Ayla well enough to return home

Neemia Tialata tweeted this photo of baby Ayla.

Jerry Collins baby daughter is now well enough to leave French hospital and return to her mother's native Canada

Donations will bring relief

Donations are being sought for the victims of the recent floods that affected the Waitotora Valley and other areas in Taranaki.

5:00 AM  A fund is being set up to help families suffering hardship following last month's devastating floods.

Brownlee under fire

Christchurch City councillor Ali Jones weighs in on an anti-Brownlee blog.

5:00 AM  Two Christchurch City councillors have shared on social media an article calling for Gerry Brownlee to step down.

Fire guts school classroom

Fire has gutted one classroom at Whakatane Intermediate school, and is likely to have damaged others.

Whakatane Intermediate classroom gutted as school holidays begin.

Man charged with murder

Police working at the Waldronville, Dunedin, house where Vicki Lee Warrington was found dead.

Police charge 22-year-old man with murder in relation to the death of a Dunedin woman.

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crime

Investigation continuing into baby's death

A scene examination is continuing at the Truman Rd house where a 15-month-old boy was fatally injured.

5:00 AM  An investigation into the death of a 15-month-old boy in Christchurch is continuing.

Man sought after student attacked

Invercargill Police seeking public help to catch man after a female student was assaulted.

Mental health link to stabbings

Family honours stabbing victim

politics

Clark: Poverty key to crisis

Migrants flee not just because of conflict but because their home countries are "plain poor", Helen Clark says.

Raising refugee quotas won't fix the root problem, says UN Development Programme head.

Dairy slump a concern - English

Price falls are not bottoming out, and some farmers will need big overdrafts, finance minister warns.

The Conservative Party board continues to crumble as acting chairman John Stringer resigns.

Another Conservative quits

Acting chairman John Stringer is latest in a long line of board members to quit the party.

education

iPads affecting kids learning

Schools across the Waikato are adopting the use of devices, such as iPads, in school.

Parents are concerned the use of iPads in classrooms is affecting their children's basic literacy skills.

Massive demand for church schools

As the issue of teaching Bible studies in an Auckland school heads to court, Waikato's Catholic schools say they can't keep up with demand.

ST BEDE'S ROWERS: Jordan Kennedy and Jack Bell

St Bede's rowers speak out

St Bede's pupil says he "wasn't thinking" during airport incident that sparked a public row and legal battle involving his parents and school.

health

Donor suffers for her gift

Robin Howarth is regaining his health after a kidney transplant, but has seen the health and finances of his donor, daughter Elsie, fall apart.

5:00 AM  A woman who sacrificed a kidney for her father, saving the taxpayer $3000 a week,is off work and in pain without a cent in financial support.

A walking miracle video

Cancer was expected to kill this Taranaki dad within days of his daughter's wedding, but he fought back - and won.

Doctors medical stethoscope, health, Wellington, New Zealand, Thursday, October 26, 2006. Credit:NZPA/Ross Setford

New beat for business

Medical innovation is a growing trade area for New Zealand.

Women of Influence

'It's a huge privilege'

"I think today women still have to make a decision about career and taking time out to have a family and how much time," says Jo-Anne Wilkinson.

5:00 AM  Jo-anne Wilkinson was the joint winner of the Women of Influence 2014 award for Social Enterprise.

Xero MD gives students time video

Xero managing director Victoria Crone gives students a chance to Shadow a Leader for a day.

Former Cure Kids CEO Vicki Lee speaking at the launch of this year's Women of Influence programme at Westpac HQ in Auckland.

On being Women of Influence video

Some of our Women of Influence alumni on what being a Woman of Influence means to them.

farming

Young farmers 'shattered'

Young Farmer Contest winner Matt Bell from Aorangi, East Coast's Sully Alsop, Waikato/Bay of Plenty's Dwayne Cowin, and Tasman's James Hoban competing in the sheep shearing section of the competition in Taupo.

The best young farmers in the land went to town for a showdown in Taupo.

Farm to city and back

A Tararua couple reveal how the call of the land was too strong.

Jono and Kelly Bavin are the 2015 Southland-Otago Sharemilkers of the Year

Couple battle tough times

Award-winning Southland couple have battled through a tough season

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