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.

5:00 AM  Meningococcal septicaemia left Penny Gifkins with artificial legs - she hopes innovative surgery will transform her life.

Leaning tower of Welly

An architect’s view of how Wellington Airport’s new 32-metre-high control tower would stand among its neighbours in Tirangi Rd, Rongotai. It would be designed to lean into the prevailing northerly at an angle of 12.5 degrees.

5:00 AM  Airways New Zealand has lodged a resource consent application for a 32-metre-high airport control tower with a 12.5 degree lean.

Nash urges power-price dump

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

5:00 AM  Labour is being urged to dump its controversial NZ Power policy by its own energy spokesman.

Crash victim was going home

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

5:00 AM  The man killed in a car crash at Orari on Sunday was from the Middle East and lived and worked in Oamaru.

Driver's bail relaxed

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

5:00 AM  Man who ploughed a car into a group of cyclists, killing one, is able to drive tractors on his farm.

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crime

Disqualified driver's bail conditions relaxed

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

5:00 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.

No retrial for Teina Pora

Privy Council confirms Pora should not be retried

Tourist driver fined $1430 for crash

Jury retires in Lundy case

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.

5:00 AM  National is not giving up on wresting Northland back off Winston Peters.

Peters to resign as list MP

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

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

Nash urges power-price dump

5:00 AM  Labour is being urged to dump its controversial NZ Power policy by its own energy spokesman.

education

Accessing our 'bright minds'

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

5:00 AM  The University of Waikato has signed a deal with a Californian institution to share knowledge and work on research.

St Bede's duo miss nationals

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

St. Bedes College Rector Justin Boyle.

College hires new lawyer

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

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.

5:00 AM  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 for cancer sufferer 'warms my heart'

5:00 AM  Designer Claire Prebble's battle with incurable melanoma has attracted donations from as far afield as Bahrain.

farming

Toxins killed cows - ministry

Southland Federated Farmers president Russell MacPherson has warned against jumping to conclusions about the HT [herbicide tolerant] swede variety until the final verdict is out on the deaths of hundreds of Southland dairy cows.

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

Big Synlait Milk loss

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

Fonterra Shareholders Council chairman Ian Brown.

Fonterra's fed-up farmers risk

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

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