What was being watched?

Tony Robertson was one of 225 on an Extended Supervision Order.

2:28 PM  As a review of the tracking of Blessie Gotingco's killer is launched, experts warn harsh monitoring can backfire.

Offenders in your neighbourhood: Should you know?

Cab driver jailed for sex attack

Mohammed Ahmed Khalil Daradkeh, 35, was jailed for eight years for sexually assaulting a female passenger.

A taxi driver’s sex attack on an intoxicated and sleeping passenger was "planned and sophisticated".

Pool pooper remains at large

The ''infamous'' Splash Palace Aquatic Centre in Invercargill, home of poo-gate.

Invercargill's mystery pool pooper hasn't been found, despite a "tasteful" CSI investigation.

Golf clubs wielded in robbery

Owner of Rotorua Sunset Super Seven dairy was attacked with golf sticks.

2:38 PM  Scared but brave Rotorua dairy owners have endured their seventh robbery.

Women arrested after fleeing

A police dog handler with his dog as two women are arrested at the Tahunanui back beach.

2:04 PM  Two women linked to a burglary were chased by police and arrested at a Nelson beach.

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crime

Attempted murder

New Plymouth District court house.

1 min ago  A 34-year-old South Taranaki woman has been charged with the attempted murder of three people.

Donations to Leon's family refunded

3:05 PM  Nearly $5000 donated by the public to help pay for the funeral costs of Leon Jayet-Cole has been refunded by fundraising website Givealittle.

Knives, guns and golf clubs used in robberies

What was being watched?

politics

Colin Craig to sue

Standing by her man - Colin Craig and his wife Helen during a press conference held at the Spencer and Byron Hotel in Auckland on Wednesday alleging they are victims of dirty politicking.

2:46 PM  Colin Craig threatens to sue for defamation, alleging he is the victim of a dirty politics smear.

Live: Songs and schools

Is a shake up for schools on the cards? And should we ditch our "dirge" national anthem?

Education Minister Hekia Parata has been looking at giving schools greater flexibility.

Major school changes proposed

Shake up could see schools deciding their opening hours, and one principal running several schools. 

education

Govt proposes major school changes

Education Minister Hekia Parata has been looking at giving schools greater flexibility.

Shake up could see schools deciding their opening hours, and one principal running several schools. 

Drop and drive initiative a hit

Quirky new initiative at St Joseph's Primary School bridges the gap between the big kids and little kids.

Daniel and Browen Simpson and their children Adam, 8, Alice, 3, and Katy, 8.

Family helps school in deep south

An Auckland family took a special trip to Stewart Island to help Halfmoon Bay School.

health

Plea in bath manslaughter case

Palmerston North teen Nathan Booker died after being found submerged in a bath while in respite care.

2:36 PM  Woman says she is not guilty of killing 15-year-old Nathan Booker, who died after being found submerged in a bath.

DHB staff not taking leave

For many of Wairarapa health board's 500 staff it is a case of all work and no play.

A group of Wintec midwifery students is looking forward to low-intervention birthing in Vanuatu. Pictured from left are Tertia van der Walt, Kathy Hannah, Annie Frogley and Shivangi Topiwala.

'Catching' babies in Vanuatu

2:28 PM  They'll be helping some 'pretty flipping busy' Ni-Vanuatu midwives in a clinic with about 10 births a day.

Women of Influence

A woman's voice in science

"The science network is a bit more male dominated. It is quite hard to break into even at the higher level," says Margaret Brimble.

Distinguished professor Margaret Brimble won the Women of Influence in science and innovation award in 2014.

Enjoy the learning journey stuff nation

I've been in business for over thirty years, and my message for women is to keep learning.

What does it mean to be successful?

How do you define success? video

Some of our Women of Influence alumni discuss their views on what it means to be successful.

farming

Dairy a TPP sticking point

Dairy is a big hurdle of TPP discussions, with New Zealand seen as a threat to other dairy-producing countries.

2:09 PM  NZ just wants a level playing field in global trade, dairy industry representatives say.

'No way' of paying fine

A Te Aroha man is reeling after a judge handed him a $65,000 fine for offences at a piggery.

Farm dog Storm was impaled on a 3-metre long branch while herding sheep but survived to give birth to three puppies.

Impaled dog gives birth

A Marlborough sheepdog recovered from a serious staking injury to give birth to a litter of healthy pups.

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