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Louisa Wall's alcohol license bill passes first r
A member's bill that would allow alcohol license renewals to be assessed against local alcohol policies has passed its first reading tonight in Parliament. Labour MP Louisa Wall's Sale and Supply of Alcohol Renewal of Licences Amendment... More...
Motorcyclist injured following serious crash in W
A motorcyclist has been involved in a serious crash on Mahuta Road near SH 25 in Mangatarata, near Thames.Waikato emergency services were called to the scene at 8.48pm on Wednesday.At this stage there did not appear to be any... More...
Missing Bulls man Kevin Hartley not found, police
Bulls man Kevin Hartley is still missing after five days, and police will stop active searching until the weekend.Search data would be reviewed over the next few days, police said, and planning would start for the weekend."After... More...
Human Rights Commission backs Andrew Little's rev
The Human Rights Commission(HRC) is backing Minister of Justice Andrew Little's call for a review regarding internal sexual harassment claims.The HC confirmed it was reviewing its operations after allegations an intern was groped... More...
Local surprised to find Philip the goat fishing a
When it comes to fishing, Tom Northcroft thought he'd seen it all.But the veteran Waitahanui angler was in for a surprise last week when he headed to one of his usual fishing spots on the Waitahanui River near Taupo to find it occupied... More...
New memorial blessed at CTV building collapse sit
A new memorial has been blessed in an emotional ceremony this evening at the site of Christchurch's Canterbury Television building which claimed 115 lives when it collapsed in the February 22, 2011, earthquake.The six-storey concrete... More...
Whanganui family wins fight to get jailed son to
Remand prisoner James Bretherton will be released from custody under heavy security to farewell his dead father.On Wednesday evening the Bretherton family heard it had won its fight with Corrections to get a temporary release for... More...
Kiwi dies after being hit by train in Western Aus
A New Zealand man is believed to have died after being hit by a cargo train in Western Australia in the early hours of this morning. Police were yet to formally identify the man, but Fairfax has identified him as former Manawatu... More...
Police release name, photo of second fugitive
Police are calling on the public to help them catch two Far North men who went on the run after sparking separate callouts by the police Armed Offenders Squad this week. Yesterday police released the name and a photo of the second... More...
Takaka out of toilet paper and bread after shoppe
Milk and bread as well as other essentials have been cleared out of Takaka as the Tasman town is cut off and trucks with supplies are unable to reach them for days.Several shops have noted they are out of the popular goods as people... More...
Contractors go all out to save State Highway 1 on
The force of ex-cyclone Gita tearing through central New Zealand has threatened the stability of state highway one along the southern end of the Kapiti Coast. Urgent work is underway on SH1 between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki following... More...
Cyclone Gita: Taranaki school pupils help with cl
The Taranaki town of Stratford has an army of willing volunteers to help with cleanup efforts after ex-cyclone Gita whirled through the town on Tuesday night - the pupils of St Joseph's Stratford.Pupils in rooms nine and 10 at the... More...
Youth offenders found after spate of Hastings att
Two teenagers have been arrested following an attack on two people by horseback riders on the weekend. Hawkes Bay CIB Detective Sergeant Craig Vining said two youths were arrested yesterday and charged in relation to a Flaxmere... More...
Cooking the Books podcast: Don't panic, but your
Each week the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's why you shouldn't overreact to your KiwiSaver taking a dive. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "Cooking... More...