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Hefty payout for former education boss

Hefty payout for former education boss

Former Education Secretary Lesley Longstone has received a hefty payout worth the equivalent of an extra $1640 for each day she spent in the role before she resigned.

Serious crash near Tauranga

Serious crash near Tauranga

Emergency services are on route to reports of a four-car crash near Tauranga in which one vehicle has been cut in half.

Sailor sentenced over toilet pictures

A sailor who filmed women on the toilet and in the shower on board a Navy ship has been sentenced to six months in a military detention centre and dismissed.

League: Johnson recovers to start for Warriors

League: Johnson recovers to start for Warriors

Halfback Shaun Johnson has recovered from his elbow injury and has been named in the Warriors' season-opening NRL match against the Eels at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday.

League: No second thoughts for Leuluai

Thomas Leuluai never had any intention of returning to the Warriors after his first, unsuccessful stint with the club as a teenager but had no second thoughts about his decision to join in 2013 even after the sacking of Brian McClennan.

Cricket: Hunt to step down from CD job

Central Stags coach Alan Hunt has confirmed that he will not seek an extension to his term with the team at the end of the season.

Skydive industry awaits coroner's findings

Skydive industry awaits coroner's findings

Six months after an inquest into the Fox Glacier air tragedy that killed nine people - and with the coroner's findings still awaited - the industry expects restraints will become mandatory in skydive planes.

Twin babies' bodies found in yard

Twin babies' bodies found in yard

The bodies of twin babies have been discovered in a backyard in Matata in the eastern Bay of Plenty.

Big demand for Mighty River shares

Big demand for Mighty River shares

The Mighty River Power share offer website was this afternoon buckling under the weight of hits as would be investors flocked to secure additional share entitlements.

Young mother killed in crash

A Kaiapoi woman who was killed when her car crashed into a concrete power pole at the weekend leaves a little boy who has just turned 4.

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