Knifeman holds up diary

Stay away or I'll spray

Dairy owner scares off knife-welding robber by threatening him with a can of pepper spray.

Donghua Liu back in court

3:04pm Millionaire with links to Maurice Williamson withdraws earlier guilty plea in relation to assault.

Nightmares of fatal crash

The partner of a man killed in a horror crash has nightmares of him being engulfed in flames.

Murder accused identified

Three years on from Brett Hall's death, the man accused of murdering him can be identified.

Teen charged over vodka binge

A Cromwell woman has been charged after a 16-year-old nearly died after drinking vodka.

Police probe into missing council cars

Police Police are to investigate an alleged fraud that may have cost Dunedin ratepayers $1 million.

Out of prison for gang funeral

Chance Beazley put in uncle's care for a day after police said they didn't want officers at his Black Power dad's funeral.

Man on the run(s)

Armed robbery prompts manhunt

My position's correct: Key

key PM says he's conducted a "thorough check" of what he did and didn't know about SIS papers.

More pay before benefit cut

Labour to lift beneficiaries' abatement-free threshold for part-time work to $150 if they came into power.

Live with Tuhoe

Live chat: ACT's Jamie Whyte

'Ngai Tuhoe, it's your day'

Tuhoe gets a Crown apology for historic grievances dubbed among the worst in NZ's history.

Complaint over wandering toddler

preschool An official complaint is before the Ministry of Education after a child wandered away from a Dunedin centre undetected.

Silence on board's resignation

Parents of children at a Waikato school are demanding answers about why a commissioner has been brought in.

Teacher's rejection 'disappointing'

Teachers vote no

Refugee kids need wheels

A stolen van means more than just the loss of transport for one man. It could affect an entire homework group.

No risks from fluoride

Teeth Review finds New Zealand's fluoridation levels pose no health risks and protect against tooth decay.

ABs 'little silly' for serious cause

A trio of ''cool'' All Blacks joined in a giant 500 person hongi at an Auckland school for Red Nose Day.

Portal provides central access for health data

'Snooping' nurse fined

In tsunami zone

Middlemore Hospital lies within a tsunami evacuation zone, but officials say they are prepared for disaster.

Farm sales still rankle

Farm sales A 2012 farm sale to an overseas buyer still rankles with some farmers who wished to buy the properties themselves.

Effluent dumping bid opposed

A farmer has applied to extend a dairy effluent discharge permit.

Calves raising revenue stream

Plantain guru casts light on system

Life is busy

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