Wizard sends off the duke

The late Duke of Wellington was farewelled today - with large doses of humour.

Cyclist badly hurt in fall

A cyclist has been critically injured falling from his bike during a cycle club event.

Woman rides jet ski on motorway

A woman on a jet ski being towed by a truck along an Auckland motorway has been called ''stupid".

Fugitive killer sent packing

Recaptured paedophile Phillip Smith is to be deported from Brazil within 10 days.

Action against rape culture

Hundreds of people gathered at High Court to demand resolutions to rape culture.

Son of 'Black widow' claims he is a marked man

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Foster parents jailed

Couple who spent a decade neglecting and beating foster children have been jailed.

More time in jail after call

Cannabis uncovered

Little: A reasonable man

Labour’s new leader faces an uphill task - getting the party’s act together.

Quiz: Know your Labour leader

Test your knowledge on the new Labour leader, Andrew Little.

Rennie's reputation takes a hit

Today in politics

Harre quits Internet Party

Laila Harre is calling time in the top job of Kim Dotcom's failed political experiment.

Medicated since intermediate

Plumber doesn't know where he would be if he hadn't been diagnosed with dyslexia and ADD.

Trouble or troubled?

Principal questions why "nerdy" or "quirky" kids are over-diagnosed with learning difficulties.

PPTA agrees on teaching roles

Union vote backs reforms

Top teachers all class

A trio of Feilding teachers have been recognised as expert educators.

Care changes needed

Reviews of 11 suspected-suicide deaths in have revealed more issues with the mental health service.

Free to look to the future

It took five years but Nick White can talk again after losing half his tongue to cancer.

Hospital redevelopment backed

Health cost-cutting scheme shelved

Cancer diary book to help others

Mother who watched her 7-year-old daughter die of cancer turns her diary into a book to help other families.

El Nino still possible

Disjointed weather patterns are too unclear to suggest farmers are heading into a El Nino event.

Risk seen in soaring prices

Angus NZ president wary of beef prices rising beyond the budget of everyday shoppers.

Red cattle beef up op

On the pig's back

Community gets in behind

It was supposed to be a reconciliation but a Waikato community instead vented its frustrations on a farmer's behalf at a restorative justice meeting.

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