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Parents sentenced over child neglect

Two young parents who neglected their children so badly they had to be hospitalised, have been sentenced to community based sentences and intensive supervision.

Harawira nephew jailed for beating boy

Harawira nephew jailed for beating boy

A nephew of Hone Harawira has been jailed for chasing a boy into his home and beating him in his bedroom before stealing a whale bone necklace.

Golf: Unwanted first for Ko

Golf: Unwanted first for Ko

For the first time in five golf majors, New Zealand's Lydia Ko has failed to secure top amateur honours, despite a bounce-back round on the final day of the US Open.

NZ 'needs more resources to fight extreme paedophiles'

New Zealand needs more resources to fight the increasing number of child sex abuse cases that are becoming more extreme and involving younger children, a group that targets paedophilia says.

Technology giants slate spying bill

Technology giants slate spying bill

Internet and software giants Google and Microsoft have slammed legislation that could see the Government try to force them to make their systems available for interception by the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB).

Poll shows widespread support for fluoride

Almost half of New Zealanders support the adding of fluoride to their drinking water despite councils increasingly dumping it, a Herald-DigiPoll survey shows.

Kiwi pop sensation hits out at stars

Kiwi pop sensation hits out at stars

Kiwi pop star Lorde has taken a swipe at Taylor Swift and other mega music stars for the "unattainable opulence" that runs through their songs.

Graphic content in winning children's book defended

Graphic content  in winning children's book defended

Detailed descriptions of sex acts, coarse language and scenes of drug-taking are at the heart of why a novel was voted the best children's book of the year, the award's head judge says.

Poll shows split over Fiordland monorail

New Zealanders are split down the middle over dual proposals to cut a tunnel or monorail track through parts of Fiordland which contain some of the country's greatest walking tracks.

Football: Ex All White banned for abusing school ref

Football: Ex All White banned for abusing school ref

Sacred Heart College 1st XI soccer coach Danny Hay is apologetic and "massively regretful" after a sideline outburst that saw him ejected from a match and handed a four-match ban for abusing match officials.

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