Child-killer kept in jail


5:00 AM  A child-killer will not be released on parole because his management skills for violent offending are "untested".

Museum could cost city $18m

After digital manipulation:Australian and New Zealand soldiers at Anzac Beach in the mini series Gallipoli.

5:00 AM  Wellington ratepayers could fork out nearly $18 million to make a temporary World War I exhibition a permanent museum.

Marriage prices to double

SENTIMENTAL SETTING: Haden Piggott and Alison McDougall, one of 29 couples who married at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens last year. The city council plans to double the cost of using the gardens for weddings.

5:00 AM  The cost of getting married at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Mona Vale could soon double.

Police Taser botchup

CAUTION: Senior Sergeant Alan Reece with a X2 Taser.

5:00 AM  Police have admitted a catalogue of failures and mishaps that resulted in them trying to Taser a suspect six times.

Shoddy repairs revealed

John Shrewsbury lived alone on the 8th floor of an abandoned Gloucester street apartment building after the February 2011 earthquake. He spoke to The Press, and shared his thoughts on the progress of the city centre rebuild four years on.

5:00 AM  The Government checked quake repairs on 14 houses and found issues in 13 of them.

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Child-killer kept in jail

Developers could face two years in prison if they market Australian apartment blocks solely to foreign buyers.

5:00 AM  A child-killer will not be released on parole because his management skills for violent offending are "untested".

Police Taser botchup

5:00 AM  Police have admitted a catalogue of failures and mishaps that resulted in them trying to Taser a suspect six times.

Hit put on cop, wife charged

Whatuira fire was arson


Bain case taxpayer costs mount

SQUARE ONE: David Bain's quest for compensation continues.

5:00 AM  Taxpayers footed a near $200,000 legal bill as David Bain challenged a rejected report into his compensation bid.

Dream run so far as Little hits 100

OPINION: The recent level of attention around Andrew Little's digestive tract is extraordinary.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) and New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key smile as they attend the Cricket World Cup match between the two countries, at Eden Park in Auckland February 28, 2015. Abbott is on his first official visit to New Zealand. REUTERS/David White/Pool (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: POLITICS SPORT CRICKET ENTERTAINMENT)

Tony Abott a mate in need

5:00 AM  OPINION: Australia's PM is running out of mates on his side of the Tasman, but John Key still has his back.


Fascination inspiration

Starry eyed: Dave John Owen has opened a new space centre in Kihikihi to teach Kiwis about astrology, astronomy and space exploration.

5:00 AM  A man with a keen interest in the final frontier has launched his own space centre which aims to educate others on life outside of Earth.

Boost for under-achieving schools

Five high-need Kiwi schools are getting a $50K a year bonus to offer to the right principal.

Water works: Students begin their tenure at Waikato University by mixing it up in the university pool.

Hamilton, be prepared

5:00 AM  Whether it's drinking every night, watching a Grammy-winning act at a music festival or competing in the hungry games, students are making their plans for O-week.


Diet pill scam warning

Brian Hogan with his daughter Chloe at their home in South Auckland.

Brian Hogan's usually sound judgement went awry when he saw an advertisement on a Kiwi website for "miracle" diet-pill Garcinia Cambogia.

Dad's disease inspires ride

Inspired by his father's diagnosis of motor neurone disease, Carey Vivian cycled through the Mackenzie Country yesterday on a 4000-kilometre journey.

Experts have again warned about the dangers of teenagers drinking.

Kiwis slowing down on booze

Nearly 100,000 Kiwis have given up the booze in the past five years, according to a new survey by the Ministry of Health.


Stay positive, keep motivated

Cole Groves gives credit to an extra water source helping the family’s dairying business maintain milk production.

By good management and fortuitous leasing of land, the Groves are making the most of a tough dairying season.

New lake call grows stronger

A new man-made lake to provide drought-safe irrigation water for Mid and South Canterbury is expected to be bankrolled by borrowed bank money and farmers.

Field work: Grass seed sales are up from the regrassing of drought-singed pastures.

Regrassing boosts seed demand 

Silver lining from North Island drought is demand for Canterbury seed increasing.

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