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Avon site for memorial

Christchurch's quake memorial will have a river setting, it has been confirmed today.

Douglas Goodfellow dies, aged 97

Philanthropist William Douglas Goodfellow, once the richest man in NZ, has died.

No chance for Sri Lankans

A group of 41 asylum seekers may have been overly optimistic about landing on our shores.

Rizalman file opened

Police asked courts to lift bail conditions on Malaysian diplomat at the centre of a sexual assualt case.

More severe weather

8 min ago Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon in Auckland as harsh weather moves south.

Fraudster sentenced

Court A viticulture and winemaking student was sentenced for taking more than $20k from WINZ.

'Appalling' driver blamed informant

Man thought he was being chased when a motorist followed him after dobbing him in to police.

Brother jailed for murder

Inside the mind of a stalker

Stand tall, says Flavell

Te Ururoa Flavell Maori Party adopts that theme, Tu Maori Mai (Stand as Maori), as its rallying cry for the election.

DOC hits back at Greens' claims

DOC rejects claims a performance review indicated a restructure was not well implemented.

MPs, media under cone of silence

Today in politics

Harre on the other side

In her previous life, the new Internet Party leader was the Left's darling of her time, their warrior princess at the Cabinet table.

Pay rise for UCOL staff

UCOL The drawn-out industrial dispute at UCOL has come to a close, with polytechnic staff pocketing a pay rise this week.

Same-sex dates can go to the ball

A conservative, Catholic all-boys' school has given the ok for gay couples to attend the school ball.

Teacher was text pest

Imagine this for your child

School must cough up for hair bill

A school must pay part of the legal costs of a student suspended for refusing to cut his hair.

Kids appeal help for ailing mum

	 Gasteiger appeal Three Nelson siblings are appealing to the public to help raise $80,000 so their mum can have ongoing specialist treatment in Germany for a rare form of lung-cancer.

Half the man he used to be

An Ashburton man no longer lives in fear of his heart stopping while he sleeps after losing more than 120kg.

City food forest is growing closer

More 'mega obese'

A heartbeat from death

Quick-thinking of a fellow table tennis player saved the life of a man whose heart stopped for 15 minutes.

Lab milk to hit shelves

Milk A new milk due for sale in 2016 could threaten NZ's $17bn dairy export industry.

In farmers we trust

The public view farmers favourably despite what the media shows.

Research needs to be more accessible

Hereford prices on the rise

Genetic selection boosts antlers

Producing deer with some of the biggest antlers in NZ careful genetic selection and a dollop of luck, says a South Canterbury deer farmer.

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