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crime

Sordid saga over stolen car

Corrupt cop Peter Pakau, who stole the Chrysler

7:13 AM  A woman who says she's the rightful owner of a Chrysler stolen by a corrupt cop is taking police to court to get it back.

Early morning assault on Tauranga walkway

Man left with serious head injuries after being attacked by three men.

Cannabis and firearms seized

Mona Blades: Four decades and still missing

politics

Greens name new co-leader video

13052015 News Photo Andy Jackson/Fairfax NZ.  NZ Green Party co-leader candidate James Shaw in Taranaki.

The Green Party's new co-leader is confident he can boost its fortunes.

Tricky to combat child poverty

OPINION: The new Budget provides a historic increase in benefits - but it could also create incentives for having more kids.

Back bench National MP Judith Collins. But for how much longer?

Is National becoming too PC?

Legend has it that Rob Muldoon required signed and undated resignation letters from all his Cabinet ministers as the price of entry to the club.

education

Busy teachers share report-writing secrets

Teachers are in the peak of mid-year report writing time.

Teacher online cheat-sheets to speed up report writing

New principal for St Peter's Cambridge

St Peter's in Cambridge has secured a new principal, who will be heading down from Auckland.

Graduation might move to December at the University of Waikato.

December Waikato graduation on the cards

Graduation ceremonies could be pushed out to the end of the calendar year at the University of Waikato.

health

Life after a double mastectomy

Fleur Truscott, with Beau, 2, and Jett, 9. Truscott had a double mastectomy in March to reduce her chances of developing breast cancer.

"What I always said was, I love my boys more than I loved my chest."

Concerns over growth of illicit cigarette trade in New Zealand

A container containing close to 3 million counterfeit cigarettes in Tonga has been seized by customs officials in Tonga.

Experts say "staggering" rates of obesity are responsible for the growth of 10 common cancers.

Obesity key in cancer crisis

A middle-aged cancer epidemic is being blamed on the West's poor diet and overly generous portions.

farming

Key did not visit NZ farm hub video

Awassi ewes at the Dammam, Saudi Arabia,  farm of Saudi businessman Hamood Al Khalaf.

PM John Key recently met the Saudi businessman who wanted to sue NZ for $20-30m but did not visit the farm hub.

Crop yields hold up

Cropping farmers are managing to maintain much the same grain yields as five years ago on a shrinking land base.

The country's biggest bank also paid $19 million in compensation to customers.

ANZ censured over swaps

High Court censure for breaching the Fair Trading Act concludes the bank's settlement.

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