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crime

Student loans for prisoners on the up

CCTV and razor wire at Rimutaka Prison, Upper Hutt, New Zealand, Thursday, June 03, 2010. Credit:NZPA / Ross Setford

The number of prisoners to receive a student loan for tertiary study at Manawatu Prison has been increasing but numbers remain low.

Police hunt tyre-slasher

Hawke's Bay tyre repair shops have been busy following a spate of slashings.

'Dangerous' wanted man caught

Red Devils probe possibly illegal

politics

Here today, gone tomorrow

Finance Minister Bill English gives the thumbs up after delivering his 7th Budget.

OPINION: Budgets come and Budgets go but only a few claim their place in history.

Kids lose out: economist

A top economist says he would not have signed his children up to KiwiSaver without the $1000 kick start.

More Kiwis will soon be plugging their cars in overnight rather than taking them to a petrol station if Transport Minister Simon Bridges gets his way.

Bridges urges more electric cars

Minister will be pushing for more electric cars when he attends an international summit.

education

Student loans for prisoners on the up

CCTV and razor wire at Rimutaka Prison, Upper Hutt, New Zealand, Thursday, June 03, 2010. Credit:NZPA / Ross Setford

The number of prisoners to receive a student loan for tertiary study at Manawatu Prison has been increasing but numbers remain low.

Rangi Ruru principal resigns

Principal of prestigious private school for girls resigns after more than 13 years in the job.

Children at Douglas Park School in the Wairarapa embraced the Bully Free Me Pink Shirt Day on Friday.

'Pure bullies' exist - and they get meaner

Almost one-in-ten teens is a "pure bully" and for many the outlook is not good - but neither is it for their victims.

health

Dentists only for toothache

Most people in Taranaki don't go to the dentist unless they have to.

Whether it is the cost or a general dislike of dentists, people in Taranaki don't go to the dentist unless they have to.

Sport supplement use questioned

Gym-bunnies have shown a growing interest in fuelling-up before hitting the gym, but is their poison of choice an informed one?

Where are nation's most dangerous drinkers?

How healthy is your community?

Hawke's Bay has NZ's most dangerous drinkers - but nobody is sure why.

farming

Chinese take battle to Fonterra

Otorohanga dairy factory

Waikato welcomes it's third Chinese dairy factory in as many years.

Sheep death disagreement

Police say dogs killed close to 200 sheep on a North Otago farm - but Ngapara residents are doubtful.

10032015 News. Robyn Edie/Fairfax NZ.  Edendale, Southland, Fonterra Dairy factory. Large sign on the factory wall. Photos for Richard Cosgrove-The Press.

Is Fonterra's grip slipping?

Fonterra's taken the hits, but suppliers should stay, says dairy farmer.

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