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crime

Murder charge after Nelson assault

Murder charge after weekend assault at Franklyn Village

5:19 PM  A man has been charged with the murder of Franklyn Village resident Bruce Mortimer.

Is ISIS flag illegal in NZ?

4:48 PM  Whilst wearing an ISIS flag would not be illegal itself, you would likely gain police attention.

Killer stays behind bars

Man bashed and robbed on roadside

politics

Parliamentary lightshow

An artist's impression of a 3D image that will be projected onto Parliament Buildings as part of a lightshow during Wellington's 150 years as the capital city celebrations.

Wellington's history will play out in a lightshow on the Parliament buildings in July.

Is ISIS flag illegal in NZ?

4:48 PM  Whilst wearing an ISIS flag would not be illegal itself, you would likely gain police attention.

Finance Minister Bill English looks set to get the books back into the black, despite Budget forecasting he would fail.

Budget roars back into surplus

Hopes of a surplus have soared after Treasury reported the books were in the black by more than $1b.

education

Keep sex ed about facts: principals

Each school has to make its own decision on sexuality education, says PPTA president Angela Roberts.

15 min ago  Talking about pleasure isn't a teacher's job, principals say.

School hit by cuts

A decision to raise Picton School's decile rating from three to five has been confirmed by the Ministry of Education.

In Zone director Terrance Wallace is paving the way for Maori and Pacific Island student success.

Girls can live In Zone too

One organisation helping disadvantaged Maori and Pacific Island students is expanding its horizons.

health

The price of warmth

This photo of fresh snow outside the Grand Chateau Tongariro was taken at 7.30am on Wednesday.

4:40 PM  Waikato people are rugging up to keep power bills down and combat the cold.

Doctor's alleged $435k fraud

Auckland doctor accused of claiming for patients who weren't even in the country.

Oh Luke, schizophrenic?

Serious psychotic illness, you have

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, people suffered from an array of mental disorders.

Women of Influence

Achieving work/life balance video

How do you achieve a good work/life balance?

How do you a achieve a good work/life balance? 

'I'm a role model for NZ women' video

Helen Clark's handshake is still cast iron strong; the self-confidence still supremely intact.

"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.

'It's a huge privilege'

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

farming

Drilling drives out rural couple

Cows grazing near one of the well sites next to the Morrison's Taranaki farm

Farming couple warning others not to fall into the same trap they did when an oil company came knocking.

Is it worth the risk?

OPINION: You can argue that it's not your head that will get hurt – it didn't the last time you came off – but it might.

Fonterra is looking at a less "clunky" system of sharing out its guaranteed milk price contracts.

Fonterra eyes longer-term deals

Fonterra sees third party market options as it explores offering longer guaranteed milk price contracts.

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