Taking tea with tigers

Tiger fans will have a rare chance to see the big cats up close during a special breakfast at Auckland Zoo.

Alcohol limits to be cut

Legislation to lower adult drink-driving limits from December 1 has passed its final reading in Parliament.

Govt: We'll fix Novopay

Government to take over school payroll after the company running it refused to pay more to fix it.

Crews battle scrub fire

LATEST: Five tankers have been sent to the scene of a major scrub fire in South Canterbury.

Crewe murders still a mystery

A review of the Jeanette and Harvey Crewe murder investigation offers titbits of information - but nothing to tell their daughter who killed them.

From offended to offender

Arrest, arrested, handcuffs Dunedin police nabbed an alcohol-driven scooter thief when he turned up at the city's police station.

Long jail term for cocaine courier

A man involved in importing up to $3.5m worth of cocaine has been jailed for four years and seven months.

Jurors offered counselling

Paedophile: Being named 'unfair'

Devoy slams ACT for Maori attacks

Dame Susan Devoy Race relations commissioner hits out at ACT attacks on Maori as "grotesque and inflammatory".

Ryall bows out after 24 years

Health Minister Tony Ryalls recalls career highlights as colleagues pay tribute to long-serving MP.

NZ helps protect Pacific fisheries

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Craig's satirical site spat

Satirical website refuses to say who is behind parody of Conservative leader Colin Craig.

Zone proposal 'reeks of snobbery'

Carmela Hughes and Ardit Hoxha Fears for Auckland's Selwyn College if kids from lower socio-economic suburbs are excluded.

Fairfield eco-centre gets boost

The bid for a sustainable education centre at Fairfield College has been aided by a $15,000 research grant.

Discipline numbers for pupils improve

Short list of $200m schools

Vanuatu volunteer 'rewarded'

The Vanuatu village where Emma Hyde spent her school holidays volunteering was crowded with barefoot children.

Could Ebola reach New Zealand?

Ebola The worst Ebola disease outbreak on record is unlikely to reach New Zealand from west Africa, authorities here say.

Staff on front line at hospital

Staff are the victims of over half of assaults at Taranaki Base Hospital's mental health unit.

Whanau helping hospital

Woman injected with used needle

Life's a pain for teen

ACC says it won't pay for surgery to help a teen in constant pain from a rugby injury.

Westland to better Fonterra?

Rod Quin West Coast dairy co-operative makes a wide payout prediction which at its upper end tops Fonterra's reduced $6kg milk price.

Sheep theft charges

Seven people charged with stealing stock, slaughtering them and selling the meat.

Stock crashes spark warning

Income drop to hurt

Green solutions

Southland farmers employ new methods to improve water quality and profits.

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