Fake IDs getting harder to spot

Wellington bar host Steven Samaras said it's tough for bouncers dealing with people using fake identity cards.

5:00 AM  New technology is making it "virtually impossible" to tell genuine drivers licences and ID card from forged ones.

I am really sorry: Mayor video

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel has apologised to the eastern suburbs for the pace of the recovery.

5:00 AM  Mayor Lianne Dalziel has made a tearful apology to residents of east Christchurch.

Nats' super 'squeeze'- Little

Finance minister Bill English in parliament with Prime Minister John Key.

5:00 AM  Labour leader Andrew Little accuses National of leaving a "major superannuation squeeze" for future governments to fix.

New reserve 'here to be loved' video

Peter Hillary and Sarah Hillary were guests of honour at the opening of a new forest reserve near Raglan that bears their famous father's name, as well as that of a local farming family which has helped protect the area.

Sir Edmund Hillary's children were guests of honour at the opening of a new 460 hectare forest reserve.

Parents to visit jailed son video

Brian and Angela Blackwood hope to take their son, Philip, a signed Hurricanes shirt. Philip Blackwood has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years of prison with hard labour in Myanmar.

5:00 AM  Parents say Hurricanes jersey will cheer up their son in Myanmar prison.

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crime

Fake IDs getting harder to spot

Wellington bar host Steven Samaras said it's tough for bouncers dealing with people using fake identity cards.

5:00 AM  New technology is making it "virtually impossible" to tell genuine drivers licences and ID card from forged ones.

Teen seriously assaulted in Dunedin

A 16-year-old boy is in hospital after an unprovoked and "cowardly" attack by four youths in north Dunedin left him with a fractured jaw and broken ribs.

'You didn't do it' video

Suppression for rich-lister's son

politics

Nats' super 'squeeze'- Little

Finance minister Bill English in parliament with Prime Minister John Key.

5:00 AM  Labour leader Andrew Little accuses National of leaving a "major superannuation squeeze" for future governments to fix.

Govt's hands tied after 'bungle'

Korean buyers may have open access to New Zealand's housing market assured under a new trade deal.

POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 24:  A New Zealand flag waves her national flag during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group F match between Paraguay and New Zealand at Peter Mokaba Stadium on June 24, 2010 in Polokwane, South Africa.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

New flag more than a rebrand

5:00 AM  OPINION: By considering a new flag, New Zealand is being asked to take part in a costly corporate rebranding exercise.

education

Student loans for prisoners on the up

CCTV and razor wire at Rimutaka Prison, Upper Hutt, New Zealand, Thursday, June 03, 2010. Credit:NZPA / Ross Setford

The number of prisoners to receive a student loan for tertiary study at Manawatu Prison has been increasing but numbers remain low.

Rangi Ruru principal resigns

Principal of prestigious private school for girls resigns after more than 13 years in the job.

Children at Douglas Park School in the Wairarapa embraced the Bully Free Me Pink Shirt Day on Friday.

'Pure bullies' exist - and they get meaner

Almost one-in-ten teens is a "pure bully" and for many the outlook is not good - but neither is it for their victims.

health

Drinking, moods down

Christchurch earthquakes has seen diagnoses for mood and anxiety disorders increase, but drinking has halved.

5:00 AM  Health professionals are at a loss to explain the findings of a post-quake Canterbury health study.

Bullying culture at St John video

Up to 100 complaints laid against ambulance service and 20 confidential settlements reached with ex-staff.

Michaela McNally, with her daughter Maggie, 10 months after contracting the flu and being placed in an induced coma to give birth.

Danger from discredited vaccine advice

One mums missed the birth and first week of her baby's life after falling ill to the common flu.

farming

More milk price transparency call

A Fonterra milk tanker arrives at Fonterra's Te Rapa plant near Hamilton in this August 6, 2013 file photo. Fonterra, New Zealand's huge dairy cooperative, has begun buying milk from non-members for the first time in its history, a major strategic shift as it battles foreign-backed processors that have sprung up in the world's No.1 dairy exporting nation. REUTERS/Nigel Marple/Files (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: BUSINESS FOOD HEALTH)

6:00 AM  Fonterra told to sharpen its communication act and publicly report milk price guidance monthly.

There's milk in thar hills

6:00 AM  Life is very busy for one young Hawke's Bay farmer.

Angus (left) and Forbes Cameron, 2015 Steak of Origin champion farmers.

Different thinking pays off

6:00 AM  Alternative thinking is paying off for father and son farmers who recently won NZ's "Steak of Origin" competition.

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