Watson interview rejection 'not rational'

Scott Watson pictured in the High Court in Christchurch during the judicial review of a Department of Corrections decision to refuse him a behind-bars meeting with a journalist.

12:29 PM  Denying double-murderer Scott Watson an interview with a journalist was irrational, high court rules.

Flooding: Dunedin mops up

Parts of St Kilda in Dunedin are still under water on Thursday.

12:11 PM  Massive clean up underway but homes still flooded, schools closed, power out and many roads still blocked.

' It did frighten me' - woman

Many men continues to harass their former partners despite the issuing of protection orders.

Teacher allegedly sent hundreds of threatening messages to his ex, sat outside her house and followed her.

Body found in Waikato River

Oscar Dennis Olsen, 45, from Tolaga Bay has been found dead in the Waikato River in Taupo.

The body of a man who was out on bail has been found downstream from the Huka Falls in Taupo.

School boy still critical after jump

301010 Sunday News Photographer Grahame Cox. Photo of :- Starship Hospital,

10:54 AM  A 9-year-old Napier boy remains in critical condition in hospital 10 days after an accident at school.

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crime

Watson interview rejection 'not rational'

Scott Watson pictured in the High Court in Christchurch during the judicial review of a Department of Corrections decision to refuse him a behind-bars meeting with a journalist.

12:29 PM  Denying double-murderer Scott Watson an interview with a journalist was irrational, high court rules.

Police tap into CCTV

11:57 AM  A new police strategy in South Auckland could mean more offenders are caught in the act on CCTV.

Relative backs caregiver in abuse case

Woman comes forward

politics

Shaw's credibility goes further

Green Party co-leader James Shaw has been welcomed by Labour for his economic credibilty.

OPINION: There's rarely one moment when you can say a campaign has been won or lost.

Wrong person sent records

Urgent investigation launched into how confidential child abuse records sent to wrong person by MSD.

Tune in here for live updates, newsbites and occasional weirdness, which can only be found in the halls of Parliament.

Beehive Live: New bill drawn?

MPs have a 1 in 73 chance of having their proposed legislation drawn out in Parliament's lottery.

education

Teacher allegedly stalked woman

Many men continues to harass their former partners despite the issuing of protection orders.

Teacher allegedly sent ex-partner hundreds of threatening messages, sat outside her house and followed her around town despite being subject to a protection order.

Innovative school battles on

Akoranga o Naenae has missed out on funding, but is determined to survive.

Most ACT children are performing less well than their socio-economic status might suggest.

Teacher struck off teacher's register

A Hamilton high school teacher has been censured and stripped of her teaching registration, after having sex with two students.

health

Family fear end is near for coma teen

Alex Renton, who is in an induced coma following an undiagnosed seizure.

10 min ago  The family of a Nelson teenager fighting for his life fear the end is near if he does not get controversial treatment.

CDHB seeking marathon meeting

Christchurch Hospital staff delayed trying to get to work by Sunday's marathon are seeking answers from organisers.

220813 NEWS Supplied / Taranaki Daily News.  Pat Leary Taranaki DHB.

GP resigns from Taranaki DHB

11:43 AM  New Plymouth GP Pat Leary has resigned from the Taranaki District Health Board.

farming

Quad bike fines reduced

Safety helmets should be worn while riding quad bikes at work.

Three farmers have their fines reduced on appeal for quad bike convictions

World's tallest cow dies

The world's tallest cow has died on a farm in northern Illinois after holding the record for less than a year.

The QEII National Trust celebrated the registration of its 4000th covenant at an event hosted on a farm at Kairangi in the Waikato. From left are the Trust's key founder Gordon Stephenson and wife Celia, who registered the first covenant in 1979, and Keith and Margaret Ormsby who registered the 4000th covenant, the second to be registered by them on their Otorohanga dairy farm.

4000th covenant celebrated

QEII National Trust registers its 4000th covenant nearly 40 years after its first official land protection.

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