Dairy robbed at gunpoint

A Hoon Hay Dairy has been robbed at gunpoint.

Police are investigating two Christchurch dairy robberies, one of which was at gunpoint.

Wetter, wilder weather on way video

Rainfall gains in intensity as it moves across the North Island in this MetService rain radar image from 1.51pm.

Heavy downpours and gale force winds are due to hammer the North Island overnight Monday, MetService says.

Expressway used as 'racetrack'

Police say the Waikato expressway is not a 'racetrack' and drivers need to slow down.

A man was found driving at 191kmh on the Waikato expressway while almost four times the legal alcohol limit.

Gran and cat reunited after fire

Barbara Macnee, 67, right, is reunited with Buddy held by Emma King, 40 at their Milton home destroyed by fire on Saturday.

She thought her 6-month-old cat, Buddy, was dead. When she heard him meowing, she started crying.

Missing man found

Police said that a woman and her husband were awoken at about 3am on August 9 by a man in their bedroom in the Gladstone Rd area of Richmond.

Feilding police have located a 31-year-old man reported missing on Monday.

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crime

Dairy robbed at gunpoint

A Hoon Hay Dairy has been robbed at gunpoint.

Police are investigating two Christchurch dairy robberies, one of which was at gunpoint.

Expressway used as 'racetrack'

A man was found driving at 191kmh on the Waikato expressway while almost four times the legal alcohol limit.

Tyres used in Hamilton school blaze video

Teen avoids $50K bill for crash

politics

Richie wants a new flag

The 40 flag designs chosen by a cross-party panel from more than 10,000 submissions.

Richie McCaw has thrown his support behind the Prime Minister for a flag change.

Key on midwives' pay action

Midwives' major equal pay court case may be about disparity between industries, rather than sexism: PM.

Midwives gather outside the High Court at Wellington.

Midwives sue Government video

Midwives have lodged the nation's biggest equal pay challenge.

education

Educators follow midwives to court

NZEI national secretary Paul Goulter says the teachers' union plans to follow midwives in to court over gender discrimination.


Paul Goulter national secretary of NZ Educational Institute.

NZEI will launch legal action over unequal pay for education support workers.

No invite for ball hopefuls

Former Marlborough Girls' student who left school due to illness hangs up ball dress as a decision forbidding her from attending is held up.

Handing out books at a gather of Waipesi, (Wainuiomata Pacific Education Success Initiative) were Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard (centre) and  Labour's community sector spokeswoman Poto Williams and youngsters Lucia Faapusa (on Trevor's knee), Jackson Whiu, Dominic Volkner and Levi Kahui-Puhia.

Waipesi hailed for lifting opportunities

A programme opening up education opportunities for Pacific Island children is being hailed as a success.

health

Consumer reps join maternity board

Waikato DHB has listed 10 quality and safety improvement areas.

A new initiative for Waikato maternity services include the appointment of consumer reps.

Hay fever season arrives month early

Noses and eyes begin running a month early for hay fever sufferers.

New Zealanders don’t like to talk openly about intravenous drug use

New Zealand needs to do more to tackle overdose problem

OPINION: Monday is International Overdose Awareness Day.

Women of Influence

A very unplanned career

"I'd have every child in New Zealand growing up with the kind of opportunities I had, that would be brilliant," says Fran Wilde.

Former Wellington mayor and Labour MP Fran Wilde was the local and regional winner in 2013.

Advice to your teenage self video

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your teenage self?

2014 Emerging Leader winner Althea Carbon

'Push out of your comfort zone'

Young corporate lawyer Althea Carbon is passionate about using digital innovation to help charities.

farming

Room for more bull beef

Bull beef is a "very saleable product" says Tony Egan.

NZ's bull beef exports jump nearly $250m this year with one processor suggesting there is market room for more bull beef farming.

'Stripey' rain relief for some

Rain has brought relief for some farmers in drought-hit North Canterbury but others are still in survival mode.

Charles and Karen Irving, their daughter Ruth and husband Monne Bruinsma are facing $157,000 in fees following an attempt to secure a resource consent for a dairy conversion in the Waituna catchment.

Farmers hit with $157k bill

Family feels persecuted after resource consents and associated costs for a dairy conversion totalled $157,000.

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