1080 deadline: Shops vigilant

Supermarkets have instigated safety measures in reaction to the 1080 poisoning threat of infant baby formula.

Supermarkets staying vigilant ahead of deadline imposed by blackmailer who threatened to lace baby food with 1080.

Crash victim was going home

A man was killed after the car he was driving collided with a truck north of Orari in South Canterbury.

Man killed in South Canterbury crash was from Middle East and lived and worked in Oamaru.

Surgery hope for amputee

Penny Gifkins and her husband, Kerry, who hope to raise enough money to pay for ground-breaking osseo-integration surgery to improve her ability to walk. ‘‘Wheelchair is like a horrible word in my household,’’ she says.

Meningococcal septicaemia left Penny Gifkins with artificial legs - she hopes innovative surgery will transform her life.

Driver's bail relaxed

11102013 NEWS Photo: Ben Curran/Waikato Times. COURT Nicholas Dryland in Hamilton District Court for sentencing. Story:

8:51 AM  Man who ploughed a car into a group of cyclists, killing one, is able to drive tractors on his farm.

Nash urges power-price dump

25092014 Photo: Ross Giblin/Fairfax NZ
Portait of Labour MP Stuart Nash outside Parliament.

Labour is being urged to dump its controversial NZ Power policy by its own energy spokesman.

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crime

Self-defence claim in knifing trial

Knife by John Hounslow-Robinson.

15 min ago  Trial for Picton man accused of stabbing teen eight times begins in the Blenheim District Court.

Disqualified driver's bail conditions relaxed

8:51 AM  A man who ploughed a car into a group of cyclists, killing one and injuring others, is able to drive tractors on his farm.

Supermarkets stay vigilant over 1080

No retrial for Teina Pora

politics

Nats will look to grab seat back

Prime Minister John Key does not believe the Northland by-election result was a tipping point for his Government.

National is not giving up on wresting Northland back off Winston Peters.

Nash urges power-price dump

Labour is being urged to dump its controversial NZ Power policy by its own energy spokesman.

beehive

Beehive Live: Tuesday

16 min ago  As MPs start the last week before the Easter recess, Winston Peters' Northland by-election win will no doubt be the hot topic.

education

College hires new lawyer

St. Bede's College Rector Justin Boyle.

7:52 AM  The Christchurch school at the centre of a stoush with the parents of two rowers has hired a new lawyer.

St Bede's duo miss nationals

Two high school rowers whose parents sought an injunction against their school have missed out on national trials.

University of Waikato Vice Chancellor Neil Quigley and Chancellor Jim Bolger with University of California Vice Chancellor Bruce Varner sign a letter of intent.

Accessing our 'bright minds'

The University of Waikato has signed a deal with a Californian institution to share knowledge and work on research.

health

Surgery hope for amputee mother-of-two

Penny Gifkins and her husband, Kerry, who hope to raise enough money to pay for ground-breaking osseo-integration surgery to improve her ability to walk. ‘‘Wheelchair is like a horrible word in my household,’’ she says.

Meningococcal septicaemia left Penny Gifkins with artificial legs - she hopes innovative surgery will transform her life.

Doctor failed patient

GP "truly devastated" by the death of a patient he mistakenly ordered to stop taking medication. 

Claire Prebble's funding drive for overseas cancer treatment has attracted an extra $17,000, bringing the total to $60,000, since The Dominion Post published her story.

Support 'warms my heart'

Designer Claire Prebble's battle with cancer has attracted donations from as far afield as Bahrain.

farming

Supermarkets stay vigilant

Supermarkets have instigated safety measures in reaction to the 1080 poisoning threat of infant baby formula.

Supermarkets are staying vigilant ahead of the deadline imposed by a blackmailer who threatened to lace baby food with 1080.

Toxins killed cows - ministry

Southland dairy cow deaths blamed on high concentrations of naturally occurring toxins in a variety of swedes.

Gavin Mutch placed third at the Taranaki Shears shearing competition held at Stratford War Memorial Hall

Hastings shearer on top

Homeground advantage was not with local hero Gavin Mutch in the Taranaki Shears competition.

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