National

More diversity for smarter justice reforms

Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced he’s added more diversity and filled the two remaining places on the expert advisory group focussing on the criminal justice reform programmes. “I’m looking forward to launching the...... Read More

New Kāpiti flight service to Auckland begins

Kāpiti Coasters have got their air connection to Auckland back, more than four months after Air New Zealand abandoned the route. The inaugral flight, run by Air Chathams, departed Kāpiti Coast at 6.45am today with 29 passengers on board. Locals...... Read More

Fund supports nationwide events

The Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern is encouraging communities to apply for funding to help with hosting local events commemorating the signing of Te Tiriti. Applications for the Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund open today. “Waitangi...... Read More

’Woefully inadequate and utterly unscientific’

A health supplement company director's nosebleeds led to it lowering the amount of deer velvet powder in its pills. During the sixth day of a disputed facts hearing between the Commerce Commission, and Silberhorn's, the court heard evidence...... Read More

Tornado hits New Plymouth - reports

A tornado that has hit coastal parts of New Plymouth has blown out windows, and torn off roofs and branches. It struck the Belt Road, Gaine Street and Cutfield Road area at 4.50pm this evening. Locals said it roared up Belt Road for about 300 metres...... Read More

Police appeal for witnesses to Tikipunga incidents

    Police are appealing to the public for witnesses to two incidents involving a black ute in Tikipunga yesterday. At about 1pm on Sunday 19 August, a young female was pulled into a black ute as she walked along Manapouri Road at the junction...... Read More

Tornado sweeps through Ohope, Bay of Plenty

Emergency services have been called to houses in Ohope after residents roofs have been blown off. A mini tornado swept through the area at around 5.47pm and pulled roofs off nearby houses on Harbour Road. A Northern Fire communications spokesperson...... Read More