Woman found dead in Riccarton
Police are investigating after a woman was found dead at a house in Christchurch this morning.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 20 Apr 2018 | 1:09 pm(NZT)

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Student nurse seriously assaulted in Hagley Park
A woman who was seriously assaulted at Hagley Park in Christchurch last night was a student nurse, walking to her car after finishing a shift at Christchurch Hospital.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 20 Apr 2018 | 1:00 pm(NZT)

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Medical cannabis grower convicted in Whanganui
A man who grew cannabis to help relieve back pain now has a drug conviction.James Robert Richard Raupani, 32, employed, pleaded guilty to possessing six mature plants and 10 seedlings which were found under grow lighting.The district...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 Apr 2018 | 1:00 pm(NZT)

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Minister intervenes to stop Mark Middleton deportation
RNZ understands the associate Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi has intervened and stopped the deportation of Mark Middleton.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 20 Apr 2018 | 12:54 pm(NZT)

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Digital minister caught in social media scam
Clare Curran suspects her identity was used in a Facebook scam and is urging people to look out for any suspicious activity on their accounts.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 20 Apr 2018 | 12:52 pm(NZT)

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EU near-certain to waive immunity for diplomat owing $20,000 to landlord, expert says
The European Union is almost certain to waive immunity for one its diplomats caught up in a rental dispute, a legal expert says.The diplomatic convention was designed to protect people in unfriendly countries with dubious justice...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 Apr 2018 | 12:37 pm(NZT)

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Christchurch house under guard after woman found dead
A woman has been found dead in a Christchurch house.Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Worner, Christchurch CIB, said police were currently at a residential address in Fletcher Place, Upper Riccarton, where a woman was found dead in...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 Apr 2018 | 12:30 pm(NZT)

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Duckmanton murderer jailed for life, told to 'rot in hell'
The man found guilty of murdering Renee Duckmanton has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non parole period of 18 years.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 20 Apr 2018 | 12:27 pm(NZT)

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Immigration backdown: Karla Cardno's stepfather Mark Middleton will not be deported
Karla Cardno's stepfather Mark Middleton will not be deported after Associate Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi stepped in.Middleton received the news this morning that he had been granted a permanent resident's visa when his lawyer...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 Apr 2018 | 12:11 pm(NZT)

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Rubbish driving: Motorist caught on camera chucking garbage at passing car
Police have yet to track down the alleged offenders caught on camera throwing rubbish from their car, swearing at another motorist and driving dangerously in Dunedin nearly two months ago.That is despite the car's number plate being...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 Apr 2018 | 11:59 am(NZT)

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'There's Kiwis out there who could be doing these jobs'
A hundred workers have been brought in from the Philippines to work on Wellington's huge Transmission Gully roading project, infuriating unions who insist there are locals who can do the job.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 20 Apr 2018 | 11:45 am(NZT)

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Six people rescued from sinking yacht
Four adults and two children were rescued when their yacht sank after hitting rocks en route to Great Barrier Island early this morning.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 20 Apr 2018 | 11:39 am(NZT)

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Lifestyle blocks threaten to gobble up productive land
A government report shows more than 35 percent of Auckland's most fertile soil has been consumed by lifestyle blocks.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 20 Apr 2018 | 11:30 am(NZT)

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Takapuna businesses concerned about car park sale, poll shows
Takapuna businesses support commercial development on the main car park in the town centre if it includes a new parking building, a poll shows.The long-running battle over the future of the Anzac St car park has divided locals and...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 Apr 2018 | 11:20 am(NZT)

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Govt won't release rapists despite UN recommendation
The government will not release two serial rapists from prison anytime soon despite a United Nations' recommendation to do so.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 20 Apr 2018 | 11:20 am(NZT)

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Helen Clark backs Prince Charles as Commonwealth head
Former prime minister Helen Clark is backing Prince Charles as the next head of the Commonwealth. Speaking to BBC reporter Lucy Hocking after the Queen opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) in London overnight,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 Apr 2018 | 11:17 am(NZT)

