A Saddle Hill couple
are praising the quick actions of a neighbour who saved them
from a ball of fire on Wednesday.
A comleted post-mortem examination has given police new leads
into what happened to Horowhenua boy Alex Fisher.
The anonymous website that hosted a post threatening the
shooting of students at the University of Otago on Wednesday
had earlier hosted posts targeting a Dunedin student.
An unlicensed driver with three young passengers lost control
on a southern Dunedin hill, ploughing through a fence and
flipping the car, police say.
Planning has started on a major overhaul for one of
Queenstown's most prominent tourist attractions.
Dunedin company Scott Technology lifted both revenue and
profit in the year ended August 31 but kept its dividend
unchanged as the company prepares to release a takeover offer
to the market.
The Hamilton City Council will bring in an external auditors
to review procedures at Hamilton Zoo after a keeper was
killed by a tiger last month.
Australian leader Malcolm Turnbull will visit New Zealand
next week - giving Prime Minister John Key a chance to
protest a tough new policy that has seen Kiwis held in
A former Westport dairy farm manager who admitted his guilt
to the "sadistic" ill- treatment of hundreds of dairy cows
was yesterday jailed for four-and-a-half years.
European Union governments have
agreed to step up deportations of illegal immigrants and
discussed creating an border guard force among measures to
cope with a surge in refugees from Syria's civil war.
The Australian unit of German carmaker Volkswagen AG said it
will conduct a voluntary recall of vehicles fitted with
devices designed to mask the level of emissions, as it
increased the estimated number of affected cars to nearly
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