Unity Books soaked video

CLEAN UP: A staff member at Unity Books on Willis St in Wellington rescues books after the store was flooded by a burst pipe.

12:40 PM  Staff scramble to save books as water floods one of Wellington's best-loved stores.

Dramatic Antarctica flight

UNSUITABLE PLANE: An RNZAF Boeing 757 leaves Christchurch Airport.

10 min ago  Antarctica-bound flight forced to make dramatic landing was using a plane unsuited for the conditions.

Clifftop pooch rescue

MASS JOINT RESCUE:  The Waihi Beach surf life saving club,  coastguard  and Newmont's Mine rescue team,worked together to rescue a poodle from a ledge 30 metres above sea level.

12:59 PM  Poodle spends 10 hours perched precariously on a ledge, 30 metres above the sea.

Pike walk track wanted

ANNOUNCEMENT: Pike River family representatives and acting Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith have announced that they want to incorporate the mine site and surrounding area into the Paparoa National Park.

12:48 PM  Families of Pike River Mine disaster victims want a visitor centre and a walking track on the mine site.

Video tribute to Oly

Cameraman Oliver Lynch.

12:40 PM  National Geographic mourns Kiwi cameraman who died suddenly.

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crime

Creepy couple intimidate at park video

WANTED COUPLE: Police would like to speak to the masked pair seen intimidating people in Auckland parks recently.

12:59 PM  Masked and menacing, a couple carrying weapons are spooking people out in Auckland parks.

Woman admits tax evasion

Palmerston North woman may have big bills to pay after defrauding IRD of thousands.

Rugby prospects save Li from conviction

High-speed chase abandoned

politics

John Banks faces retrial

COURT: John Banks appears in the dock.

Former MP John Banks is to face a retrial on allegations he filed a false electoral return.

Key trumps Little video

OPINION: The battle of the speeches has delivered a clear victory to Prime Minister John Key.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Pike River family representatives and acting Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith have announced that they want to incorporate the mine site and surrounding area into the Paparoa National Park.

Pike walk track wanted

12:48 PM  Families of Pike River Mine disaster victims want a visitor centre and a walking track on the mine site.

education

Parents rush to buy uniforms

Milson Primary School associate principal Tracy Thorn and year 3 student Cade Ellery, 7, look at secondhand uniforms.

Kitting out kids in school uniforms this year may set Manawatu families back hundreds of dollars.

Wananga leads the way with app

A new mobile app for carpentry students teaches them how to build a house from the ground up.

Watch out: Accidents in schoolyards cost the taxpayer more than $800,000 in ACC claims last year.

School accidents costly

Accidents in Wellington schools cost the taxpayer just over $800,000 last year.

health

Former TVNZ journo aids ebola fight

Former reporter Corrine Ambler is in Africa working with the Red Cross in the fight against Ebola.

16 min ago  Corinne Amber has swapped the newsroom for a stint in Africa helping in the fight against ebola

Manawatu Teen pregnancies fall

All-encompassing sex education and maturing mindsets may reduce teen pregnancies in Manawatu.

Christchurch nurse Sahra Ahmed wants to change the perception that all Somalis are either pirates or plane hijackers. She is heading to Sierra Leone to work with Ebola victims.

Nursing Ebola victims

Christchurch nurse Sahra Ahmed wants to change the perception that all Somalis are either pirates or plane hijackers.

farming

Farmers hoping for end of big dry

Federated Farmers Wairarapa provincial president Jamie Falloon.

Farmers have been caught out by the speed with which the severe dry conditions have arrived, says one Wairarapa farmer.

Low milk price begins to pinch

OPINION: The impact of the unexpectedly low milk price of $4.70/kg milk solids has hit like a tonne of bricks.

It's dry in South Canterbury but not officially a drought.

'Big dry' eats up feed

The "big dry" in South Canterbury has farmers feeding out earlier than normal.

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