Killer denied parole

CAPTURED: Phillip John Smith, pictured as he was passing through Auckland Airport on his way out of the country.

5:23 PM  Convicted murderer and paedophile Phillip John Smith has been denied parole.

Couple flees house fire gallery video

Smoke can be seen around Nelson from a house fire in Stoke.

The owners of a Stoke house completely destroyed in fire have miraculously escaped unharmed.

Sex offender coming to NZ

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Perth woman is outraged her father, after jail for child sex offences, can dodge parole conditions in Canterbury.

Key - National pulled back

Prime Minister John Key admits National have a big job on their hands if Mark Osborne is to defend the party's Northland seat from Winston Peters.

Prime Minister John Key says media forced National to hold back on more Northland promises.

Second child hit by car

A Ross Intermediate School student was knocked down by car and trapped under a car in Freyberg Street.

Six-year-old boy critical after being the second Manawatu child struck by a car in a week.

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crime

Police chase teens in stolen car

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6:14 PM  Road spikes used to stop teenagers driving a car stolen from an 87-year-old man.

Killer denied parole

5:23 PM  Convicted murderer and paedophile Phillip John Smith has been denied parole.

Judge cancels man's holiday plans

Jail for drunken email threats to MPs

politics

Peters counting his chickens video

Katie Tito chats with Northland by-election candidate Winston Peters  in Dargaville during his whirlwind tour of Northland.

5:03 PM  The election isn't until Saturday - but Winston Peters is already planning his next steps as MP for Northland.

'Please explain' from Brazil

5:41 PM  NZ's ambassador to Brazil hauled before officials to explain Tim Groser GCSB leaks.

Prime Minister John Key admits National have a big job on their hands if Mark Osbourne is to defend the party's Northland seat from Winston Peters.

Key - National pulled back

Prime Minister John Key says media forced National to hold back on more Northland promises.

education

'You’re from Otara, and you’re studying?'

CHALLENGING RACISM: A student-led Auckland University project has interviewed more than 40 Maori and Pacific Island students about the racism they encounter at university. Students Chelsea Tevaga, Elaina Lauaki-Vea and Zoe James.

Student-led project looks to stamp out racism experienced by Maori and Pasifika at university.

Rowing row may settle out of court

Father of school rower believes St Bede's College will agree to settle legal dispute.

Most ACT children are performing less well than their socio-economic status might suggest.

Cannabis in staff room 'silly, stupid'

South Auckland school stands behind decision not to go to police after teacher aides were caught with cannabis.

health

Riley loses her locks

BRAVE MOVE: At 10-years old, Riley Comer will shave off her hair for the Shave for Cure event.

Riley Comer put on a brave face as she watched her long locks come off for the Shave for Cure campaign.

Untreated hernias are 'dangerous'

Monitoring hernias rather than immediately operating raises mortality rates, warns a Christchurch surgeon.

Type-2 diabetic Pete Hustwick, of Nelson.

Diabetes meters 'dangerous'

Authorities deny claims blood meters are dodgy despite car crashes, children in hospital.

farming

Teen shearing champ dies

Shaylyn Te Huia, 16, died unexpectedly in Te Kuiti on Monday.

Shearing community in shock after an up and coming champion dies unexpectedly.

Price rises predicted

Sheepmeat and beef prices are predicted to rise in April.

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Fonterra CIO resigns

5:09 PM  Fonterra's chief information officer has resigned but the company is tight-lipped on the details.

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