11:51am Dropping charges against Pike River boss makes $110,000 payments available to each family, but they're not happy.
A schoolgirl rowing crew discovered a body downstream from where Australian tennis coach Paul Arber disappeared.
11:49am There was 35 times more Phenergan in a Christchurch man's corpse than would be usual, pathologist says at his wife's murder trial.
11:18am Lower Hutt man died steering his out-of-control 4WD vehicle away from his house, a coroner finds.
A Hamilton man allegedly held a hot iron to his pregnant partner's stomach.
A teacher at a West Auckland school has been stood down and police are investigating complaints involving children.
School counsellors are struggling to keep up with caseloads as children seek help for increasingly complex personal problems.
A review into residential care for the disabled finds the Ministry of Health failed to act on some cases of long-term abuse by carers.
A nurse accused of getting his wife to impersonate his boss berated the tribunal chairman and called a witness a "madwoman".