Boy's escape attempt injures

Taradale Primary School, Napier, where a nine-year-old boy was critically injured in an "unfortunate accident".

A boy critically injured in a school window may have been trying to escape after toilet door became stuck.

MPs get lower pay rise

MPs are set to receive pay rises, but much smaller ones than were proposed in February.

MPs have delivered themselves a pay cut of sorts, trimming back pay increases that sparked a law change.

Cop killer denied parole

Andrew Popo was found guilty of manslaughter after running down Porirua police officer Derek Wootton.

Man nearly seven years into eight year, nine month sentence for manslaughter is again denied parole.

'It's sad, very, very sad' video

Police investigate in Papanui after a boy suffered critical head injuries.

Shocked neighbours watch as a critically hurt autistic child is put into ambulance with an oxygen mask on his face.

Council crackdown on booze

Pubs and bars in Christchurch are facing tougher restrictions on their opening hours.

Most bars will close by 1pm and supermarkets banned from selling alcohol after 9pm under proposed bylaws.

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Man allegedly surfed on taxi video

Johnny Bennett.

A man who calls himself "danger" has gone on trial for allegedly surfing on a taxi over Auckland's Harbour Bridge. 

Spray can fumes fill train

A passenger struggled to breathe due to fumes following a graffiti attack on an Auckland train.

Cop killer denied parole

Cop killer denied parole


Asset sales fund falls short

Labour MP Grant Robertson.

Government faces $424m gap for spending promises from asset sales cash, Labour says.

Key 'gutted' to miss invite

5:29 PM  John Key "gutted" he missed an invite into Air NZ's most exclusive club.

One of the designs submitted to the NZ flag referendum. Designed by David Astil from Waikato

Flag debate will heat up - PM video

5:10 PM  PM John Key is unfazed by a lack of interest in the flag debate after forcing it on to the political agenda.


Sex education guidelines updated

It's not just about condoms - schools are being encouraged to look at consent in coercion in their sexuality education programmes.

6:13 PM  Schools have been advised to address issues of consent and coercion in their sexuality lessons.

Injuries at school prove costly

Manawatu school scrapes cost over $400,000 in five years, but educators say kids don't need cotton wool.

Auckland Kindergarten Association is running Discover Your Local Kindergarten Week in a bid to combat declining enrolment numbers by raising awareness of the early childhood education service.

Fewer kids at Auckland kindies

Auckland kindergartens face decline in enrolments due to lack of awareness in migrant population.


Injuries at school prove costly

Children born in July 2010 can skip their pre-school year altogether and move straight into prep in 2015.

Manawatu school scrapes cost over $400,000 in five years, but educators say kids don't need cotton wool.

Calls for surgical mesh inquiry

Two women suffering after surgical mesh procedures went awry plead for a formal inquiry.

Health generic

Strike may delay treatment

Palmerston North Hospital's cancer radiation treatment has been cut back as health workers strike over pay negotiations.


Saudi farm deal Q & A


What you need to know about the Government's farm deal with a Saudi businessman.

Supreme Court halts farm sale

Sale of Bay of Plenty farm heads to the Supreme Court.

Much of the work in the Wairarapa Anthelmintic Trial was done by host farmers and volunteers, who contributed labour, stock and resources on eight commercial scale properties.

Drenching doubts cast

Three-years of independent trials cast doubts on the effectiveness of long-acting sheep drenches.

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