Jury retires in Lundy case

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

Lundy jury to deliberate a second day after the judge urged them "not be scared" by the task of finding a verdict.

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

No retrial for Teina Pora

Teina Pora served 21 years in prison for murder.

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

Jury retires in Lundy case

Lundy jury to deliberate a second day after the judge urged them "not be scared" by the task of finding a verdict.

Rural burglars target firearms

Suspected gang clash

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.

Let the fingerpointing begin

OPINION: The post-mortems in National over its crushing defeat in Northland are already under way.

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The Beehive in Wellington, NZ.
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RMA changes 'ripped up'

Government loses its majority on planned environmental law changes and has to start again.

education

College hires new lawyer

St. Bedes College Rector Justin Boyle.

8:02 PM  The Christchurch school at the centre of a stoush with the parents of two rowers has hired a new lawyer.

Funding boost for inmate education

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

ST BEDE'S ROWERS: Jordan Kennedy and Jack Bell

St Bede's duo miss nationals

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

health

Doctor failed patient

Antibiotics

GP "truly devastated" by the death of a patient he mistakenly ordered to stop taking medication. 

Kiwi nurse's Ebola scare

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

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

Stopping Ebola with courage

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

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.

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

Big Synlait Milk loss

7:18 PM  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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