Real Life

Hudson steps down as All Whites’ coach

Anthony Hudson’s time as head coach of the All Whites has come to an end. The 36-year-old Englishman, who signed on in 2014 after three years as head coach of Bahrain, was out of contract after the All Whites were beaten 2-0 by Peru in the FIFA...... Read More

Oil recycler sentenced over workplace death

The owner of an oil recycling company where 24-year-old Jamey Bowring was killed in a tank explosion has been sentenced to 4.5 months home detention. At the Manukau District Court today, owner Ronald Salter was also personally fined $25,000....... Read More

Man killed in fatal crash named

  A man who died in a crash in Mangatawhiri has been named. Ilati To’a was killed in a crash on State Highway 2 on Sunday. Ilati was a 42-year-old man from Meremere. Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the crash. People...... Read More

Lack of food contributing to poor health - study

Teenagers whose families worry about money for food are more likely to be overweight, have poor mental and physical health, and miss school, according to new University of Auckland research.                                                                                                              Rising...... Read More

Rewa victim: ’I knew he was capable of killing me’

Rhonda McHardy, who was raped by Malcolm Rewa, is applauding the police attempt to retry him for killing Susan Burdett. The Crown has asked the High Court to lift the stay of prosecution that stops Rewa being tried for a third time for Ms Burdett's...... Read More

Boot camp to prime stars for season

A "boot camp" lies ahead for leading Kiwi motocross racers Kayne Lamont and Maximus Purvis as the 2018 motocross nationals draw near. Luck did not favour the two Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team stars at the weekend's annual Auckland Motocross...... Read More

Concerns grow for missing woman

A search for missing Mount Maunganui woman Ola Shahin is expected to resume this morning, after an overnight search failed to locate her. The 24-year-old was reported missing at 7am yesterday and a search in the Lindemann Road area in Katikati...... Read More

America’s Cup: Big decisions due today

Big decisions are due today on how to accommodate the America's Cup on the Auckland waterfront, but without clear information on the economic merits of each option. Councillors will have to weigh up a recommendation to favour the cheapest cup village...... Read More

Divers join search for missing fisherman

A dive squad has joined the ongoing search for a Rotorua fisherman, who has been missing since Monday night. Police say the 24-year-old man was one of three people on board a dinghy that capsized off the Bowentown Entrance to Tauranga Harbour earlier...... Read More

Police target drink drivers

Police will be out in force this weekend enforcing as part of drink driving campaign. Operation Blitzen is the first of several road policing operations planned for Central District this summer with a strong emphasis on impaired driving. The operation...... Read More