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Police shooting still unresolved a year on

Police

It is still unclear what caused police to accidentally shoot a man during an arrest last year.

Map: Voter enrolment rates declining

voting

Voter enrolment rates are declining in almost every electorate in New Zealand, despite a general election being less than two months away. 

Peters claims quake workers weren't paid

Winston Peters

Winston Peters has told parliament a quake firm boss told his staff not to pay tax.

Schools' faith in 'opt in' religious education

Teaching, teacher, whiteboard

Schools are choosing an ''opt in'' system for religious education to avoid a parent backlash.

Sexual texts sent to underage girl

Smartphone, mobile phone

A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to community service for sending sex texts to an underage girl.

Man lost eye after assault

Gavel

A Waimate man had to have his right eye surgically removed after he was punched in the face.

Moving mountains for school

moving everest

Auckland Museum has given a 5 metre by 2m 3D version of Everest to Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate.

A taste of cafe culture at school

Wellington college cafe

Wellington College students won't be falling asleep, now the school has a coffee shop.

"Arrogant" spotlight hunting pair convicted

Gavel

Illegal hunters who shone a spotlight on horrified DOC workers while hunting are convicted.

Glass slivers prompt medicine recall

Jackie Hamilton

Eagle-eyed pharmacist spotted a shard of glass in a bottle of medicine, sparking national recall.

Soldiers battle the odds to compete in Invictus

Invictus Aaron Soppet

A 12-strong Kiwi team will take part in the inaugural Invictus Games for injured service men and women.

Court process could extend Flockton woe

Flooding in Christchurch

A row over how flood claims will be determined could mean a long court process.

Happy trails on Ruapehu at last

Ruapehu snow

The slow start to the snow season appears over after a strong southerly blanketed Mt Ruapehu yesterday.

Change is all around us

Commuters in WEllington, New Zealand

NZ in 2014 has more immigrants, fewer smokers, and more lecture halls filled with students.

Fewer teachers, higher decile

classroom

Lower-decile schools have more teachers per student than their higher-decile counterparts.

Maori TV cartoons could help to animate language

Kristin Ross

A mum is researching how TV can influence the way children learn indigenous languages.

Auckland's disease hotspots found

emergency care

Westies and North Shore residents are being struck down with more diseases than other Aucklanders.

Joe Hockey's learning experience in NZ

Australian treasurer Joe Hockey

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey's trip to NZ was a reminder of how closely our two countries are intertwined.

MPs to use party funds for campaigning travel

NZ money, cash

Members of Parliament face a crackdown on using their taxpayer-funded travel perks for electioneering.

Labour claims Hosking's biased

Mike Hosking

Labour in a standoff with TVNZ over plans to use presenter Mike Hosking to moderate leaders' debates.

Maori king's son's ruling appealed

Korotangi Paki

Crown to appeal against judge's ruling that let Maori king's son off drink driving and theft charges.

Farmer injured by bull

Generic farm

A Hawke’s Bay farmer has been injured in an encounter with a bull.

Parents 'gamble' over seatbelts

Car seat belt

Parents are "gambling" with their children's lives by not using car seatbelts, police say.

Editor defends cartoon decision

Joanna Norris

'Cynical and simplistic' cartoon drew attention to important issue, The Press editor says.

Man breached protection order

Gavel

Prominent Tauranga professional appeared in Auckland District Court in a bid to keep his record clean, following a breach of court orders to stop him contacting his son.

Wellington Railway Station being strengthened

Wellington railway station

Work to strengthen Wellington Railway Station's earthquake-prone main entrance begins next week.

Israeli flag-burning defended

John Minto at anti-Israel protest

Mana activist John Minto says defacing Israeli flags at a march in Auckland was appropriate due to the "massacre".

Frosty family dynamic delays sentencing

Gavel

Judge refuses to let brawling father and son duo serve home detention at the same address.

Kennel delays telling owner dog escaped

Family's worry and anger begin to mount

	 Broden Miller

Broden Miller has cried every night since his canine friend vanished.

Brendan Horan sued by former friend

BACK TO COURT: Independent MP Brendan Horan.

MP Brendan Horan is being sued by convicted tax avoider Colin Henderson for defamation.

Booze, speed factors in crash

Maeroa, crash

A road crash on a Hamilton suburban street may have booze, speed and lack of restraints to thank.

Drug motive behind chemical theft

Police

Police believe the gathering of drug precursors was behind the theft of a potentially lethal chemical.

Parliament's prayer up for review

Beehive_strap

Parliament could get a new prayer after the election in September.

Hauiti protected to the bitter end

Claudette Hauiti

OPINION: Claudette Hauiti's travel agent must be amazing - $200 return to Australia is a steal.

Smith not guilty of murder: jury

daniel ethan smith

An Oamaru man has been found not guilty of the 2010 murder of teenager William Lewis in retrial.

Bomb scare at Christchurch police station

Police

Christchurch police station reopens after robot used to confirm suspicious package not a bomb.

Drink driver jailed over fatal crash

ASHLEY WALSH

A father tells court of losing his only daughter, as the drink driving mate who caused her death is jailed.

Robber on home detention cut off bracelet

Legal high

Man on home detention jailed after going walkabout when legal high made him 'claustrophobic'.

Meth found in morning raid

drugs

More than $100,000 worth of meth seized by police after early morning raid in Northland.

Stinging review for Parliamentary Service

beehive parliament

Parliament's back office has received a stinging performance review.

South Auckland college says no to community violence

violence campaign

Mangere College is the first school to implement 'It's not OK' campaign in a bid to prevent family violence.

Auckland Council bylaw looks at chooks, cats

Chicken

Urban Aucklanders may have the number of chickens they can own without permission halved.

Man fined for balaclava sex act

Court

Women shocked to see man in window wearing nothing but a balaclava and clothes pegs.

Accident on Auckland Harbour Bridge slows traffic

ak traffic

Motorists heading for Auckland's North Shore faced major delays this morning after a crash on the harbour bridge.

How bad is this flu season?

stethoscope

It's the worst flu season in years, Google reckons - but the Health Ministry's not so sure.

All Means All halts hunger strike

Mark Feary

Prisoner serving sentence for threatening to kill the prime minister, starts eating and drinking again.

Firefighters battle freezing works blaze

Fire

Fire crews rip off half of Hawke's Bay freezing works' roof to get to blaze.

Feilding SPCA wins case against cat owner

Court

SPCA prosecutes woman for failing to take cat to vet for more than two weeks despite bones of its tail being exposed.

Fine now - showers later

Sun, sunny, hot day, heat wave

After a cold night, today is expected to bring clear skies and later showers across the country.

Rebuild proving to be a noisy business

microphone

The story of the Christchurch rebuild can be told in noise complaints, according to new data.
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