Lundy retrial: Judge's summary

Justice Simon France is summing up in the Mark Lundy murder retrial

19 min ago  Judge tells jury to put aside any disgust at the use of prostitutes and focus on the evidence.

Pora 'shouldn't face re-trial'

Teina Pora served 21 years in prison for murder.

11:01 AM  Privy Council makes draft order recommending Teina Pora not face a re-trial.

Peters to resign as list MP

WINSTON PETERS: The NZ First leader convincingly wrestled National's strong hold off the Northland electorate by more than 4000 votes

9:33 AM  New Northland MP will resign from party list, making it harder for the Government to govern.

St Bede duo miss nationals

ST BEDE'S ROWERS: Jordan Kennedy and Jack Bell

Two high school rowers whose parents sought injunction against school miss out on national trials.

Sparrows strangled

Dead sparrows have been found in Kilbirnie, Wellington, each trinkets like this around their necks.

14 min ago  A bird killer with a penchant for trinkets is on the loose in Wellington.

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crime

Lundy retrial: Judge's summary

Justice Simon France is summing up in the Mark Lundy murder retrial

11:09 AM  Judge tells jury to put aside any disgust at the use of prostitutes and focus on the evidence.

Teina Pora 'shouldn't face re-trial'

11:01 AM  Privy Council makes draft order recommending Teina Pora not face a re-trial.

Helping to heal

Charges laid over racist rant video

politics

Peters to resign as list MP

WINSTON PETERS: The NZ First leader convincingly wrestled National's strong hold off the Northland electorate by more than 4000 votes

9:33 AM  Northland's new MP Winston Peters has confirmed he will resign from the list - making it harder for the Government to govern.

PM backs Black Caps

John Key says the Black Caps should be immensely proud despite their loss in Sunday's Cricket World Cup final.

National candidate Mark Osborne concedes by phone to Winston Peters at the Bay of Islands Golf Club in Kerikeri.

Let the fingerpointing begin

OPINION: The post-mortems in National over its crushing defeat in Northland will be long and hard and are already under way.

education

Online early childhood survey released

Parents are being asked for their feedback on early childhood education.

9:43 AM  Parents can have a say on early childhood education in New Zealand. 

Funding boost for inmate education

Taxpayers are about to pump an extra $5 million a year into educating criminals.

ST BEDE'S ROWERS: Jordan Kennedy and Jack Bell

St Bede duo miss nationals

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

health

Stopping Ebola with courage

The Ebola message is a hard sell for the Red Cross in Guinea.

10:07 AM  OPINION: Former Nelson Mail reporter Corinne Ambler is working for the Red Cross on the front line of the battle against Ebola in Guinea.

WoW winner's fight

Designer Claire Prebble has been told there is no cure for the melanoma in her leg - not surgery, not radiation, not chemo.

Gore nurse Bronni McBain has returned from working with ebola patients in Sierra Leone.

Kiwi nurse's Ebola scare

A day after working in an Ebola redzone nurse Bronni McBain was on her way back home to Gore.

farming

Fed-up farmers risk to Fonterra

Fonterra Shareholders Council chairman Ian Brown.

Fonterra is facing a supplier crisis of confidence and risks haemorrhaging milk to private companies.

Dismay over poor result

Fonterra facing calls for more forward disclosure after revealing a disappointing half-year result.

Dairy company Synlait has been investing in its capability including an expanded warehouse at its Dunsandel, Canterbury, plant.

Big Synlait Milk loss

13 min ago  Synlait Milk posts a $6.4m net loss after tax for the first six months of the 2015 financial year.

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