Cops take aim at young, drunk

Police announced last week all frontline officers are to be armed with Tasers.

5:00 AM  Young, drunk and violent people account for more than half of all suspects dealt with by police force.

Patient files caught in dispute

17062015 Newsphoto. SIMON MAUDE/Fairfax NZ. Relationships Aotearoa former offices, Mary Thomas Centre, Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland. 17-NST-relationshipsA.

5:00 AM  A dispute between a landlord and liquidators of Relationships Aotearoa prevented patient files being handed over.

Soldier's friends remembered

Private Dion Taka  – critically injured during the Battle of Baghak – has organised a ride of remembrance to honour those who died.

5:00 AM  Dion Taka does not want people to forget the Battle of Baghak - the day he lost two mates.

A dog's life roll of the dice video

How do councils make the decision to put down a dog?

5:00 AM  There are no rules councils have to follow when deciding if a dog gets put down.

Govt has 'obligation' to help

Khalid Alzahrani at Christchurch International Airport shortly before he flew to Auckland on July 30 last year.

5:00 AM  MP says the Govt has an obligation to find out what happened to a refugee who left NZ.

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crime

Man shot dead by police gallery video

Myers Park in Auckland was in lockdown.

1 min ago  Witnesses talk of shots and yelling as police shoot dead man thought to be armed in central Auckland park.

Govt has 'obligation' to help refugee

5:00 AM  MP says the Govt has an obligation to find out what happened to a refugee who left NZ in mysterious circumstances.

Cops take aim at young and drunk

Lost Aussie laptop tracked to NZ

politics

Peters launches into race row

Winston Peters addresses the faithful at the NZ First convention in Rotorua on Saturday.

5:00 AM  OPINION: Winston Peteres suggests being Polynesian makes Sam Lotu-Iiga qualified to run prisons.

NZ safe in TPP talks - Groser

It's "political fantasy" to believe NZ will be dumped from TPP negotiations, says trade minister.

Khalid Alzahrani at Christchurch International Airport shortly before he flew to Auckland on July 30 last year.

Govt has 'obligation' to refugee

5:00 AM  Labour MP says the Government should find out what happened to a refugee who left mysteriously left NZ.

education

New Rolleston College has found its founding principal

The newly announced founding principal of Christchurch's yet-to-open Rolleston College, Steve Saville.

5:00 AM  A known ''educational innovator'' has been handed the reins of the yet-to-be-opened Rolleston College.

Tickle teacher trial: What the jury wasn't told

A jury that acquitted a teacher of indecent acts wasn't told about photographs of a young girl found on his school computer and a pair of girl's underpants in his classroom cupboard.

Blessie Gotingco, a mother of three, was run down and murdered on her way home from work.

Why juries need to know

OPINION: Justice may be blind, but justice is not well-served by blindfolding our jurors as well.

health

Patient files caught up in dispute

17062015 Newsphoto. SIMON MAUDE/Fairfax NZ. Relationships Aotearoa former offices, Mary Thomas Centre, Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland. 17-NST-relationshipsA.

5:00 AM  A dispute between a landlord and liquidators of Relationships Aotearoa prevented patient files being handed over.

Waikato cardiologist retires

A doctor who pioneered cardiology services at Waikato Hospital has retired.

One staff member has been sacked and others suspended as the Waikato District Health Board crackdown on those who refuse to comply with the board's flu policy. Pictured chief executive Dr Nigel Murray

Health worker sacked for refusing to comply with board policy

One Waikato District Health Board worker has been sacked and a "number" of others suspended for not complying with the board's flu jab policy.

Women of Influence

Spreading a love of knowledge

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

5:00 AM  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

Clean and green, but not GM-free

Produce grower John Bostock says Hawke's Bay should have the right to stay GMO-free.

Hawke's Bay premium food producers protest "back door" move to strip regions of the power to stay free of genetically modified organisms.

Where every day is a good day

Ken Shaw isn't looking for a career in governance, but he makes an ideal chairman for the Waipaoa Farm Cadet Trust.

While the TPP is expected to see widespread tariff reduction, Japan, Canada and Mexico may retain restrictions on dairy products.

TPP tips over video

In welcome news for Kiwi dairy farmers, Trans Pacific Partnership talks in Hawaii have failed.

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