National

Sister’s plea: help find my brother

The sister of an autistic man who’s been missing since Friday is imploring the public to keep an eye out for him. Michelle Peterson’s brother Nigel was last seen at around 3pm on Otonga Road, heading towards Old Taupo Road, in Rotorua. He...... Read More

Industry awards recognise exercise leaders

Many of the country’s fitness experts and exercise facilities of all types and sizes who help half a million Kiwis get healthier will be vying for the annual Exercise NZ annual awards in Auckland on Saturday night. The exercise industry awards...... Read More

Auckland council appoint new Panuku director

Auckland Council has appointed leading property executive and company director David Kennedy to the board of its urban regeneration agency, Panuku Development Auckland. The council’s Appointments and Performance Review Committee approved David’s...... Read More

Hawke’s Bay showcases biodiversity transformation

Hawke’s Bay has shared with the rest of New Zealand what the future of biodiversity and predator control could look like at a three-day conference held here in Napier. More than 280 of the best and brightest from the sector descended on the city’s...... Read More

Boat found in Bowentown search

An upturned boat has been found in the area where police are searching for a fisherman missing after three people were tipped out of a boat on the Bowentown Bar last night. A 28-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy were found alive on the shore last night...... Read More

Mount Maunganui rider dominates again

Bay of Plenty man Cody Cooper could never be accused of being boring, but the ease with which he won again at the weekend does make the Honda Racing Team crew very relaxed indeed. The 34-year-old national MX1 champion from Mount Maunganui showed once...... Read More

Waikato DHB chair: I’m not to blame for spending scandal

The head of the Waikato District Health Board says he was unaware of the scale of travel by its former chief executive, and he is angry about the spending scandal that's engulfed his DHB. Former chief executive Nigel Murray, who was on a salary of...... Read More

Search for fisherman near Waihi Beach

A search is under way for a fisherman missing off Bowentown Harbour in Western Bay of Plenty. The 24-year-old man from Rotorua was in a party of three people who were fishing yesterday evening. Police were alerted after 11pm when two members of the...... Read More

Youth hazardous drinking rates continue to fall

A Ministry of Health survey has confirmed that hazardous drinking amongst younger consumers has fallen by almost five percent compared with previous surveys. Speaking on behalf of Spirits New Zealand, New Zealand Winegrowers and the Brewers’...... Read More

Bringing in a beggar ban bylaw

Tauranga City Council is this week looking at legislating beggars out of the central business district. A notice of motion, filed by councillor Terry Molly and seconded by Bill Grainger, proposes banning begging and sleeping rough in the city. While...... Read More