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crime

'Heroic' attempt to save children

Chris Foot gives evidence during the Livingstone coroner's inquest in Dunedin.

Chris Foot cared more about the kids than he did about the shotgun.

War medal thieves had heist wishlist

War medal thieves behind NZ's most notorious heist contemplated a wishlist of national treasures before dreaming up final plot.

DNA advance could unlock cold cases

Cops chase car thief

politics

Key visits Gallipoli's battlefields

Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh visited cemeteries shortly after arriving in Gallipoli.

Prime Minister John Key has walked through Gallipoli's fields of the dead, paying tribute to Kiwis lost during the doomed campaign.

Precious medal delivered

Labour leader Andrew Little played an unusual role upon arrival in Turkey - delivery boy.

Wellington wants to support Auckland's push for motorway tolls as a way of easing rush hour congestion.

Calls for tolls intensify

Wellington to support Auckland in a bid to change the Government's mind on motorway tolls.

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

DNA advance could unlock cold cases

Institute of Environmental Sciences and Research DNA technical leader Dr SallyAnn Harbison with some case samples in the DNA profile database, which has now been running for 20 years.

New technology could use DNA to determine everything down to the colour of a suspect's hair.

Assisted dying test case limits set

A terminally ill Wellington lawyer taking a test case on assisted dying, will have to deal with interest groups having a say in her case on a limited basis.

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Allyson Harwood gets her flu shots at Midway Occupational Health Services in Palmerston North.

Warning over outbreak of flu

Seven people have been sent to hospital with flu and one has died in the latest flu outbreak in South Canterbury.

farming

Exports close to $4 billion

Wine has been a stellar export performer in recent years.

New Zealand's fruit and vegetable production has exceeded $7 billion for the first time, with exports now valued at $3.9bn.

Dealing weeds a crushing blow

Frustrated Aussie farmer borrows coal mining technology to come up with a weed seed destructor.

New bee-keeper Jenny O'Donnell holds out an under-construction honeycomb.

Hobby beekeeping takes off video

The humble honey bee is proving a popular pastime as hive numbers sky rocket.

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