Deaths highlight risk

Top roading cop warns tougher drink-drive laws may not curb recent surge in deaths in Canterbury.

'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.

Killer's release slated

10:15am Report exposes Corrections' failure to keep public safe from "manipulative and deceptive" killer Phillip Smith.

Teacher agrees to stop teaching

9:15am A teacher involved in an alleged sex scandal at a Hamilton school agrees not to teach pending investigation outcome.

Police crash carnage

Three elderly people are in hospital after a vehicle fleeing police crashed into their car.

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

Taxi driver accused of abducting and raping female passenger says the sex was consensual.

Teen describes proposition for sex

Victim reforms on table

Live: SIS report release

Follow live as report into allegations the SIS was used for political gain released, with an apology to Labour's Phil Goff expected.

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

Harsh criticism from SIS report

Probe into allegations SIS was used for political gain in 2011 finds the spy agency released incomplete, inaccurate and misleading information in response to an Official Information Act request.

'Nothing that can't be fixed'

A troubled Southland school's problems can be fixed and a new board of trustees could be in place within six to nine months, 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.

Man's battle comes to an end

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 after an announcement due from Oceania today.

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.