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Political Roundup: Vital progress in dealing with Pike River mine tragedy

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:04:04 +1200

The Pike River mine disaster shook New Zealand politics and society. The circumstances that led to the preventable death of 29 men, and the denial of justice to their families, means it remains politically fraught. The government's...



Rapist, murderer Hayden Taylor 'declined' parole again

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:17:08 +1200

Rapist and murderer Hayden Taylor has reportedly been refused parole - again. And it has been revealed that he was caught trying to create a "chat program" on a prison computer without authorisation. Taylor has been in prison for...



Greytown and Warkworth $19m Lotto winners could double their money

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:37:57 +1200

The winners of last night's huge Lotto draw could double their money over the next few decades if they play their cards right. The Lotto Powerball prize was split in half last night with the monster $38m prize shared between tickets...



Missing sign caused confusion, couple towed for $340 say - but parking company won't budge

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:03:40 +1200

More calls are coming for proper parking regulation, this time from a couple who were towed and charged $340 after parking on private land with missing signage. An empty metal bracket at an entry point to the Mercury Plaza carpark...



Woman fined and sentenced to home detention over illegal immigration advice

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:24:16 +1200

An Auckland woman has been sentenced to 10 months home detention and ordered to pay $6420 reparation for illegally providing New Zealand immigration advice in the Tongan community. Maria 'Ilaisaane Valu-Pome'e, who is of Tongan nationality,...



Local Focus: Why a Whanganui kindergarten is teaching kids outdoors

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:31:37 +1200

A Whanganui based kindergarten is taking education into the great outdoors, with learning taking place under the watchful eye of Mother Nature. It's all part of an initiative by Eco School, an organisation based on a European philosophy...



Christchurch woman pleads not guilty to unlicensed premises charges

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:21:34 +1200

A Christchurch woman, nicknamed "Momma Doof", has pleaded not guilty to charges of allowing unlicensed premises to be used for the consumption of alcohol. Charges were laid earlier this month, after one of Theresa Soper's parties,...



Lotto countdown: $38 million draw tonight

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:39:59 +1200

Queues are forming across the country as every man and his dog rush to get a Lotto ticket in order to have a chance at the $38 million up for grabs in tonight's draw. The last hour is ticking down until those six balls, one bonus...



Wellington taxi driver relives night of horror in boot of car

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:26:03 +1200

One of the few memories a Wellington taxi driver has of the night he says he was brutally assaulted on the job is waking up in the boot of his vehicle and smelling fire. The Iraqi refugee came to "the best country in the world" to...



Record temperatures in South expected to spread across New Zealand

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:03 +1200

Those planning barbecues or outdoor activities this weekend should take advantage of the warm weather but be prepared for cloud and the chance of rain. As sweltering temperatures set in across Central Otago, the rest of the country...



Put sugar levels on the label, advocates tell Government

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:56:56 +1200

We're eating too much sugar and it's making us sick, advocates calling for compulsory labelling of added sugars in food and drinks say. Consumer New Zealand and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) are asking the Government...



Light rail for Wellington could be fast-tracked after transport minister spurns LGWM proposals

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:46:20 +1200

Light rail could be fast-tracked in Wellington following the new Transport Minister's remarks that new scenarios to fix the city's growing congestion problem "lack ambition". Let's Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) released four transport...



Cycling: Young Kiwi cyclist beats world to win professional contract

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:19:36 +1200

A young Christchurch cyclist has beaten more than 9000 global competitors in an extraordinary competition to win a professional trade team contract. Ollie Jones was announced as the winner last night in Cape Town after he faced off...



Local Focus: Where crystals are becoming a calling

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:35:43 +1200

Melanie Koko and Caroline Kemp are just two of a growing number of people turning Tauranga into the alternative therapy capital of New Zealand. The Naturopathic College of New Zealand says it has seen a 25 per cent increase in people...



Dunedin drug addict got kids to help shoplift

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:47:13 +1200

A man who distracted staff while his partner and her children left a shop with almost $1700 of stolen goods has been jailed for more than a year. Jamie Stuart Kelly, 41, appeared in the Dunedin District Court yesterday on eight charges...



Rare Goldie pencil drawing among items offered for sale by family member of artist

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:23:38 +1200

A pencil drawing by renowned New Zealand artist Charles Goldie which has never been seen in public will be up for sale for the first time next week. The drawing of Maori guide Sophia has been in Goldie's family since the artist finished...



Local Focus: Lots of lots for Hawke's Bay

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:59 +1200

Auction houses are on the decline around New Zealand, but not in Hawke's Bay where they are thriving. "It is definitely part of the lifestyle of Hawke's Bay," Kauri House Auctions owner Quentin de Groot said. "In part it is one...



Tauranga doctor on trial for murder of Brisbane socialite in 2015

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:08:41 +1200

Brisbane socialite Maureen Boyce's son has told a jury she wanted her alleged killer to leave her apartment and go back to New Zealand before she died. Thomas Chris Lang has pleaded not guilty to killing his former lover, who...



Shot Wellington taxi driver Alem Tessema feared erratic behaviour before shooting

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:16:10 +1200

The Wellington taxi driver shot in the shoulder last weekend was already afraid of his passengers' erratic behaviour before the attack. Alem Tessema said the passengers were "hiding" in the back seats of the taxi wearing sunglasses...



Mt Erebus Antarctic disaster families upset by national memorial delays

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:18:17 +1200

Relatives of those who died in New Zealand's deadliest plane crash, the Mt Erebus disaster, have hit out in frustration over delays in creating a national memorial somewhere on mainland New Zealand. The crash of an Air New Zealand...