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Fuel cans, seats, boat wash ashore as search for missing man continues
The search continues for a 24-year-old fisherman after his boat was found washed up on the beach.A search started after midnight after a boat with three people on board flipped on the Bowentown bar. Two of the three, a 28-year-old...
11/21/2017 12:48 AM
Desperate search for missing autistic man
The family of missing Rotorua man Nigel Peterson are asking Tauranga and Bay of Plenty people to watch out for him in case he turns up in the area.Nigel is autistic and his family is concerned his difficulties in communicating with...
11/21/2017 12:18 AM
New fish hook in America's Cup base row
The America's Cup base row took a new twist today after revelations of a 50m wharf extension for one of the options drew condemnation from a protest group.Auckland Mayor Phil Goff told the Herald that his preference for dispersing...
11/21/2017 12:06 AM
Students in tears over NCEA maths exam that was 'set too high'
Some top maths students have been reduced to tears by questions in a Level 1 maths exam which teachers say required Level 2 knowledge.The Herald has been inundated with complaints from students, parents and teachers after reporting...
11/20/2017 11:48 PM
130,000 tertiary students to get an extra $50 next year
More than 130,000 students will have $50 extra in their pockets next year, as the Government moves to make tertiary education more affordable.Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today that the policy to increase to student loans...
11/20/2017 11:22 PM
Tutukaka Landcare releases three female kiwi to breed
Matchmaking on the Tutukaka Coast took a leap forward on Friday when three female kiwi were released near where three male birds were let go last year.More than 200 people turned up at the Bowden family's Tawapou property to see...
11/20/2017 11:14 PM
Shot Wellington taxi driver 'angry' but recovering well
Police are urging the man accused of shooting a Wellington taxi driver in the shoulder to hand himself in.Detective Senior Sergeant Warwick McKee today repeatedly called for Dylan Nuku, 26, to come forward. It's believed Nuku and...
11/20/2017 11:02 PM
Waikato health board director mysteriously resigns
A key member of former Waikato District Health Board chief executive Dr Nigel Murray's inner circle has resigned, effective immediately.Waikato Hospital executive director Brett Paradine's resignation was announced this morning...
11/20/2017 10:41 PM
What would you need to do to out-earn your Auckland property?
Does your house earn more than you do? For almost every Aucklander the answer is yes. So, asks Don Rowe, of The Spinoff , what sort of job would you need to do if you wanted to earn as much as the home you live in? With the new...
11/20/2017 10:07 PM
Russell glider pilot's death shocks club
The death of a life-long pilot in a gliding crash has shocked members of his tight-knit club.The experienced pilot, Ricco Legler, 72, of Russell, took off from Kaikohe aerodrome early Thursday afternoon for what was supposed to...
11/20/2017 09:54 PM
Police kidnapping trial: Jury hears final arguments about teen love affair and officers
A teenage love affair led to a police inspector's emotions running high and resulted in "an abuse of power and authority" with an alleged kidnapping, a jury has heard.Inspector Hurimoana Dennis, 52, and Sergeant Vaughan Perry, 45,...
11/20/2017 09:46 PM
Protesters 'kayak' through Wellington city, call to save trolley buses
There were a few confused looks from members of the public as a group of young Wellingtonians "paddling" through the city in a cardboard "kayak bus" this morning.The group kayaked their way into the Wellington City Council building...
11/20/2017 09:44 PM
Firework thrown on to roof in Christchurch 'could have led to death'
A firework thrown on to the roof of a house caused major damage and could have claimed lives.Fire investigator Bruce Irvine is furious about what happened and says it is now time for a public debate over fireworks.The fire started...
11/20/2017 09:33 PM
Broadcaster Miles Davis' son searching for missing Argentine submarine
New Zealand sports broadcaster Miles Davis says bad weather is making the rescue mission almost impossible for his Navy diver son searching for the missing Argentinian submarine.William Davis is on board the British polar explorer...
11/20/2017 09:07 PM
Geologist Murray Cave: Re-entry to guts of Pike River 'impossible'
A geologist who warned of the dangers of Pike River three years before the tragic explosion says it will be impossible for the new government agency to safely reach the guts of the drift.Yesterday Cabinet approved the establishment...
11/20/2017 09:07 PM
Whangarei's leopard seal in no hurry to find new home
A leopard seal called Hatea has been living up to his name as he makes himself at home in the upper Whangarei Harbour.Onerahi resident Peter Plaistowe took some photos of what appears to be Hatea happily mooching around the mangroves...
11/20/2017 09:00 PM
Navy joins search for missing fisherman
The Royal New Zealand Navy has joined the search for a man missing off the coast of the Bay of Plenty.Police were alerted at 11.20pm last night that a 24-year-old man from Rotorua was missing.The man was one of three people who...
11/20/2017 08:52 PM
Door-to-door search to start today for missing man
Police search and rescue teams will this morning start a door-to-door search in Rotorua for missing man Nigel Peterson.The autistic man, who was in 24-hour care, ran from his carer's car on Otonga Rd on Friday at 3pm.Peterson's...
11/20/2017 08:40 PM
Principal tells parents: You're not cool, you're kidding yourself
Another Dunedin school principal has publicly aired concerns about growing expectations that schools act as social as well as educational institutions.In a recent Otago Boys' High School newsletter, rector Richard Hall said he...
11/20/2017 08:35 PM
Bad drivers, not roads, to blame for Western Bay's shameful death toll
The biggest killer on Western Bay of Plenty roads is human error, police say.Fatal crashes caused by human error, also known as preventable crashes, made up most of the region's 2017 road toll. In total, 11 people have been killed...
11/20/2017 08:30 PM