Cramped houses post-quake video

Christchurch mum Sonya Tranter bed is an armchair because there is no room left after fitting three families into her two-bedroom rental.

Sonya Tranter sleeps in armchair so three families can squeeze into a two-bedroom house.

Victim 'most selfless person'

Sue McLeod, right, was killed in a motorbike crash north of Christchurch on Sunday. Her partner, Ross Goodman, left, was badly injured.

Sam McLeod has heard from people he never knew telling him how great his mum was.

Funeral 'relief' for Leon's dad

Police have arrested a 34-year-old man for the alleged murder of 5-year-old Leon Jayet-Cole.

6:44 AM  Leon Jayet-Cole's father is relieved the man charged with murdering his son won't be able to attend the funeral.

Wild weather on the way

Heavy rain warnings are in place for parts of northern, central and southern New Zealand.

7:27 AM  Heavy rain, gales, thunderstorms and the risk of a small tornado are on the cards for parts of the country.

Burglars target unlocked flats

Massey student Alex Spedding, 18, was burgled at her apartment in central Wellington in early May. She had her laptop stolen, containing work on an assignment that she had to start again from scratch.

7:20 AM  Apartment living gives students a false sense of security, police say.

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crime

Burglars target unlocked student flats

Massey student Alex Spedding, 18, was burgled at her apartment in central Wellington in early May. She had her laptop stolen, containing work on an assignment that she had to start again from scratch.

7:20 AM  Apartment living gives students a false sense of security, police say.

Early morning assault in Whangarei

7:05 AM  A person is in hospital in a serious condition after being assaulted in Whangarei overnight.

Death penalty escaped

Hunt for Bay arsonists

politics

Super ministry's super sign

The new stone sign outside the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment headquarters in Wellington.

More than $40,000 has been spent on a large stone sign outside the new MBIE headquarters.

Health cost-cutting scheme to shut

The Government's beleaguered health cost-cutting scheme will be wound up by the end of the month.

Mounting questions over sheep deal

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education

Burglars target unlocked student flats

Massey student Alex Spedding, 18, was burgled at her apartment in central Wellington in early May. She had her laptop stolen, containing work on an assignment that she had to start again from scratch.

7:20 AM  Apartment living gives students a false sense of security, police say.

Innovative school battles on

Akoranga o Naenae has missed out on funding, but is determined to survive.

A trades academy course is being credited with helping Maori and Pasifika achievement at a Hamilton school. Brooke Brightwell, 18, took part through Fairfield College and has gone on to study for a certificate in building.

Trades academy ups achievement

A Hamilton college principal challenged the norm, doubling the school's NCEA achievement levels for Maori and Pasifika

health

Council smokefree push

The Christchurch City Council wants to discourage bus passengers from lighting up at city bus stops and shelters.

Bus stops and shelters throughout Christchurch could soon be designated smoke-free areas.

Govt health cost-cutting scheme to shut

The Government's beleaguered health cost-cutting scheme will be wound up by the end of the month.

Doctor admits prescribing growth hormones.

Doctor wrongly prescribes growth hormone

An Auckland doctor has admitted 20 charges in relation to the irresponsible prescribing of various anabolic steroids and human growth hormone.

farming

Dairy auction prices fall again

A screenshot from the GlobalDairyTrade auction website shows recent trends and the latest drop in dairy prices.

7:27 AM  Prices continue their downward spiral at in another weak GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Final sprint to Fieldays

The last dash to finish exhibits for the Southern Hemisphere's largest agribusiness event is on.

Meat Industry Excellence chairman John McCarthy.

New meat company coming

A plan for a new export meat co-operative is to be unveiled this week by meat industry reform group MIE.

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