Chaos back from the brink

Waitara man Marc Glover, partner Alicia James and their 3-year-old daughter Saphire-Rose, are over the moon that their dog, Chaos, was found after going missing for eight days.

5:00 AM  A dog stranded on a North Taranaki cliff for more than a week is back home.

Hello pork pies

Michael van Druten, Philip Kane and Tim Sinclair are heading south.

5:00 AM  Mad Mini drivers are road-tripping down the country in a fundraiser inspired by a 1981 film.

School water under the pump

SAFE TO SLURP: Ashley Armstrong enjoys a drink from Bombay School’s newly installed filtered water taps.

5:00 AM  Potentially unsafe water supplies are being pumped into schools, a filter company says.

Bundle of Black Cap joy

BABY JOY: Anusha and Ravi Pitta want to name their newborn after a Black Cap.

5:00 AM  Baby Pitta may be called Martin, or perhaps Daniel; only the World Cup final will tell.

Library keeps 'abuse manual'

Mandy Sherring with children Sam, 3, and Jed, 5, outside Auckland’s Central City Library.

5:00 AM  A parenting book describing how to whip a child into submission has sparked a backlash in Auckland.

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crime

Driver 'should have known better'

Court

A professional truck driver who nodded off at the wheel and killed two people, should have known better than to drive, a court has heard.

Few answers after cell death

Just over a year after her son died a lonely death in an Auckland police cell, Sentry Taitoko's mum is still looking for answers.

Firearms stolen in burglary

Police chase teens in stolen car

politics

1080 D-day approaches video

Emille Leaf believes he is at the forefront of the police probe into the recent threat to contaminate milk products, but denies any involvement.

As the deadline for a threat to contaminate infant baby formula with 1080 looms the activists speak out.

Minister berates capital's DHB

Jonathan Coleman has admonished Wellington's DHB for its "recurring pattern of poor performance".

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1080 activist Emille Leaf at his home in the bush near Punakaiki on the South Island's West Coast.

Activists in spotlight video

Small number of anti-1080 extremists dominate the police suspect list for the infant formula threat, as deadline looms.

education

School water under the pump

SAFE TO SLURP: Ashley Armstrong enjoys a drink from Bombay School’s newly installed filtered water taps.

5:00 AM  Potentially unsafe water supplies are being pumped into schools, a filter company says.

Vet students bare all for charity

Bare-back horse riding has taken on a new meaning for Massey University veterinary students.

UCOL is holding an inter-campus cooking competition, between its Wairarapa, Palmerston North and Whanganui Campuses.  held in the Palmerston North UCOL training kitchen on Queen Street. Christina Hogan cooks eggs benedict.

Young chef break a few eggs

Palmerston North's most promising chefs appear to be able to take the heat after producing perfect yolky eggs and velvety hollandaise.

health

Hope for teen's sperm

Cameron Duncan

5:00 AM  Mother welcomes law review that could give her a grandchild - fathered by her son who died as a teen.

Minister berates capital's DHB

Jonathan Coleman has admonished Wellington's DHB for its "recurring pattern of poor performance".

Casey Gordon helps stylist Rachelle Gourley shave the last of her grandmother Elizabeth Shaw's hair.  Holding Casey is her great aunt,  Helen Poka, who also had her head shaved.

Leukaemia fight inspires

Shaving your head as Dunedin heads towards winter doesn't strike most as a good idea.

farming

Big dry a haphazard blight

Sheep feed on dry pasture.

5:00 AM  The unfairness of drought has some hit home for some Canterbury farmers.

Fonterra adds more to auction

Fonterra to increase the amount of milk powder for sale on the GDT platform, which is likely to depress prices at the next auction.

Lincoln University.

Investors backing Lincoln

5:00 AM  Major companies putting big money into Lincoln University's growing demonstration and research farms base.

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