Girl followed for over 1km

Timaru police investigating after school girl reported a man followed for over a kilometre while walking home.

Timaru police investigating after school girl reported a man followed for over a kilometre while walking home.

NZ is looking at 'all the options'

Milli and Flo McNeill from Paekakariki came to Parliament on Friday with a message for the Prime Minister to raise the refugee quota.

The Government has distanced itself from reports of an increased refugee quota.

Girl left heartbroken by thief

Dyer Street School pupil Maia Graham, 9, holds a picture of her dad.

Laptop with photos of Maia Graham's late dad stolen from her classroom, leaving her bereft.

Sleep-outs destroyed in blaze

A garage sleep-out in Fairfield was engulfed in flames overnight.

Investigators treating fire that gutted Waikato sleep-out units as suspicious.

Nail gun ear piercing

The teen narrowly missed getting a nail through his thumb.

Hawke's Bay teen criticised online after having a nail shot through his ear.

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Girl followed for over 1km

Timaru police investigating after school girl reported a man followed for over a kilometre while walking home.

Timaru police investigating after school girl reported a man followed for over a kilometre while walking home.

Taggers draw on American hip hop

Spate of graffiti in Christchurch linked to release of Straight Outta Compton rap biopic.

Little girl left heartbroken by thief

'He took our life's savings'

politics

NZ is looking at 'all the options'

Milli and Flo McNeill from Paekakariki came to Parliament on Friday with a message for the Prime Minister to raise the refugee quota.

The Government has distanced itself from reports of an increased refugee quota.

Opposition's refugee bill

Labour and Greens are trying to force the Government's hand over New Zealand's refugee intake.

Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson. One more headache for John Key.

Ground shifting under Key?

OPINION: It may not have been tectonic, but the political ground appeared to shift under John Key this week.

education

Coastal Pathway gets longer video

Stage two of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway opens with kapa haka performances by Mt Pleasant School students and a cycle run by Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

Cycling and kapa haka heralded the opening of stage two of Christchurch's coastal pathway.

Vice chancellor payout offends

Lincoln University staff are "incensed" management misread their mood about the departure of its vice chancellor.

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology CEO Tony Gray

NMIT celebrates commerce coup

The NMIT Applied Business area has become one of the first in NZ to be fully accredited for its Bachelor of Commerce degree.

health

Flimsy evidence used in ads for medicines: study

A study has found many ads published in leading healthcare magazines did not meet regulatory requirements for therapeutic advertising.

Advertisements based on flimsy evidence are being promoted to health care professionals, a study has found.

$10 million donation for cancer research in Auckland

A Chinese entrepreneur is donating $10 million for cancer research to the University of Auckland, the largest in the health faculty's 50 year history.

Kayla White, 5, suffers from a range of acute respiratory illnesses and is fed through a tube in her stomach.

Rocky road ahead for Kayla video

Five-year-old faces more tests to see if she will be able to eat.

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

Farmers keen on loan offer

Fonterra is encouraging farmers to apply early for loans.

Fonterra swamped with responses to its offer of interest-free support loans to its payout beleaguered farmers..

Calf rearing popular again

Rearing calves on weight gain has leapt back into fashion on dairy units around NZ.

Analysis confirms advice to not feed maturing swede crops to cows.

Swedes risk advice 'correct'

Analysis confirms advice that feeding maturing swede crops increases risk of ill-health in cows, DairyNZ says.

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