Rugby: Highlander hold on to beat Blues

Rugby: Highlander hold on to beat Blues

The Highlanders have held on to beat the Blues 30-24 at Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight.

SDHB wants 5% cuts across all services

SDHB wants 5% cuts across all services

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 says.

Centre losing its appeal

Centre losing its appeal

Some Queenstown business owners are turning against a council-backed convention centre, worried about the long-term costs.

Dunedin

Delta wins $22m contract

Delta wins $22m contract

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.

What's driving up road crash numbers?

What's driving up road crash numbers?

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.

Shell may be looking at drilling in GSB

Shell may be looking at drilling in GSB

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.

Violent kidnapper jailed, but eligible for parole

Violent kidnapper jailed, but eligible for parole

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.

Opinion: National beginning to look like a rabbit in the headlights

Opinion: National beginning to look like a rabbit in the headlights

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 probity.

Car bomb at US consulate in Iraq

Car bomb at US consulate in Iraq

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.

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