Accused filled cans with petrol

ACCUSED: Shivneel Kumar and Bryne Permal

Jury hearing the case of a man burnt to death has been shown video footage of one of the defendants filling petrol can.

'Guilty my bro'

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Drink-driver who crashed and killed his passenger during police chase pleads guilty to manslaughter.

Tourist swimmers scrutinised

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 28:  Sunrise at Mahon Pool in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs with swimmers taking in the dawn on the first day of autumn on February 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by James Alcock/Fairfax Media)

Move over foreign drivers - now tourist swimmers are under the spotlight, following complaints in Rotorua.

Man found in park dies

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4:14 PM  A 43-year-old man has died after he was found in a Christchurch park suffering from serious head injuries.

Motorcyclist killed in Waikato

A section of  Island Block Rd between State Highway 1 and SH 2 is closed after the fatal crash near Waikato.

Motorcyclist dies after a collision at a road work site, say police.

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crime

Pot-bellied man attacks boy

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5:08 PM  An 11-year-old boy managed to break free from a man who pulled him off his bike and attacked him, police say.

Lundy retrial: Day 18

4:47 PM  Crown's forensic expert under sharp scrutiny from Mark Lundy's defence lawyers.

Arsonist jailed for 25 months

Stabbed cheating man

politics

Peters begins Northland bus tour video

NORTHLAND CANDIDATE: Winston Peters in front of his big blue bus, the The Force For the North.

3:53 PM  NZ First leader Winston Peters launches Northland by-election campaign in a blue bus dubbed The Force for the North.

Craig denies rumours

Newly reinstated Conservative Party leader calls speculation about a bid to replace him ‘‘intriguing’’.

CAUTION: John Key says he can 'guarantee' spying claims will be wrong.

NZ's role to be revealed

4:38 PM  New Zealand's role in a US-led spying network will be revealed tomorrow. 

education

Fruit flies foil school fundraiser

BIG LOSS: Students from the Maori immersion unit at Western Springs College, from left: Ngatau Leaf, Awatea Wihongi, Tiakina Te Kare, Isaia Te Kare and Tyler Rhyse. The unit usually raises about $25,000 from fundraising at the Pasifika Festival.

Fruit flies are preventing two central Auckland schools from fundraising during the Pasifika Festival.

No takers for condom handout

Taranaki high schools have no plans to follow an Auckland school by handing out condoms.

KIWI INNOVATION: The UV Sensor installed at Just Kidz Educare Dannemora’s playground.

Hats off to new sensor

New technology is telling an early childhood centre when hats and sunblock should be worn.

health

'Normal' penis size decided

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 05: David Beckham attends a press conference to announce their plans to launch a new Major League Soccer franchise at PAMM Art Museum on February 5, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images)

Forget all the images in adult films and drawings scrawled on public bathrooms, there is now a scientific guide to what is the average penis size.

Long wait 'totally unacceptable'

It took six hospital visits over the course of a week for a young girl to get treatment after a horse riding accident.

hospital

Concerns over euthanasia

Disabled people could be coerced to commit suicide if a voluntary euthanasia bill is passed, a disability rights group says. 

farming

Another fruit fly found

MORE EXPECTED: MPI staff have set traps on fruit trees in the Grey Lynn area.

The 11th fruit fly has been found in Auckland, and traps are expected to catch more.

Fonterra dairy prices creep up

Big jump in cheddar and butter milk powder at global auction drives prices up 1.1pc.

Growing: China's market for infant formula doubled in five years and is expected to double again in three years.

Formula maker profit dives

4:18 PM  China's Beingmate, in which Fonterra is set to take a stake, sees profit fall 91pc.

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