Mesganaw Bitul’s had his van stolen and now he can’t pick up the youngsters who rely on him to get to the Ethiokiwi Homework Centre.

Refugee kids need wheels

A stolen van means more than just the loss of transport for one man. It could affect an entire homework group.

Car crash kills two

6:21am Two people are dead and four injured following a crash in the Manawatu this morning.

Jury retires in taxi driver rape trial

5:00am Rape-accused taxi driver's fate now in the hands of a jury, who must decide if he's guilty or not.

Crown sorry for Tuhoe treatment

5:00am Thousands are expected to turn out today to hear the Crown apologise to Tuhoe for land confiscations and the execution of children.

Gunshot victim recovers at home

5:00am Woman shot in Papua New Guinea is slowly getting back into normal life, with help.

Police defend spraying

Police Police say using pepper spray on a drunk and handcuffed New Plymouth man trying to run away was within guidelines.

Overpayment puzzling for woman

A childcare centre owner on trial for fraud says she doesn't know why she was overpaid.

More victims feared

Arrest over bank robbery

Swirling rumours continue

john key National's election campaign was again thrown into disarray as PM John Key was forced to deal with more fallout over dirty politics.

Minister not surprised by decision

Education Minister Hekia Parata says she isn't surprised by a teachers' union's decision to reject a government policy.

Key pushes the democracy button

Lesson No 4: Don't hug a corpse

Epsom shows appetite

Yelling, accusations of dirty politics, finger-pointing - and that's just the Epsom candidates.

Silence on board's resignation

Silverdale Normal School Parents of children at a Waikato school are demanding answers about why a commissioner has been brought in.

Teachers vote no

Thousands of teachers have overwhelmingly rejected the Government's $359 million education policy.

Social inequality worsens

Adams aims high at college

Refugee kids need wheels

A stolen van means more than just the loss of transport for one man. It could affect an entire homework group.

Quake effects on babies

A baby Post-quake babies could be more prone to crime, abuse and gambling as adults.

$9.2m boost for ambulance services

Ambulance services will be able to recruit more staff after receiving a $9.2m boost from ACC.

Answers in letting kids talk

PSA withdraws strike notices

In tsunami zone

Middlemore Hospital lies within a tsunami evacuation zone, but officials say they are prepared for disaster.

Farm sales still rankle

Farm sales A 2012 farm sale to an overseas buyer still rankles with some farmers who wished to buy the properties themselves.

Effluent dumping bid opposed

A farmer has applied to extend a dairy effluent discharge permit.

Calves raising revenue stream

Plantain guru casts light on system

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