The father of a man killed by a notorious drink-driver says
he fears for the safety of the community where the recidivist
offender will live once he is released from prison in less
than two weeks.
A world-class covered sports stadium in Christchurch would be
funded by a partial sale of the city's assets if Prime
Minister John Key had his way.
Four Christchurch schools have been told they will be closed
to form a new super school.
The Dunedin City Council has formalised new partnerships with
the Otago University Students' Association and the trust
running the Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
If value for money - or, more specifically, value for
$49,162.42 a year - is not seen in the next 12 months, the
Queenstown Lakes District Council could pull out of Local
Government New Zealand.
Otago's economy fared poorly in the latest ANZ regional
trends quarterly economic survey, coming at the lower end of
the 12 regions of the 14 which recorded back-to-back
An Ohope businessman has pleaded guilty to two charges of
drink-driving causing injury after reversing into two young
The United States wants to continue a criminal data matching
scheme for assessing risks of threats that it began with New
Zealand in advance of the Rugby World Cup.
Rescuers went building to building in search of victims and
survivors picked through the rubble of their shattered homes,
a day after a massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City
suburb of Moore, wiping out blocks of houses and killing at
least 24 people.
Billowing smoke from a pizza restaurant fire shut down parts
of central Sydney, and about 1200 people were evacuated from
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