Henare McLean

'Friends' can't hang out

Homeless people in Chch can't eat together after being banned from associating.

Too poor for NCEA

5:00am The cost of NCEA fees is forcing hundreds of Waikato students or their families to apply for financial assistance.

Injured guide has plenty energy

5:00am Ski guide Mark Sedon is counting his blessings as he recovers from chopper accident.

Vigilante fear over town ratbags

5:00am A Waitara man fears residents will resort to vigilante justice if police don't put a stop to young criminals wreaking havoc.

Ciggie thieves raid shops

5:00am The high price of cigarettes is fuelling a spate of aggravated robberies around Waikato.

Good samaritan injured

Police image of wanted man Woman undergoes surgery after offender fractured her skull when she attempted to stop a bag-snatch.

Dealer blows $12k

British backpacker squandered $12,000 of his inheritance while supplying cannabis in Queenstown.

Wanted man arrested on Coast

Hunt for home invader continues

Labour at loggerheads

David Cunliffe Labour is tearing itself apart, with MPs now at loggerheads over when to hold a leadership vote. | Carnage for Cunliffe

Carnage as Cunliffe clings on

The ball is now in David Cunliffe’s court. Either he resigns now – or waits for his MPs to choose the time of his execution.

Child poverty on Key agenda

Voting patterns linked to income

Out with the old, in with the new

John Key was greeted with a standing ovation on arrival at a bulging National Party caucus room.

Ensoc students slated

ENSOC Car Rally Engineering institute lambasts students, whose RoUndie 500 event sparked complaints.

'Tickle torture' teacher acquitted

An Auckland teacher accused of inappropriate touching has been acquitted of all charges.

Words of inspiration for students

School lunches 'harm kids'

Loopholes create school 'apartheid'

Up to $250k being added to value of homes in "good school" zones to limit access to disadvantaged.

Queenstown could be 'medical mecca'

300 medic Queenstown could become an international mecca for regenerative medicine, with a Chinese delegation looking to open a complex.

Executive shuffle at Waikato DHB

Long-standing chief operating officer to shift into a newly created position at the end of Waikato Hospital's $500 million building project.

Folic acid movement loses ground

GP's melanoma miss criticised

Illness spurs teen to fundraise

When teenagers talk about going to the theatre on their birthday, they usually mean the cinema.

Swede feed weighed up

Sheep feed on swede. Sheep farmers weighing up whether to grow HT swedes again after an increase in breeding ewe losses on the crop this winter.

'Fighting fund' to dispute rentals

Flock Hill Station pools cash to dispute "fair rent" for University of Canterbury pastoral leases.

Alpaca pioneers take step back

Confidence takes a hit

No shoddy handling in NZ

Kiwi shearer says NZ wool industry needs to show its humane treatment of sheep after mistreatment footage emerges overseas.