Greens race too close to call

James Shaw, left, Vernon Tava, Gareth Hughes and Kevin Hague are all vying to be the next Green Party male co-leader

5:00 AM  The Greens should have a new co-leader by Saturday afternoon.

Life after double-mastectomy

Fleur Truscott has lost five family members to breast cancer. She had a preventive double mastectomy in March.

5:00 AM  "What I always said was, I love my boys more than I loved my chest."

City's squeegee heist

29052015 News Photo: Emily Spink/Fairfax Media. Challenge Tuam St has had squeegies stolen by young window washers.

Christchurch petrol stations blame young window-washers for a spike in forecourt squeegee thefts.

Migrant visa holdups

Vuniyana Qoro (front), and (left to right) Qasevakatini Napoleoni, Joe Natuikata and Warren Heslip at work in Pebbly Hills forest. The three Fijian men are applying for residency.

5:00 AM  A Southland dairy leader is calling on Immigration New Zealand to extend migrant visa concessions.

Vettori awarded city title

Daniel Vettori has been awarded the honorary title of Ambassador of Hamilton.

Hamilton's own king of spin, Daniel Vettori, is to become an honorary Hamilton ambassador.

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crime

Four decades and still missing

Mona Blades disappeared while hitchhiking from Hamilton to Hastings on 31 March 1975.

5:00 AM  The day started out as a simple hitchhike to see family but would become one of New Zealand's most enduring mysteries.

Vanished without a trace

5:00 AM  Who else remains missing, after a Wellington man's body is identified 29 years on?

Petone store owner's faith in police restored

Man abused as teen speaks out video

politics

Is National becoming too PC?

Back bench National MP Judith Collins. But for how much longer?

5:00 AM  Legend has it that Rob Muldoon required signed and undated resignation letters from all his Cabinet ministers as the price of entry to the club.

Greens race too close to call

5:00 AM  The Greens should have a new co-leader by Saturday afternoon.

Jo Doolan Taxation Tax Director at Ernst & Young.

Tricky to combat child poverty

5:00 AM  OPINION: The new Budget provides a historic increase in benefits - but it could also create incentives for having more kids.

education

December Waikato graduation on the cards

Graduation might move to December at the University of Waikato.

Graduation ceremonies could be pushed out to the end of the calendar year at the University of Waikato.

Sex education guidelines updated

Schools have been advised to address issues of consent and coercion in their sexuality lessons.

Victorian government promises on Gonski school funding are not in the bag.

New principal for St Peter's Cambridge

St Peter's in Cambridge has secured a new principal, who will be heading down from Auckland.

health

Life after a double-mastectomy

Fleur Truscott has lost five family members to breast cancer. She had a preventive double mastectomy in March.

5:00 AM  "What I always said was, I love my boys more than I loved my chest."

On living with Crohn's

5:00 AM  Most look at me and only see a blue-eyed and freckled, 20-something, who loves to run and dance.

A person infected with measles stayed at Auckland's SkyCity Hotel on May 22-24.

Measles scare at SkyCity hotel

A case of measles identified in Manawatu has been traced back to Auckland's SkyCity hotel and there are fears other guests may have been infected.

farming

Key did not visit NZ farm hub video

Awassi ewes at the Dammam, Saudi Arabia,  farm of Saudi businessman Hamood Al Khalaf.

PM John Key recently met the Saudi businessman who wanted to sue NZ for $20-30m but did not visit the farm hub.

Crop yields hold up

Cropping farmers are managing to maintain much the same grain yields as five years ago on a shrinking land base.

The country's biggest bank also paid $19 million in compensation to customers.

ANZ censured over swaps

High Court censure for breaching the Fair Trading Act concludes the bank's settlement.

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