Luke and Kylee Elliott

Stroke victim speechless, but hopeful

Controversial stroke treatment might help Luke Elliott read, write and speak again to his family.

'He's just a mongrel'

Victims of a serial paedophile fighting to keep his name secret want people to know who he is.

Twisters possible

11:25am Canterbury set for gusts of up to 150kmh while West Coast could expect small tornadoes.

Shamed in front of shoppers

Supermarket mistook mother for shoplifter

Countdown staff offered an apology to a woman they mistook for a shoplifter at a Hamilton store.

Car and bull collide

A driver was injured when he slammed into a bull on a rural road near Cambridge this morning.

Cops: Crewe evidence likely a plant

Harvey and Jeannette Crewe Police report admits cartridge found outside house of murdered Harvey and Jeannette Crewe may have been planted.

Paedophile: Being named 'unfair'

Sex abuser argues that revisiting a court order made in 1995 is unfair. | Women seek to unmask peadophile

Woman pleads guilty to murder, arson

Man faces 48 sex abuse charges

Redneck race is on

Te Ururoa Flavell The smaller political parties are trying to "out-redneck" each other, Maori Party co-leader says.

Work, wages revamp planned

Labour is planning a "fair workplace commission" to lift the lid on workers' pay and conditions.

Beehive Live: July 30

'Up housing benefits'

Oil exec junket needed: Govt

Government defends spending of taxpayer money to wine and dine oil executives during the Rugby World Cup in bid to attract business.

Zone proposal 'reeks of snobbery'

Carmela Hughes and Ardit Hoxha Fears for Auckland's Selwyn College if kids from lower socio-economic suburbs are excluded.

Govt's Novopay move

The Government will take over the troubled Novopay school payroll system in October, Steven Joyce confirms.

Discipline numbers for pupils improve

Short list of $200m schools

Vanuatu volunteer 'rewarded'

The Vanuatu village where Emma Hyde spent her school holidays volunteering was crowded with barefoot children.

Staff on front line at hospital

Taranaki Base Hospital Staff are the victims of over half of assaults at Taranaki Base Hospital's mental health unit.

Whanau helping hospital

At the rugby, at church, or on Facebook Maori and Pacific Island patients cannot avoid reminders of their Hutt Hospital appointments.

Woman injected with used needle

Girl's river dunking to clear aura

Life's a pain for teen

ACC says it won't pay for surgery to help a teen in constant pain from a rugby injury.

Westland to better Fonterra?

Rod Quin West Coast dairy co-operative makes a wide payout prediction which at its upper end tops Fonterra's reduced $6kg milk price.

Income drop to hurt

A cut in Fonterra's forecast will see the Waikato's dairy farmers cutting discretionary spending.

Extra busy times

Forget about ewe weight

Green solutions

Southland farmers employ new methods to improve water quality and profits.

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