Did key-grabber go too far?

Robert Penman's wife confronts a tourist driver on High Cliff Rd, on the Otago Peninsula, who they say parked dangerously as he took photos with his wife. Penman eventually took the keys from the driver.

10:45 AM  Dunedin man who has taken keys off foreign drivers twice says he's just trying to keep people safe on the roads.

Couple badly injured

China aware of NZ crashes

Swiss driver on wrong side of road

Sex offender denied parole

NO PAROLE: James Francis Uren.

11:58 AM  Man who abused family members for more than a decade refused release.

Teen dies in Westport car crash

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5 min ago  A 19-year-old man from North Canterbury has died in a car crash on the West Coast.

Mobility scooter fall

Firefighters carry an elderly man to an ambulance after he rolled down a bank on a mobility scooter alongside the Waikanae River and was trapped under the scooter.

16 min ago  The elderly man fell down a riverbank while riding a mobility scooter, which landed on top of him.

'Immature, callous act'

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.

11:30 AM  A Heart Foundation billboard depicting 'NZ's biggest killer' replaced with a sketch of Prime Minister John Key.

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crime

Lundy retrial: 'Unusual' practices

UK EXPERT: Gillian Leak during the Mark Lundy retrial.

3 min ago  A forensic expert called by the defence is giving evidence about the crime scene and possible sources of contamination.

Speeding tourist teaches driving

12:07 PM  A British tourist clocked at 178kmh was a driving instructor but is now busking to cover court fine.

Sex offender denied parole

Officers recovering at home

politics

'Killer' billboard vandalised

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.

11:30 AM  A Heart Foundation billboard depicting 'NZ's biggest killer' replaced with a sketch of Prime Minister John Key.

What if Peters wins Northland?

If NZ First leader wins the seat, the proportionality of Parliament would change - making it harder for National to govern.

IRD building

$130m IT system blowout

The implementation of a new child support system will cost $163 million, a cost blowout from the originally estimated $30 million.

education

No takers for condom handout

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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

Good in theory, not reality

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.

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.

Copied letters 'gutless'

The Southern District Health Board informed 60 people of privacy breaches using photocopied letters.

ACC claims for faulty breast implants are on the rise.

Failed ops cost nation

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

farming

Only vicious insecticides work

The Queensland Fruit Fly.

11:00 AM  Ruud Kleinpaste explains what people need to know about the fruit fly

Asparagus not totally canned

Some growers were financed by Heinz Wattie's into the industry several years ago, a grower says.

Heat stress leads to dehydration in horses.

Treating heat stress in horses

12 min ago  Nutrition is an important factor in how horses cope with heat.

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