Street habits hard to break

Former homeless Christchurch man Mickey has a pillow on his new living room floor for sleeping.

Waitara or Whaitara?

Call goes out to put an 'h' in Waitara

A woman keen for the 'h' to be included in the spelling of Waitara wants more people to know the history behind the town's name.

MBIE's $60m makeover

A grand old dame of the Wellington public service has had a $60 million makeover.

Plea to help find kayak

Scott Donaldson is appealing for the public to help him find his kayak.

No-shows cost millions

Millions wasted as tens of thousands of patients fail to show up to appointments every year.

Police consider appeal

Craig Wyber Police are considering appealing a decision not to jail a man found with more than 1000 child sexual abuse images.

'Team effort' nets sex predator

A man who put an advert on a website seeking underage girls for sex has been jailed.

Sons forgive dad who beat them

Hopes for attitude adjustment

'Brain fade' struck Brownlee

Gerry Brownlee Gerry Brownlee has blamed a "complete brain fade" for evading Christchurch Airport security.

MPs seeking greater expenses

The hard-done-by politicians are also asking for 30 free flights a year for their families- on top of their at-least $150,000-a-year salaries.

A week is a long time in politics

Running over with mea culpas

Peters has been taken in: Staples

Christchurch's own "Robin Hood" figure, Bryan Staples speaks out against Winston Peters.

Green light for $70m campus

port of tauranga Waikato University has been given the go-ahead for a multimillion-dollar campus in Tauranga.

Championing a cultural treasure

Pakeha often feel intimidated by Maori culture and language. We're afraid of making mistakes and being mocked for it.

Tauranga campus gets go

Ministry steps in to heated zone stoush

Vanuatu volunteer 'rewarded'

The Vanuatu village where Emma Hyde spent her school holidays volunteering was crowded with barefoot children.

Medical specialists union rile Ryall

Tony Ryall Medical specialists union has used a speech to dentists to launch an attack on Health Minister Tony Ryall.

Breathing with no air

I've always had asthma but now my daily battle for breath makes it hard just to get out of bed.

Apology for costly ambulance ride

Missed appointments cost millions

Life's a pain for teen

ACC says it won't pay for surgery to help a teen in constant pain from a rugby injury.

Protesting the plight of pigs

Factory farming protest Auckland Hundreds have turned out in Auckland to protest against battery farming and animal cruelty.

Evolving key to growing business

Hitting $3 million turnover signalled it was time for a Hamilton business to change.

Farming's changing times

Right time to resign

Bigger plans on the way for Fieldays

Planning is already well underway for next year's Fieldays, as the team celebrates the success of the most recent event.

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