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crime

Attack on Tokoroa dairy owner riles residents

A group of five teens confront a Tokoroa dairy owner with weapons.

10 min ago  A Tokoroa dairy owner was kicked and punched by a group armed with hammer and golf club.

Kinleith father dies in crash near Rotorua

7:17 AM  Victim of crash with logging truck near Rotorua named.

Women arrested for armed robbery

Whanau 'abandoned' child sex victim

politics

Govt blocks abuse experiment

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has halted an experiment which would have seen 60,000 children monitored for two years to see if they were abused.

Minister furious at officials who suggested not intervening in high-risk child abuse cases.

Andrew Little hops to the Left

They say the test of a political leader is whether you would want to have a beer with them.

Auckland houses generic

NZ will sign TPP - end of tale

OPINION: The sun will more than likely come up tomorrow and New Zealand will sign the TPP deal.

education

Blenheim colleges still in the dark

Marlborough Boys' College principal Wayne Hegarty.

7:43 AM  The Ministry yet to make a decision on future of Blenheim's colleges, Marlborough principal says.

Surf's up at Otago Uni

Surf's up for the University of Otago, named one of the world's best beachside universities.

Wellington Girls College students, from left, Alice Galinski, Josie Chambers, Erica Painter and Jenny Whipps are all participating in the Codeworx competition in October.

The three Rs - and two Cs

Computer coding could sit alongside reading, writing and arithmetic under Labour plan.

health

Life-saving call for transplant recipient video

Alana Taylor, 28, has suffered from cystic fibrosis since birth. She received a double-lung transplant on Wednesday.

Alana Taylor's life has been hanging on a phone call.

First autism support service for the Waikato

A support service for people living with autism is now available in the Waikato

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has halted an experiment which would have seen 60,000 children monitored for two years to see if they were abused.

Govt blocks experiment on child abuse

Minister furious at officials who suggested not intervening in high-risk child abuse cases.

Women of Influence

'Technology is the biggest story' video

"Society has not even begun to imagine where it would go," Gibbs said.

Time editor Nancy Gibbs believes technology is the biggest story in this "golden age of journalism".

How do you define success? video

Some of our Women of Influence alumni discuss their views on what it means to be successful.

"The science network is a bit more male dominated. It is quite hard to break into even at the higher level," says Margaret Brimble.

A woman's voice in science

Distinguished professor Margaret Brimble won the Women of Influence in science and innovation award in 2014.

farming

'There are lots of people worse off'

Okoki farmer Alan Cudmore has been feeding his rising two-year-old red devon bulls in a sacrifice paddock since the devastating rain dump in June.

7:11 AM  Taranaki sheep and beef farmer wishes he could do more to help his flood-stricken colleagues.

Guarding the pride and joy

7:04 AM  Guardians continue to watch environment even though Taranaki's dairy cow numbers and fertiliser use remains steady.

ANZ economist Con Williams.

Farm values tipped to fall

7:29 AM  Fed Farmers disagrees with prediction that farm values may fall towards the end of 2015.

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