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Labour to examine Auckland performance
Labour's post-election debrief will include a close look at Auckland - if voters there decided the election alone then National would have the numbers to form a Government by itself.National's preliminary party vote percentage in...
09/25/2017 05:09 AM
Cabinet to file 'placeholder' appeal in Teina Pora compo case
The Government has today agreed to file a "placeholder" notice of appeal against a court decision that went in favour of Teina Pora - but only as a holding measure.Pora took a judicial review of the decision not to include inflation...
09/25/2017 04:31 AM
America's Cup to arrive by waka on Lake Rotorua
The America's Cup will get a real Rotorua welcome when it comes to the city next month.Members of Team New Zealand and the famous old trophy will travel on a Te Arawa waka from the Lakefront to Ohinemutu where it will be paraded...
09/25/2017 04:28 AM
Smartphone tracker saves woman from mountain near Queenstown
A woman was rescued from near the summit of Ben Lomond early yesterday after her husband tracked her location with his smartphone.The 35-year-old Taiwanese national, who lives in Christchurch, was spotted from a night vision-equipped...
09/25/2017 04:23 AM
Huge traffic pile up at Taupo caused by truck rear-ending a queue of cars
The number of people involved in a multiple vehicle crash at Taupo has reached 20.Senior Constable Tony Ellis of Taupo Police said the accident occurred after a truck crashed into a line of vehicles waiting at a stop/go sign on...
09/25/2017 04:17 AM
Elderly man charged with indecent assault
An 83-year-old man has been arrested in relation to an indecent assault in Taradale yesterday evening.At about 5.45pm a woman while walking along Avondale Rd was approached by an elderly man. He offered her fruit and hugged her...
09/25/2017 03:54 AM
Fresh and fresher faces learn about life as an MP
As Labour's 17 new MPs gathered for a photo with leader Jacinda Ardern at Parliament today there was another newbie more interested in taking a nap.Heeni Prime is just seven weeks in the world and accompanied her mum Willow-Jean...
09/25/2017 03:52 AM
Bill English's chief of staff Wayne Eagleson quits
The man who's often been referred to as the most powerful non-elected politician in the country is quitting.Wayne Eagleson has been Sir John Key and Bill English's chief of staff for 12 years, but says it's time to look at other...
09/25/2017 03:37 AM
Future of Ban 1080 Party in the balance after abysmal result at ballot box
The future of the Ban 1080 Party, which draws most of its votes from the West Coast-Tasman electorate, will be reassessed after an abysmal result at the ballot box on Saturday.Nationally, the party vote fell to just 2440 - down...
09/25/2017 03:28 AM
New South Auckland birthing centre will help with 'dire shortage' of postnatal beds
Expectant mothers in South Auckland will now have more choice of where to give birth and one midwife says it will help alleviate a "dire shortage" of postnatal beds in the area. The Herald can today release details of a new purpose-built...
09/25/2017 03:02 AM
Political Roundup: Don't rule out Labour-NZ First government
Everyone seems to be preparing for a National-NZ First coalition government. Even many on the left are expecting this will be the outcome, including some in the Labour Party. The reality is Winston Peters could go either way - the...
09/25/2017 02:58 AM
Jacinda Ardern to call Winston Peters later this week
Mobile and app users click here Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says she will start making calls to potential support partner NZ First leader Winston Peters later this week but it was clear he wanted time to reflect and talk to...
09/25/2017 02:37 AM
Past could be key to forecasting future quakes
When it comes to forecasting major quakes in New Zealand's future, the answers might lie hidden in our past.Or more precisely, in our caves.A team of scientists will search for clues in cave systems across the country to reveal...
09/25/2017 02:18 AM
Tangi for missing man linked to Hawke's Bay paratyphoid outbreak
Shellfish consumed at a Hastings tangi is believed to be linked with cases of paratyphoid being investigated by the Hawke's Bay District Health Board. it's understood the tangi was for one of two men who fled police and died in...
09/25/2017 02:02 AM
Man suspiciously approaches teenage girls in South Dunedin
Police are searching for a man driving a blue sedan after a series of suspicious approaches of teenage girls in South Dunedin last week.Two incidents were reported to police involving what was believed to be the same light blue,...
09/25/2017 01:48 AM
Plane crash exercise tests emergency response
Emergency services and volunteers were out in force on Saturday afternoon to test responses to a plane crash at Whanganui Airport.Whanganui District Council ports group manager Allan MacGibbon said about 60 people took part in an...
09/25/2017 01:00 AM
SH1 closed south of Kaitaia after truck spills load
A truck and trailer both laden with engineered wood panels became airborne in a spectacular crash south of Kaitaia.Miraculously, the driver walked away from the scene of destruction, which closed the highway in both directions.Witnesses...
09/25/2017 12:44 AM
'Blood on your hands': Auckland residents in fear after tagger's political hate-speech attack
An Auckland family has fallen victim to a vicious political attack after their house was vandalised with election hate speech. On Sunday morning Grey Lynn resident Zoe Tietze was getting ready to take her dog for a walk when she...
09/25/2017 12:38 AM
Brutal murder of Marcus Tucker a case of mistaken identity, trial hears
Marcus Luke Tucker, with the street name of Ruckus, was beaten to death and his body burned and dumped by a Canterbury lake in a brutal criminal underworld case of mistaken identity, a court heard today. Christchurch man Peter John...
09/25/2017 12:36 AM
Mum and kids rescued from upturned boat on Hokianga Harbour
A mum and her two young children have been rescued from an upturned boat on the Hokianga Harbour.Coastguard say a family were dredging for scallops when their small boat capsized on the northern side of the harbour near Panguru...
09/24/2017 11:50 PM