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

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

11:02 AM  Shocked neighbours watch as a critically hurt autistic child is put into ambulance with an oxygen mask on his face.

Arrest over slash attack

Police have arrested the alleged Waikanae train station slasher.

11:02 AM  Man appears in court after alleged unprovoked attack at a train station.

Elderly man found on floor

St John ambulance

10:47 AM  Elderly man in hospital after spending possibly as long as a week lying injured on kitchen floor.

Social worker sex trial

Alexia Joseph leaves Auckland District Court.

11:10 AM  Waipareira Trust social worker on trial charged with having sex with boy, 15, in her care.

Daughter 'saw me catch on fire'

Burns victim Paul Robinson recovers from his injuries.

10:17 AM  Veteran who dodged scud missiles in Gulf War survives explosion back home in Auckland.

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crime

Social worker sex trial

Alexia Joseph leaves Auckland District Court.

11:10 AM  A female Waipareira Trust social worker is on trial charged with having sex with a 15-year-old boy in her care.

'Slasher' arrested

11:02 AM  Man appears in court after alleged unprovoked attack at a train station.

Spray can fumes fill train

Trout poacher to serve time in jail

politics

'Zero' chance of RMA reforms

Property speculators to be reined in says Prime Minister John Key

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

Live: Focus on Saudi deal

The questions and criticism of the Government's involvement in a deal with a Saudi Arabian businessman keep coming.

Prime Minister John Key leads a risk-averse party.

No reward from Little risk

OPINION: They say politics is the art of the possible, but it's equally the art of deciding what it's possible to risk.

education

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.

Nelson woman wins Gates scholarship

Former Nelson College for Girls student wins prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship for PhD in archaeology in England.

Te Kura o Waitahanui school principal Maria Rahui was over the moon with their recent ERO report and wanted to keep seeing improvement in the school.

ERO applauds turn around

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

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.

Supreme Court halts farm sale

Sale of Bay of Plenty farm heads to the Supreme Court.

Much of the work in the Wairarapa Anthelmintic Trial was done by host farmers and volunteers, who contributed labour, stock and resources on eight commercial scale properties.

Drenching doubts cast

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

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