Murder charge over stabbing

The house where a woman died is now the scene of a homicide investigation.

9:40 AM  Police have charged a man with murder following the fatal stabbing of a woman in South Auckland on Sunday.

Crusade against bullies

Katelin Cox has Tourette's and is helping to raise funds for the Tourettes Association of New Zealand. Pictured with mum Mel and Quintin Cox.

Katelin Cox has Tourette Syndrome and is on a crusade to stop the bullying she endured in her childhood.

Arrests over rooftop carousing

030114 File Photo: Emma Allen/Marlborough Express/Fairfax NZ. Police cars on patrol, responding to accidents. Highway control.

9:15 AM  Police moved students from rooftops at an afternoon knees-up in Dunedin on Sunday.

Diagnosis delayed 3 years video

Waitara resident Judith Holswich has received compensation for a delayed cancer diagnoses.

9:44 AM  Judith Holswich had to wait so long for doctors to diagnose her lung cancer that she now only has months left to live.

Crazed druggies worry staff

Psychedelic drug 'N-Bomb' comes in sheets of blotter tabs and bears similarities to LSD or "acid." Police seized this sheet of Beatles-imprinted N-Bomb tabs from Wellington university student who ordered it off a Silk Road like website in 2014.

Police take four violent patients to Wellington Hospital for sedation after they tripped out on fake acid.

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crime

Man pleads guilty to murdering his mother

Blenheim District Court

4 min ago  Taranaki man David Blake has plead guilty to murdering his mother Gwen Blake.

Murder charge over stabbing death

9:40 AM  Police have charged a man with murder following the fatal stabbing of a woman in South Auckland on Sunday.

Bike theft arrest

Teens try to steal Poppy Day collection bucket video

politics

Troops 'sons of Anzacs' - Abbott

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says of New Zealand: "We are the very best of friends, we are family".

5 min ago  Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described Kiwi and Australian troops deployed to fight against Islamic State as "splendid sons of Anzacs".

Property prices need response

OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott sculls a beer in a Sydney pub.

What Tony's scull means video

9:00 AM  OPINION: In less than 10 seconds, Tony Abbott asserted his blokedom - and took Australia backwards.

education

Playgrounds are too PC

Do kids learn more from junk than modern playgrounds? Oliver Donnellan, 3, plays at the playground at the old Kendal School site, but he prefers junk at home.

10:33 AM  Children can learn more from a collection of old tyres and tin cans than from a perfectly manicured, politically correct playground.

Sacrificing holidays to study video

Students embrace week of rigorous business boot camp.

Off the Page founders Rosemary Emery, left, and Anne Russell.

Ebooks fill special needs gap

Ebooks for teens with learning disabilities filling gap in market.

health

I woke up 'like a zombie'

Rukingi Haupapa had a stroke 10 years ago.

9:45 AM  When Rukingi Haupapa had a stroke ten years ago, he did not even know what a stroke was.

ED staff pin down crazed druggies

Police take four violent patients to Wellington Hospital for sedation after they tripped out on fake acid.

Waitara resident Judith Holswich has received compensation for a delayed cancer diagnoses.

Diagnosis delayed three years video

9:44 AM  Cancer patient Judith Holswich had to wait so long for doctors to diagnose her lung cancer that she now only has months left to live. 

farming

Pork under pressure

Group-housed younger pigs.

Pork lovers take note - the chances of being able to eat New Zealand-farmed pork are diminishing.

Bank talks 'crucial'

Average dairy farmer predicted to need a deeper overdraft as they face negative cashflows from winter through to Christmas.

A yellow-eyed penguin.

Penguins part of farm life

In the Roaring Forties there is a man farming penguins as well as sheep and beef.

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