Big Sugar blames parents

This 2-year-old's parents had been feeding the toddler Coke, which had dissolved the teeth right down to the gum, exposing the nerve.

The soft drink industry says the blame for toddlers' rotting teeth rests squarely on parents' shoulders.

Katie's energy-sapping ordeal

Katie McCann contemplates another day fighting the rare autoimmune disease, Juvenile Dermatomyositis

"There's no spark there. That's really hard to see," says mum of girl suffering from rare, incurable disease.

Living in a wasteland

Helen and Alec Durie outside their uninsured red zone property.

Alec and Helen Durie live on a street with no name, and they are the last remaining residents.

Is Steven Joyce a fashionista?

Serial fashion show patron, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce dons a bow tie at one of the many events he is invited to.

Steven Joyce will return to the catwalk next week when he attends a fashion show in Vietnam.

'Pray yourself better'

A doctor accused fraud treated patients at Waikato DHB's Henry Bennett Centre.

A patient is angry over the advice and medication she was given by a doctor accused of fraud.

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crime

Prison inquiry into armed inmate

Rimutaka prison is investigating how a prisoner managed to get a weapon to court.

How did remand prisoner have weapon when he appeared in Wellington court?

Girl slapped in attempted abduction

A 13-year-old girl was slapped in the face during a prolonged abduction attempt in West Auckland.

Meth ring boss jailed

Axe attack accused in court

politics

Peters isn't going anywhere

"Do you play chess? Politics is like chess. You have got to think of all the options."

He's well past retirement age but the NZ First leader is already planning to run for office again in 2017.

Is Steven Joyce a fashionista?

Steven Joyce will return to the catwalk next week when he attends a fashion show in Vietnam.

Foreign Minister Murray McCully and United Nations Development Programme head Helen Clark in New York.

Can Helen Clark lead the UN?

OPINION: Helen Clark is living the life of a New York native - could she also be in line for the UN's top job?

education

Skilled workers still needed

Taranaki Futures Got a Trade, Got it Made seminar at Inglewood High School. Vanessa Howarth, 17, is working at Airspresso Cafe and Tyler Summerfield, 16, is doing a cooking course at WITT.

The internet is still not going to give you a haircut.

Kids break out of daycare

Two children broke out of daycare and wandered across a four-lane road.

Serial fashion show patron, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce dons a bow tie at one of the many events he is invited to.

Is Steven Joyce a fashionista?

Steven Joyce will return to the catwalk next week when he attends a fashion show in Vietnam.

health

Obese teens need surgery access video

Keightley Teece,18, who lost over 70kg following bariatric surgery last year, with his 4XL overalls.

13 min ago  Weight-loss surgery is being denied to the growing population of obese teenagers, a surgeon says.

Big Sugar blames parents

The soft drink industry says the blame for toddlers' rotting teeth rests squarely on parents' shoulders.

Fraud accused doc: Pray yourself better

A patient is angry over the advice and medication she was given by a doctor accused of fraud.

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.

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

Top dogs fetch $5700

A shortage of good working dogs pushed prices up at the Gore dog sale recently.

Kirsty and Ken Shaw of Elmore Station, Gisborne.

Where every day is a good day

6:00 AM  Ken Shaw isn't looking for a career in governance, but he makes an ideal chairman for the Waipaoa Farm Cadet Trust.

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