Arumadura "Chris" De Silva will be deported after serving time in prison for sexually abusing a sleeping woman.
Kiwis with a green thumb are being warned to take care with Phoenix Palms, which are causing injuries up and down the country.
Schools are reporting new faces at their breakfast clubs as more kids are coming to school hungry.
Paparoa Street School's gymnasium rocked with the sounds of Monster Music musicians at a student concerts this weekend.
Arumadura De Silva, 29, has been convicted of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection, following a four-day trial.
Judge warns grieving family of two girls, who were killed in a car crash on the Port Hills, to behave in court.
Arumadura De Silva, the man accused, says the woman was awake and used him as an alternative to her boyfriend.
KidsCan has fed school children the equivalent of 52 African elephants. That's 211 tonnes.