Lundy retrial: Judge's summary

Justice Simon France is summing up in the Mark Lundy murder retrial

10 min ago  Judge tells jury not to "speculate or guess" about the "very significant" evidence in dispute.

Fatal head-on crash

police nz generic ambulance

12:03 PM  A head-on crash 35km east of Tauranga has left one driver dead and another seriously injured.

Pora 'shouldn't face re-trial'

Teina Pora served 21 years in prison for murder.

11:01 AM  Privy Council makes draft order recommending Teina Pora not face a re-trial.

Sparrows strangled

Dead sparrows have been found in Kilbirnie, Wellington, each trinkets like this around their necks.

11:14 AM  A bird killer with a penchant for trinkets is on the loose in Wellington.

Poison on the beach

DANGEROUS DELICACY: A poisonous pufferfish washed up on a New Plymouth beach.

12:13 PM  A wave of poisonous pufferfish - considered a dangerous delicacy in Japan - has washed up on a New Plymouth beach.

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Lundy retrial: Judge's summary

Justice Simon France is summing up in the Mark Lundy murder retrial

10 min ago  Judge tells jury not to "speculate or guess" about the "very significant" evidence in dispute.

Hamilton man robbed at knifepoint

12:01 PM  Man threatened and robbed by knife-wielding man while walking home from a night on the town.

Teina Pora 'shouldn't face re-trial'

Helping to heal


Peters to resign as list MP

WINSTON PETERS: The NZ First leader convincingly wrestled National's strong hold off the Northland electorate by more than 4000 votes

Northland's new MP Winston Peters has confirmed he will resign from the list - making it harder for the Government to govern.

PM backs Black Caps

John Key says the Black Caps should be immensely proud despite their loss in Sunday's Cricket World Cup final.

National candidate Mark Osborne concedes by phone to Winston Peters at the Bay of Islands Golf Club in Kerikeri.

Let the fingerpointing begin

OPINION: The post-mortems in National over its crushing defeat in Northland will be long and hard and are already under way.


St Bede's duo miss nationals

ST BEDE'S ROWERS: Jordan Kennedy and Jack Bell

12:18 PM  Two high school rowers whose parents sought an injunction against their school have missed out on national trials.

Online early childhood survey released

Parents can have a say on early childhood education in New Zealand. 

L-R:  Prison manager Ann Abraham listens to a prisoner in the library.
The Arohata Women's Prison in Tawa, Wellington.  Feature on women's prison by Shane Cowlishaw for DOMINION POST.

Funding boost for inmate education

11:55 AM  Taxpayers are about to pump an extra $5 million a year into educating criminals.


Stopping Ebola with courage

The Ebola message is a hard sell for the Red Cross in Guinea.

OPINION: Former Nelson Mail reporter Corinne Ambler is working for the Red Cross on the front line of the battle against Ebola in Guinea.

WoW winner's fight

Designer Claire Prebble has been told there is no cure for the melanoma in her leg - not surgery, not radiation, not chemo.

Gore nurse Bronni McBain has returned from working with ebola patients in Sierra Leone.

Kiwi nurse's Ebola scare

A day after working in an Ebola redzone nurse Bronni McBain was on her way back home to Gore.


Toxins killed cows - ministry

Southland Federated Farmers president Russell MacPherson has warned against jumping to conclusions about the HT [herbicide tolerant] swede variety until the final verdict is out on the deaths of hundreds of Southland dairy cows.

12:09 PM  Southland dairy cow deaths blamed on high concentrations of naturally occurring toxins in a variety of swedes.

Big Synlait Milk loss

12:09 PM  Synlait Milk posts a $6.4m net loss after tax for the first six months of the 2015 financial year.

Fonterra Shareholders Council chairman Ian Brown.

Fonterra's fed-up farmers risk

Fonterra is facing a supplier crisis of confidence and risks haemorrhaging milk to private companies.

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