Caulfield Cup stolen

Russell and Joy Campbell with the race finish photo of their horse winning the 1975 Caufield cup, which intruders stole from their home on Saturday.

Elderly couple are devastated after their Caulfield cup worth about $50,000 was swiped from their home.

Beach brawl spurs call

Tania Williams and her grandchildren, Kyla-Anne, 4, Summer-Breeze, 3, and Michaela, 6, Tenwolde.

Grandmother of kids who witnessed brawl at Hamilton swim spot wants something done.

Karapiro crash claims life

Emergency services at the scene of the crash on State Highway 1.

12:08 PM  A Hamilton woman has died two days after her car was struck from behind at Karapiro.

Councils' cash crisis

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News.
A Water meter.

11:21 AM  Councils could resort to user-pays for rubbish, sewerage, library and water services.

Child dies in car smash

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Child dies after car hits concrete power pole, in one of two fatal crashes yesterday.

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crime

'O-week ramp up' fuels intoxication

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11:43 AM  Police say a students warming up for O-week may be behind a spike in alcohol-fuelled parties.

Hunt for mystery shooter

11:22 AM  The search is on for the mystery shooter who killed much loved family dog Remy.

Nines crowds behave - police

Errant police retain jobs

politics

PM knew of Mike Sabin issues

NOT TALKING: MP Mike Sabin.

PM says he knew of Mike Sabin's personal matters last year, but had confidence in the MP up until his resignation. 

Aust leadership crisis looms

Leadership strike against Australian PM Tony Abbott moves closer as contenders consider options.

LOOKING UP: Just over half of those polled rate Labour Leader Andrew Little as a capable leader, not quite matching John Key's 81 per cent rating.

Labour no threat to National yet

Labour leader Andrew Little has been given a boost, with strong personal ratings and a surge in his party's support.

education

New pupils taught in school hall

Teacher classroom

Pupils at the new Te Waka Unua School will be taught in the hall for the next two years while classrooms are built to accommodate its expanding roll.

Eleanor Catton: 'A book is a doorway'

OPINION: Imagine the sudden dissolution of all sports stadiums, fitness centres and recreational facilities in New Zealand, rationalised by the argument that if kids want to learn about sport they can watch it on TV.

'ADMINISTRATIVE ERROR'€™: James Haggett.

New principal under investigation

The Government's controversial charter school experiment faces more strife, with the principal of the latest school under investigation by the Teachers Council.

health

Burns victim scarred but grateful

FOR SALE: The mosaic urn at Aratoi gallery in Masterton.

After six years and multiple reconstructive surgeries, Zelda Bruce wants to pay back her rescuers.

Surprise from kids' food trial

Fast food giant McDonald's might be the healthier option when it comes to straight comparisons with other burger restaurants, but child obesity figures are enough to wipe the smile off Ronald's face.

HEALTH WOES: Ranger Leary, 10,
has had Crohn’s
disease since he
was a baby

Battling Crohn's tough for youngster

North Canterbury boy finally meets other children who share condition he has had since six weeks old.

farming

Synlait slashes forecast

Synlait chairman Graeme Milne.

Synlait Milk has revised its forecast of the market milk price down $4.40 a kilogram of milksolids.

First sod turned

Work starts on a new irrigation scheme that will bring water to 3300 ha of some of NZ's most drought-prone land.

Farmers and grapegrowers in Marlborough say while conditions are dry, it’s nowhere near as bad as the drought of 2001.

Not a patch on 'big dry'

Marlborough farmers who remember "the big dry" of 2001 say the region is experiencing a normal summer.

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