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  • Advocates to protest hog treatment
    Animal advocates are protesting across the country today following alleged mistreatment of pigs.
  • The man who never came home
    There is a statue of a man on the banks of Christchurch's Avon River.
  • Patient no-shows squander millions
    Tens of thousands of patients are failing to show up for their appointments every year, costing the public health system millions.
  • 'I'll do whatever I can to find my dad'
    Ruth Talaleilei has been pacing up and down Petone's streets, praying as she searches for her father, who has been missing for two weeks from his home in the Lower Hutt suburb.
  • DOC: 1080 drop last chance to save mohua
    The Department of Conservation has confirmed it will dump 1080 on almost 7000 hectares of Waikaia Forest in Northern Southland because of high rat counts.
  • Home, but street habits hard to break
    Former homeless man Mickey has a pillow on his new living room floor for sleeping.
  • Going bush in Wilderland
    Wilderland looks like hippy Hobbiton. Wonky houses, charming as anything, all colourful and ramshackle and dotted through happy land. Two blokes step out of the picture from god-knows-where. They are about as tall as each other and everything around them looks miniature and their height adds to the whimsy of it all. You wonder how they fit inside their coops, or if they disappear at the end of the day, like magic.  You blink and they're still there. One of them is the Wilderland general manager, Russel Mooyman. 
  • Green light for $70m campus
    Waikato University has been given the go-ahead for a multimillion-dollar campus in Tauranga.
  • Stabbed tourist finishes her tour
    One of two hitch-hikers attacked on the West Coast has returned to the roadside spot where she lay bleeding from stab wounds after escaping from a killer's vehicle.
  • 'No need' to screen Brownlee at airport
    A senior aviation security officer gave a pilot the all-clear to fly despite Gerry Brownlee's security breach because he "was not required to be screened".
 
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