Bringing home the forgotten

New Zealand Army veteran Paul Thomas is trying to get his brother Adrian's remains repatriated to New Zealand.

5:00 AM  Paul Thomas is involved in a campaign to bring home New Zealand's forgotten war dead - including his own brother.

Family's fourth set of twins

24102014 News Photo.  Shelley Greco/Fairfax NZ.  Emma and Loma Uhila have seven children including three sets of twins girls.  From left, Ava, Isla, Emme, brother Micah, Indie, Eden and Lily.

5:00 AM  New arrivals will bring Loma and Emma Uhila's family to nine children under the age of seven.

Bullying culture at St John video

12032015. News. photo. Supplied/Fairfax NZ. St John Paramedics Bridget Dicker and Colin Tan are on their way to a job. 12-mkc-ambulance

5:00 AM  Up to 100 complaints laid against ambo service and 20 confidential settlements reached with ex-staff.

Danger from discredited advice

Michaela McNally, with her daughter Maggie, 10 months after contracting the flu and being placed in an induced coma to give birth.

5:00 AM  Complaints midwives are giving expectant mums dangerous anti-immunisation advice.

Powerless night for hundreds

Feeder faults caused by strong winds left hundreds without power in Auckland overnight.

Wild weather has left almost 1000 homes in Auckland set for a night without power.

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crime

Gotingco family commemorate through prayer

19 min ago  The family of murder victim Blessie Gotingco will commemorate the one-year anniversary of her death today with a nine-day novena prayer.

Student loans for prisoners on the up

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

'Dangerous' wanted man caught

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

Bullying culture at St John video

12032015. News. photo. Supplied/Fairfax NZ. St John Paramedics Bridget Dicker and Colin Tan are on their way to a job. 12-mkc-ambulance

19 min ago  Up to 100 complaints laid against ambulance service and 20 confidential settlements reached with ex-staff.

Dentists only for toothache

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

Michaela McNally, with her daughter Maggie, 10 months after contracting the flu and being placed in an induced coma to give birth.

Danger from discredited vaccine advice

19 min ago  Complaints that midwives and pregnancy course teachers are giving expectant mum dangerous anti-immunisation advice prompts calls for tight regulation of antenatal courses.

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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