Furniture brings hero to tears

Sikh man Harman Singh became a reluctant international hero because he removed his sacred turban to help a cradle the head of a child.

4:57 PM  A video of Harman Singh being treated to a house full of furniture has made international headlines

Samaritan hit with hammer

A man was arrested at Sylvia Park mall after members of the public managed to detain him until police arrived.

4:49 PM  A would-be hero who tried to stop an Auckland jewellery heist was struck in the head with a hammer.

Man tries to lure girl into car

Police would like to speak to this man after an incident in Hastings.

"Scary" man tries to lure an 11-year-old girl into his car as she walks home from swimming pool.

Body found in stream

Police have cordoned off an area in Fordlands, Rotorua, where a body was found in a stream.

3:59 PM  Police investigation has been launched after body found in Rotorua stream.

Walking on water a step too far

The new New Zealander ads from Massey University.

5:03 PM  Series of ads that includes a woman walking on water launches debate on how universities sell themselves.

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crime

Guilty verdict in double-murder video

The jury delivered a guilty verdict in the double-murder trial of Zarn Tarapata.

17 min ago  Zarn Tarapata has been found guilty of the murder of two Takanini store workers in 2014.

Man dies in Manukau police cell

18 min ago  Counties Manukau police are investigating how a man died in his cell at the Manukau┬áPolice Station Custody Unit.

Text messages nab drug dealer

Good Samaritan hit with hammer

politics

Govt puts brakes on law reform

President of the CTU Helen Kelly says country owes it to Pike River mine victims to have stronger safety laws

Disquiet among National MPs looks set to delay planned changes to health and safety law.

Live: Maurice trouble-making?

National MP Maurice Williamson causing headaches for PM after he reportedly unsuccessfully tried to jump ship to ACT.

Nelson Street view of the redesigned SkyCity International Convention Centre.

SkyCity centre gets OK video

SkyCity comes up with a new convention centre design that doesn't require a taxpayer top-up.

education

Walking on water ad a step too far

The new New Zealander ads from Massey University.

5:03 PM  A series of university ads that includes a woman walking on water has launched a debate on how universities sell themselves.

New Teachers' Council criticised

It's not surprising teachers have turned their back on the controversial new body replacing the Teachers' Council, Opposition says.

The bus journey turned into a nightmare for the West Auckland students when the relieving bus driver also refused to slow down around winding roads.

Nightmare ride home for school students

Students jumped from a moving bus on Monday after the driver failed to drop them off at their designated stops, a parent says.

health

Survivors upset over budget decision

human colon

16 min ago  A Manawatu cancer survivor is disappointed a screening programme for bowel cancer will not be offered nationally but only extended in Auckland.

Wellington ED slow in rankings

Patients in the capital are more likely to wait longer in the emergency department.

Lecretia Seales, first diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2011 and now expected to have only weeks to live.

Seales case 'not about death'

4:45 PM  Allowing Lecretia Seales to die on own terms should be seen as medical treatment, lawyer tells court.

farming

Fonterra a large scale coal user

Giant dairy co-operative Fonterra is New Zealand's third largest coal user.

One of NZ's biggest coal burners could switch to biofuels - but at a cost.

Live: Deer Industry Conference

The New Zealand Deer Industry's annual conference is being held in Napier.

Mike Bowler's sheep are saying what many North Canterbury farmers are thinking.

Sheep bring high spirits

A farmer fed up with drought has been putting his sheep to good use, arranging them into roadside billboards to make people smile.

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