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Dead toddler's father arrested

West Coast toddler Leith Hutchison died after suffering a serious head injury in April.

The father of a West Coast toddler who suffered fatal head injuries has been arrested 

Sexual offending 'spanned 20 years'

A man has been arrested for alleged historic sexual offences that span 20 years.

Convicted killer Helen Milner attacked

Architect pleads guilty


Dairy, beef still face TPP tariffs

Trade Minister Tim Groser at the Trans-Pacific Partnership press conference.

Trade Minister Tim Groser admits it was "too difficult" to get all tariffs lifted for New Zealand exports.

TPPA - what does it all mean?

What will Kiwis get out of the TPPA?

Labour social development spokesman Carmel Sepuloni says the Government must do more to turn around an "economic slowdown", which had driven more working families to seek Government income support.

Kiwis with jobs need help

Rising numbers of employed Kiwis are turning to Government assistance to make ends meet.


Man facing rape charges allowed at school

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 12:  Sacred Heart Catholic School - schoolbags line a wall. generic education school, learning. December 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Michele Mossop/Fairfax Media)

9:15 PM  The Education Ministry has stepped in after a school allowed a staff member facing rape charges to continue working.

Waitaki Boys' rector resigns

Waitaki Boys' High school rector Paul Jackson will leave the school at the end of this year.

Peter Noble, Owhiro Bay School board chairman, is concerned about city council plans for a camp ground next to his school.

Camp ground threat to nearby schools

Owhiro Bay school are fighting a Wellington City Council proposal to site a campground alongside them.


Waikato fifth highest rate of suicide in the country

Chief Coroner Deborah Marshall.

8:54 PM  Preventing suicide a focus for all New Zealanders.

Sugary drinks must be legislated against - researchers

Sugar needs to be looked at in the same way as alcohol and tobacco if our health system is to cope in the future, health researchers say.

Prayer is being successfully used by Salvation Army health professionals in  treating alcohol and drug addiction, according to an independent University of Otago report.

Prayer treatment for addicts

8:41 PM  Prayer is successfully treating alcohol and drug addiction in the Waikato.

Women of Influence

Women of Influence: The finalists video

Minister for Women, Louise Upston at the launch of Women of Influence 2015 at Westpac Bank in Wellington.

The finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2015 have been announced. 

'Push out of your comfort zone'

Young corporate lawyer Althea Carbon is passionate about using digital innovation to help charities.

"I'd have every child in New Zealand growing up with the kind of opportunities I had, that would be brilliant," says Fran Wilde.

A very unplanned career

Former Wellington mayor and Labour MP Fran Wilde was the local and regional winner in 2013.


TPPA: What we know

Businesses will have to make the most of the cards they have been dealt by the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Trade negotiators were almost dead on their feet. What did they achieve?

Dairy price rollercoaster ride?

Warning that price risk lies in market concerns about a looming dairy commodity products shortage.

One of the benefits of sheep dairy was that farmers could generate three incomes from the one animal: milk, meat and wool.

Big future for sheep milk

According to some experts, sheep milking could become a billion dollar industry in NZ.

Have I locked the door?

If you've ever left the house to think you haven't locked the door - you are not alone.


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