Lorde's tribute touches family

Twin grief: Rachel Clark’s sisters Rebecca, left and Nicola carry her coffin from the Cromwell College auditorium, after the 17 year-old’s funeral today.

5:00 AM  Pop star sends her condolences to the funeral of Cromwell College head girl Rachel Clark who died suddenly.

Homicide probe after death

Police have released this image of a man they suspect is involved with a violent struggle in an Auckland motel.

Police hunting two men after a 54-year-old man dies in hospital of injuries from a violent struggle.

They're oldies but not goodies

NEVER TOO OLD FOR ARREST: The arrest of a 99-year-old was just one of 1235 recorded apprehensions of offenders aged 65 or over, according to figures for the year ending June 2014.

5:00 AM  Potty-mouthed pensioner wins dubious honour of being the oldest person arrested in NZ in the past year.

Call for Nat MP to stand down

AT HOME: Mike Sabin at his Coopers Beach home in Northland.

5:00 AM  MP's role on Law and Order Select Committee questioned as police probe allegation against him.

Team step up to feed homeless

KITCHEN HANDS: Left to right, Lazar Letinovic, Johno Collings, Glen Lewis, and Santosh Singh, all of Mt Roskill Grammar, cooking at the Wooden Board kitchen.

5:00 AM  Kitchen work seems like unlikely holiday activities for a teen. But not for Glen Lewis.

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crime

Homicide probe after death

Police have released this image of a man they suspect is involved with a violent struggle in an Auckland motel.

Police hunting two men after a 54-year-old man dies in hospital of injuries from a violent struggle.

They're oldies but not goodies

5:00 AM  Potty-mouthed pensioner wins dubious honour of being the oldest person arrested in NZ in the past year.

Call for Nat MP to stand down

Escapee Burns arrested

politics

Reporter gets privacy apology

ANDREA VANCE: Parliamentary swipe card and phone records were accessed during the investigation.

Fairfax political reporter Andrea Vance has received an apology from Parliamentary Service over a breach of her privacy during an investigation into a leaked report.

Dotcom appeal dismissed

Supreme Court dismisses Kim Dotcom's appeal against decision that said the raids were legal.

Backing their man: Sharemilker Bas Nelis had the support of his farming colleagues when he was prosecuted.

NZ First attacks council

Party says Waikato Regional Council bureaucrats who prosecuted Bas Nelis should seek employment in North Korea.

education

Trip opens up mind, career path

OPENING HIS MIND: Originally from Timaru, Sam Brosnahan is studying in Shanghai, on a Prime Minister’s scholarship.

China is far more relevant to NZ than he imagined, Sam Brosnahan is learning.

Man's teaching passion

He once stacked knuckles at a freezing works, now he can't imagine working in anything but education.

40mls of alcohol-based hand sanitiser, the estimated amount a four-year-old drank before becoming grossly intoxicated.

Preschooler drunk on hand sanitiser

Ministry investigates how child got drunk at preschool and will warn early childhood centres about alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

health

Stepping into the past video

LIGHTS ON, NOBODY HOME: The Kimberley Centre, Kimberley Road, Levin.

Walking back through the troubled past of the Kimberley Centre, once a home for intellectually disabled people.

Hand sanitiser warning

Ministry to issue nationwide warning about hand sanitiser in the wake of a 4-year-old girl becoming grossly intoxicated.

Generic doctor

Solutions sought for maternity unit

Leading midwifery organisation is offering to help find a solution to Stratford's maternity woes.

farming

Genetic leap offers hope

The bull semen extraction process at the Awahuri centre.

NZ may export dairy genetics that will enable cattle to tolerate high tropical temperatures - and climate change.

Science key to credibility

New Fed Farmers CEO has had a few months to settle in and talks about plans for the lobby group's future.

MEGA DAIRY: Cows on a big dairy farm in the US.

Cow illness mystery remains

Dairy NZ still has no definite answers on what made some cows sick after eating swedes.