The waitress, PM and ponytail

John Key and wife Bronagh have a coffee the morning after the election.

10 min ago  The Prime Minister has apologised to a waitress who accused him of repeatedly pulling her hair at an Auckland cafe.

Crash kills delivery driver gallery

The driver of the Nissan was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

10:33 AM  A newspaper delivery driver may have been driving on the wrong side of the road when he was killed in a head-on crash, police say.

Kiwi killed by IS 'died a hero' video

Kadhem Chilab Abbas was killed instantly after a rocket attack on his car in Tikrit.

10:44 AM  He left NZ to care for a sick son in Iraq, but was so appalled by Isis he took up arms.

Man saves life, loses it all

Carl Bradey.

10:15 AM  Carl Bradey saved a child's life but lost almost everything, including feeling in his right arm.

New Gloriavale leaver speaks

"Julia", told Campbell Live she left behind her parents, two sisters and six brothers in Gloriavale.

Another former member of the Gloriavale commune has spoken out about "suffocating" conditions inside.

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crime

Killer-dad was 'creepy, obsessive'

Bradley and Ellen livingston

7 min ago  Witness spoke with police after seeing Edward Livingstone "creeping" around ex-wife's house.

Mei Fan jury to be picked Friday

11:18 AM  High Court trial of slain Miramar woman's estranged husband scheduled to last about five weeks.

Caravan stolen in broad daylight

Rape accused threatened prostitute

politics

The waitress, PM and ponytail

John Key and wife Bronagh have a coffee the morning after the election.

9 min ago  The Prime Minister has apologised to a waitress who accused him of repeatedly pulling her hair at an Auckland cafe.

'Shop around for free doctors'

The Health Minister says parents should shop around until they find a GP doesn't charge for children's visits.

New Zealand troops left Ohakea air base on the first leg of their journey to Iraq on Tuesday.

Iraq troop deployment warning

The Government was warned sending troops to Iraq could make New Zealand a target of Islamic State but on Tuesday a 100-plus contingent slipped away with little fanfare.

education

Growing a good idea

Georgia Lala, 17, with her Root Aquaponics system.

Being a business owner isn't what most 17-year-olds are thinking about. But Georgia Lala isn't like most teenagers.

Learning from the past

It was meant to be an academic research project looking at the portrayal of the Anzac legend in New Zealand schools but soon became much more personal.

The Lynfield College Jazz Combo picked up four awards at the National Jazz Festival Youth Competition. Photo: ROSE CAWLEY

Hitting the right note

Grandparents often know what is best for the younger generation. And for Dyland Goodisson that meant learning to play the trumpet.

health

Wrestler is all heart

Kartik Swamy of Glendene isn't letting his heart condition get in the way of his pro wrestling ambitions.

10:22 AM  Normally jumping into a wrestling ring would be low on someone with a heart condition's list. But not for Kartik Swamy.

Supporting young cancer survivors

A charity helping young Kiwis with cancer is holding workshops to connect others with similar experiences. 

A Waikato pediatrician has said that whooping cough will never be eradicated because there are "too many reservoirs for infection".

Pediatrician: Get your shots

He says it's frustrating to hear people say they've done "careful research" and decided not to vaccinate.

farming

Treated urea claims argued

Ravensdown chief scientific officer Ants Roberts.

10:08 AM  Fertiliser companies square off over claims that millions can be saved by using a special stabilised urea.

Counting the carbon

Research underway on two farms aims to provide practical advice on how to to maximise soil carbon stocks.

Hawke's Bay farmers of the year Craig and Trish Sinclair at home at Waiwhare.

Challenging conditions

Hawke’s Bay Farmer of the Year judges impressed with the winning farm’s high sheep performance in a challenging environment.

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