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crime

'Despicable human' back behind bars video

Mark Lundy stands in the dock at the Wellington High Court seconds before his guilty verdict was delivered at his re-trial.

Mark Lundy's brother says his family was on an "emotional rollercoaster" reliving the moment a "despicable human being" killed Christine and Amber Lundy.

Prowler terrifies teen

A 14-year-old girl, at home alone, hid in a locked bathroom to dial 111 after a man climbed in an open window.

Lundy guilty again video

Cafe Valentino suspect identified

politics

Troops ramp up combat training

The Government and the Defence Force have confirmed nearly all troops bound for Iraq have been training in Australia.

NZ deployment to Iraq looms, as Defence Force confirms more than 100 troops have trained in Australia.

NZ behind in parental leave

Parents taking time off work to care for their children are getting a rough deal compared with other countries.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush, speaking after the release of the IPCA report, said the Roast Busters investigation was not robust enough.

'Room to improve' for police

Roast Busters case highlights how much further police have to go when dealing with sex assaults, MPs told.

education

'Piddly' student loan increase

Wellington Victoria University Student Association President Rick Zwaan says the latest student loan increase should afford him an extra two-minute noddles every three weeks.

"I can’t wait to save my extra 90c for three weeks so I can afford another packet of two minute noodles for dinner."

No rest for scholarship winner

A Hamilton woman has juggled family life with study to be awarded $5000.

James Hargest College year 12 student Stephen Jones has been selected to help decide the final four flag choices for a possible new NZ flag.

Teen lands spot on flag panel

An Invercargill teenager is playing a role in high-level discussions around a new New Zealand flag.

health

Daily patient attacks

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A nurse or doctor is assaulted on average once every day in Wellington.

Fewer teens taking up smoking

Fewer teenagers are developing a daily smoking habit, a new national study shows.

Dr Herd with one of his scanners used to detect melanoma.

Time to lose 'shorts and t-shirt' attitude

A Dargaville practitioner is making it his mission to lower the staggering melanoma death rate.

farming

Award winners set bar

Winners of the supreme award in the 2015 Greater Wellington Ballance Farm Environment Awards were Leo and Rebecca Vollebregt, of Featherston.

11:00 PM  Wairarapa dairy farming couple are the supreme winners of the 2015 Greater Wellington Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Cow steroids make fish randy

A steroid found in waterways makes guppy mating more aggressive.

Employment conditions for dairy workers have been called into question after an MBIE sting.

Wage breaches disappoint

Investigation catches out dairy farmers around the country who have short changed or exploited staff by breaching employment laws.

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