Lawyer accepts lobby groups say

Lecretia Seales.

6:12 PM  Terminally ill lawyer Lecretia Seales has accepted judges decision to allow lobby groups to have a say in her fight to change assisted dying laws.

Boating death victim named

15042015. News.Photo:Kevin Stent/Fairfax NZ. Wellington's South Coast has been hit by large waves following a polar blast

5:33 PM  The man who died in Auckland boating accident Saturday was Sililo Seiuli, 55.

Key: I'm NZ's 'most casual' PM video

PM John Key admits he needs to conduct himself more carefully in public following last week's revelations he repeatedly tugged a waitress's ponytail in an Auckland cafe.

Prime Minister John Key says he's a friendly guy and has learnt from his recent mistake.

Students use quake experience

Students from St Margaret's College, Christchurch, on a trek in Nepal.

St Margaret's College students taught locals to "drop, cover, hold" in Nepal quake, principal says.

Troops to Iraq 'only for allies'

New Zealand troops have left Ohakea on the first leg of their journey to Iraq.

Most Kiwis think the government is only sending troops to Iraq to keep the US and UK on side.

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crime

Kiwi controlled dope

New Zealand Patrick Christopher Bowler was convicted of drug smuggling in the United States, and then helped drug enforcement agencies catch his former criminal cohorts.

New Zealand granddad comes home after 12 years in US prison for running a global drug operation worth millions.

Revealed: the Kiwis behind a billion dollar drug empire

EXCLUSIVE: Once, they ran the world's biggest dope-smuggling ring. But after giving evidence against their violent criminal associates and doing long stints in some of America's toughest jails, two New Zealanders have returned home to escape their lives of crime. This is their story - a story that has never before been told.

'Heroic' attempt to save children

War medal thieves had heist wishlist

politics

NZ to give $1m in aid to Nepal

Prime Minister John Key speaks out about the Doha fire which caused the death of the Weekes triplets.

New Zealand will initially commit $1 million in humanitarian aid to earthquake ravaged Nepal.

Key visits Gallipoli's battlefields

PM Key walked through Gallipoli's fields of the dead, paying tribute to Kiwis lost during the campaign.

Prime Minister John Key

Key on Gulf states mission

PM John Key will become the first-ever New Zealand Prime Minister to officially visit Saudi Arabia.

education

Let's get physical

Onslow College students Matthew Randle and Catherine Pot, both 16, have been spending lunchtimes in the physics lab preparing since being selected to compete for New Zealand at the Physics World Cup.

Five high-school students are looking to bring back an unusual World Cup gold medal.

Book a 'waste of effort'

A "wonderful" book for teenagers is going to waste due to censorship, a former teacher says.

Wesley Intermediate acting principal Jason Murray and assistant principal Lou Reddy say the school is thriving and the doors will open for many years to come.

School's doors were never closing

Widespread gossip has ensnared one Auckland school.

health

Right-to-die lawyer accepts groups to have say

Lecretia Seales.

6:12 PM  Terminally ill lawyer Lecretia Seales has accepted judges decision to allow lobby groups to have a say in her fight to change assisted dying laws.

DHB calls in lawyers

Auckland DHB has hired a lawyer to investigate concerns about senior management in a mental health unit.

Parents should be involved in the abortion decision, rather than giving all girls, no matter what their age, the right to consent, says Otago University masters law student Michael Morrison.

Call to review teen abortion law

Young girls need their parents when faced with abortion, according to research.

farming

Seed drill a Rolls Royce system

Dr John Baker and his innovative cross-slot seed drill which promotes healthy soils.

Feilding soil scientist and inventor is on a mission to save the world's soils and has created the "Rolls Royce" of direct drill seed machines.

Hobby beekeeping takes off video

The humble honey bee is proving a popular pastime as hive numbers sky rocket.

Wine has been a stellar export performer in recent years.

Exports close to $4 billion

New Zealand's fruit and vegetable production has exceeded $7 billion for the first time, with exports now valued at $3.9bn.

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