Assault-accused teen's tears

Assault-accused Hohepa Wallace, 17, broke down in the dock.

1:44 PM  Teen charged for serious assault on elderly Waikanae couple broke down in tears in the dock.

Sex predator exposed

SEX PREDATOR: Arthur Samuel Roy Senior, pictured shortly after a fire broke out at his property in July 2011.

For three decades Arthur Samuel Roy Senior preyed on vulnerable teenage girls. 

Struck girl battles on

GIRL HIT: Police were alerted to the incident in Titirangi Rd, New Lynn.

1:43 PM  School of girl critically injured after being hit by car in Auckland posts hopeful message about her injuries.

Sex-vid teen gets chance

Nelson District Court

12:53 PM  Teen accused of filming groping will escape conviction if he gives a speech to schools.

Son's injuries earn 4 years

Court generic, NZ court

Man who caused grievous injuries to baby son while playing a video game has been sentenced.

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crime

Howick driving charge name suppression lifted

Court generic

17 min ago  Man charged with driving offence in wake of death of man outside Auckland karaoke bar in October can now be named.

Petrol tank filled with concrete

2:11 PM  A stalker who filled his victim’s petrol tank with concrete has been sentenced to intensive supervision and community detention.

Police seek axe attack evidence

Knickers and knick-knacks nicked

politics

Brownlee security details differ

Gerry Brownlee

Gerry Brownlee walked past a Chch Airport employee before the man could tell him he had to go security, report shows.

Damning report into Rena

Crew failed to stick to navigation standards for at least six voyages before container ship's grounding.

QUOTE VOTE WINNER: Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater.

Slater wins quote of the year

Controversial blogger Cameron Slater takies out the 2014 NZ Quote of the Year competition.

education

School money siphoned

The Minister responsible fo Novopay, Steven Joyce.

Ministry of Education's accidental siphoning of $85,000 from a school's bank account under review.

Teacher sold E at preschool

Two Wanaka early-childcare teachers were deregistered after admitting buying and selling ecstasy at preschool.

University

Uni covers transgender name changes

Auckland University is offering to cover the costs for transgender students choosing to legally change their names.

health

'Whistleblowing' decision sticks

Opportunity knocks, sometimes, in Under the Hammer.

Health worker who passed on client info with intention of “whistleblowing” fails to overturn ruling.

What's killing New Zealanders?

We are now more likely to die of Alzheimer's disease or kidney failure, study finds.

Fertility: Clinics will be forced to provide information about anonymous sperm donors.

Mother and sister all in one

A childless woman is donating eggs to her mother and stepfather so they can create a baby to be raised as her sister.

farming

Picked on feeling starting

Quad bike

Kiwi farmers uneasy about a $40,000 fine handed out to a farming couple for not wearing helmets.

Quad bike sales horrify

Top doctor "filled with horror" at online stores selling quad bikes for children as young as four.

McDonald's burger.

Beefing up burger image

1:04 PM  McDonald's is on a mission to show how sustainable the NZ beef that goes into its hamburgers really is.