Jury retires in Lundy case

Justice Simon France sums up in the Mark Lundy murder retrial.

2:17 PM  Judge urges the jury "not be scared" by the task of finding a verdict in the Lundy case.

Chad sheds dreads

Chad Bolton swings the glorious dreadlocks he had cut off for Shave for a Cure.

Nine years' worth of dreadlocks fell to the floor in minutes all for Shave for a Cure.

Bus driver on sex charges

Court generic NZ

A former Christchurch bus driver is facing an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual offending.

Snapchat threat-to-kill

A range of start-ups across the world, including Snapchat, are working to create communications systems that are not based on saving as a default.

'Intelligent' man jailed after sending a Snapchat video of himself holding a gun and threatening to kill his ex-partner.

Sparrows strangled

Dead sparrows have been found in Kilbirnie, Wellington, each with trinkets like this around their necks.

A bird killer with a penchant for trinkets is on the loose in Wellington.

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crime

Suspected gang clash

Police investigators comb the area outside a Miriam St, Masterton address were a confrontation between people associated with the Mongrel Mob and Black Power gangs ended with a woman being hit by a car and hospitalised with serious injuries.

6 min ago  Police seek driver of after a woman was seriously injured in Masterton.

No retrial for Teina Pora

13 min ago  Pora retrial over Susan Burdett's murder would not be in the public interest, Crown says.

Beast out of jail

Lundy trial: Jury retires

politics

Peters to resign as list MP

WINSTON PETERS: The NZ First leader convincingly wrestled National's strong hold off the Northland electorate by more than 4000 votes

Northland's new MP Winston Peters has confirmed he will resign from the list - making it harder for the Government to govern.

PM backs Black Caps

John Key says the Black Caps should be immensely proud despite their loss in Sunday's Cricket World Cup final.

National candidate Mark Osborne concedes by phone to Winston Peters at the Bay of Islands Golf Club in Kerikeri.

Let the fingerpointing begin

OPINION: The post-mortems in National over its crushing defeat in Northland will be long and hard and are already under way.

education

St Bede's duo miss nationals

ST BEDE'S ROWERS: Jordan Kennedy and Jack Bell

Two high school rowers whose parents sought an injunction against their school have missed out on national trials.

Online early childhood survey released

Parents can have a say on early childhood education in New Zealand. 

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L-R:  Prison manager Ann Abraham listens to a prisoner in the library.
The Arohata Women's Prison in Tawa, Wellington.  Feature on women's prison by Shane Cowlishaw for DOMINION POST.

Funding boost for inmate education

Taxpayers are about to pump an extra $5 million a year into educating criminals.

health

Stopping Ebola with courage

The Ebola message is a hard sell for the Red Cross in Guinea.

OPINION: Former Nelson Mail reporter Corinne Ambler is working for the Red Cross on the front line of the battle against Ebola in Guinea.

WoW winner's fight against cancer

Designer Claire Prebble has been told there is no cure for the melanoma in her leg - not surgery, not radiation, not chemo.

Gore nurse Bronni McBain has returned from working with ebola patients in Sierra Leone.

Kiwi nurse's Ebola scare

A day after working in an Ebola redzone nurse Bronni McBain was on her way back home to Gore.

farming

Toxins killed cows - ministry

Southland Federated Farmers president Russell MacPherson has warned against jumping to conclusions about the HT [herbicide tolerant] swede variety until the final verdict is out on the deaths of hundreds of Southland dairy cows.

2:46 PM  Southland dairy cow deaths blamed on high concentrations of naturally occurring toxins in a variety of swedes.

Big Synlait Milk loss

Synlait Milk posts a $6.4m net loss after tax for the first six months of the 2015 financial year.

Fonterra Shareholders Council chairman Ian Brown.

Fonterra's fed-up farmers risk

Fonterra is facing a supplier crisis of confidence and risks haemorrhaging milk to private companies.

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