Killer's portrait questioned

CONTROVERSY: Shane Harrison, a convicted murderer, is featured in the exhibition.

A Wellington killer's imposing portrait will star in a ratepayer-funded exhibition in the victim's hometown.

Boy racer invasion riles gallery video

Boy racers and spectators amass on the Pickering Rd roundabout in Tamahere and in other areas south-east of Hamilton.

Organised through social media, hundreds of car enthusiasts are making life hell for some Waikato residents.

Dad's disease inspires ride

Carey Vivian,  on the road to the Hakataramea Pass,  is cycling the length of the country to raise awareness of  motor neurone disease.

13 min ago  Inspired by his father's diagnosis of motor neurone disease, Carey Vivian is cycling 4000km.

'It's the Sri Lankan spirit'

HOPING FOR A WIN: Supporters of the Sri Lankan Cricket Team wait at Wellington Airport for their team to arrive.

Win or lose, Sri Lanka's blue army will be out in full force at Westpac Stadium tomorrow.

Crown wins warrant case

An Argentine court has sentenced four former military officers to life in prison for crimes against humanity.

Court of Appeal quashes ruling ordering the Crown to pay damages from legal dispute surrounding "flawed" search warrants.

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crime

Man pleads to incest, rape of daughters

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10:17 AM  Man who reunited with his daughter on TV admits incest with her and sex assault of another daughter.

'You stole my life'

9:38 AM  Keith Green, 83, is jailed for 6 years, 4 months for historic sex crimes against five girls aged between 5 and 22.

Force for change

Sex crims walk in park

politics

The Maori Party can succeed

LAPDOG WITH POTENTIAL: Te Ururoa Flavell has long been considered the halfway viewpoint between Hone Harawira and Pita Sharples. There's no reason he and Marama Fox can't establish that independent Maori voice.

9:44 AM  Opinion: Put it to party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell the Maori Party are government lapdogs, he'll likely agree with you. 

Caesar-like tinge to Abbott visit

OPINION: The question on everyone's lips is whether Tony Abbott's first official visit here would also be his last.

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee

CAA wary of Brownlee fallout

A day after the transport minister evaded airport security checks, the publicity was front of mind at CAA.

education

Schools ease student stress

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Promoting student wellbeing, Palmerston North girls high school running sessions including 101 ways to be happy. Palmerston North Girls' High School year 11 students, from left, Abbey Hoffman, 15, Rhiannon Cryer, 15, and Paige Svenson, 15, take part in a student wellbeing sessions, where happiness is generated through blowing bubbles.

9:44 AM  Strung-out students' wellbeing is becoming a top priority in Palmerston North.

Rangiora HS tensions revealed

School's governance broke down to a point where administrators worked 'in spite' of themselves.

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Senior school leaders quit

The principal and his deputy have resigned amid state intervention at St Mark’s School in Christchurch.

health

Dad's disease inspires ride

Carey Vivian,  on the road to the Hakataramea Pass,  is cycling the length of the country to raise awareness of  motor neurone disease.

11 min ago  Inspired by his father's diagnosis of motor neurone disease, Carey Vivian cycled through the Mackenzie Country yesterday on a 4000-kilometre journey.

HIV boy made ward of court

A boy with HIV has been made a ward of the court after his father refused treatment for his son.

Kelly Widdowson, 27, on left, who at 26 had a massive cardiac arrest at club netball, working the defibrillator with ASB acting branch manager Kim Dodd (in back centre is St John area executive officer Debbie McCallum).

Fast response saves lives

A year and a half ago, 27-year-old Kelly Widdowson died ten times.

farming

Productive land focus urged

Jan Loney and Rick Burke of Pukekauri Farms with the backdrop of  Tauranga Harbour and the bay where Rick loves to surf.

An award-winning farmer is focusing on his most productive land and retiring the rest.

Dairy women look to future

NZ's leading female dairy farmers will come together in Invercargill next month to discuss strategies and plan for the industry's future.

Farmers hear from Scottish precision farming expert Jim Wilson at a field day on 2013 Ballance farm environment supreme award winners Craige and Roz Mackenzie's property near Methven in Mid Canterbury.

Precision tools can save

Adopting precision agriculture tools and techniques can save arable farmers thousands as well as boosting yields, a visiting expert.

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