'People are entitled to know'

CORONER TIM SCOTT: "I do not want to be a killjoy but I think people likely to use the rockslide or the pool are entitled to know that there is danger and that someone has lost their life there."

Coroner doesn't want to be a "killjoy", but calls for signage highlight drowning risk at swimming spot.

Axe attack victims named

ACCUSED: Retimana Te Korou Nicholls, 36, who was arrested after 55-year-old Sandra Guerin was found dead, and  Kane Love and Thomas Guerin, Diane Misa were injured in axe attacks.

The names of four victims involved in a deadly axe attack  have been released.

Man in court after bridge crash

Flags at half-mast on the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Saturday.

2:05 PM  A man has appeared in court following a car chase which ended with a crash on the Harbour Bridge.

'Several factors caused crash'

Haywards Hill Rd, Wellington

1:09 PM  Speed, mismatched tyres and poor roads have been blamed for the death of a teenager.

He was not 'fine to drive'

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1:11 PM  Driver who crashed, killing himself and two others, was almost three times over the legal alcohol limit.

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Man in court after Harbour Bridge crash

Flags at half-mast on the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Saturday.

2:05 PM  A man has appeared in court following a car chase which ended with a crash on the Harbour Bridge.

Arrest after man's body found

A man has been arrested after another man was found dead with "a number of injuries" in Whangarei just after midnight.

'Black Widow's' son admits charges

Axe victims named


McCully slates Russia, not Putin

FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER: Murray McCully says Russia has to call the rebels into line, but stopped short of laying blame at President Vladimir Putin's feet.

New Zealand joins international condemnation of the killing of up to 30 civilians in the latest violence in Ukraine.

RMA reforms a stop-gap

OPINION: However planned RMA reforms play out, the balance between inflation and Auckland housing is on shaky ground.

Wellington is seeing the benefit of more median barriers being installed on its state highway network.

Issue is safer roads, not tourists

OPINION: Another horror holiday road toll, another round of national angst about foreign drivers.


School to teach on pa model

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A special character Maori school opening this term in Christchurch will show that it takes a village to raise a child.

Library book cuts hit schools hard

Shock as library book access slashed, a move expected to hit rural and technology-poor schools hardest.

LIQUID ASSET: Bainesse principal Andrea Harnett at the school’s empty pool.

School pools under threat

The pool at Bainesse school in rural Manawatu sits empty and unused, drained to fight a bush blaze.


Artificial arms balance athletes

Two Paralympians are using artificial arm limbs to do weight lifting training at the gym as they train for the 2016 Rio Games. Renowned javelin thrower Holly Robinson and sprinter/long jumper Anna Grimaldi talk about the benefits of their "helping hands".

Artificial arms are giving two determined Kiwi athletes a 'helping hand'.

Shocking treatment

Two years ago, Emma was placed in a psychiatric ward and forced to have seven rounds of electroconvulsive therapy.

BARBARA STEWART: "The appalling and increasing reality for Kiwis entering hospital for elective surgery is that they are often packed off home untreated."

More patients sent home untreated

More than 900 patients from MidCentral DHB were sent home without their elective surgery last year.


Milk offer again under-subscribed

Farmers have signed up supply 14.5 million kilograms of milk at a Fonterra guaranteed price.

Fonterra's latest offer of a guaranteed milk price to its farmers is under-subscribed for the second time in a row.

Why doing things is bad

OPINION: Farmers are a terrible lot. They keep Doing Things, and Doing Things is a risky business.

Petrol pump

Dairy, lamb skid on oil slick

Tumbling fuel prices have a sting in the tail for dairy and sheep farmers.

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