Otago Daily Times: National News

Animal welfare group targets 'puppy mills'

Animal welfare group targets 'puppy mills'

An animal welfare group is targeting Trade Me and online pet sellers over alleged industry practices which enable puppy abuse.

School hires McCullum's lawyer

School hires McCullum's lawyer

St Bede's says it has hired Brendon McCullum's lawyer and will support students and staff in the wake of the airport carousel ride and fiasco involving school rowers.

Rest home criticised after elderly woman dies following surgery

A rest home has been criticised for failing to provide the level of care required for a 90-year-old woman who had surgery and later died while suffering pneumonia and overwhelming inflammation.

Drunk teen zapped with electric cattle prod

Drunk teen zapped with electric cattle prod

A 17-year-old Westport boy who was poked with an electric cattle prod after he drank too much and flaked out, spent yesterday in hospital, recovering from the combination of his over-imbibing and the prod.

Safety audit launched after woman killed by Wellington bus

A safety audit of central Wellington has been launched following the death of a woman who was killed when she ran in front of a bus.

Partner left woman alone to die

A woman's partner left her alone on a grassy bank to die and the full circumstances surrounding her death remain a mystery, a coroner has said in his inquest findings.

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