Conservation Minister Nick Smith is considering legal action
after he was accused of trying to stop advocacy group Fish
and Game from lobbying for cleaner rivers.
Rob Ayley, who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot
down over Ukraine, has been farewelled at a memorial service
in Wellington today.
A man is dead after crashing his 4WD vehicle into a power
pole near Winton in Southland overnight.
Dunedin is guaranteed four MPs again after the election, but
the final make-up will not be known until the election
results are posted on September 20.
Friends have paid tribute to a ''beautiful soul'' after the
19-year-old tourist who fell from a Queenstown hotel balcony
died on Saturday night.
Ross Smith imagined he would spend three or four years as
chief executive of the then Southland Building Society.
Auckland Transport is considering forming a special police
force to improve safety on trains.
National's Murray McCully will contest the East Coast Bays
electorate against Conservative Party leader Colin Craig in
Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner
was downed has further complicated an investigation as Europe
and the United States prepared economic sanctions on Russia
over the conflict.
Environment Southland staff are assessing the most
cost-effective way to map land planted in winter forage crops
using satellite imagery, after a pilot study last year showed
the most accurate method was also the most expensive.
A man who plunged from a Cairns high-rise may have been
murdered, police say.
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