National MP accused of assault

National MP accused of assault

Prime Minister John Key's office is refusing to comment on reports of an assault complaint against National's Northland MP Mike Sabin, directing media queries this afternoon to police.

Teen named after sudden Cromwell death

Teen named after sudden Cromwell death

Police have released the name of a 17-year-old girl who died suddenly in Cromwell yesterday.

Cairns mum charged with murder

Cairns mum charged with murder

A Cairns mother has been charged with murder over the deaths of eight children, including seven of her own.

Dunedin

Safety steps for tourist drivers

Safety steps for tourist drivers

Amended rental vehicle agreement forms; increased communication between rental car companies; a website dedicated to driving in New Zealand; and a nationwide roll-out of steering wheel tags are among measures to help keep drivers safe.

Spark enters online content joint venture

Spark enters online content joint venture

Spark has increased its focus on content with a new joint venture with Coliseum Sports Media New Zealand as it tries to gain a foothold in the crowded online television market.

Murder charge after Auckland party death

Murder charge after Auckland party death

A 36-year-old man has been charged with murder over the death of a man at a 21st birthday party in South Auckland early this morning.

Voters showed what they care about this time around

Voters showed what they care about this time around

The voters are always right. Even when they are wrong, they are right. So observed Mike Moore after Labour suffered election defeat under his leadership in the early 1990s.

US 'must respect' Cuba's communist system

US 'must respect' Cuba's communist system

President Raul Castro has demanded that the United States respect Cuba's communist rule as the two countries work to restore diplomatic ties, and warned that Cuban-American exiles might try to sabotage the rapprochement.

Orchard in family for 100 years

Orchard in family for 100 years

Cromwell orchardists the Webb family have marked a milestone by celebrating 100 years in the fruit industry this month.

Caller rang hotline to warn about Monis

Caller rang hotline to warn about Monis

An anonymous caller rang the National Security hotline on the weekend before the Lindt cafe siege to tip off authorities about the extremism of Man Haron Monis, urging authorities to look at his website, it has been reported.

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