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crime

Police hunt tyre-slasher

Hawke's Bay police are searching for the person responsible for a series of car-tyre slashings.

2:45 PM  Hawke's Bay tyre repair shops have been busy following a spate of slashings.

'Dangerous' wanted man caught

A 'dangerous' wanted man has been arrested by police.

Red Devils probe possibly illegal

Stab victim 'a friend to everyone'

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

'Pure bullies' exist - and they get meaner

Children at Douglas Park School in the Wairarapa embraced the Bully Free Me Pink Shirt Day on Friday.

Almost one-in-ten teens is a "pure bully" and for many the outlook is not good - but neither is it for their victims.

Boy's hand impaled after fence climb

A 12-year-old student was rushed to hospital after impaling his hand on a fence spike.

Julie Moor, principal of prestigious private girls' school Rangi Ruru, will step down at the end of the year.

Rangi Ruru principal resigns

Principal of prestigious private school for girls resigns after more than 13 years in the job.

health

Dentists only for toothache

Most people in Taranaki don't go to the dentist unless they have to.

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

Sport supplement use questioned

Gym-bunnies have shown a growing interest in fuelling-up before hitting the gym, but is their poison of choice an informed one?

Where are nation's most dangerous drinkers?

How healthy is your community?

Hawke's Bay has NZ's most dangerous drinkers - but nobody is sure why.

farming

Sheep death disagreement

The Ngapara community remains convinced more than 200 sheep killed on separate occasions in the district were not killed by dogs, despite police investigations finding they were.

Police say dogs killed close to 200 sheep on a North Otago farm - but Ngapara residents are doubtful.

Hotspot waits for rain

Some North Canterbury drought zone farmers are wondering how they will be able to feed their livestock over winter.

The Budget will bring more detector dogs at the border

Border beasties hit Budget wall

Biggest win for farmers and growers in Budget is extra funding going to stopping pests at the border.

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