Pizza's topping no joke

27032015 News John Bisset/FairfaxNZ.   A Timaru person is upset at the message left in her pizza box

A Timaru woman wasn't laughing after a bad-taste joke was handwritten on the inside of her takeaway pizza box.

Crashing morning for buildings

Ian Sinclair views the damage to the Bidwill St home after a car smashed through the front of it.

2:20 PM  A car smashes a Wellington house, and a concrete mixer crashes into a Kapiti garage.

Teen's death rocks community

Shaylyn Te Huia, 16, died unexpectedly in Te Kuiti on Monday.

Sudden death of promising shearer Shaylyn Te Huia, 16, causes shockwaves.

Search for Ken called off

MISSING: Dutch tourist Ken Boogers was last seen at 9am on Saturday, March 21.

Official search for Dutch tourist stops, but his parents refuse to give up hope.

Why was he left alone?

The family of Sentry Taitoko, who died in police custody, are still wanting answers. Pictured at his graveside in South Auckland are his parents, Johnna and Migo (at front), sister Talia, and brothers Caleb and Mista.

Year after Sentry Taitoko's lonely death in a police cell, his mum still wants answers.

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crime

Driver 'should have known better'

Court

A professional truck driver who nodded off at the wheel and killed two people, should have known better than to drive, a court has heard.

Few answers after cell death

Just over a year after her son died a lonely death in an Auckland police cell, Sentry Taitoko's mum is still looking for answers.

Firearms stolen in burglary

Police chase teens in stolen car

politics

1080 D-day approaches video

Emille Leaf believes he is at the forefront of the police probe into the recent threat to contaminate milk products, but denies any involvement.

As the deadline for a threat to contaminate infant baby formula with 1080 looms the activists speak out.

Minister berates capital's DHB

Jonathan Coleman has admonished Wellington's DHB for its "recurring pattern of poor performance".

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1080 activist Emille Leaf at his home in the bush near Punakaiki on the South Island's West Coast.

Activists in spotlight video

Small number of anti-1080 extremists dominate the police suspect list for the infant formula threat, as deadline looms.

education

Young chef break a few eggs

UCOL is holding an inter-campus cooking competition, between its Wairarapa, Palmerston North and Whanganui Campuses.  held in the Palmerston North UCOL training kitchen on Queen Street. Christina Hogan cooks eggs benedict.

Palmerston North's most promising chefs appear to be able to take the heat after producing perfect yolky eggs and velvety hollandaise.

'You’re from Otara, and you’re studying?'

Student-led project looks to stamp out racism experienced by Maori and Pasifika at university.

The annual 'Barely There' vet calendar will be available to buy as a fundraiser for the year 3 vet students. From left, Cole Young, Kitty Grice, Jess Fraser, Lucy Webster, Celia Upton, Grace Reed, Tori Turner, Dani Stevens, Emma Shaw, Corey Regnerus, Marcus Horley and Christine Booker.

Vet students bare all for charity

Bare-back horse riding has taken on a new meaning for Massey University veterinary students.

health

Minister berates capital's DHB

15102014 News Photo:David Walker/Fairfax NZ. Dr Jonathan Coleman visits the Canterbury DHB Design Lab.

Jonathan Coleman has admonished Wellington's DHB for its "recurring pattern of poor performance".

Riley loses her locks

Riley Comer put on a brave face as she watched her long locks come off for the Shave for Cure campaign.

"There's no doubt that giving up smoking is the biggest thing you can do to reduce lifestyle risk factors associated with lung cancer."

Radiographer censured for touching

Auckland radiographer is fined for unwarranted touching of a female patient, and offering to deliver another woman's x-rays to her "over a drink".

farming

Fonterra adds more to auction

Better growing conditions have increased milk supply in the latter part of the season.

Fonterra has announced it will increase the amount of milk powder for sale on the GlobalDairyTrade platform, which is likely to depress prices at the next auction.

City kids schooled in rural

You don't have to get your boots dirty to enjoy a career in primary industries.

Organic dairy farmer Janet Fleming is happy with Fonterra's decision to expand its organic milk business.

Organic push 'worth wait'

A South Taranaki organic farmer is welcoming Fonterra's decision to expand its organic milk business.

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