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Airports face big bills getting rid of banned foams
Airports face big bills to get rid of banned firefighting foam but officials are promising tight monitoring to make sure no one dumps any to avoid the costs.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 20 Apr 2018 | 11:11 am(NZT)

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Cyclist Alexander Ray 'into repair mode' after horrific injuries from crash
The elite cyclist who is in an induced coma after colliding with a car is "into repair mode" and has had his jaw operated on. Alexander Ray was taken to Auckland Hospital Wednesday morning in a critical condition. The incident occurred...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 Apr 2018 | 10:53 am(NZT)

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Horror Thames crash: Father, son in stolen car
The survivor of a crash near Thames which killed three others was a passenger in a stolen car driven by his 20-year-old son, police say.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 20 Apr 2018 | 10:38 am(NZT)

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Nurses, midwives to vote on two days of national strikes
Nurses will vote from Monday on whether to take two full days of strike action as they demand better pay and working conditions from District Health Boards.The vote follows members' rejection of a 2 per cent pay rise from DHBs.NZ...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 Apr 2018 | 10:29 am(NZT)

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A Chinese national has been charged over a crash that injured three people in the Far North
A Chinese national has been charged over a crash that injured three people in the Far North.The man was driving a rental Mitsubishi when it collided with a Nissan on on West Coast Rd, near Waipapakauri Ramp, on April 13.The man,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 Apr 2018 | 10:19 am(NZT)

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Govt talks continue about mega prison
Discussions about whether the proposed Waikeria mega prison will go ahead are taking longer than expected

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 20 Apr 2018 | 10:14 am(NZT)

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Queen backs Charles for Commonwealth handover
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has had a private audience with the Queen, who has called on Commonwealth leaders to appoint Prince Charles their next head.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 20 Apr 2018 | 10:11 am(NZT)

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Inept criminal steals from The Warehouse Whanganui, tries to steal cars and fails
Whanganui resident Brandon Tilby, 23, appeared in Whanganui District Court on charges of unlawfully interfering with motor vehicles, two breaches of bail and shoplifting.On January 20, Tilby stole a $53 item from The Warehouse and...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 Apr 2018 | 10:00 am(NZT)

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Sainey Marong jailed for minimum of 18 years for murdering Christchurch sex worker Renee Duckmanton
The mother of slain sex worker Renee Duckmanton today told her killer as he was jailed for a minimum of 18 years, "I hope you rot in hell". Gambian-born butcher Sainey Marong was sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murder...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 Apr 2018 | 9:52 am(NZT)

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Four months pregnant, Haley Thom lied to police to keep partner out of jail. She nearly ended up there
After hearing the father of her unborn child was facing a jail term, a Dunedin woman went to police and lied in a bid to clear him.Haley Marie Thom, 26, told officers her partner was home with her on August 26 - the date he was...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 Apr 2018 | 9:43 am(NZT)

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Rotorua police seek information about stolen waka ama canoes
Bay of Plenty police are seeking any information in relation to the theft of two waka ama canoes from Murupara.The Rangiatea 1 and Rangiatea 2 are both white fibreglass hulls and both sit on a bright red trailer.The canoes were...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 Apr 2018 | 9:24 am(NZT)

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Israel Folau comments could have dangerous consequences, says Christian LBGTI advocate
Australian rugby star Israel Folau's damning views on gay people could have dangerous consequences, a Christian LGBTI advocate fears.Katerina Clark, LGBTI advocate for students at Toi Ohomai in Tauranga, said high-profile stars...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - National | 20 Apr 2018 | 9:13 am(NZT)

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Proposed change could save more premature babies' lives
Tiny premature babies could soon have a better chance of surviving as doctors consider lowering the age at which they can be resuscitated.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 20 Apr 2018 | 8:02 am(NZT)

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96th Poppy Day: Addressing the psychological cost of war
The 96th Poppy Day Appeal is under way today with collectors out in force raising money to support this country's veterans of war, conflicts, natural disasters and peace-keeping operations.

Source: Radio New Zealand New Zealand Headlines | 20 Apr 2018 | 6:03 am(NZT)

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