Banks 'waking from nightmare'

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

Muslim women harrassed

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

Liu evidence suppressed

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

School's out over bug

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

Ex-cop's 'repugnant' crimes

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

Barney identified

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

Man acquitted of rape

The son of a senior public servant has been acquitted of raping a woman he met out in central Wellington and went drinking with.

Murderer's goodbye to Rio

Phillip Smith's new life sentence

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. 

Glenn: Domestic violence 'a disaster'

Domestic violence in New Zealand is a slow-burning disaster, and a cultural shift is needed says Sir Owen Glenn.

Dotcom's mansion life to continue

Timeline: John Banks court case

Key claims confusion over texts

Key is fighting off accusations of lying, claiming confusion about his contact with Cameron Slater.

Force-fed, shut in room by teachers

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

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.

School deciles: the big movers

Decile changes at schools

Water safety stalwart honoured

Not even a wife in hospital could stop Mark de Lacy from teaching kids about water safety.

Kid with the 'coolest moves'

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.

Meth use on the rise

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

Breathing space at busy hospitals

Thousands won't quit smoking

The boy who can't eat

Alexander Vane hasn't had a birthday cake, never had chocolate, and only ever had one icecream.

Rustlers hit farm

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

Marlborough reports cow disease

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

Reaping rewards overseas

Allied's venture paying off

Mega dairies 'a threat'

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.

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