An Australian teenager is in a critical condition after
falling from a Queenstown hotel balcony.
Turning part of Dunedin's Octagon into a car-free zone could
be just the start of a wider push to make the central city
more pedestrian-friendly, council staff say.
A disgraced Southland engineer worked on one of Queenstown's
most visible attractions - Skyline's restaurant and gondola
building at Bob's Peak.
Dunedin physio pool users will have to pay the cost if they
want to keep the pool open.
An ex-civil engineer training for his second attempt at
swimming the length of Lake Wanaka says the Queenstown Lakes
District Council made the right call in closing Wanaka's
public pool because of earthquake risks.
The Reserve Bank has lifted the benchmark Official Cash Rate
by 25 basis points to 3.5 per cent.
A parking warden was admitted to hospital after being
attacked on duty in Auckland.
Labour leader David Cunliffe is refusing to rule out
withdrawing from TVNZ's election debate if it insists on
having presenter Mike Hosking as the moderator and has also
questioned Prime Minister John Key appearing alongside All
Blacks on the Rugby News cover.
A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second
attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off
Taiwan, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire.
A 51-year-old meth user who stabbed to death his on-again,
off-again lover's estranged husband with a kitchen knife has
been jailed for 10 years.
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