Piha rescue for stranded tramper

Piha beach/Lion rock.

12:41 PM  A tramper stranded on the rocks near Piha beach overnight was rescued Sunday morning.

Anzac 'shouldn't justify war'

Sam Neill in Turkey during the filming of Anzac: Tides of Blood

12:32 PM  The film star criticises the use of the modern Anzac brand to drag our soldiers into American wars in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.

One dead in bridge crash

Police are investigating a fatal crash in New Plymouth, after a car plunged off a inner-city bridge.

12:40 PM  A man is dead after plunging over a bridge in central New Plymouth.  

'An idiot with a death wish'

An "idiot with a death wish'' drove the wrong way down a motorway at high speed in Auckland on Saturday night.

It is miracle no one was killed when a man drove at high speed the wrong way on the motorway, police say.

Making baby with dead partner

Michael and Coralie Thomas on their wedding day in February 2004 in Palmerston North, seven months before cancer claimed his life. About 15 months after his death, Coralie gave birth to their second son, Dylan, who was created using her deceased husband's frozen sperm.

Kiwi women are using sperm harvested from their dead partners to create life, raising ethics issues.

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crime

Taxi driver assaulted

Police arrested a man after a taxi driver was allegedly assaulted in Invercargill overnight.

One man charged after Invercargill taxi driver assaulted and his cab window smashed.

'An idiot with a death wish'

It is miracle no one was killed when a man drove at high speed the wrong way on the motorway, police say.

Screams ward off attack

Police code of conduct 'a smokescreen'

politics

Property prices demand response

Finance Minister Bill English and Prime Minister John Key should acknowledge that a marginal surplus or deficit is just so last election.

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Pora claims compensation

Teina Pora has officially lodged a claim for compensation for spending 21 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of rape and murder.

Police Association president Greg O'Connor.

Cop shops shut: $3m saved

Police station closures might see more police on the streets but is symptomatic of a much bigger problem, says the Police Association.

education

Ebooks fill special needs gap

Off the Page founders Rosemary Emery, left, and Anne Russell.

Ebooks for teens with learning disabilities filling gap in market.

Kids' bricks help Pacific community

Making bricks from waste paper that can be burned has so-far netted an Early education Centre $400.

Secondary school students Dan Naulivou, 17, Chelsea Martin, 17 and Keelan Clark, 17 outside the NZX in Auckland during the second to last day of their Massey Business Boot Camp.

Sacrificing holidays to study video

Students embrace week of rigorous business boot camp.

health

Tighter controls needed for toddler's tongue tie ops

12:40 PM  When her son Alex's weight stalled at three months, mum Jules Hyde suspected he might have a "tongue-tie".

Rare disorder threatens to paralyse young girl

Like many 4-year-olds Jaidyn Webb leads an active life, but she is just a knock away from danger.

Annette Taylor, Director of Boarding at Nelson College feels lucky to be alive, two years after her melanoma diagnosis.

I'm 'lucky to be alive' video

Two years ago, Annette Taylor was diagnosed with melanoma, today she says she feels "lucky to be alive".

farming

Coming season "won't be pretty"

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But milk price fall has an upside because it limits European expansion, economist says.

LIC partners with Lely Group

Livestock breeding co-op pushes ahead with its strategy to become a $1 billion business.

Jason Colebourn of Landcorp and Xiaobao Du, Milk NZ Shanghai Pengxin.

Train wreck gets turned around

Chinese company Shanghai Pengxin has transformed a former Crafar dairy farm.

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