The Highlanders have held on to beat the Blues 30-24 at
Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.
The Southern District Health Board wants to cut costs by 5%
for its services and those of contracted providers, as it
grapples with an ''awful reality'', chairman Joe Butterfield
Some Queenstown business owners are turning against a
council-backed convention centre, worried about the long-term
Dunedin City Council-owned company Delta has picked up a $22
million Christchurch City Council contract - a move hailed as
good news for ratepayers in both cities.
It has been a bad few years on the Queenstown Lakes
district's roads. The number of crashes has risen sharply,
and the driving habits of overseas drivers are increasingly
coming under scrutiny.
Oil and gas joint venture partners Shell and OMV may be
undertaking deepwater drilling with an exploration well in
the Great South Basin (GSB) before the end of the year.
A man who escaped out of the front door of Auckland central
police station after his arrest over a violent kidnapping has
been jailed for more than two years.
A much-anticipated return to surplus somehow metamorphoses
into yet another unwelcome deficit; dairy prices slump ever
lower; the New Zealand dollar keeps rising ever higher; the
overheated Auckland property market makes the South Sea
Bubble of the 1700s look like an exercise in financial
A car bomb has killed three people outside the U.S. consulate
in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region that is
allied with Washington in a war against Islamic State, which
claimed the attack.
Human remains have been found by police in a unit block in
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