Fonterra home Orepuki

Couple milk house colour scheme

Fonterra gets some free advertising after a home owner unknowingly paints house in its colours.

P house costs renovators

A couple are $25,000 out of pocket after decontaminating their home which was once used as a p-lab.

Man threatened to blow up police

A heartbroken Hamilton engineer who threatened to blow himself and several police officers up with a homemade bomb has avoided jail.

Arborist to fight council

Craig Eddie is fighting battles on two fronts - against the council and cancer.

Finding solace in helping others

The murder of her daughter led one mother to support victims of similar violent crimes.

Warrant out for fugitive

Gavel The man named as Taranaki's most wanted is again on the run.

Deaths came 'out of the blue'

Police investigating an apparent murder-suicide of a couple in North Otago say they had no history of domestic violence and their deaths came "out of the blue".

Jail term for night predator

Man charged over cop assault

Sales a case of opportunity lost

Sharemarket After all the angst, National has effectively put any major sales of state-owned companies on ice for a generation.

Dunne: No conflict in son's job

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says there is no conflict in his son working for the legal-high industry.

Labour backs 'subbies'

English upbeat on Genesis

Critics slam Labour truck proposal

Labour's plan to ban trucks from fast lanes and make it cheaper to own some vehicles gets mixed reaction.

Thanks for the memories

Kate and George So Wills, Kate and George are gone, leaving us only with memories. Here are the best bits.

Gifts and gushing fans

A modern Beatlemania gripped Wellington as William and Catherine greeted thousands of near-hysterical fans.

Royal tour: Winners and losers

We're hard-core royal fans

Royals a treat

Tour has made William and Kate into New Zealand's favourite family friends.

Mentor approach raises questions

Classroom, students, pupils, teaching, school The Government has a lot of work to do to convince teachers its new I scheme is a magic bullet, writes NZEI National Secretary Paul Goulter.

Swimmer dips her toe in business world

Olympic swimmer Amaka Gessler is climbing out of the pool and into the business world.

Classes preserve Hindi

Umaga encourages kids to set goals

Marc Ellis makes a leap

Former student Marc Ellis has returned to Wellesley College to celebrate its centenary.

Politics of pot

smoking Most users of cannabis would not use more if the drug became legal, survey reveals.

Hospital bug prompts warning

A gastro-bug has struck around 10 Waikato Hospital staff over the past week.

Family puts brave face on battle

Life finally free of seizures

Firefighters seek medical help

Five more firefighters have sought medical treatment after fighting one of the largest fires in Southland this week. 

Moths, beetles rid farm of ragwort

A ragwort plume moth. Once covered in ragwort, a Manawatu farm is now almost free of the stock-threatening weed thanks to the introduction of moths and beetles.

Farmers urged to seek help

Mental illness among farmers is like grass staggers a top agricultural communicator claims.

Sustainable farming gets $9.9m

Farming inquiry call

Killing the evil weevil

Scientists suck up nearly 500,000 wasps from Canterbury paddocks to fight a clover root weevil infestation on Southland farms.

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