Fireworks 'too much' for Padfoot

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

'More sick than bad'

10:21am Porirua man who tried to kill a pregnant woman with a knife sentenced to six years and six months in jail.

SIS criticised in 'dirty politics' report

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

Killer's release 'misinformed'

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

Teacher agrees to stop teaching

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

Police chase driver remanded in custody

A man has been charged with reckless driving after six people were injured in a police chase in Christchurch.

CYF queue-jumper triggered alarm

Woman who activated a CYF fire alarm because she was sick of waiting said it was 'good practice' for firefighters.

Taxi driver says sex consensual

Teen describes proposition for sex

Live: SIS report released

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

Dirty Politics claims 'confirmed'

Report into release of classified documents for alleged political gain supports claims of dirty and underhanded tactics in NZ politics, Nicky Hager says.

Key: People make mistakes

Today in politics: Tuesday

SIS criticised in 'dirty politics' report

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

'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

A girl targeted by an online predator raises alarm bells about social media use at a Waitara school.

Medicated since intermediate

Trouble or troubled? Teens overdiagnosed

School funding shake-up

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

'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

MidCentral DHB has no plans to cut costs to meet four-year $620 million national savings target.

Cancer battle lost

Victim's son urges vaccination

'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.