Concerns over euthanasia

hospital

Disabled people could be coerced to commit suicide if a voluntary euthanasia bill is passed, a disability rights group says. 

Veteran donates medals

GIVING SPIRIT: Les Munro.

The surviving pilot from WWII's Dam Buster raids is selling his medals to help fund a memorial.

11 candidates for Northland by-election

RESIGNED: The Northland by-election was prompted by the resignation of National MP Mike Sabin.

Eleven candidates will stand in the Northland by-election, the Electoral Commission has confirmed. 

Child's death a 'pure accident'

DISCHARGED WITHOUT CONVICTION: George Mahanga outside Manukau District Court today.

Tears in court as a man who ran over a toddler is discharged without conviction.

Lotto winner comes forward

Lotto

Waikato's $1 million Lotto winner has claimed their prize but who they are is still unknown.

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crime

Pora conviction quashed

RULING: Teina Pora was convicted of the 1992 murder of Susan Burdett.

4 min ago  The conviction of Teina Pora has been quashed, more than 20 years after he was jailed for murdering Susan Burdett in her Auckland home.

Brain on shirt - expert video

Testing found brain or spine tissue on the sleeve of Mark Lundy's polo shirt, a Dutch scientist says.

Murdered man's father testifies

Brain on shirt - expert video

politics

11 candidates for Northland by-election

RESIGNED: The Northland by-election was prompted by the resignation of National MP Mike Sabin.

Eleven candidates will stand in the Northland by-election, the Electoral Commission has confirmed. 

$130m IT system blowout

Changes to child support that have caused a $130m IT budget blowout will lead to a fairer system for parents, the Government says.

FACEOFF: The blackened out image of a man’s face representing the killer heart disease has been replaced with the face of Prime Minister John Key.

'Killer' billboard vandalised

A Heart Foundation billboard depicting 'NZ's biggest killer' replaced with a sketch of Prime Minister John Key.

education

No takers for condom handout

condom

Taranaki high schools have no plans to follow an Auckland school by handing out condoms.

Hamilton, be prepared

Whether it's drinking every night, watching a Grammy-winning act at a music festival or competing in the hungry games, students are making their plans for O-week.

Starry eyed: Dave John Owen has opened a new space centre in Kihikihi to teach Kiwis about astronomy and space exploration.

Fascination inspiration

A man with a keen interest in the final frontier has launched his own space centre which aims to educate others on life outside of Earth.

health

'Normal' penis size decided

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 05: David Beckham attends a press conference to announce their plans to launch a new Major League Soccer franchise at PAMM Art Museum on February 5, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images)

9:01 PM  Forget all the images in adult films and drawings scrawled on public bathrooms, there is now a scientific guide to what is the average penis size.

Good in theory, not reality

Film The Theory of Everything has been criticised by motor neuron disease patients for failing to show the reality of living with the terminal disease.

hospital

Concerns over euthanasia

Disabled people could be coerced to commit suicide if a voluntary euthanasia bill is passed, a disability rights group says. 

farming

Only vicious insecticides work

The Queensland Fruit Fly.

Ruud Kleinpaste explains what people need to know about the fruit fly

Treating heat stress in horses

Nutrition is an important factor in how horses cope with heat.

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Manuka trial on the money

Manuka plantations could be a money earner for marginal Waikato hill country.

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