Cycle lanes priority over cars

Cyclist Jill Ford takes on Willis Street near the bottom of Boulcott Street, in peak hour traffic.

Wellington commuters may have to give up their car parks to make way for cycle lanes.

Body found next to tracks

A person is dead after being hit by a train in Auckland.

8:07 AM  A person is dead after apparently being hit by a train at Orakei, in Auckland.

More remains at Farewell Spit

Dunes at Farewell Spit.

0 min ago  More human remains discovered on Farewell Spit near to where bones were found a week ago.

Kiwi helps design 3-D computer

Former Timaru man Dr Jason Alexander presents his 3-D computer to the BBC.

A former Timaru man helped create computer where 3D images actually come out of the screen.

Tourists robbed of packs

140512 GENERIC photo: STACY SQUIRES/FAIRFAX NZ. nz police car showing the words Police across the bonnet

Two hitch-hikers were robbed after their ride drove off with their backpacks.

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crime

Word up, inmate

The Palmerston North Rotary Club has donated dictionaries to the Manawatu Prison. Prison manager Andy Langley with Palmerston North Rotary Club president David Petre and project leader Ron Schalkwijk.

12 min ago  Manawatu prisoners have been gifted dictionaries in the hope of boosting literacy.

Teen discharged for beer burglary

8:12 AM  Blenheim teen stole beer kegs from racecourse to exchange for cannabis, court told.

Owner fined for dog attack on sister

Mum convicted for teen booze parties

politics

Key meets Saudi king

Prime Minister John Key meets the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

PM John Key meets the Saudi Arabian king amid Opposition calls for him to take a tougher line on the oil-rich kingdom's human rights record.

Parliament lacking a comedian

OPINION: Fresh from a three week break, Opposition MPs had a heaven-sent opportunity to keep up the running joke on ponytail-gate with their return to Parliament.

Kadhem Chilab Abbas was killed instantly after a rocket attack on his car in Tikrit.

Refugee 'disrespected NZ'

A refugee killed fighting Islamic State did not respect the Kiwi "way of life" after settling here, NZ First leader says.

education

Word up, inmate

The Palmerston North Rotary Club has donated dictionaries to the Manawatu Prison. Prison manager Andy Langley with Palmerston North Rotary Club president David Petre and project leader Ron Schalkwijk.

14 min ago  Manawatu prisoners have been gifted dictionaries in the hope of boosting literacy.

Otago makes world top 10 university list

8:00 AM  Otago becomes first university in country to have a course taught here make it into the world's top 10.

Newbury Primary School shows off its garden which is part of its successful enviro schools curriculum. From left, Georgia May, 9, Ella, 9, Joshua, 9, Arnika, 9, Riveen, 9, Harry, 9.

Helping kids to go green

7:03 AM  Getting primary school pupils interested in doing something for the environment is what this Enviroschools programme wants to do.

health

A long road to mental recovery

The length of the recovery should not be underestimated, says Caroline Bell, head of Otago University's Mental Health Clinical Research Unit in Christchurch.

After recovering, there is the recovering from the recovering. And it may take 10 years.

Mum stresses pregnancy scans video

A young mum who opted for a 4D ultrasound finds her unborn baby had a rare brain condition.

Clare Templeton and Helen Brown in front of the old nursing quarters at Whangarei Hospital, now converted to an office block.

Relishing five decades of care

It's been fifty years since they graduated, but two Whangarei nurses still love coming to work each day.

farming

Helping kids to go green

Newbury Primary School shows off its garden which is part of its successful enviro schools curriculum. From left, Georgia May, 9, Ella, 9, Joshua, 9, Arnika, 9, Riveen, 9, Harry, 9.

7:03 AM  Getting primary school pupils interested in doing something for the environment is what this Enviroschools programme wants to do.

Breeding unusual sheep

A decade ago an exchange student piqued Chris and Annabelle Hampton's interest in Charollais sheep.

Waitaki farmer Shirley Hayes has bred Texels for twenty five years

Texels prove a hit

An open day in 1990 was all it took for Shirley Hayes to fall in love with texels.

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