Six years for dairy killing

Slain Henderson dairy owner Arun Kumar, 57.

The full story of the killing of Auckland dairy owner Arun Kumar began before his teen killer's birth, the judge said as he jailed the boy for six years.

Flu at epidemic levels

The flu season has reached epidemic levels this winter.

15 min ago  The flu season has gone crazy in the past week, soaring to epidemic levels.

'What any human would do'

Surfer Dave Haskell, also the manager of Eight Ball snooker bar in New Plymouth, paddled out to rescue two men who had been thrown from their boat on the Waitara river, on Thursday.

Dave Haskell paddled out to a boat and worked out controls to get to one of two men overboard.

Page creator backs refunds

Givealittle donors who put money towards Leon Jayet-Cole's funeral will be refunded.

1:31 PM  Givealittle page creator backs decision to refund people who donated for Leon Jayet-Cole's funeral.

Labour accused of plagiarism

Labour MP Clare Curran has apologised for not citing the paragraphs in question.

12:49 PM  Labour faces accusations it pasted the Economist passages into flagship document.

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crime

Hunt for two men in Fraser case

Brett Fraser (pictured) died after a suspected cannabis robbery last year.

1 min ago  Police are offering a $50,000 reward for information relating to the killing of an Auckland man last year.

Molotov man loses appeal

3 min ago  He thought his sentencing judge burnt him by sending him to jail, but his appeal judge decided otherwise.

Police to carry Tasers

Not guilty pleas: $30m gaming charges

politics

Labour accused of plagiarism

Labour MP Clare Curran has apologised for not citing the paragraphs in question.

12:49 PM  Labour faces accusations it copied passages in its flagship "Future of Work" document from the Economist.

'Guidance' on high-risk jobsĀ 

The Government is promising to provide "guidance" on what constitutes high-risk and low-risk workplaces.

The deal as it stands for New Zealand dairy farmers at TPP negotiations could mean a backwards step for the industry.

Dud TPP deal for NZ dairy

TPP negotiations could be nearing a conclusion without a decent dairy deal.

education

New home for kindergarten

Staff, kids, and parents celebrating Pt Chevalier Kindergarten's 75th anniversary in 2013.

12:06 PM  After a long wait, the Pt Chevalier Kindergarten community has a new home.

Timeout for wrong shoes

School is standing by its decision to put kids in a timeout class if they are wearing incorrect uniform.

Lucy Hone is helping to bolster the resilience and wellbeing of the Rangi Ruru Girls' School peers of her daughter Abi, 12, who was killed in a triple fatality in May 2014.

School teaches 'mindfulness' to pre-teens

The mother of Christchurch triple-fatality victim Abi Hone is working to help bolster the resilience and coping skills of her school peers.

health

Flu at epidemic levels

The flu season has reached epidemic levels this winter.

15 min ago  The flu season has gone crazy in the past week, soaring to epidemic levels.

No bitter pill to swallow in TPP deal

OPINION: The TPPA could boost the NZ economy by $2b a year, allow better access to goods.

The six members of the Aspinall family are living in a cold, damp and mouldy house in Johnsonville. Clockwise from top left, Lamar, EJ, Mel, Ernie, Tyrah and Leila.

Sick from cold, damp house

Lack of housing insulation has been blamed for a Wellington boy's rheumatic fever.

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.

Dud TPP deal for NZ dairy

TPP negotiations could be nearing a conclusion without a decent dairy deal.

A dog waits its turn in the sale ring at the Gore Dog Sale.

Top dogs fetch $5700

11:53 AM  A shortage of good working dogs pushed prices up at the Gore dog sale recently.

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