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  • Climbers winter ascent hailed as exceptional

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    A mountaineer's winter climb of Pope's Nose has been described as "possibly the finest alpine achievement of New Zealand's modern era". Guy Mckinnon, of Christchurch, ...

  • Thoughtless morons torch country kindergarten

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    The senseless destruction of a Paeroa kindy, the target of a likely arson and burglary attack, has left preschoolers and their families devastated. A suspicious fire destroyed the Central Kids ...

  • Happy ending after man stole car with baby in it

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    A stolen car with a baby in it had the potential to be a "terrible" event, but police say a team effort helped to ensure a happy ending. In November, Gore police swung into action ...

  • Accused did not want teenager to die

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    "I didn't want him to die," Daniel Smith told the High Court at Timaru yesterday during his retrial for the murder of teenager William Peter Lewis. Smith, 20, has pleaded not ...

  • A step closer to transplant

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    ALMOST OVER: After more than a year of waiting to be put on the transplant waiting list, 4-year-old Madison Merrick has finally made the ...

  • Govt failing to meet many key targets

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    Finance Minister Bill English admits the Government is struggling to hit its own target of raising school leaver achievement, as it appears it could miss key measures relating to children. ...

  • South Auckland hit by most burglaries

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    Burglars target South Auckland homes more than any other area of the city, according to police. The dubious title of most burgled suburb goes to Manurewa, in the heart of the south. ...

  • Labour to announce boost for regions

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    Labour leader David Cunliffe will try to seize back the initiative today when he announces plans for a fund for economic development projects in the regions. Cunliffe is set to use his ...

  • Faces of Auckland Shame about the weather

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    BETTER LIFE: Crofton Lulu left the Solomon Islands 13 years ago during a time of ethnic tension and came to Auckland, where he warmed immediately to the multicultural ...

  • Scientists in race to beat superbugs

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    The war against drug-resistant superbugs is being lost, but Wellington scientists won't surrender and are working on new, cheap antibiotics that could help stem the emerging global health ...

  • Man denies raping handicapped teen

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    A Taranaki man raped an intellectually handicapped teenager, taking advantage of her when her mother was in hospital, the Crown told a jury in the New Plymouth District Court yesterday. Steven ...

  • Complaint over undisclosed donations

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    A Devonport woman says it's a "matter of principle" driving her complaint against two politicians. Lyndsay Brock alleges Devonport-Takapuna Local Board deputy-chairman Joseph ...

  • Good faith breach costly for southern charitable trust

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    A southern social services provider made misleading and deceptive statements during collective pay bargaining, an Employment Court decision says. The Dunedin-based Pact group, a registered ...

  • $40000 giving campaign scrapped

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    A $40,000 campaign to reduce begging on Wellington streets has been quietly ditched, with the council saying many people were simply confused by it. The "alternative giving" campaign ...

  • Group calls for action on poverty

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    Schools picking up the slack in dealing with social welfare problems among their pupils is a "recipe for burnout", a Christchurch principal says. Linwood Avenue School principal ...

  • Coping with rare smooth brain

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    Symphonya Turua sits silently in her custom-built supportive frame as her three siblings laugh and play around her. The 3-year-old tot can't join in but the expressions that spread across ...

  • Tributes flow for Christchurch dean

    Stuff - Monday 21st July, 2014

    The cardboard cathedral has been transformed into a place of remembrance for the "generous, humorous and extremely intelligent" Christchurch Dean Lynda Patterson. Christchurch people, ...

  • Coromandel Businesses Encouraged to Aim for a ‘Flying Start’

    Scoop - Monday 21st July, 2014

    New Zealand National Party Coromandel Businesses Encouraged to Aim for a 'Flying Start'.Coromandel MP Scott Simpson is encouraging small businesses around the region to have a crack ...

  • Labour will revive the regions with new fund

    Scoop - Monday 21st July, 2014

    New Zealand Labour Party Labour will revive the regions with new fundThe next Labour Government will co-develop Regional Growth Plans for every region of New Zealand and will invest at least ...

  • John Key Speech to Local Government New Zealand

    Scoop - Monday 21st July, 2014

    New Zealand Government Rt Hon John KeyPrime Minister 22 July 2014 Speech to Local Government New Zealand,Rutherford Hotel, NelsonThank you for inviting me to the Local Government New Zealand ...

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