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Facebook distraction from studying

Facebook distraction from studying

High school pupil Jess Maynard admits Facebook can be a distraction when it comes to homework.

Girl transferred to burns unit

Girl transferred to burns unit

A three-year-old girl, seriously burnt in a car fire in Gisborne, has been transferred to the specialist burns unit at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland.

Sex offender fled after bureaucratic bungle

An accused sex offender from the West Coast was able to adopt a new name and flee to Australia because a Ministry of Justice employee ticked the wrong box on a form, an internal review has revealed.

Tourist robbed in Bay of Islands

Tourist robbed in Bay of Islands

A 23-year-old Canadian tourist has been assaulted and robbed in the Bay of Islands - the second incident of its type in the holidaying hotspot this week.

Appointment 'totally ethical'

Prime Minster John Key is continuing to deny wrongdoing in the appointment process of New Zealand's top spy.

Wellington council puts hold on outsourcing

Wellington councillors have put a hold on outsourcing more infrastructure work after having to accept 27 job losses.

Mighty River shares unveiled

Mighty River shares unveiled

The Government has set a price of $2.35 to $2.80 per share for the partial privatisation of Mighty River Power, the Minister of State Owned Enterprises, Tony Ryall, says.

Abduction accused lose name suppression

Name suppression has been lifted for a man and woman who are believed to have been with 18-year old Jovaan Graham, who was found dead outside Pohlen Hospital in Matamata early on Wednesday morning.

Shadbolt pushing power use debate

Shadbolt pushing power use debate

The Invercargill City Council and Venture Southland will invest heavily to generate a public debate on electricity use in New Zealand, if Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt has his way.

New leads in death of gunned-down roadworker

New leads in death of gunned-down roadworker

Detectives hunting the killer of roadworker George Taiaroa are investigating new leads after an appeal on TV show Police Ten-7 last night.

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