Mum denies giving son drug

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A woman alleged to have supplied Ritalin to her son says she wouldn't part with a drug she was addicted to.

Legless quake survivor's gift

SUPPORTIVE: Kate Barron, who lost her legs in the February 2011 earthquake, has donated a carload of goods to the City Mission.

A woman who lost her legs in Feb 2011 quake gives back to the city that has supported her.

Cop hurt in hit and run

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Car sped off after crossing centre line and hitting officer, before crashing 2km down the road.

Auckland fog hits flights

PEA SOUPER: Fog blankets Auckland city this morning.

16 min ago  Fog may have cleared but it is still causing disruption to flights in and out of the city.

Transgender name cost paid

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Auckland Uni offers to pay bill of transgender students choosing to legally change their names.

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crime

Beaten and robbed

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0 min ago  Hamilton teenager has serious head injuries after being attacked by three men overnight.

Cocaine dealer loses fight

6 min ago  A cocaine dealer has failed to win back his Ducati motorbike and thousands of dollars in cash seized by police.

Sex predator exposed

Son's injuries earn 4 yrs

politics

Brownlee security details differ

Gerry Brownlee

Gerry Brownlee walked past a Chch Airport employee before the man could tell him he had to go security, report shows.

Damning report into Rena

Crew failed to stick to navigation standards for at least six voyages before container ship's grounding.

QUOTE VOTE WINNER: Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater.

Slater wins quote of the year

10:41 AM  Controversial blogger Cameron Slater takies out the 2014 NZ Quote of the Year competition.

education

School money siphoned

The Minister responsible fo Novopay, Steven Joyce.

7 min ago  Ministry of Education's accidental siphoning of $85,000 from a school's bank account under review.

Teacher sold E at preschool

Two Wanaka early-childcare teachers were deregistered after admitting buying and selling ecstasy at preschool.

University

Uni covers transgender name changes

Auckland University is offering to cover the costs for transgender students choosing to legally change their names.

health

Mother and sister all in one

Fertility: Clinics will be forced to provide information about anonymous sperm donors.

A childless woman is donating eggs to her mother and stepfather so they can create a baby to be raised as her sister.

Suspect surgeons may lose privacy

Surgeons may not be able to hide behind the Privacy Act when the quality of their work comes into question.

Cemetary.

What's killing New Zealanders?

We are now more likely to die of Alzheimer's disease or kidney failure, study finds.

farming

Quad bike sales horrify

'WEE RIPPER': The 49cc children's quad bike.

Top doctor "filled with horror" at online stores selling quad bikes for children as young as four.

Poachers fined $1100

Southland farmer forced to stop pursuit of poachers after being temporarily blinded by spotlight.

Quad bike

Picked on feeling starting

7 min ago  Kiwi farmers uneasy about a $40,000 fine handed out to a farming couple for not wearing helmets.