What was being watched?

Tony Robertson was one of 225 on an Extended Supervision Order.

3 min ago  As a review of the tracking of Blessie Gotingco's killer is launched, experts warn harsh monitoring can backfire.

Offenders in your neighbourhood: Should you know?

Victim's family slams system

Arun Kumar, 57, was stabbed to death.

The family of slain dairy owner Arun Kumar plan to boycott his teen killer's sentencing.

Child hit by car in Christchurch

Te Waka Unua School on Ferry Rd, Christchurch, were a 6-year-old boy was hit by a car when crossing the road.

11:49 AM  A 6-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after he was hit by a car in Christchurch.

Cab driver jailed for sex attack

Mohammed Ahmed Khalil Daradkeh, 35, was jailed for eight years for sexually assaulting a female passenger.

9 min ago  A taxi driver’s sex attack on an intoxicated and sleeping passenger was "planned and sophisticated".

Charity box theft astounds

Michele Phillips and workers at Kapiti Radiators and Tyres are shocked a memorial charity box for the business' founder Paul Phillips was stolen in a break-in on Wednesday morning.

12:31 PM  Charity box in memory of Kapiti businessman who died from cancer stolen from his widow.

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crime

What was being watched?

Tony Robertson was one of 225 on an Extended Supervision Order.

3 min ago  As a review of the tracking of Blessie Gotingco's killer is launched, experts warn harsh monitoring can backfire.

Cab driver jailed for sex attack

9 min ago  A taxi driver’s sex attack on an intoxicated and sleeping passenger was "planned and sophisticated".

Prison visitor accused of smuggling

Dying man sent back to jail

politics

Major school changes proposed

Education Minister Hekia Parata has been looking at giving schools greater flexibility.

1:02 PM  Shake up could see schools deciding their opening hours, and one principal running several schools. 

What was being watched?

1 min ago  As a review of the tracking of Blessie Gotingco's killer is launched, experts warn harsh monitoring can backfire.

Labour leader Andrew Little has called the national anthem a "dirge".

Live: Songs and schools

Is a shake up for schools on the cards? And should we ditch our "dirge" national anthem?

education

Govt proposes major school changes

Education Minister Hekia Parata has been looking at giving schools greater flexibility.

1:02 PM  Shake up could see schools deciding their opening hours, and one principal running several schools. 

Drop and drive initiative a hit

Quirky new initiative at St Joseph's Primary School bridges the gap between the big kids and little kids.

Daniel and Browen Simpson and their children Adam, 8, Alice, 3, and Katy, 8.

Family helps school in deep south

12:36 PM  An Auckland family took a special trip to Stewart Island to help Halfmoon Bay School.

health

DHB staff not taking leave

Wairarapa Hospital Masterton Hospital A&E Accident and Emergency DHB Ambulance

For many of Wairarapa health board's 500 staff it is a case of all work and no play.

Toddlers with rotten teeth

Children still in nappies are having their rotten teeth pulled out - and sugar is being blamed.

Nathan Booker, 15, died after being found submerged in a bath at a care centre. The woman charged with his manslaughter has pleaded not guilty.

Plea in bath manslaughter case

Woman says she is not guilty of killing 15-year-old Nathan Booker, who died after being found submerged in a bath.

Women of Influence

A woman's voice in science

"The science network is a bit more male dominated. It is quite hard to break into even at the higher level," says Margaret Brimble.

Distinguished professor Margaret Brimble won the Women of Influence in science and innovation award in 2014.

Enjoy the learning journey stuff nation

I've been in business for over thirty years, and my message for women is to keep learning.

What does it mean to be successful?

How do you define success? video

Some of our Women of Influence alumni discuss their views on what it means to be successful.

farming

Dog impaled on branch gives birth

Farm dog Storm was impaled on a 3-metre long branch while herding sheep but survived to give birth to three puppies.

A Marlborough sheepdog recovered from a serious staking injury to give birth to a litter of healthy pups.

Shearing gangs under pressure

Shearer used to drive from Ashburton to Blenheim and see nothing but corriedales; now it’s cows or grapes.

Ken McIntyre, here with partner Cassandra Kidd, has been fined $65,000 for unlawfully spreading pig effluent.

'No way' of paying fine

A Te Aroha man is reeling after a judge handed him a $65,000 fine for offences at a piggery.

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