Tourist crash victim farewelled

MUCH-LOVED: Ruby Jay Marris, 5, was farewelled in a pink coffin decorated with a bouquet of balloons.

12:53 PM  Five-year-old Ruby Marris loved sunflowers and the movie Frozen, mourners heard today.

Tourist crash couple tells John Key 'talk to us'

Tourist driver safety plans fast-tracked

Have you seen the way Kiwis drive?

Mad driver terrifies tourist

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Hitchhiker leaps from a car before its driver fleeds police, hitting speeds over 170kmh.

Carmel Sepuloni will be back

26022015 News Photo Andy Jackson/Fairfax NZ.  Beverley Anne Sepuloni leaves New Plymouth District Court.  The Mother of Labour MP Carmel Sepuloni is facing 19 benefit fraud charges.

1:25 PM  The mother of Labour Party spokeswoman has been convicted of illegally receiving benefits.

Little animal DNA on shirt

23022015 News. Photo: Kevin Stent/Fairfax NZ. Mark Lundy trial. Day 11.Wellington High Court. Defendant Mark Lundy.

1:02 PM  Mark Lundy asked to meet police to see how the investigation into his family's murders was going.

Trip to NZ 'a token of thanks'

CAUGHT: Fugitive Phillip Smith was found in Rio de Janeiro thanks to the help of a Brazillian woman who came forward.

12:26 PM  Woman who tipped off authorities about fugitive Phillip Smith's whereabouts in Brazil arrives in NZ for a holiday.

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crime

Police bust nets drugs, firearms

Police recovered 6946 cannabis plants during the search of 57 properties across the Waikato.

3 min ago  A haul of illegal drugs and firearms were found after a Waikato wide police drug operation.

Sepuloni will be back

1:25 PM  Labour MP Carmel Sepuloni will be reinstated to her role as the party's social development spokeswoman once her mother is sentenced for benefit fraud.

Lundy sought police meeting

Murderer claims trial was unfair

politics

'Crimes against entire nations' video

TOP SPOT: Russel Norman is stepping down as co-leader of the Green Party.

12 min ago  Green Party leader Norman says NZ has committed crimes against countries with GCSB spying.

Sepuloni will be back

1:25 PM  Labour MP will be reinstated as party spokeswoman once her mother is sentenced for benefit fraud.

Power play: Customs is seeking new rights.

Password plan slammed

12:47 PM  Customs proposal forcing people to disclose passwords at the border an 'affront to Kiwis' privacy', Greens say.

education

Celebrating 40 years of Polyfest

CELEBRATIONS: Nga Puna o Waiarea from Western Springs College opened the launch of the 40th Polyfest with an explosive performance.

12:16 PM  The largest Maori and Pacific Island festival in the world is getting ready to celebrate 40 years.

Hats off to new sensor

New technology is telling an early childhood centre when hats and sunblock should be worn.

BIG LOSS: Students from the Maori immersion unit at Western Springs College, from left: Ngatau Leaf, Awatea Wihongi, Tiakina Te Kare, Isaia Te Kare and Tyler Rhyse. The unit usually raises about $25,000 from fundraising at the Pasifika Festival.

Fruit flies foil school fundraiser

Fruit flies are preventing two central Auckland schools from fundraising during the Pasifika Festival.

health

Special wheelchair gets Finlay outside

FREE TO EXPLORE: Finlay Butcher tries out his all-terrain wheelchair on Narrow Neck beach.

There was no better birthday present for Finlay Butcher than being able to play with his siblings again.

Concerns over euthanasia

Disabled people could be coerced to commit suicide if a voluntary euthanasia bill is passed, a disability rights group says. 

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 05: David Beckham attends a press conference to announce their plans to launch a new Major League Soccer franchise at PAMM Art Museum on February 5, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images)

'Normal' penis size decided

Forget all the images in adult films and drawings scrawled on public bathrooms, there is now a scientific guide to what is the average penis size.

farming

Top of their game

FAMILY BUSINESS: Southland deer focus farmers Brian and Kristine Russell are aiming to lift production from their weaner deer.

19 min ago  Southland Deer Focus farmers Brian and Kristine Russell are aiming to lift deer production at The Rock.

Fire at kiwifruit packhouse

12:24 PM  Part of one of New Zealand's largest kiwifruit packhouses has been completely destroyed by fire.

HIGH HOPES: Waikaka Valley farmer Don Morrison with his Growbulk lamb which is a finalist in the 2015 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Golden Lamb Awards.

Tough competition for Glammies

12:42 PM  Will Southland farmer Don Morrison take out the coveted Golden Lamb Awards title again?

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