‘‘I watched you ... your attitude to it was dismissive. Most
people in the courtroom were moved by what they heard,''
Judge Kevin Phillips said, jailing a former social worker for
historic rapes and indecent assaults.
A former Oamaru man stood and watched as tens of thousands of
Fort McMurray residents fled an out-of-control wildfire
burning the city in northern Alberta, Canada.
The Dunedin City Council faces some tough decisions if it is
to keep rates increases within a 3% limit, after almost
$700,000 worth of extra costs were discovered.
Dunedin Airport is planning to extend the capacity of its
terminal to cater for increasing numbers from the tourism
Affordable housing in Queenstown is being held back by costly
tax and council bills.
Queenstown is in the middle of a ‘‘perfect storm'' of housing
supply and demand, posting one of the largest annual
increases in property values across the country.
An investigation into the suspicious death of a Rotorua man
is under way following the discovery of his body at his home
Prime Minister John Key has signalled New Zealand's annual
refugee quota will be lifted from the current levels of 750.
The Canadian province of Alberta raced to evacuate the entire
population of Fort McMurray where an uncontrolled wildfire
was taking hold in the heart of the country's oil sands
region, with dry winds forecast that could fuel the blaze.
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