DETECTOR DOG: Lilly the beagle.

Snake, lizards found in mail

An attempt to smuggle live reptiles into New Zealand has been sniffed out by a crafty beagle named Lilly.

A last moment with Jojo

It took Faizal Kalim years to find his daughter Jojo, who lay dead with her mother. He now asks: "Who could kill Angel?"

Boy hit by car flown to hospital

9:45am A four-year-old boy has suffered serious head injuries after being hit by a car outside his Waihi Beach home.

Sex pest denied parole

9:31am Sex predator denied parole after expressing wish to remain in contact with prison pals.

Truck and car in head-on crash

9:43am A rescue helicopter is being flown in to assist with a crash near Murchison south of Nelson.

Youth aid for fire-starters

Richie Law Two 11-year-old boys who started fire that ripped through Wither Hills Farm Park, Blenheim, are referred to police youth aid section.

Killer's guilty plea relieves

The family of an Opunake man stabbed to death have welcomed a guilty plea from his killer.

$70k of emergency equipment stolen

'Bodies in car overnight'

Live: Speech from the throne

Beehive A special day in any politico's calendar, today is the State Opening of Parliament.

Gruesome overtones subdue

Parliament's pre-opening swearing-in of MPs is always a hybrid of Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe and the first day at kindy.

Robertson's risk with Ardern

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Key to outline shopping list

No surprises is John Key's promise ahead of today's state opening of Parliament where he will lay out his third-term agenda. | Beehive Live

Is a degree in NZ worth it?

university graduates Does getting a degree in NZ set you up for the job market or is it more debt than it's worth?

Student unions slam fees rise

Universities across New Zealand are tipped to again raise fees by 4 per cent.

School rules tip of hair-berg

Wintec faces fine for accident

Go bankrupt, avoid student loans

Increasing numbers of Kiwis are going bankrupt overseas, allowing them to avoid repaying their student loan.

Let's talk toilet talk

Toilet doors I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss. It involves toilet talk and nobody has time for that.

Call to help Maddy walk

Life-changing surgery means Maddy Dorrington can live life on two legs instead of two wheels.

No mercy on insurance

Died for her beliefs

Hospital uses poo transplants

Donating a liver or kidney is no longer the ultimate gift - now you can give your faeces.

Union supports closures

Roger Middlemass Meatworkers' union comes out in support of possible plant closures, even if that means some of its members lose jobs.

Dairy NZ backs Aoraki

Dairy NZ has backed Aoraki Polytechnic to be the hub for a South Island dairy programme.

Meatworks fined $57,949

Thriving on high-sugar grass

Dive bombers to protect vineyards

A vineyard manager who will bring home three rare, ferocious predators is excited but a little overwhelmed.

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