Autistic man died in fire

A 20-year-old died in a house fire in 2012 after his support worker left to get food, says report.

A support worker did not take proper care of a 20-year-old autistic man who died in a house fire, says health agency.

Mother files legal action

Mike Zhao-Beckenridge, 11, has been missing since March 13.

The mother of missing schoolboy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge takes legal action over Queenstown house.

Tourist attacks damaging

New Zealand has an enviable reputation as a tourist destination, and for - mostly - good reasons.

"New Zealand has a reputation as a safe place for tourists. This type of offending erodes that reputation."

Rest home rebuked over death

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Theo Baker has been critical of an Ashburton rest home, following the death of a 96-year-old resident

Mid Canterbury rest home criticised following 96-year-old resident's death.

'Heated' party before Morris death

Accused Michael Murray at the High Court in Auckland.

Connor Morris was killed with a sickle, swung point-first with "some force" into the side of his head.

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crime

Tourist attacks rare but damaging

New Zealand has an enviable reputation as a tourist destination, and for - mostly - good reasons.

"New Zealand has a reputation as a safe place for tourists. This type of offending erodes that reputation."

Who was David Cerven?

Information has emerged regarding the past of the young man fatally shot by police on Sunday night.

'Heated' party before Morris death

More cash to tackle family violence signalled

politics

More cash to tackle violence

Justice Minister Amy Adams will release a discussion paper on family violence on Wednesday.

More money could be coming to tackle domestic violence.

Gut instinct is TPP will pass - Key

Prime Minister is disappointed but not surprised that free-trade deal ground to a halt in Hawaii.

Liquidation for Solid Energy is not a "preferred option", John Key says.

Solid Energy decision imminent

State-owned company Solid Energy could know its fate within a matter of weeks, Key says.

education

Coding teaches more than computers: educators

Skills such as analysis and evaluation can be learned in the process, a researcher says.

Not everyone will be

New Rolleston College has found its founding principal

A known ''educational innovator'' has been handed the reins of the yet-to-be-opened Rolleston College.

Glendowie College principal Richard Dykes knows some significant developments will be needed to cater for future role growth.

School roll growth 'uncharted territory'

The property market is not the only sector that's booming in Auckland, school age population is increasing dramatically and educators are feeling the pressure.

health

Rest home rebuked over flu death

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Theo Baker has been critical of an Ashburton rest home, following the death of a 96-year-old resident

Mid Canterbury rest home criticised following 96-year-old resident's death.

'Fake' psychiatrist named

A man who allegedly used a fake CV to get a job at Waikato District Health Board has had his identity revealed.

A 20-year-old died in a house fire in 2012 after his support worker left to get food, says report.

Austistic man died after carer left house

A support worker did not take proper care of a 20-year-old autistic man who died in a house fire, says health agency.

Women of Influence

Spreading a love of knowledge

Work hard and never give up - look at the next mountain, advises Dame Wendy Pye.

Dame Wendy Pye is the founder of one of the world's most successful education export companies.

A woman's voice in science

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

Gibbs said technology was an extraordinary gift, and much good had come from it.

'Technology is the biggest story' video

Time editor Nancy Gibbs believes technology is the biggest story in this "golden age of journalism".

farming

Breakthrough in farm flatulence

Cows could be belching out one-third less methane in five years' time, thanks to a new food additive.

Kiwi scientist helps find feed additive that cuts farm methane emissions.

Dairy farmer broke cows' tails

Cows were beaten, had their tails broken and were shot in the kneecaps.

The Commerce Commission said it was in talks with a third company, Rural Livestock.

Rural firms in ComCom's sights

Price fixing by PGG Wrightson and Elders NZ is alleged by the competition watchdog.

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