Boy's escape attempt injures

Taradale Primary School, Napier, where a nine-year-old boy was critically injured in an "unfortunate accident".

A boy critically injured in a school window may have been trying to escape after toilet door became stuck.

Cop killer denied parole

Andrew Popo was found guilty of manslaughter after running down Porirua police officer Derek Wootton.

1:28 PM  Man nearly seven years into eight year, nine month sentence for manslaughter is again denied parole.

'It's sad, very, very sad' video

Police investigate in Papanui after a boy suffered critical head injuries.

Shocked neighbours watch as a critically hurt autistic child is put into ambulance with an oxygen mask on his face.

Council crackdown on booze

Pubs and bars in Christchurch are facing tougher restrictions on their opening hours.

1:48 PM  A controversial policy that will restrict the hours alcohol can be sold in Christchurch is going ahead.

Police cleared over Banks

John Banks speaks to media after he was aquitted.

Police investigation into John Banks' Auckland mayoral campaign funding cleared by police conduct authority.

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crime

Spray can fumes fill train

Passengers struggled to breathe after an Auckland train was spraypainted on Wednesday evening.

2:04 PM  A passenger struggled to breathe due to fumes following a graffiti attack on an Auckland train.

Cop killer denied parole

1:49 PM  Man on final stretch of eight year, nine month sentence for manslaughter of police officer, is again denied parole.

Cop killer denied parole

Man faces more sex charges

politics

MPs get lower pay rise

MPs are set to receive pay rises, but much smaller ones than were proposed in February.

5 min ago  MPs have delivered themselves a pay cut of sorts, trimming back pay increases that sparked a law change.

Taxman's wrath not 'pretty'

1:38 PM  Property speculators warned they won't be able to dodge capital gains by selling after two years and five days.

Property speculators to be reined in says Prime Minister John Key

'Zero' chance of RMA reforms

Prime Minister confirms that changes to key parts of the RMA will not go ahead.

education

Fewer kids at Auckland kindies

Auckland Kindergarten Association is running Discover Your Local Kindergarten Week in a bid to combat declining enrolment numbers by raising awareness of the early childhood education service.

2:04 PM  Auckland kindergartens face decline in enrolments due to lack of awareness in migrant population.

ERO applauds turn around

Te Kura o Waitahanui school has been transformed and the changes have not gone unnoticed.

Children born in July 2010 can skip their pre-school year altogether and move straight into prep in 2015.

Injuries at school prove costly

Manawatu school scrapes cost over $400,000 in five years, but educators say kids don't need cotton wool.

health

Injuries at school prove costly

Children born in July 2010 can skip their pre-school year altogether and move straight into prep in 2015.

Manawatu school scrapes cost over $400,000 in five years, but educators say kids don't need cotton wool.

Calls for surgical mesh inquiry

Two women suffering after surgical mesh procedures went awry plead for a formal inquiry.

Health generic

Strike may delay treatment

Palmerston North Hospital's cancer radiation treatment has been cut back as health workers strike over pay negotiations.

farming

Fonterra releases milk forecast

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Federated Farmers predict brutal six months ahead for dairy farmers as Fonterra cuts milk price forecast for this season.

Drenching doubts cast

Three-years of independent trials cast doubts on the effectiveness of long-acting sheep drenches.

Sheep

Saudi farm deal Q & A

What you need to know about the Government's farm deal with a Saudi businessman.

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