The waitress, PM and ponytail

John Key and wife Bronagh have a coffee at Rosehip, now Rosie cafe, the morning after the 2011 election.

1:58 PM  The Prime Minister has apologised to a waitress who accused him of repeatedly pulling her hair at an Auckland cafe.

Confessions of hospitality staff

Dad 'happy' the day he killed

Bradley and Ellen livingston

2:18 PM  Killer-dad drove to his family's home with a shotgun, ammunition and a tin of petrol the day he killed his children.

Fiery crash sparks manhunt video

Police use dogs to help find a person who fled on foot after a car crash.

14 min ago  Residents hear "bang, bang" of man running across their roof as he flees police in a riverside suburb.

'I've really done it this time'

Greg Ross hopes others will learn from his mistakes, after spending eight days alone in the mountains awaiting rescue.

2:08 PM  Tramper who lost 10kg awaiting rescue in the mountains hopes others will learn from his mistakes.

Man saves life, loses it all

Carl Bradey.

1:43 PM  Carl Bradey saved a child's life but lost almost everything, including feeling in his right arm.

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crime

Manhunt on after pursuit ends in fiery crash video

Police use dogs to help find a person who fled on foot after a car crash.

12 min ago  Residents hear "bang, bang" of man running across their roof as he flees police in a riverside suburb.

Livingstone stole murder-shotgun

2:18 PM  Killer-dad drove to his family's home with a shotgun, ammunition and a tin of petrol the day he killed his children.

Caravan stolen in broad daylight

Mei Fan jury to be picked Friday

politics

The waitress, PM and ponytail

John Key and wife Bronagh have a coffee at Rosehip, now Rosie cafe, the morning after the 2011 election.

1:58 PM  The Prime Minister has apologised to a waitress who accused him of repeatedly pulling her hair at an Auckland cafe.

Iraq troop deployment warning

The Government was warned sending troops to Iraq could make New Zealand a target of Islamic State but on Tuesday a 100-plus contingent slipped away with little fanfare.

Prime Minister John Key is under fire after touching a waitress' hair.

Key's behaviour serious: lawyer

2:00 PM  The Prime Minister's repeated pulling of a waitress' hair at an Auckland cafe could fit the bill of sexual harassment, says an employment law specialist.

education

Growing a good idea

Georgia Lala, 17, with her Root Aquaponics system.

Being a business owner isn't what most 17-year-olds are thinking about. But Georgia Lala isn't like most teenagers.

Hitting the right note

Grandparents often know what is best for the younger generation. And for Dyland Goodisson that meant learning to play the trumpet.

Ashley King, 63, is accusing the government of age discrimination.

Government is 'ageist'

A mature Southland student has questioned if the Government is serious about getting older people into the workforce.

health

Portable MRI 'hi-tech portaloo' video

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2:06 PM  One day, it could scan wounded soldiers on a battlefield or patients in an ambulance.

Wrestler is all heart

Normally jumping into a wrestling ring would be low on someone with a heart condition's list. But not for Kartik Swamy.

NBOMe psychedelic tabs seized on drugs black market websites.

Bad trip after N-bomb spike

Man suffers terrifying two-day trip after his drink was spiked with "N-bomb", a new LSD-like drug on the street.

farming

Treated urea claims argued

Ravensdown chief scientific officer Ants Roberts.

Fertiliser companies square off over claims that millions can be saved by using a special stabilised urea.

Counting the carbon

Research underway on two farms aims to provide practical advice on how to to maximise soil carbon stocks.

Hawke's Bay farmers of the year Craig and Trish Sinclair at home at Waiwhare.

Challenging conditions

Hawke’s Bay Farmer of the Year judges impressed with the winning farm’s high sheep performance in a challenging environment.

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