New rumble strips, yellow lines

Associate Minister of Transport Craig Foss anounces the government will fast forward some measures to assist tourist drivers on New Zealand roads. With him is Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean

More rumble strips, yellow lines, and keep left arrows will be installed to help foreign drivers.

Principal of tiny school gets $50k

That age-old conundrum - private or public schooling for your kids...

The principal of a school with just 11 pupils will be given an extra $50,000.

Tourist crash victim farewelled

MUCH-LOVED: Ruby Jay Marris, 5, was farewelled in a pink coffin decorated with a bouquet of balloons.

Five-year-old Ruby Marris loved sunflowers and the movie Frozen, mourners heard today.

Auckland gets language strategy

COMET chief executive Susan Warren

A long-overdue regional languages strategy is given the thumbs up by Auckland Council.

US tourist rescued from cliff

Flax bush in rural Southland. Photo: Stephen Russell / Fairfax NZ

After five hours clinging to flax on a cliff, an Alaskan tourist was plucked to safety.

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crime

Security boost to victims' homes

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The Government will boost security in the homes of domestic violence victims, installing alarms and strengthening doors and windows.

Lundy samples properly handled: police

Police officer in charge of investigation defends his handling of samples from Lundy's shirt.

Lundy laptop not examined: police

Name suppression lapses

politics

Key dismisses spy claims video

Prime Minister John Key changed his press conference venue after a small protest.

PM John Key says new reports of how the government's electronic spies operated contain errors and false assumptions.

Samoa not bothered by spying

Samoa’s prime minister dismisses allegations NZ is spying on his country, saying it's called diplomacy.

NZ First MP Winston Peters has decided to stand for his home electorate of Northland in the by-election.

Poll puts Peters ahead

A 3News-Reid Research poll in the Northland by-election suggests NZ First leader is on track to win.

education

Auckland gets languages strategy

COMET chief executive Susan Warren

A long-overdue regional languages strategy is given the thumbs up by Auckland Council.

Celebrating 40 years of Polyfest

The largest Maori and Pacific Island festival in the world is getting ready to celebrate 40 years.

That age-old conundrum - private or public schooling for your kids...

Principal of tiny school gets $50k

The principal of a school with just 11 pupils will be given an extra $50,000.

health

Special wheelchair gets Finlay outside

FREE TO EXPLORE: Finlay Butcher tries out his all-terrain wheelchair on Narrow Neck beach.

There was no better birthday present for Finlay Butcher than being able to play with his siblings again.

Concerns over euthanasia

Disabled people could be coerced to commit suicide if a voluntary euthanasia bill is passed, a disability rights group says. 

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'Normal' penis size decided

Forget all the images in adult films and drawings scrawled on public bathrooms, there is now a scientific guide to what is the average penis size.

farming

Legendary shearer retires

LAST TIME: David Fagan will end his shearing career at the New Zealand Championships in his home-town of Te Kuiti in early April.

David Fagan reckons he's had a pretty good innings. And you can't argue that.

Tractor connects with rural community

An iconic kiwi symbol was given a police blue and yellow make-over for this year’s major farming event.

FAMILY BUSINESS: Southland deer focus farmers Brian and Kristine Russell are aiming to lift production from their weaner deer.

Top of their game

Southland Deer Focus farmers Brian and Kristine Russell are aiming to lift deer production at The Rock.

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