PM to visit Saudi Arabia video

Prime Minister John Key visited UAE prime minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Dubai ahead of his trip to Saudi Arabia.

10:16 AM  John Key rejects comparison between Saudi Arabia's justice system and ISIS beheadings.

Squatting in quake buildings

Two Christchurch youths sleeping in an abandoned inner city building. The multi-storey building is home to about eight people aged between 16-27.

The flame from Luke's cigarette lighter flickers down the dark corridors of an abandoned building.

Hunter missing by Lake Taupo

Police, search and rescue volunteers and friends and family have been searching  missing Dunedin hunter Murray Edge over three farms 40 minutes inland from Timaru.

0 min ago  A man presumed missing in Pureora Forest has returned home.

'A very sad day for Nepal'

Nepalis Selina, Anjuman and Shailesh Karmacharya check for updates on friends and family in Nepal following the 7.9 earthquake on Saturday.

10:28 AM  Nepalis living in Christchurch distraught over massive earthquake wreaking havoc on their homeland.

Heavy rain, gales ahead

Heavy rain is causing surface flooding around the Waikato.

9:26 AM  It's going to be stormy across NZ, with widespread heavy rain and gales picked.

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crime

Raiders butcher prized beef

The butchered remains of a shot cow lie in a roadside paddock.

10:16 AM  Two valuable in-calf cows among cattle gunned down and butchered in a roadside paddock near Whakatane.

Car crime squad launched

A crack car squad is back in Wellington as police deal with as many as 50 thefts from cars a week.

Laundromat robbed at gunpoint

Kiwi controlled dope

politics

PM to visit Saudi Arabia video

Prime Minister John Key visited UAE prime minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Dubai ahead of his trip to Saudi Arabia.

10:16 AM  John Key rejects comparison between Saudi Arabia's justice system and public beheadings by Islamic state.

Green-Nat coalition off the cards video

10:21 AM  Being part of a National-led Government isn't an option for the Green Party members contesting the co-leadership.

New Zealand troops have left Ohakea on the first leg of their journey to Iraq.

'Troops to Iraq only for our allies'

Most Kiwis think the government is only sending troops to Iraq to keep the US and UK on side.

education

Let's get physical

Onslow College students Matthew Randle and Catherine Pot, both 16, have been spending lunchtimes in the physics lab preparing since being selected to compete for New Zealand at the Physics World Cup.

Five high-school students are looking to bring back an unusual World Cup gold medal.

Book a 'waste of effort'

A "wonderful" book for teenagers is going to waste due to censorship, a former teacher says.

Wesley Intermediate acting principal Jason Murray and assistant principal Lou Reddy say the school is thriving and the doors will open for many years to come.

School's doors were never closing

Widespread gossip has ensnared one Auckland school.

health

Surgery rates down

Canterbury District Health Board general manager, older person, orthopaedics and rehabilitation Dan Coward

Up to 550 patients are missing elective orthopedic surgery in Canterbury each year.

Call to review teen abortion law

Young girls need their parents when faced with abortion, according to research.

Lecretia Seales.

Right-to-die lawyer accepts groups to have say

Terminally ill lawyer Lecretia Seales has accepted judges decision to allow lobby groups to have a say in her fight to change assisted dying laws.

farming

Meetings 'fuel frustration'

Cambridge farmer Garry Reymer.

Radical change called for to the Fonterra Shareholders Council to better serve interests of 10,000-or-so farmer-owners.

Seed drill a Rolls Royce system

Feilding soil scientist and inventor is on a mission to save the world's soils and has created the "Rolls Royce" of direct drill seed machines.

The butchered remains of a shot cow lie in a roadside paddock.

Raiders butcher prized beef

10:16 AM  Two valuable in-calf cows among cattle gunned down and butchered in a roadside paddock near Whakatane.

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