Prisoners allegedly drunk on homebrew attacked staff at the
Serco-run Wiri prison on Saturday, and a wing has been in
lockdown as a result.
Dunedin Airport is planning to extend the capacity of its
terminal to cater for increasing numbers from the tourism
Queenstown is in the middle of a ‘‘perfect storm'' of housing
supply and demand, posting one of the largest annual
increases in property values across the country.
The former house of Dunedin poet and editor Charles Brasch
has sold and will be renovated and turned into ‘‘upmarket
accommodation'' rather than preserved as it is.
Affordable housing in Queenstown is being held back by costly
tax and council bills.
Air New Zealand has cautioned brokers its 2017 earnings,
which include a decline on foreign exchange earnings, will
not match those of 2016.
Four people have had to be rescued from cars trapped by
flooding in Porirua this morning.
Speaker David Carter has slapped down speculation he wants a
top diplomatic posting - after New Zealand First leader
Winston Peters intimated he would block such an appointment
if in power.
A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all
88,000 people in the western Canadian oil city
of Fort McMurray and burned down 1600
structures has the potential to destroy much of the town,
Farmers should remain vigilant over the invasive pest plant
velvetleaf and its ability to damage fodder beet crops, the
Otago Regional Council warns.
The death of Neil Prakash, the Islamic State operative behind
a string of failed Australian terror plots, has been hailed
as a major breakthrough in the fight against domestic
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