A woman waiting in a car while her husband paid for petrol at
a central Whangarei service station had to fight off a man
who got in the driver's seat and tried to drive away.
Dismayed pool users are vowing to fight the closure of
Dunedin's physio pool.
The Dunedin City Council has backed away from taking over the
city's public transport network next year, amid concerns over
what it describes as ''substantial risks'' from planned bus
year on from the sale of Carisbrook and the diggers have
gone, taking the grandstands with them and leaving behind a
vacant lot full of muddy puddles and unanswered questions.
Chris Morris reports.
The Cardrona community has been ''really let down'' by the
Queenstown Lakes District Council, which failed in its bid to
buy abandoned sections in the village, a local publican says.
Local Government New Zealand is welcoming a Labour Party
pledge to revive the regions with a $200 million fund but
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce is calling it a
sop to the regions.
An Auckland hospital has started putting off elective surgery
after it was swamped with acutely unwell patients causing a
shortage of beds.
Retiring National MP Tau Henare fondly remembers accusing the
Duke of Edinburgh of not doing anything, his hatred of
door-knocking, and inviting the French Prime Minister to Apec
- even though France is not a member.
Palestinian civilians in densely-populated Gaza have no place
to hide from Israel's military offensive and children are
paying the heaviest price, the United Nations says.
Entering the Ballance Farm Environment Awards reinforced to
South Otago couple Brendon and Suzie Bearman they were
''heading in the right direction''.
Human remains have been found in the water off Pearl Beach on
the NSW Central Coast, where five-year-old Chayce Kofe was
swept out to sea.
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