Otago Daily Times: National News

Teen smoking rate plummets

Smoking among New Zealand 14- and 15-year-olds has dipped below 3 per cent for the first time, as health officials push for new legislation to help teens kick the habit.

Dead prisoner's family considers action

Dead prisoner's family considers action

The family of a young man who died in a blood-smeared cell after hitting his head against concrete more than 100 times are looking to take legal action against the police.

Air NZ rushes in cockpit 'rule of two'

Air NZ rushes in cockpit 'rule of two'

Air New Zealand has tightened its cockpit security policy amid concern that a co-pilot deliberately ploughed his Germanwings aircraft into the French Alps.

They burned him to death: Prasad accused guilty

They burned him to death: Prasad accused guilty

Two men accused of burning a 21-year-old to death over his life savings have been found guilty of murder.

Dramatic police chase through Auckland suburb

A wanted offender has taken police on a dramatic chase through an Auckland suburb this afternoon.

New red panda arrives at Wellington Zoo

New red panda arrives at Wellington Zoo

A new female red panda has arrived at Wellington Zoo this week.

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