Jess Weller

Travels with Mr Lumpy

When Jess Weller headed to Europe on her big OE, she didn't foresee a battle with the big C.

He 'stole my passport'

5:00am The Madeleine McCann kidnap ring suspect fled to Portugal - on a passport he stole from a close Kiwi friend.

Plucky Lucy returns the love

5:00am She's suffered a violent head injury, but Lucy Knight feels lucky just to sleep in her own bed.

Cop and missing drugs

5:00am Blair Donaldson's career came to an ignominious end when drugs went missing from a police station.

Beware of backyard chickens

5:00am High lead levels in backyards are killing household chickens and may be endangering egg-eaters.

Owner orders attack (graphic content)

DAVE GRIFFITHS A backyard dispute over lawn mower noise left Dave Griffiths fighting for his life after a dog attack.

Wife's heart used to justify secrecy

The Solicitor-General may appeal name suppression granted to a man who traded in ''gross and objectionable'' child-abuse images.

Abusing doctor avoids conviction

Men with 'gun' rob bar

Secret diary of David Seymour

Steve Braunias I give my maiden speech at Parliament tomorrow. Exciting!

Today in politics

Labour leadership candidate David Parker seems to have set his sights on a longer horizon than his rival.

Progress after confronting PM

Live chat review: Andrew Little

No regrets from Peters

Long considered one of Parliament’s snazzier dressers, there is one style Winston Peters has never found becoming – the hair shirt.

Schools clamp down on PDAs

Holding hands Students more likely to bend rules on inappropriate affection as summer approaches, principal says.

Prizegivings a minefield

Are school prizegivings just? A researcher says it can depend on who you know but schools disagree.

Tokoroa police probe bullying

Moa extinction rapid - study

Killer loan living costs

While I don't feel like I missed out on much while I was studying at university, I most certainly am now.

Mum seeks hope in drug trial

Kelleigh Burkett with her daughters Christchurch mother makes a sacrifice so her daughters will hopefully never face the words "terminal cancer".

An aunty's sacrifice

Surrogacy in NZ is extremely rare, and among families rarer still. But for one sister it was obvious.

Questions after daughter's death

Amy's mini-marathon challenge

NZ 'ready if Ebola strikes'

Risk of the disease reaching NZ is remote, but we should be prepared for the worst, minister says.

Menus for cows?

Dairy cow A trial under way in South Taranaki is looking at whether it's worth giving measured amounts of feed to individual cows.

Expansion may post challenge

Fonterra's proposed new Studholme expansion could provide a challenge to recruit for 250 positions.

Chilean prickly pest threatening farms

Appetite still strong for land

Water storage feasibility study

Greater Wellington Regional Council will spend $4m on the feasibility stage of its Wairarapa water storage proposals.

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