Private health info leaked

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1:39 PM  Southern District Health Board apologises after private details of 60 patients accidentally sent to member of the public.

Lundy murder retrial: week 4

ON TRIAL: Mark Lundy.

1:13 PM  Expert gives graphic detail about blood and tissue matter found at the crime scene.

$400 for horse manure attack

Castislav "Sam" Bracanov.

1:55 PM  Veteran protester who threw water-down horse poop on John Banks he'd do it again.

Burned to death 'for money'

Shivneel Kumar and Bryne Permal

1:17 PM  Police bugged the car of two men charged with murder and intercepted them "getting their story straight", court hears.

Violence at Foxton WINZ

NZ Police Tape

2:14 PM  A police officer has been wounded in a dog attack in Foxton this morning.

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crime

Woman in court after man stabbed

Scales of justice

2:16 PM  A woman appeas in court over alleged stabbing of a man walking his dog at Kapiti Golf Course.

Man allegedly sets dog on police

2:14 PM  A police officer has been wounded in a dog attack in Foxton this morning.

Truck took 15m dive

$400 for horse manure attack

politics

What if Peters wins in Northland?

NZ FIRST LEADER: Winston Peters arrives at the Te Tii Waitangi Marae in last month, the day before Waitangi Day.

If NZ First leader wins the seat, the proportionality of Parliament would change - making it harder for National to govern.

Tony Abbott a mate in need

OPINION: Australia's PM is running out of mates on his side of the Tasman, but John Key still has his back.

SQUARE ONE: David Bain's quest for compensation continues.

Bain case taxpayer costs mount

Taxpayers footed a near $200,000 legal bill as David Bain challenged a rejected report into his compensation bid.

education

Fascination inspiration

Starry eyed: Dave John Owen has opened a new space centre in Kihikihi to teach Kiwis about astrology, astronomy and space exploration.

1:20 PM  A man with a keen interest in the final frontier has launched his own space centre which aims to educate others on life outside of Earth.

Boost for under-achieving schools

Five high-need Kiwi schools are getting a $50K a year bonus to offer to the right principal.

Water works: Students begin their tenure at Waikato University by mixing it up in the university pool.

Hamilton, be prepared

Whether it's drinking every night, watching a Grammy-winning act at a music festival or competing in the hungry games, students are making their plans for O-week.

health

Plain tobacco packaging urged

An example of the plain packaging designed for cigarettes sold in Australia.

2:02 PM  Anti-smoking group says NZ is falling behind on standardised cigarette packaging.

Diet pill scam warning

Brian Hogan's usually sound judgement went awry when he saw an advertisement on a Kiwi website for "miracle" diet-pill Garcinia Cambogia.

ON HIS OWN: Picton man Tony Mortiboy, 81, had to search for a friend's number in a phonebook, so he could be picked up after surgery.

'Find your way home'

Hospital staff gave elderly man a phonebook when he needed to get home after stent surgery.

farming

Changing guard at Smedley

SEEKING NEW CHALLENGES: Terry and Judy Walters were only nine years older than the oldest cadet at Smedley when they started as managers.

With the farm cadet training scheme in good heart after 19 years, the station's managers are keen to take up a new challenge.

Regrassing boosts demand

Silver lining from North Island drought is demand for Canterbury seed increasing.

Cole Groves gives credit to an extra water source helping the family’s dairying business maintain milk production.

Stay positive, keep motivated

By good management and fortuitous leasing of land, the Groves are making the most of a tough dairying season.

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