De Malmanche spared death sentence

De Malmanche spared death sentence

New Zealander Antony de Malmanche has escaped the death penalty after attempting to smuggle 1.7kg of methamphetamine into Bali.

Queenstown council to raise rates

Queenstown council to raise rates

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is to raise rates by an average of 1.2% for the 2015-16 financial year and an average 2.8% annual increase over the next decade.

Elderly woman shaken after hit and run

Elderly woman shaken after hit and run

A driver sped away "laughing'' after colliding with an elderly woman's vehicle in central Dunedin this evening, a witness to the incident says.

Dunedin

Safest roads target for new manager

Safest roads target for new manager

The first woman to become head of road policing in the Southern District is aiming to make Otago's roads the safest in the country.

Consent granted for Glenorchy purchase

Consent granted for Glenorchy purchase

Retrospective government approval has been given for millionaire philanthropists Paul and Debbi Brainerd to buy the old Glenorchy camping ground.

Dairy blues hit employment confidence

Dairy blues hit employment confidence

Workers are feeling less confident about the health of the labour market and the deterioration in dairy earnings is affecting confidence in the main milk-producing regions of New Zealand.

9000 affected by car registration blunder

9000 affected by car registration blunder

The number of motorists affected by an ACC blunder over car registrations has blown out to 9000 people as a second critical error has emerged.

Peters: National fallen far short on bridge pledge

Peters: National fallen far short on bridge pledge

Northland MP Winston Peters says National was clearly "bull dusting" and has fallen far short on its byelection promise to ugrade 10 bridges in the region after the new national roading plan only included four in question.

Greece's financial crisis deepens

Greece's financial crisis deepens

Stunned Greeks faced shuttered banks, long supermarket lines and overwhelming uncertainty as a breakdown in talks with international lenders plunged their country deep into crisis.

Outram's Johnstones win again

Outram's Johnstones win again

Outram Limousin breeders Rob and Jean Johnstone have done it again.

Stabbing accused had 'taste for blood'

Stabbing accused had 'taste for blood'

A Sydney man said binging on horror movies including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th gave him the "taste of blood" before he stabbed an elderly cabbie 13 times, a court has heard.

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