Pills to 'stop me killing my kids' gallery video

The Kiwi St property in Dunedin where Bradley and Ellen Livingstone were shot dead.

5:06 PM  A father who killed his kids was 'friendly and smiling', hiding homicidal thoughts from his psychiatrist.

Rudd's anger at solo flop

Phil Rudd arrives at court.

4:41 PM  AC/DC drummer lashed out after his solo album flopped, when he threatened to kill a bodyguard.

Toddler hero meets pensioner

Branson with his brother Pearce.

Two-year-old Branson has been reunited with the elderly man he helped save at the beach.

Human remains found

Ine van der Linden, mother of missing Dutch tourist Ken Boogers, is comforted by a Victim Support worker.

4:32 PM  Human remains found on Farewell Spit in Golden Bay have been sent for DNA testing.

Troops depart for Iraq

Troops leaving Ohakea on the first leg of their journey to Iraq.

New Zealand troops bound for Iraq have left on the first leg of their deployment.

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crime

Killer's criminal history not known gallery video

Edward Livingstone.

5:06 PM  A father who killed his kids was 'friendly and smiling', hiding homicidal thoughts from his psychiatrist.

Accountants appeal jail

4:47 PM  Wellington accountants serving the longest jail terms for NZ tax case appeal.

Car crashes into house

AC/DC drummer Rudd angry over solo flop

politics

Troops depart for Iraq

Troops leaving Ohakea on the first leg of their journey to Iraq.

New Zealand troops bound for Iraq have left on the first leg of their deployment.

Call to lift refugee quota

Government urged to do more to support millions of refugees fleeing their homes around the world.

Peter Ellis in 1993.

Minister declines Ellis inquiry

The Government has ruled against an independent inquiry into the sexual assault convictions of Peter Ellis.

education

Learning from the past

Three Kings resident Carol Mutch is headed to Gallipoli to commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC landings.

It was meant to be an academic research project looking at the portrayal of the Anzac legend in New Zealand schools but soon became much more personal.

Playgrounds are too PC

Children can learn more from a collection of old tyres and tin cans than from a perfectly manicured, politically correct playground.

Horsham Downs School won a $10,000 grant to build an outdoor classroom surrounded by bush. L-R Jorja Wilson (6), Lewis Bennett (7), Ruud Kleinpaste (bug man) and Chloe Lamb (6).

Bugs breathe life into school

"The bugman" paid a visit to a Hamilton school for their Treemendous School Makeover.

health

Groups want say in cancer case

Lecretia Seales has an inoperable brain tumour and wants to be able to ask for help to die.

4:38 PM  Lecretia Seales is dying, and doesn't have time for delays in her legal case.

Learning never ends for ambo staff

Last year, the Nelson Mail followed St John Volunteers who had just begun their training. Samantha Gee reports on their progress. 

hospital

Autistic Auckland man forced into care

Autistic man kept in compulsory care for a decade has sentence extended with no end in sight.

farming

Land price rises may not last

Farm land values have soared in the last year but they may not be sustainable.

NZ's farm land values have risen more than most comparable countries in the past 15 years but they may have plateaued an economist has warned.

Bulk savvy's price bubbles

The price of Marlborough wine on the bulk market has doubled after low yields this harvest.

Lowline heifers wait their turn in the judging ring at the Royal Agricultural Society's judges seminar.

Cattle judges judged

Cattle judges leap at the chance to brush up their skills at a recent RAS beef judging seminar.

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