Concerns over euthanasia

hospital

6:55 PM  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.

7:24 PM  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

Brain on shirt - expert video

Mark Lundy on trial in Wellington High Court for the murder of his wife and daughter.

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

Murdered man's father testifies

A man who was burnt to death had lent money to his accused murderer, father tells court.

Brain on shirt - expert video

Tourist admits fatal crash

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

Concerns over euthanasia

hospital

6:55 PM  Disabled people could be coerced to commit suicide if a voluntary euthanasia bill is passed, a disability rights group says. 

Failed ops cost nation

Faulty breast implants and hip replacements may be costing taxpayers millions.

NOT REALISTIC: The couple want people to understand the reality of the disease, and say that is not portrayed in the film The Theory of Everything.

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.

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.

Honey. Detail pic of honey on beeswax, for Brigitte Hafner's column. Possible cover. Photographed by Marina Oliphant for Epicure. Styling by Caroline Velik. Beeswax from Cranfields. MUST CREDIT.  Imaging, please do not sharpen. Please do not use auto levels or colour balance. Thanks. mko050915.001.003

Manuka trial on the money

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

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