One dead in roll-over crash

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Passing motorists tried to free a pair trapped in a car that rolled in Central Otago.

Labour no threat yet

Andrew Little

Labour leader Andrew Little has been given a boost, with strong personal ratings and a surge in his party's support.

Eerie echoes in death

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A celebrant who officiated at the funeral of a Taranaki shooting victim is now herself dead.

New principal probed


The principal of a Government charter school is under a Teachers Council investigation.

Family united in grief

Hirata Harris, sister of murder victim Ihaia Gillman-Harris at her home in Wellington.

When you trample on my brother's mana, says Hirata Harris, you trample on the whole whanau.

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Errant police retain jobs

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5:00 AM  Misbehaving police officers more likely to receive counselling than be dismissed, figures show.

Caulfield Cup stolen

5:00 AM  Elderly couple is devastated after their Caulfield cup worth about $50,000 was swiped from their home.

Time behind bars for mum

Eerie echoes in death


Five unanswered questions

FOR SALE: The Government plans to sell off some of its state houses.

When is an asset sale not an asset sale? Does a politician ever really step down for family reasons? Who's going to be the Greens' new no-leader anyway?

Principal under investigation

The Government's controversial charter school experiment faces more strife.

Hinewhare Harawira at Waitangi

Waitangi Day trouble expected

Judge signals trouble ahead after he approves the appointment Hinewhare Harawira.


New pupils taught in school hall

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5:00 AM  Pupils at the new Te Waka Unua School will be taught in the hall for the next two years while classrooms are built to accommodate its expanding roll.

Eleanor Catton: 'A book is a doorway'

OPINION: Imagine the sudden dissolution of all sports stadiums, fitness centres and recreational facilities in New Zealand, rationalised by the argument that if kids want to learn about sport they can watch it on TV.


New principal under investigation

The Government's controversial charter school experiment faces more strife, with the principal of the latest school under investigation by the Teachers Council.


Burns victim scarred but grateful

FOR SALE: The mosaic urn at Aratoi gallery in Masterton.

5:00 AM  After six years and multiple reconstructive surgeries, Zelda Bruce wants to pay back her rescuers.

Surprise from kids' food trial

Fast food giant McDonald's might be the healthier option when it comes to straight comparisons with other burger restaurants, but child obesity figures are enough to wipe the smile off Ronald's face.

HEALTH WOES: Ranger Leary, 10,
has had Crohn’s
disease since he
was a baby

Battling Crohn's tough for youngster

5:00 AM  North Canterbury boy finally meets other children who share condition he has had since six weeks old.


Robotics the way ahead

Ben Cameron, with sons James, 13, left, and Izaac, 11, is about to start building.

A Waikato dairying couple are about to welcome six robots to the family.

More land in foreign hands

Another 3000 hectares of Canterbury dairying land has been approved for foreign ownership or control.

George Tennent, left, and his father David at the Hessett block in the foothills of the Ruahine Range.

United on succession plans

A Hawke's Bay couple are carefully planning for the time when their four sons take over three farms.

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