Padfoot

Fireworks 'too much' for Padfoot

Stress from two weeks of noise and flashing fireworks is thought to have killed beloved pet Padfoot.

Judith Collins cleared

12:27pm Minister discussed ex-SFO boss with right-wing blogger but was not involved in a smear campaign against him.

'More sick than bad'

Porirua man who tried to kill a pregnant woman with a knife sentenced to six years and six months in jail.

'Dirty politics' report slams SIS

1:10pm Probe finds spooks released incomplete, inaccurate and misleading information in response to blogger's Official Information Act request.

Killer's release 'misinformed'

Corrections underestimated the "risk profile" of fugitive Phillip Smith, report finds.

Owner accused of arranging arson

An Auckland man is accused of paying an associate $500 to burn down his own food business.

Art fraudster given community service

Man who travelled NZ impersonating an artist and selling stolen paintings guilty of theft in a special relationship.

Police chase driver remanded in custody

CYF queue-jumper triggered alarm

Live: SIS report released

Follow live as the report into allegations the SIS was used for political gain is released.

Govt 'sequencing' bad news

It's 'dump day' as the Government rushes out three unwelcome reports.

Dirty Politics claims 'confirmed'

Key: People make mistakes

'Dirty politics' report slams SIS

Probe finds spooks released incomplete, inaccurate and misleading information in response to blogger's Official Information Act request.

Teacher agrees to stop teaching

A teacher involved in an alleged sex scandal at a Hamilton school agrees not to teach pending investigation outcome.

'Nothing that can't be fixed'

A troubled Southland school's problems can be fixed, its newly appointed commissioner says.

School on alert after threats

Medicated since intermediate

School funding shake-up

There are winners and losers in the first school decile recalculation in seven years.

Mental health services slated

Users of Nelson's mental health service say they are not taken seriously when they call for help. Stacey Knott investigates as part of the Lifting the Lid series.

'Spectacular' results in diet pill trial

A fat-busting pill tested in a weight-loss trial in Blenheim is already proving effective.

No cuts plan for DHB

Cancer battle lost

'I should still have a son'

Grieving mum believes son's death, after incident at Hillmorton Hospital, could have been prevented.

Ventures promote growth

Dairy companies could be spending $1bn at their South Canterbury factories.

Big jump in calf cull

NZ's bobby calf kill was up nearly 10 per cent this spring compared to last year.

Waterless days urged

'Weak as a kitten'

'Dirty' dairy farmer in receivership

Troubled dairy farmer in receivership after racking up nearly $200,000 in legal debts.