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Driving lesson led to couple’s death - coroner

A woman's lack of experience behind the wheel led to her driving into a lake and drowning, a corner's report states. Avneel Ram, 26, was giving his wife Sheetal Ram, 31, driving lessons near a lake in the Christchurch suburb of Halswell in...... Read More

Woman cut free in Nelson crash

A 62-year-old woman is in serious condition in hospital following a two-car crash, north of Murchison. The Nelson woman was airlifted by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter as a result of the serious car crash on the Hope Saddle on Friday afternoon. “The...... Read More

Rain and Snow accumulation maps for NZ

Today is a bit of a breather day before the next burst of showers, snow and cold winds move in. By noon Saturday the next system is coming in to Fiordland, bringing snow and heavy rain to the mountains, says WeatherWatch.co.nz  Rain, snow, winds...... Read More

Sentence for wife of refugee fraud criminal

A Fijian national has been sentenced after earlier pleading guilty to visa fraud associated with her husband, who obtained residence after making up a story that his family was massacred by a group of Bangladeshi. Aneela Wati was sentenced to nine...... Read More

Action needed to protect Maui dolphins

Today the International Whaling Commission has called on the New Zealand government to remove dangerous fishing nets from Māui dolphin habitat. The Commission has recommended this country give “highest priority” to protecting these critically-endangered...... Read More

Rotorua’s Onuku Trust wins Ahuwhenua Trophy

The Minister for Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta today congratulated the winner of the Ahuwhenua Trophy the Onuku Māori Lands Trust from Rotorua. “They have won the country’s top agricultural award with a policy of sharing the benefits...... Read More

Kiwi named in honour of late Joseph Harawira, QSM

The newest addition to the Omataroa Kiwi Project, a three-month old kiwi, has been named ‘JoeJoe’ in honour of the late Te Herenga member and iwi leader Joseph (Hohepa) Harawira, QSM. The naming took place this week at the regional Te Herenga...... Read More

Roadshows outline help for small business

Small Business Minister Stuart Nash will next week launch the 2018 series of small business roadshows. The roadshows give business owners the opportunity to learn more about assistance available from the Government. Taking Care of Business is a series...... Read More

Kids and quads a lethal combination

A young boy had a lucky escape after he fell from a quad bike and was run over by the equipment being towed behind it. WorkSafe says it is a reminder for farmers and families to ensure they are keeping kids off adult sized quad bikes, as riders or passengers. Small...... Read More

Police appeal for witnesses to fleeing driver

Police are appealing for witnesses after a vehicle took off at speed from police in the Hawke's Bay area. At about 10pm on Friday, police observed a car being driven dangerously on State Highway Two at Awatoto. Police attempted to pull over...... Read More

Fatal interactions between forklifts and people

A major freight distribution and logistics company appeared in Auckland District Court yesterday after an incident involving a forklift that left a man fatally injured. Toll Networks (NZ) Limited was sentenced after a worker was crushed to death by...... Read More

Cold front moving up the country

A cold southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, a cold front within this flow hits the lower South Island around midday then pushes northwards to reach the lower North Island overnight. Check out what is happening with the weather in the...... Read More

App helps police combat family violence

Police have developed a new iPhone app to help them respond to an increasing number of family violence call-outs. From today, all front line officers started using the new On Duty Family Harm app to file family violence reports from the scene. Front...... Read More

Cash stolen in Tauranga Subway robbery

Police are appealing for information about a robbery at Subway on Cameron Road. Police were called to the Subway store near 12th Ave just before 9pm. A police spokesperson says a man walked into the store and demanded money from a worker. After being...... Read More

Woman appears in court for smashing graves

A woman is on bail and will reappear in court next month, after the destruction of headstones at a northern Hawke's Bay cemetery. A 46-year-old woman appeared in the Wairoa District Court yesterday charged with intentional damage. The Raupunga...... Read More