A big-cat handler has told a coroner how he tried to fight
off a tiger with his fists and a stick before using a fire
extinguisher as his colleague was being mauled to death at
Whangarei's Zion Wildlife Park.
John Tamihere is understood to be eyeing a return to
Parliament in 2014 - almost a decade after his former leader
Helen Clark said he faced "a very long route to redemption"
for an outburst in which he called females "front bums" and
was dismissive of the Holocaust.
Police are refusing to say whether one of the country's most
senior officers knew about illegal spying on Kim Dotcom, even
though he was an integral figure in the months leading up to
the high-profile raid.