A Canterbury pub has been shut down for a litany of licence
breaches, including a bikie doing a burnout inside the public
The Cromwell community is reeling in shock at the sudden
death of a 17-year-old who was recognised as a young leader
with huge potential.
One in five public service jobs in Otago and Southland have
gone since National came to power.
Two of Otago's coastal recreation spots are among 14%
nationally where water quality is considered to be at high
risk for swimming.
Queenstown's airport looks set for a record summer, as
Australians descend on the lakeside resort in huge numbers.
The shortage of skilled workers in Otago-Southland is
starting to bite as manufacturing and service sector growth
leaves employers unable to fill some key positions.
A woman has been charged over the death of a man at a 21st
party in Auckland at the weekend.
Prime Minister John Key's office is refusing to comment on
reports of an assault complaint against National's Northland
MP Mike Sabin, directing media queries this afternoon to
A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers in what
officials called an "assassination", hours after warning on
social media that he planned an attack in retribution for
recent US police killings of unarmed black men.
A grandfather at the centre of one of the nation's most
horrific tragedies has reached out to others mourning the
alleged murders of eight children in Cairns.
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