One dead in roll-over crash

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Passing motorists tried to free a pair trapped in a car that rolled in Central Otago.

Labour no threat yet

Andrew Little

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

Eerie echoes in death

31012015 News Photo supplied. Gwen Blake

A celebrant who officiated at the funeral of a Taranaki shooting victim is now herself dead.

New principal probed

'ADMINISTRATIVE ERROR'€™: James Haggett.

The principal of a Government charter school is under a Teachers Council investigation.

Family united in grief

Hirata Harris, sister of murder victim Ihaia Gillman-Harris at her home in Wellington.

When you trample on my brother's mana, says Hirata Harris, you trample on the whole whanau.

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crime

Eerie echoes in death

MOURNED: Gwen Blake

A celebrant who officiated at the funeral of a Taranaki shooting victim is now herself dead.

Serious assault in Queenstown

A man was knocked unconscious and then beaten while on the pavement in Queenstown last night.

Arrest after Stratford death video

'Animal control officer' steals dog

politics

Five unanswered questions

FOR SALE: The Government plans to sell off some of its state houses.

When is an asset sale not an asset sale? Does a politician ever really step down for family reasons? Who's going to be the Greens' new no-leader anyway?

Principal under investigation

The Government's controversial charter school experiment faces more strife.

Hinewhare Harawira at Waitangi

Waitangi Day trouble expected

Judge signals trouble ahead after he approves the appointment Hinewhare Harawira.

education

New principal under investigation

'ADMINISTRATIVE ERROR'€™: James Haggett.

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

Principals quit in big numbers

School principals are leaving the profession in droves, with parents' expectations and a lack of support blamed.

Eleanor Catton

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.

health

Surprise from kids' food trial

Everything in moderation:  Aria Ferris, 10, gets stuck into a McDonald’s Happy Meal in Auckland.

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.

'Silent killer' took daughter swiftly

After losing their daughter, two parents want other families to be aware of how deadly meningococcal disease can be.

Michelle Allwright: Before her weight loss surgery.

Fattest nation?

In December, Nelson woman Michelle Allwright popped over to India for about a week.

farming

Robotics the way ahead

Ben Cameron, with sons James, 13, left, and Izaac, 11, is about to start building.

A Waikato dairying couple are about to welcome six robots to the family.

More land in foreign hands

Another 3000 hectares of Canterbury dairying land has been approved for foreign ownership or control.

George Tennent, left, and his father David at the Hessett block in the foothills of the Ruahine Range.

United on succession plans

A Hawke's Bay couple are carefully planning for the time when their four sons take over three farms.

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