102 and still more birthdays

Highfield Rest Home resident Halsey Hood starts to blow out the candles on his 102nd birthday cake, helped by caregiver Rachael Skudder.

There were a few fewer than 102 candles but Halsey Hood still managed to blow them all out.

Police search for girl, 10

030114 File Photo: Emma Allen/Marlborough Express/Fairfax NZ. Police cars on patrol, responding to accidents. Highway control.

Auckland police are looking for a 10-year-old girl after she ran away from home following an argument.

Carer's claim can proceed

Margaret Spencer's claim against the Ministry of Health for compensation can go ahead.

Margaret Spencer can pursue her compensation claim for caring for her dependent disabled son.

Police search dog still missing

Police dog Thames has been missing since Sunday.

A police dog who went missing after a training exercise in Wairarapa on Sunday is still lost in the bush.

Minister won't step down

Prime Minister John Key

Prime Minister John Key insists there is no need to stand the minister down based on official advice.

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crime

Man dies at Auckland court

The man was in custody after being arrested for breaching bail conditions.

Man found dead in the cells of an Auckland court was facing serious charges, including kidnapping.

Instant tests for drink-drivers

New breathalysers cut out need for long trips to nearest police station.

Inaccuracies with GPS info 'troubling'

Watkins trial date set

politics

Key: No cuts to public services

PM John Key says surplus could take longer to reach

John Key is pledging no cuts to public services in Budget, despite low interest rates and falling prices carving billions from the Crown's coffers.

PM pays for ponytail advice

John Key seeks legal advice over ponytail incident, which threatens to land him in court.

Prime Minister John Key.

Trickle turns into an avalanche

OPINION: Problems no longer come in threes for John Key. They are piling up at his door. 

education

Schools eager to share expertise

Lynfield College principal Steve Bovaird says setting the achievement challenge is the next step for the community of schools.

Lynfield schools are the latest to sign up to the second round of Communities of Schools.

Hillcrest High shows artistic prowess

The Excellence in Art Competition was won by a Hillcrest student for the second year running.

Wanted: Male primary school teachers

Where have all the good men (in teaching) gone?

health

Carer's claim can proceed

Margaret Spencer's claim against the Ministry of Health for compensation can go ahead.

Margaret Spencer can pursue her compensation claim for caring for her dependent disabled son.

Patient was 'failed'

A man who died on the operating table was not told his surgeon was working under restriction.

Pregnant woman.

Midwife criticised after stillbirth

A midwife has been criticised for failing to act on warning signs before a stillbirth.

farming

MP 'd***heads' comments

CHESTER BORROWS: Lambastes health and safety inspectors for enforcing "bull****" rules.

National MP incures wrath of Labour MP for his criticism of health and safety rules around quad bikes.

Les still going strong at 91 gallery

Les Roughan is 91 and determined to finish the dog trialling season before undergoing heart surgery.

A new genetic test could stomp out expensive footrot for merino sheep.

Closing in on footrot problem

Sheep farmers hope new genetic testing will spell the end of footrot in merinos which is costing them $10m a year.

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