Wastebusters blaze arson - police

Wastebusters blaze arson - police

A fire which ripped through a recycling depot in Alexandra on Thursday night was started deliberately.

'They must increase the quota'

'They must increase the quota'

It seems the government has not agreed to take an extra 100 Syrian refugees, despite the United Nations refugee agency earlier appearing to suggest it was.

Snow, gales on way for South

Snow, gales on way for South

Southern areas are copping another hit from the weather this weekend as a wintry blast sweeps up the country.

Dunedin

Waterfront the next big thing?

Waterfront the next big thing?

Dunedin's waterfront is the city's biggest missed opportunity, but the planets could be aligning for development, advocates say. Chris Morris reports.

Judging by inconsistencies, cases fall apart

Judging by inconsistencies, cases fall apart When a Queenstown constable took the court stand in a drugs trial last month, it took only minutes for serious cracks to appear in the case - with implications for other previous cases.

New equipment and new clients

New equipment and new clients

The Dunedin engineering industry has been rocked by bad news this week, with one firm set to close and another reducing its working week to four days. In all of the gloom, business writer Sally Rae found some success stories.

Mother jailed over injuries to daughter

Mother jailed over injuries to daughter

A Gisborne woman who caused life-changing injuries to her infant daughter while berating her partner during an overnight drinking session has been jailed for four years.

Govt urged to boost refugee quota

Govt urged to boost refugee quota

Pressure is mounting on New Zealand to increase its 30-year-old refugee quota and make an emergency intake as the migrant crisis grows out of control in Europe and the Middle East.

Drowned boys buried; migrants flee camp

Drowned boys buried; migrants flee camp

A Syrian father buried his wife and two little boys, drowned as they tried to flee to Europe, while hundreds of migrants fled from a detention camp and escaped a train stranded under police siege in Hungary.

Milk production boosted, data shows

Milk production boosted, data shows

New Zealand milk production powered ahead in the month of July - the second month of the new season - despite very low product prices, according to Dairy Companies Association of NZ data.

Bali cops admit extorting Aussies

Eight police officers, including the head of the detectives and the Kuta police station chief, have admitted being involved in a scheme to extort money from a group of Australian men attending a bucks week on Bali.

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