Dad dies professing innocence

Sid Bentley died after a battle with cancer, was a suspect in his daughter's 1998 disappearance and murder, along with Kirsty's older brother, John.

Father of murdered Ashburton teen Kirsty Bentley died still denying involvement in her death, saying he still looked at her photo every day.

Christchurch police assaulted

Two Christchurch police officers have been injured in an assault.

Two Christchurch police officers suffered head injuries while making an arrest.

Clue to suspects in hut trashing

Cone Hut was originally built by Tararua Tramping Club in 1946, using local totara timbers, adzed into framing and split into slab walls.  It was rebuilt in the 1980s.

Club considers closing trashed hut, as clues about vandals come to light.

Missing man found in bush

Missing man Graham Carr, 66, has been winched out of bush near Upper Hutt, severely hypothermic. He is in a serious condition in Wellington Hospital.

A 66-year-old dementia sufferer lost in Upper Hutt bush has been found in critical condition.

IUDs for teen girls proposed

New Zealand has the second-highest teen pregnancy rate in the developed world.

All teenage NZ girls should be fitted with contraceptive implants or IUDs, Otago researchers say.

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crime

Christchurch police assaulted

Two Christchurch police officers have been injured in an assault.

Two Christchurch police officers suffered head injuries while making an arrest.

'They basically killed my family'

Man whose dog was killed by police in a "terrifying" armed raid says pet was like a family member.

Bomb hoaxer a 'loser' gallery video

Digger joyrider pleads guilty video

politics

Clouds loom over NZ economy

China under a magnifying glass - economic uncertainties there could hit New Zealand hard

Dairy prices are softening, stocks in China are tanking and Greece is in crisis mode. How worried should we be here?

Craig, MacGregor lawyers in talks

Lawyers for Colin Craig and his former aide Rachel MacGregor are in talks over lifting a confidentiality agreement.

Transport Minister Simon Bridges

Northland will get some bridges

But Winston Peters says the region is being "double crossed" by the Government.

education

Paying the price to sit an exam

Scholarship exams will cost $30 a pop for students this year.

If families can't afford their child's scholarship exam fees the Education Minister says schools can stump up the cash.

Principal censured after school slap

Auckland principal who slapped a child learned a "salutary lesson" says governing body.

A prison inmate, Charlotte [not her real name] and her tutor, Sarah Vokes, look over a book of poems and essays Charlotte has written.

Helen Clark urges inmates to read

Former PM Helen Clark praises prisoners learning to read.

health

Free GP visits for under 13s

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Children in Manawatu will have complete free access to doctors, even after hours, from Wednesday.

IUDs for teen girls proposed

All teenage NZ girls should be fitted with contraceptive implants or IUDs, Otago researchers say.

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Palmerston North Hospital

Job losses impact raised

A Manawatu business owner has questioned a proposal that could see frozen meals shipped in to Palmerston North Hospital, along with job losses.

Women of Influence

A sporting winner

"If you work hard and have the right attitude, you can actually do a lot of things that you think you can't. I think it's about belief," says Therese Walsh.

Therese Walsh was the supreme winner of the board and management category in 2013.

An agent for change

Last year's Women of Influence winner Lesley Elliott says her award recognises that domestic violence is an issue.

Nasa astronaut Wendy Lawrence wants to inspire women to take on new challenges and work in traditionally male roles.

Speak to an astronaut video

Nasa astronaut Wendy Lawrence answered some burning questions about space.

farming

Foreign buyers snap up vineyards

Foreign ownership of land in Marlborough continued to increase

Overseas companies continue to buy up land in Marlborough for vineyard expansion.

A question of milk

The price Kiwis pay for milk is influenced by exchange rates, supermarket wars and wholesale prices.

Livestock carrier Nada berthed in the Port of Timaru.

Livestock reach Mexico

The livestock carrier Nada has reached Mexico, according to vessel tracking website, Marine Traffic.

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