'Massive' West Coast rain gallery

Paddle boarders: Annette Polinsk from Germany & Oliver Valdna from Estonia

1 min ago  Trotting Cup abandoned as heavy rain floods West Coast streets and homes, closing schools and blocks Buller Gorge.

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Spying in Pacific 'protects NZ'

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11:12 AM  Former spy boss admits mass surveillance is conducted on Pacific countries.

Streaker: 'I'm legendary'

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A streaker at the Four Nations Rugby League match between the New Zealand Kiwi's and England played at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

10:54 AM  Serial streaker cops $1500 fine as his lawyer says he's reaching "legend status".

Road debate 'hysterical'

Ruby Marris, 5, was killed in a crash involving a foreign driver.

Woman who lost family in a tourist driver crash calls for road safety research.

171kmh driver caught again

10:36 AM  Driver clocked at 171kmh is caught behind the wheel by police the next day.

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crime

Kidnap-accused appear in court

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0 min ago  Four suspects charged for their roles in two alleged kidnappings appear in Rotorua District Court.

Repeat streaker reaching 'legend status'

10:54 AM  Repeat streaker cops a $1500 fine as his lawyer says he's reaching "legend status".

Speeding driver caught again

Truck driver misses court date

politics

Campaign staffer taking leave

NORTHLAND CANDIDATE: Winston Peters in front of his big blue bus, the The Force For the North.

NZ First leader Winston Peters has rejected claims a member of his Northland campaign team is being funded by the taxpayer.

Special needs care improves

18 min ago  Most schools are catering better for students with special needs, according to a recent report.

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Anti-TPPA march ahead

Anti TPPA lobby group It's Our Future expects a big turnout for its rally tomorrow.

education

Schools better with special needs

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Hekia Parata addressing an audience at St Peters Church.
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18 min ago  Most schools are catering better for students with special needs, according to a recent report.

5-year-old suspended

A five-year-old Invercargill boy has been suspended from school for violence.

Barbara George

Payback slashes Witt coffers

A multimillion-dollar payback to Government coffers is having a lingering effect on Taranaki's polytech.

health

Plain packs urged

An example of the plain packaging designed for cigarettes sold in Australia.

Marlborough Cancer Society worker calls for the Government to follow Australia's lead on plain packaging of cigarettes.

'Normal' penis size decided

Forget all the images in adult films and drawings scrawled on public bathrooms, there is now a scientific guide to what is the average penis size.

FREE TO EXPLORE: Finlay Butcher tries out his all-terrain wheelchair on Narrow Neck beach.

Special wheelchair gets Finlay outside

There was no better birthday present for Finlay Butcher than being able to play with his siblings again.

farming

Legendary shearer retires

LAST TIME: David Fagan will end his shearing career at the New Zealand Championships in his home-town of Te Kuiti in early April.

David Fagan reckons he's had a pretty good innings. And you can't argue that.

Tractor connects with rural community

An iconic kiwi symbol was given a police blue and yellow make-over for this year’s major farming event.

FAMILY BUSINESS: Southland deer focus farmers Brian and Kristine Russell are aiming to lift production from their weaner deer.

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Southland Deer Focus farmers Brian and Kristine Russell are aiming to lift deer production at The Rock.

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