Banks 'waking from nightmare' video

OVERJOYED: John Banks says he feels vindicated by the court's decision.

After court quashes his conviction, former Auckland mayor says he feels the sun is shining extra bright.

Muslim women harrassed

TARGETED: Federation for Islamic Associations of NZ (FIANZ) president Dr Anwar Ghani told MPs new anti-terror legislation predominantly targets Muslims.

Muslim community leaders tell MPs of hate speech and harassment as the Government rushes to pass an anti-terrorism law.

Liu evidence suppressed

Businessman Donghua Liu appeared in court with an interpreter.

Witness accounts of an evening when a prominent Chinese businessman allegedly attacked two family members are placed under wraps.

School's out over bug video

SCHOOL'S OUT: Parents arrive at Willowbank School to collect children after it was closed by the Ministry of Health.

An East Auckland school closed by the Ministry of Health due to a tummy bug outbreak.

Ex-cop jailed

GUILTY PLEA: Peter Pakau. (Image has been altered to remove another person.)

Disgraced former officer once described as an "exceptional" cop jailed for eight years and four months.

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crime

Barney identified

Police keen to find 'Barney' a possible witness to an alleged sexual assault on New Year’s Eve 1995/96.

A man who may have seen a sexual assault at a campsite nearly 20 years ago has been identified after a police appeal.

Banks 'waking from nightmare' video

After court quashes his conviction, former Auckland mayor says he feels the sun is shining extra bright.

Liu evidence suppressed

Man acquitted of rape

politics

Banks 'waking from nightmare' video

OVERJOYED: John Banks says he feels vindicated by the court's decision.

After court quashes his conviction, former Auckland mayor says he feels the sun is shining extra bright.

Live: What a week

As we mark a close to the first week of the final sitting of Parliament for the year, we'll be taking a look back at the extraordinary events of the past seven days. 

TARGETED: Federation for Islamic Associations of NZ (FIANZ) president Dr Anwar Ghani told MPs new anti-terror legislation predominantly targets Muslims.

Muslim women harrassed

Muslim community leaders tell MPs of hate speech and harassment as the Government rushes to pass an anti-terrorism law.

education

School's out over bug video

SCHOOL'S OUT: Parents arrive at Willowbank School to collect children after it was closed by the Ministry of Health.

An East Auckland school closed by the Ministry of Health due to a tummy bug outbreak.

Top jobs change at Hamilton school

A Hamilton school currently under a commissioner is looking for a new principal, and now also a new deputy.

classroom

Force-fed, shut in room by teachers

Two early childhood professionals can continue to teach despite force-feeding children.

health

School's out over bug video

SCHOOL'S OUT: Parents arrive at Willowbank School to collect children after it was closed by the Ministry of Health.

An East Auckland school closed by the Ministry of Health due to a tummy bug outbreak.

Meth use on the rise

Former meth addicts have gone back to using the drug since synthetic highs were made illegal, addiction service says.

StarJam participant Hinerangi (Hine) Collins-Mohi.

Kid with the 'coolest moves' video

She has a sparkle in her step and a twinkle in her toes – and it's not just her glittering shoes that have thrust her in to the limelight.

farming

Mega dairies 'a threat'

MEGA DAIRY: Cows on a big dairy farm in the US.

The development of mega dairies in the US is reducing the competitive advantage of NZ's low-cost farming system, a rural banker has warned.

Cow disease in Marlborough

A blood-borne tick-carried disease has been identified in Marlborough for the first time.

Lamb

Rustlers hit farm

The theft of more than 300 lamb ewes from a remote Stratford farm has highlighted a problem.