Killer's release 'misinformed'

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

Judith Collins cleared

Minister discussed ex-SFO boss with right-wing blogger but was not involved in a smear campaign.

'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

2:41pm Probe finds spooks released incomplete, inaccurate and misleading information in response to blogger's Official Information Act request.

Train usage on the rise

Rising demand during peak periods has Auckland’s diesel trains bursting at the seams.

Cat shot with air rifle

Christchurch cat left fighting for its life, with a bullet wound to its chest and injured front legs.

$500 to burn it down

Man allegedly recruited daughter's boyfriend to burn down his factory, telling him where to set the fire.

Art fraudster given community service

Police chase driver remanded in custody

Opposition rejects report finding

Opposition MPs reject that PM unaware of smear campaign against former Labour leader operating from his office.

Pictures: The 'Dirty Politics' file

Confused by the latest chapter in the Dirty Politics scandal? Catch up with the latest on the key players.

Live: SIS report released

Govt 'sequencing' bad news

'Dirty politics' report slams SIS

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

Water safety stalwart honoured

Not even a wife in hospital could stop Mark de Lacy from teaching kids about water safety.

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'

School on alert after threats

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.