Rena report due today

Salvors at the Rena wreck.

7:43 AM  Probe into cargo ship's grounding will come to close with the release of investigators' final report today.

Younger men use violence

Domestic violence.

An increasing number of younger men are using violence against family members - "mostly mums".

Making robots see

EYE, ROBOT: The new algorithm allows a computer programme to pick out the most important objects in red and the least in blue from the picture of Wellington's cable car.

A PhD student is hoping he can get robots to see and recognise the world around them.

Call for quad bike age rules

Quad bike, 4wd

Father who lost daughter, 5, in crash says children should be allowed to ride under supervision.

'Abhorrent' material found

mobile phone

8:02 AM  Nelson man caught in possession of "disgusting and abhorrent" material sentenced to community work.

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crime

Obscene material lands man in court

mobile phone

8:02 AM  Nelson man caught in possession of "disgusting and abhorrent" material sentenced to community work.

Younger men use violence

An increasing number of younger men are using violence against family members - "mostly mums".

Caught red-handed: chase lasts 20km

Wool bales stolen from farms

politics

Rena report due today

Salvors at the Rena wreck.

7:43 AM  Probe into cargo ship's grounding will come to close with the release of investigators' final report today.

Flag needs to 'scream NZ'

PM continues to advocate for changing the national flag, sticking to silver fern preference.

Gerry Brownlee

Brownlee's war on jargon

Acronyms go MIA in Defence Force briefing papers as new minister Gerry Brownlee says not on my watch.

education

Errant teachers exposed

School student

Misbehaving teachers will be routinely named and shamed, a disciplinary tribunal has ruled.

Teacher still registered

Wellington teacher has escaped deregistration after fraudulently receiving $70,000 in benefits.

BRUCE DARROCH: Faces four counts of distributing objectionable material.

Principal denies charges video

Waikato school principal Bruce Darroch is accused of possessing hundreds of objectionable images of children.

health

Heart-stopping moments

DETERMINATION: Brooke Murray’s heart has stopped seven times in the past four years.

A tattoo saying "fall down seven stand up eight" is testimony to 18-year-old's determination.

Asbestos left in HNZ property

Auckland man discovers his roof cavity "covered" in asbestos just months after lung cancer diagnosis.

Katherine Mansfield

Deadly Mansfield undertones?

One man believes infectious disease epidemics cast a shadow over one of NZ's greatest writers.

farming

Many farms 'severely dry'

Niwa drought index.

South Canterbury dry land dairy farmers are prepared for a difficult season figures suggest the region has dried out.

Deadline hangs over dam

The $275 million Ruataniwha dam project is in danger of running out of time, after last week's High Court setback.

STAYING POSITIVE: Waikato Federal Farmers president Chris Lewis says conditions, apart from dairy prices, at his farm are positive.

Prices give lift in confidence

The slight lift in dairy prices in the latest GDT auction has offered a glimmer of hope for farmers.