Ill Fijian allowed to stay

Positively enjoying life are Melaia Vakalala and daughter Asenaca Vakalala Kuruduadua.

A terminally ill Fijian overstayer has been granted a visitor visa.

Mt Albert ticket wins big

Big haul in Big Wednesday draw

A ticket from Mt Albert in Auckland has won over $12.2 million in the latest Big Wednesday draw.

Forman Insulation job losses

The Taranaki branch of Forman Insulation is closing and 18 people are set to lose their jobs, a union leader has said.

The Taranaki branch of Forman Insulation is closing and 18 people are set to lose their jobs, a union leader has said.

Jury retires in Huntly trial

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Huntly gang murder accused, Peter Hepi

Jury asked to decide if murder accused was acting in self-defence or as an aggressor when he fatally stabbed a Huntly man.

Limits set in euthanasia case

Lecretia Seales has an inoperable brain tumour and is trying to clarify the law on having medical help to die.

Judge in assisted dying case sets limits on access to evidence for the special interest groups involved.

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crime

Rural bike burglaries spike

Damage at Huntly Honda after thieves used a five tonne truck to ram a gate.

Police urge vigilance after a spike in the number of farm bike thefts.

Tooth puller guilty

Man found guilty of ripping out two women’s teeth with pliers and indecently assaulting one of them.

AOS callout after man's threats

Alcohol and drug monitoring 'major infringement of liberty'

politics

Budget: $100m for more surgery video

John Key announces $98 million will be invested in to elective surgery.

Boost in spending promised to meet concerns about waiting lists for elective surgery.

Key: I raised human rights in Saudi Arabia

PM says his efforts at raising human rights issues in Saudi better than Obama's.

Minister of Police Anne Tolley has let fly at Labour male MPs.

Minister slams 'white MPs'

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has slammed "middle-aged, white, Pakeha" MPs for their criticism of Whanau Ora.

education

The smartest student in NZ

Prime Minister's Award for Academic Excellence recognises the top scholar of 2014.

Key role for Wellington principal

Prue Kelly, of Wellington High School, will pick teachers in Government's flagship education policy.

New Riwaka School principal Fraser Campbell

Nine new principals for region

A tide is turning in Nelson-Tasman schools, with nine principals being replaced this year.

health

$98m for more surgery in Budget video

John Key announces $98 million will be invested in to elective surgery.

Boost in spending promised to meet concerns about waiting lists for elective surgery.

Hard work job hunting with MS disease

When Marlene Hessing✓ was struck down with Multiple Sclerosis, leaving her high-pressured career hit her hard.

Lecretia Seales has an inoperable brain tumour and is trying to clarify the law on having medical help to die.

Judge sets limits in euthanasia case

Judge in assisted dying case sets limits on access to evidence for the special interest groups involved.

farming

Holy $20,000 cow

Cow number 209 sold for a whopping $20,000 at a recent dispersal sale in the Waikato.

Cow number 209 is no ordinary cow.

Auction prices fall again

Farming leader calls on Reserve Bank to get its act together as Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade auction prices fall again.

Increased security in supermarkets around 1080 infant fomula threat are still in place.

Blackmail threat still live

MPI describes the 1080 blackmail threat as "live", more than a month contamination threat

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