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Feathers fly over unholy mess

Pigeons and their poo are threatening to destroy the stonework of a historic Auckland church.

13-year-old shot

16 min ago A 13-year-old girl is fighting for her life in hospital after she was shot in her Gisborne home.

No jail for John Banks

10:43am John Banks sentenced to community detention and community work for knowingly filing a false electoral return.

Police swoop on Auckland building

10:12am A large police operation has taken place at the Yellow Pages building in Ellerslie, Auckland.

Wild weekend ahead

10:41am A grim forecast of gales and heavy rain for the next few days is set to blight people's weekend plans in much of the country.

Teen girl grabbed, threatened

Police Police search for man who grabbed girl from behind and forced her to walk with him.

Court verdict shocks

The parents of a teenager killed in Oamaru four years ago are dumbfounded and outraged over a High Court verdict.

Man jailed for sex assaults on child

Intruder explodes through door

Beehive Live: August 1

Kim Dotcom and john Banks With class dismissed, the politicians have largely cleared off. What's in store between now and September 20?

Party leaders give up alcohol

Dry July might be over, but political party leaders are giving up booze until after the election.

Just a flash of coalition bonhomie

Can't live with or without data

No jail for John Banks

John Banks sentenced to community detention and community work for knowingly filing a false electoral return.

Forget sun, give me robot fun

Robots Most people visit Samoa for the sun and sand but Doug Bryan went there to show kids how to build robots.

Educated questions over changes

Principals still struggle to see how the new 'Investing in Educational Success' policy will work in schools.

Microchip plan on hold

Fairfield eco-centre gets boost

School's microchip 'reward' plan

School's hope to track pupils' good behaviour with microchip bracelets prompts concern from parents.

Eye expert to train workers in Fiji

	 Dr Jim Stewart A Hamilton eye expert is heading to Fiji this month, but not to holiday at the beach.

Cuts leave DHB staff stressed

Cost-cutting at Hutt Valley District Health Board has left staff stressed and confused.

Life of the walking dead

Sick doctors taking bugs to work

Flu surge hits hospital

Wellington Hospital is being stretched by winter sickness, with some ED patients waiting more than six hours for a bed.

Kelp is on the way

Roger Beattie Farmer and entrepreneur Roger Beattie has a new eco-farming idea for kelp seaweed.

Keeping lambs alive

Aussie expert outlines five top tips for farmers to prevent deaths over the lambing season.

Cheesemakers raise the bar

Sheep milk - better for ewe

End of a very good alliance

Grant Cuff will soon bid a quiet farewell to red-meat processor and exporter Alliance Group.

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The lower drink-driving limits from December are:

Great - too much carnage on our roads.

Overkill - targets moderate drinkers, not the heavies

Still too little - make it zero tolerance.

Sensible - punishment is in line with lesser breaches of limit.

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