingtonian and travel blogger describes his perfect itinerary for a couple of nights in the capital.

Sport

First-half blitz propels Otago

Otago's Jack Wilson and Wellington's Jackson Garden-Bachop compete for the ball.

Otago outscored Wellington five tries to three in the second round match in Dunedin.

All Blacks blackout partially lifted video

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen, right, with New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew.

Lunch guests will be allowed to see part of training run - but team deny they're paranoid about bugging.

Halaholo committed to Cardiff

Willis Halaholo starred for the Hurricanes as they won their first Super Rugby title.

Waikato midfielder keen to play for Wales in three years time after his super form for the Hurricanes.

Double the derby action

Blockers attempting to stop each others team scoring

The best roller derby team in the country is preparing to face off against Auckland in a clash that will decide who progresses in the league.

Miramar set for Birkenhead clash

Miramar Rangers celebrate a goal in their 4-2 win over Cashmere Tech in the Chatham Cup quarterfinals.

A ninth consecutive Chatham Cup road trip sees Rangers travel to Auckland for a semifinal against Birkenhead United.

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