Ill Fijian allowed to stay

Positively enjoying life are Melaia Vakalala and daughter Asenaca Vakalala Kuruduadua.

A terminally ill Fijian overstayer has been granted a visitor visa.

No go for Yik Yak in schools video

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Yik Yak user and Wellington East Girl's College student Aleisha Amohia 17yrs, having a look through the App.  Some schools have banned the App after bullying messages and misuse arose.

5:00 AM  Wellington schools are wising up to anonymous messaging app Yik Yak.

Probe into teacher's conduct

Former Christchurch South Intermediate School teacher Cheryl-Lyn Porter, whose conduct is being investigated by the Teachers Council.

5:00 AM  Cheryl-Lyn Porter's has resigned over allegations of misconduct.

Mt Albert ticket wins big

Big haul in Big Wednesday draw

A ticket from Mt Albert in Auckland has won over $12.2 million in the latest Big Wednesday draw.

Doctor vs DHB

Dr Natalia Andreianova, specialist gynecologist and obstetrician has had to stop providing specialist scans.

5:00 AM  A spat between an obstetrician and the Taranaki DHB has seen a withdrawal of scans for pregnant women.

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crime

Rural bike burglaries spike

Damage at Huntly Honda after thieves used a five tonne truck to ram a gate.

Police urge vigilance after a spike in the number of farm bike thefts.

Tooth puller guilty

Man found guilty of ripping out two women’s teeth with pliers and indecently assaulting one of them.

AOS callout after man's threats

Alcohol and drug monitoring 'major infringement of liberty'

politics

Budget: $100m for more surgery video

John Key announces $98 million will be invested in to elective surgery.

Boost in spending promised to meet concerns about waiting lists for elective surgery.

Key: I raised human rights in Saudi Arabia

PM says his efforts at raising human rights issues in Saudi better than Obama's.

Minister of Police Anne Tolley has let fly at Labour male MPs.

Minister slams 'white MPs'

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has slammed "middle-aged, white, Pakeha" MPs for their criticism of Whanau Ora.

education

No go for Yik Yak video

Yik Yak user and Wellington East Girls' College student Aleisha Amohia, 17, looks through the app.  Some schools have banned the app after bullying messages and misuse.

5:00 AM  Wellington schools are wising up to anonymous messaging app Yik Yak.

Nine new principals for region

A tide is turning in Nelson-Tasman schools, with nine principals being replaced this year.

The smartest student in NZ

Prime Minister's Award for Academic Excellence recognises the top scholar of 2014.

health

Doctor vs DHB

Dr Natalia Andreianova, specialist gynecologist and obstetrician has had to stop providing specialist scans.

5:00 AM  A spat between an obstetrician and the Taranaki DHB has seen a withdrawal of scans for pregnant women.

Judge sets limits in euthanasia case

Judge in assisted dying case sets limits on access to evidence for the special interest groups involved.

John Key announces $98 million will be invested in to elective surgery.

$98m for more surgery in Budget video

Boost in spending promised to meet concerns about waiting lists for elective surgery.

farming

Holy $20,000 cow

Cow number 209 sold for a whopping $20,000 at a recent dispersal sale in the Waikato.

Cow number 209 is no ordinary cow.

Auction prices fall again

Farming leader calls on Reserve Bank to get its act together as Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade auction prices fall again.

Increased security in supermarkets around 1080 infant fomula threat are still in place.

Blackmail threat still live

MPI describes the 1080 blackmail threat as "live", more than a month contamination threat

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