Lundy jury retires video

Justice Simon France urges the jury not to judge Lundy for using a prostitute.

Deliberations in Mark Lundy's retrial will go into a third day, after jury retired.

Sepuloni's mum sentenced

Beverley Anne Sepuloni leaves New Plymouth District Court.

Carmel Sepuloni reinstated as Labour's social development spokeswoman after mum's benefit fraud.

Teacher 'crossed boundaries'

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Teacher denies sending pictures of himself to 16-year-old student but is deregistered.

Back pocket boost 

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New laws will create 90,000 first-home buyers and extend paid parental leave, PM says.

Farmer dumps truckload of poo

Robert Borst

Changes to farm runoff rules prompts farmer to dump cow poo on the Otago Regional Council's doorstep.

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crime

Pair caught after high-speed chase

030114 File Photo: Emma Allen/Marlborough Express/Fairfax NZ. Police cars on patrol, responding to accidents. Highway control.

9:33 PM  Two men suspected of robbing a dairy were arrested after a high-speed chase through east Auckland.

'Long process' for Teina Pora

Teina Pora, who spent more than 20 years in prison, faces a "long process" in any bid for compensation, Justice Minister warns.

Lundy jury retires video

Sepuloni's mum sentenced

politics

Labour eyes NZ First ties

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Andrew Little, leader of the opposition, speaks to members of the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce, at the Addington Events Centre.

Labour leader Andrew Little plans to pave the way for a closer relationship with NZ First's Winston Peters when they meet this week.

NZ troops off for Isis training

Up to 50 troops sent to Australia for training - a step closer to their deployment in Iraq against Islamic State.

beehive

Beehive Live: Tuesday

As MPs start the last week before the Easter recess, Winston Peters' Northland by-election win will no doubt be the hot topic.

education

'Boundaries crossed'

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Teacher denies sending pictures of himself to 16-year-old student but is deregistered.

Accessing our 'bright minds'

The University of Waikato has signed a deal with a Californian institution to share knowledge and work on research.

St. Bede's College Rector Justin Boyle.

St Bede's hires new lawyer

The Christchurch school at the centre of a stoush with the parents of two rowers has hired a new lawyer.

health

Robot patient to train paramedics

Post-graduate paramedicine student Harry Misselbrook, left, and lecturer Zaid Dawad check out the robot patient at the clinical simulation suite at AUT's South campus in Manukau.

A robot that can breathe, bleed and even die is helping to train tomorrow's paramedics.

Surgery hope for amputee mother-of-two

Meningococcal septicaemia left Penny Gifkins with artificial legs - she hopes innovative surgery will transform her life.

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Alcohol risks outlined to mums

Drinking while pregnant isn't worth the risk, says Alcohol Healthwatch health promoter Christine Rogan.

farming

Farmer dumps truckload of poo

Robert Borst

Changes to farm runoff rules prompts farmer to dump cow poo on the Otago Regional Council's doorstep.

Supermarkets stay vigilant

Supermarkets still vigilant over threat to lace baby food with 1080 as blackmailer's deadline looms.

Viticultura worker Donald Naplan harvests Central Otago pinot noir grapes in "luxurious" late autumn conditions.

A 'one in 10-year' vintage

Central Otago is enjoying a "one-in-10-year" vintage, a viticulture provider says.

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