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crime

Sexual allegations investigated

Police are looking into allegations which involve Opotiki College students.

8:03 PM  Police are working with Bay of Plenty college students and their families.

Ashburton marks tragic anniversary video

7:01 PM  Ashburton marks a year to the day since two women were killed in the Work and Income shootings.

Toilet murder victim a paedophile

Blood on walls after stabbing

politics

Flag: Has the tide turned? video

The government's Flag Consideration panel has chosen four from the 10,292 alternative designs.

8:08 PM  OPINION: Now we've got something to love or hate, Kiwis are finally showing some passion about the flag.

Final four flag designs gallery video

7:56 PM  Fern, koru, stars, black, white, blue and red. Do we have the ingredients of a national icon?

Flag consideration panel chair John Burrows with the 40 flag designs the top four were chosen from.

Flag panel halfway there video

The flag consideration panel have got it right for two out of the four flag alternatives according to a recent survey.

education

Upskirt photo of teacher

Mobile phones using the Optus network in Queensland suddenly switched to daylight saving time overnight, giving many people an unexpectedly early start.

A student who took an upskirt picture of his female teacher has returned to school.

Redcliffs closure decision delayed

Education Minister Hekia Parata won't decide on Redcliffs School closure until term 4.

Four classrooms at South Westland Area School were damaged in a fire on Thursday night, thought to have started at a clothes dryer.

Coast school opens after fire

A remote West Coast school damaged by a fire last week has reopened.

health

Circumcision cut costly

Waikato DHB policy doesn't allow paediatric surgeons to perform circumcisions for religious or cultural reasons. Photo: Chris Hillock/Fairfax NZ

8:23 PM  The number of circumcisions has decreased in the Waikato, with many people put off by the cost.

Doctor takes the reins at HVDHB

For the first time since being formed in 2001, the Hutt Valley District Health Board will be run by a clinician.

Reba Pottinger and daughter Michaela Pottinger, 16, both of Invercargill. Michaela has benign intracranial hypertension, a condition which, if left untreated, can cause blindness. It is thought to affect about 1 in 100,000 people.

Invercargill girl back on track after eye scare

An Invercargill mum says a simple eye test might have saved her daughter's vision after she was diagnosed with a rare condition.

Women of Influence

A very unplanned career

"I'd have every child in New Zealand growing up with the kind of opportunities I had, that would be brilliant," says Fran Wilde.

Former Wellington mayor and Labour MP Fran Wilde was the local and regional winner in 2013.

Advice to your teenage self video

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your teenage self?

2014 Emerging Leader winner Althea Carbon

'Push out of your comfort zone'

Young corporate lawyer Althea Carbon is passionate about using digital innovation to help charities.

farming

Fonterra loan set to be popular

Lisa Charmley says her Dannevirke family will be thinking hard about taking up the Fonterra interest-free loan offer.

Most dairy farmers predicted to take advantage of a Fonterra interest-free loan to help them through this season.

Liquidation of dairy business

Woodville dairy support business goes into liquidation - the first of others expected says a liquidator.

A lucky cow in the shade during a hot summer. Plant more trees is the call from a retired dairy farmer.

Anger at lack of farm trees

Dairy farmers would get better production if they planted a few trees and shelter belts.

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