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$1.7b in health cuts - Labour

Health funding has been slashed by $1.7 billion in last five years, Labour says. 

Fatal crash closes Bay of Plenty highway

Two highways through the central to upper North Island are closed after two crashes.

Drug gangs exploit lonely hearts

Kiwi lawyer warns people looking for love online are at growing risk from smugglers.

NZ cops called out

Huffington Post writer compares the death of US woman in police custody to a run-in she had in Timaru.

Did phone charger cause fire?

Check your phone charger for faults. It could save you a house.

Gotingco family anguish

Blessie Gotingco's family call for a public inquiry into how a closely watched ex-offender killed her.

Inmates among Head Hunters arrests

Three Mt Eden inmates are among the 10 people arrested in raids on the gang.

Teen released on parole

Flasher was stressed by marriage pressure

School worker underpaid for six years

School failed to keep record of how many hours matron worked, but argued it had done little wrong.

Video: Powerful haka by pupils

A spine-tingling haka by more than 1500 boys was a powerful tribute to a much-loved teacher.

Maori language school at heart

Wine school plans for Blenheim

City kids shun bikes for car comfort

Hamilton kids are ditching their bikes in favour of a car ride to school, and it's causing traffic headaches across the city.

Health board funding 'unlikely' to change

The health minister has moved to allay fears District Health Boards could face major changes to funding.

Cannabis news 'exciting' - Renton

Campaigner welcomes news medicinal cannabis spray may receive public funding.

Same-name CV used

Two-hour wait for ambulance

Nearly half Waikato DHB docs foreign

Foreign recruits make up 41 per cent of Waikato DHB's doctors, figures show.

Peters sent from Parliament

NZ First leader Winston Peters ejected from Parliament in a row over private prison firm Serco.

Key floats tax on foreign owners

Foreign owners could face ongoing taxes on assets if the Government believes the issue is a problem, John Key has signalled.

Beehive Live: Health sector shakeup?

Serco-run childrens' services still on the table

Security Council gives more visibility

When Murray McCully and John Kerry caught up in Washington they found plenty to praise each other about.

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