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Lead investigator grilled

WorkSafe investigator Donald Calder was grilled by defence lawyer Jonathan Temm in the High Court in Palmerston North for four-and-a-half hours.

1 min ago  Levin 20-year-old Lincoln Kidd should not have been working in the situation he was in when he died, the court hears.

Documents reveal issues at Te Puna Wai

4:25 PM  Christchurch's troubled youth corrections centre had more than 600 security breaches in 10 months.

Raymond Mullins' killer denied parole

Hefty fine for blackmarket crayfish, paua dealer


Opposition's refugee bill

Labour leader Andrew Little said New Zealand needs to show "will and moral leadership" in the face of Syria's refugee crisis.

4:15 PM  Labour and Greens are trying to force the Government's hand over New Zealand's refugee intake.

Fair deal for abuse survivors?

Ministry refuses to reveal how it's assessing victims' claims of historic abuse.

Milli and Flo McNeill from Paekakariki came to Parliament with a message for the Prime Minister to raise the refugee quota.

Protesters: Raise refugee quota

Protesters say PM should "do unto others as we did to your mother" and take in refugees fleeing wartorn Syria.


Coastal Pathway gets longer video

Stage two of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway opens with kapa haka performances by Mt Pleasant School students and a cycle run by Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

4:26 PM  Cycling and kapa haka heralded the opening of stage two of Christchurch's coastal pathway.

Vice chancellor payout offends

Lincoln University staff are "incensed" management misread their mood about the departure of its vice chancellor.

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology CEO Tony Gray

NMIT celebrates commerce coup

The NMIT Applied Business area has become one of the first in NZ to be fully accredited for its Bachelor of Commerce degree.


Rocky road ahead for little Kayla video

Kayla White, 5, suffers from a range of acute respiratory illnesses and is fed through a tube in her stomach.

1 min ago  Five-year-old faces more tests to see if she will be able to eat.

New genetic test for those with fertility issues

4:27 PM  Couples struggling through IVf treatment can now screen their embryos before implantation to try and avoid miscarriage or an abnormal pregnancy.

The University of Auckland has received a $10 million boost to its cancer research.

$10 million donation for cancer research in Auckland

4:39 PM  A Chinese entrepreneur is donating $10 million for cancer research to the University of Auckland, the largest in the health faculty's 50 year history.

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.


Farmers keen on loan offer

Fonterra is encouraging farmers to apply early for loans.

Fonterra swamped with responses to its offer of interest-free support loans to its payout beleaguered farmers..

Calf rearing popular again

Rearing calves on weight gain has leapt back into fashion on dairy units around NZ.

Analysis confirms advice to not feed maturing swede crops to cows.

Swedes risk advice 'correct'

Analysis confirms advice that feeding maturing swede crops increases risk of ill-health in cows, DairyNZ says.

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