'Silent killer' took daughter

RAISING AWARENESS: Courtenay Rushton's parents, Gerard and Claire, are speaking out to help other families understand how deadly meningococcal disease can be.

After losing their daughter, two parents want other families to be aware of how deadly meningococcal disease can be.

Arrest after Stratford death video

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2:02 PM  Woman found dead in Taranaki house a much-loved member of the community, resident says.

Mother, son dragged out to sea

SAFE: Bridget Freeman-Rock and Lief Rock were rescued from the surf at Mangakuri Beach, Central Hawkes Bay.

A rip pulled them from shore and waves crashed over them when Lief Rock turned to his mother.

Sex trade links to charity trust

Veronica Stuart

An investigation has exposed links between the sex industry and a charity for vulnerable youth.

Midwives 'need more training'

Casey Nathan

Coroner says newly graduated midwives should not go straight into working without oversight.

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crime

Arrest after Stratford death video

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2:02 PM  Woman found dead in Taranaki house a much-loved member of the community, resident says.

'Animal control officer' steals dog

Two men could be working together to impersonate animal control officers and steal dogs.

Serious incident in Stratford

'Enough evidence' for trial

politics

Greens set for leadership run-off

Greens co-leader Russel Norman made his resignation announcement with Metiria Turei  at his side.

The Green Party is to embark on a primary-style leadership run-off, after the shock resignation of co-leader Russel Norman.

Russel Norman to step down gallery video

Russel Norman will stand down as co-leader of the Green Party in May, citing family reasons.

AMBITIOUS: Russel Norman would have liked to be in Government.

Editorial: Norman can be proud

OPINION: Russel Norman - an unknown when he took over after Rod Donald's death - will be missed.

education

Principals quit in big numbers

NOT SURPRISED: Principals' Federation president Denise Torrey.

School principals are leaving the profession in droves, with parents' expectations and a lack of support blamed.

Security a priority

Security alarms, self-defence classes and security checks are some some of the ideas put to tertiary students to help keep them safe.

Arts-based degrees force you to broaden your mind, before the world around you tries to stitch it closed again.

New international students strategy

Moves are afoot to strengthen Manawatu's international education scene.

health

'Silent killer' took daughter swiftly

TRAGEDY: Courtenay Rushton died of died of suspected meningococcal disease a year ago.

After losing their daughter, two parents want other families to be aware of how deadly meningococcal disease can be.

Coroner slams care

Potentially avoidable problems led to the deaths of Casey Nathan and baby Kymani. 

Casey Nathan

Midwives 'need more training'

Newly graduated midwives should not go straight into working without oversight, coroner says.

farming

More farmland in foreign hands

COMPLEX ISSUE: Federated Farmers dairy industry group chairperson Andrew Hoggard says the issue of foreign ownership is complex and best considered on a case-by-case basis.

Another 3000 hectares of Canterbury dairying land has been approved for foreign ownership or control.

Messy block goes native

Roger and Francie Taylor knew a lot of hands-on work would be required to turnaround a rough Canterbury block.

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Analysts bullish about beef

Beef and sheep farmers can look forward to a positive year, according to the Rabobank agribusiness outlook for 2015.

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