Killer denied parole

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

Convicted murderer and paedophile Phillip John Smith has been denied parole.

Britomart brimming with fans

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Russell Street School get behind the Black Caps by having a parade where students and teachers get to show their support by dressing in black ahead of the cricket world cup final.

Roads are being closed and extra screens are in place in central Auckland to cope with the burgeoning brigade of Black Caps fans.

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.

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crime

Firearms stolen in burglary

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Police and armed offenders squad on Rentpne St this morning.

Police are attempting to allay fears after firearms were stolen from a locked safe inside a residential property in Canterbury.

Police chase teens in stolen car

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

Killer denied parole

Judge cancels man's holiday plans

politics

'Please explain' from Brazil

The Brazil Government has called for an explanation, over revelations New Zealand's GCSB snooped on its diplomat who was competing with Trade Minister Tim Groser for the top job at the World Trade Organisation in 2013.

NZ's ambassador to Brazil hauled before officials to explain Tim Groser GCSB leaks.

Dunne vs comedians

MP Peter Dunne dismisses all Kiwi comedians, then expresses dismay to find himself the butt of their jokes.

South Korea flag

Labour backs S. Korea deal

With Labour on board, Parliament supports the South Korea free trade agreement.

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

Radiographer censured for touching

"There's no doubt that giving up smoking is the biggest thing you can do to reduce lifestyle risk factors associated with lung cancer."

Auckland radiographer is fined for unwarranted touching of a female patient, and offering to deliver another woman's x-rays to her "over a drink".

Diabetes meters 'dangerous'

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

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

Riley loses her locks

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

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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A Fonterra milk truck outside Victory Primary. 

Fine generic Fonterra milk in for schools lite dairy 403 life

Fonterra CIO resigns

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

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