Henare McLean

Homeless 'friends' can't hang out

Non-association orders could see Christchurch homeless arrested for eating charity meals together.

Good samaritan recovering

7:23am Mum has surgery as police continue hunt for teen who attacked her when she tried to stop mugging.

Car destroyed in fire

7:55am Firefighters battled a suspicious car fire in Ashhurst this morning.

Too poor for NCEA

The cost of NCEA fees is forcing hundreds of Waikato students or their families to apply for financial assistance.

Labour at loggerheads

Labour is tearing itself apart, with MPs now at loggerheads over when to hold a leadership vote. | Carnage for Cunliffe

Ciggie thieves raid shops

cigarette The high price of cigarettes is fuelling a spate of aggravated robberies around Waikato.

Robberies connected?

An attempted armed robbery of a Palmerston North dairy may be linked to similar hold-ups in Tararua.

Good samaritan injured

Dealer blows $12k

Carnage as Cunliffe clings on

Tracy Watkins The ball is now in David Cunliffe's court. Either he resigns now - or waits for his MPs to choose the time of his execution.

Child poverty on Key agenda

Prime Minister John Key has asked his officials for fresh ideas on tackling child poverty.

Voting patterns linked to income

Cunliffe still in charge

Out with the old, in with the new

John Key was greeted with a standing ovation on arrival at a bulging National Party caucus room.

Students starve to pay their bills

Students Hard-up students are scrimping on basic necessities due to shoe-string budgets, worrying student union leaders.

Ensoc students slated

Engineering institute lambasts students, whose RoUndie 500 event sparked complaints.

'Tickle torture' teacher acquitted

Words of inspiration for students

Loopholes create school 'apartheid'

Up to $250k being added to value of homes in "good school" zones to limit access to disadvantaged.

Queenstown could be 'medical mecca'

300 medic Queenstown could become an international mecca for regenerative medicine, with a Chinese delegation looking to open a complex.

Executive shuffle at Waikato DHB

Long-standing chief operating officer to shift into a newly created position at the end of Waikato Hospital's $500 million building project.

Folic acid movement loses ground

GP's melanoma miss criticised

Illness spurs teen to fundraise

When teenagers talk about going to the theatre on their birthday, they usually mean the cinema.

Caught in the act

Te Moana Gorge cattle Environment Canterbury is investigating cattle grazing in Te Moana Gorge, near Geraldine, after photographic evidence emerged.

Swede feed weighed up

Sheep farmers weighing up whether to grow HT swedes again after an increase in breeding ewe losses on the crop this winter.

'Fighting fund' to dispute rentals

Water rules 'punish farmers'

No shoddy handling in NZ

Kiwi shearer says NZ wool industry needs to show its humane treatment of sheep after mistreatment footage emerges overseas.