Unity Books drenched video

BURST PIPE: Firefighters at Willbank House, on Willis St in Wellington, where bookstore Unity Books has been evacuated.

6 min ago  Workers are scrambling to save books as water floods into the famous Wellington bookstore.

Quake hotel pics emerge gallery

Urban explorers have snuck into the Holiday Inn on Avon, where they took snaps inside rooms seemingly left untouched since 2011.

Urban explorers take snaps inside rooms seemingly left untouched since Christchurch quake in 2011.

John Banks faces retrial

COURT: John Banks appears in the dock.

Former MP John Banks is to face a retrial on allegations he filed a false electoral return.

Kitten left to bake in letterbox

kitten in letterbox

Shock after unwanted 5-week-old kitten stuffed in letterbox to bake on sweltering day.

Kaka brothers father triplets

Kaka Brothers Bling and Casey

11:05 AM  Perhaps there's something in the water. Or the trees.

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crime

Woman admits tax evasion

IRD building

12:00 PM  Palmerston North woman may have big bills to pay after defrauding IRD of thousands.

Rugby prospects save Li from conviction

Caught drink driving, Blues player with All Blacks potential has learnt his lesson, judge says.

High-speed chase abandoned

Girl allegedly sexually assaulted

politics

John Banks faces retrial

COURT: John Banks appears in the dock.

Former MP John Banks is to face a retrial on allegations he filed a false electoral return.

Key trumps Little video

OPINION: The battle of the speeches has delivered a clear victory to Prime Minister John Key.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Pike River family representatives and acting Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith have announced that they want to incorporate the mine site and surrounding area into the Paparoa National Park.

Pike walk track wanted

12:00 PM  Families of Pike River victims want a visitor centre and a walking track on the mine site.

education

Parents rush to buy uniforms

Milson Primary School associate principal Tracy Thorn and year 3 student Cade Ellery, 7, look at secondhand uniforms.

12:00 PM  Kitting out kids in school uniforms this year may set Manawatu families back hundreds of dollars.

Wananga leads the way with app

A new mobile app for carpentry students teaches them how to build a house from the ground up.

Watch out: Accidents in schoolyards cost the taxpayer more than $800,000 in ACC claims last year.

School accidents costly

10:36 AM  Accidents in Wellington schools cost the taxpayer just over $800,000 last year.

health

Nursing Ebola victims

Christchurch nurse Sahra Ahmed wants to change the perception that all Somalis are either pirates or plane hijackers. She is heading to Sierra Leone to work with Ebola victims.

Christchurch nurse Sahra Ahmed wants to change the perception that all Somalis are either pirates or plane hijackers.

Men, women and drugs

NZ neuroscientist calls for greater understanding of how medication is affected by gender.

Pregnancy

Manawatu Teen pregnancies fall

All-encompassing sex education and maturing mindsets may reduce teen pregnancies in Manawatu.

farming

Farmers hoping for end of big dry

Federated Farmers Wairarapa provincial president Jamie Falloon.

Farmers have been caught out by the speed with which the severe dry conditions have arrived, says one Wairarapa farmer.

Low milk price begins to pinch

OPINION: The impact of the unexpectedly low milk price of $4.70/kg milk solids has hit like a tonne of bricks.

It's dry in South Canterbury but not officially a drought.

'Big dry' eats up feed

The "big dry" in South Canterbury has farmers feeding out earlier than normal.

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