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Aspire to lead despite sexism

As someone who took on the uglier side of sexism and misogyny, ex-Australian PM Julia Gillard showed it is possible to survive.

Xi: Keep 'em coming

Don't worry, just keep those exports coming, Chinese President Xi Jinping tells New Zealanders.

Cut grass with scissors

Disabled man cut neighbour's grass with scissors because no one else would do it. Then he had an epileptic seizure.

Accident or arson?

8:23am Police are not ruling out the possibility that the fire at a Hamilton home that killed three people was deliberately lit.

Outrage at savage cruelty

The SPCA is welcoming unprecedented prison sentences for animal abusers.

Diplomat denies attack

Malaysian diplomatic employee charged over sexually attacking NZ woman pleads not guilty.

Talked down from roof

Auckland man on the run from police sought refuge on the roof of a four-storey block of flats.

Drunk rail track driver 'foolish'

Parole eligibility queried

Beehive Live: Little meets large

Labour's new leader Andrew Little has his first major outing today as China's President Xi Jinping fits in a meeting with him in Auckland.

Sutton inquiry 'distracting'

Gerry Brownlee says inquiry into harassment claims is very distracting for Cera staff.

Xi guest of honour at Akld dinner

MP in firing line as parkers see red

Xi: Keep 'em coming

Don't worry, just keep those exports coming, Chinese President Xi Jinping tells New Zealanders.

Summer job hunt is on

Students could have a hard time finding jobs due to the migration boom, an expert warns.

Maori words every Kiwi should know

How well do you know New Zealand's native language? Ka pai?

Demand for bilingual classes

Massey opens Pacific research centre

Top teachers all class

A trio of Feilding teachers have been recognised as expert educators.

Hospital redevelopment backed

The redevelopment of Palmerston North Hospital is being backed by the Health Minister.

Health cost-cutting scheme shelved

Government axing controversial health cost-cutting entity - but DHBs still need to save $620m.

Ex-smokers breathing easy

Workers hooked on fizzy drinks

Cancer diary book to help others

Mother who watched her 7-year-old daughter die of cancer turns her diary into a book to help other families.

Record grape harvest

Marlborough grape growers will pocket an estimated $64m more this year than in 2013.

King Salmon ordered to pay costs

Environmental groups win a costs argument against NZ King Salmon in Supreme Court.

Low river levels concern

An extra 1.4 million litres

Beekeeper buzzing over award

A Marlborough beekeeper is still buzzing over her win at this year's Enterprising Rural Women Awards.