Six years for dairy killing

Slain Henderson dairy owner Arun Kumar, 57.

17 min ago  The full story of the murder of Auckland dairy owner Arun Kumar began before his teen killer's birth, the judge said as he jailed the boy for six years.

Police to carry Tasers

Senior Sergeant Alan Reece with a X2 Taser.

4 min ago  New Zealand police will now routinely carry Tasers, it has been announced.

Baby murder charge denied

Police have arrested a 22-year-old man over the death of 14-month-old Ihaka Stokes

9:24 AM  The man accused of murdering 14-month-old Ihaka Stokes has pleaded not guilty.

'What any human would do'

Surfer Dave Haskell, also the manager of Eight Ball snooker bar in New Plymouth, paddled out to rescue two men who had been thrown from their boat on the Waitara river, on Thursday.

10:19 AM  Dave Haskell is "no bloody skipper", but he paddled out to a boat and worked out the controls to get to one of two men overboard.

Month-long 'crime spree'

A police dog handler with his dog as two women are arrested at the Tahunanui back beach.

Two women who allegedly went on a month long crime spree, arrested after chase, court hears.

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crime

Police to carry Tasers

Senior Sergeant Alan Reece with a X2 Taser.

2 min ago  New Zealand police will now routinely carry Tasers, it has been announced.

Six years for dairy killing

15 min ago  The teen who killed Auckland dairy owner Arun Kumar has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Former cop car turned into drug lab

Police seek sex attacker

politics

'Guidance' on high-risk jobsĀ 

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has promised to provide MPs with "guidance" on the controversial distinction between high and low risk industries.

The Government is promising to provide "guidance" on what constitutes high-risk and low-risk workplaces.

Ministers spend more in 2015

Ministers have spent $100,000 more in the last three months than in the same period a year ago.

Murray McCully address the United Nations' Security Council in New York, US. Photo courtesy of the UN Photo Library

Murray McCully: man in middle

OPINION: Murray McCully has been at full throttle in New York over the MH17 vote at the United Nations Security Council.

education

School teaches 'mindfulness' to pre-teens

Lucy Hone is helping to bolster the resilience and wellbeing of the Rangi Ruru Girls' School peers of her daughter Abi, 12, who was killed in a triple fatality in May 2014.

The mother of Christchurch triple-fatality victim Abi Hone is working to help bolster the resilience and coping skills of her school peers.

One school is enough: principals

Taranaki principals are not taken with proposed Ministry of Education changes.

Wearing the wrong shoes at Wainuiomata High School can lead to a day out of the classroom.

Timeout for wrong shoes

School is standing by its decision to put kids in a timeout class if they are wearing incorrect uniform.

health

Sick from cold, damp house

Mould coats the ceiling in all three bedrooms. The main bedroom, pictured, is the worst.

Lack of housing insulation has been blamed for a Wellington boy's rheumatic fever.

What Coca Cola does to your body

We know Coca Cola is full of sugar. Despite this, we continue to drink it but this might change your mind.

Concerns the impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement on Pharmac have featured in protests against the proposed trade deal.

No bitter pill to swallow in TPP deal

OPINION: Medicines New Zealand strives to create an environment where first in class innovative medicines and vaccines are available, accessible and affordable for Kiwis when they need them. The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement will help make that happen.

Women of Influence

'Technology is the biggest story' video

"Society has not even begun to imagine where it would go," Gibbs said.

Time editor Nancy Gibbs believes technology is the biggest story in this "golden age of journalism".

How do you define success? video

Some of our Women of Influence alumni discuss their views on what it means to be successful.

"The science network is a bit more male dominated. It is quite hard to break into even at the higher level," says Margaret Brimble.

A woman's voice in science

Distinguished professor Margaret Brimble won the Women of Influence in science and innovation award in 2014.

farming

Westland lowers dairy payout

Chairman Matt O'Regan has passed on the grim news of likely lower payouts for Coast farmers.

10:37 AM  West Coast farmers are coming to grips with their dairy co-operative removing $1 from its 2015-16 payout forecast.

Average deficit $250,000?

DairyNZ warns farmers to carefully manage their spending as losses loom this season.

The deal as it stands for New Zealand dairy farmers at TPP negotiations could mean a backwards step for the industry.

Dud TPP deal for NZ dairy

9:53 AM  TPP negotiations could be nearing a conclusion without a decent dairy deal.

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