Queenstown cop avoids conviction over abuse

Queenstown cop avoids conviction over abuse

A Queenstown policewoman found guilty of racially insulting a taxi driver after an argument over a fare, was discharged without conviction when she appeared in the Queenstown District Court today.

Focus on hitcher in Wanaka death inquiry

Focus on hitcher in Wanaka death inquiry

Wanaka police are keen to identify a hitchhiker seen near where a 24-year-old Dutch national died after being hit by a taxi in the town last weekend.

Rugby: Cruden: 'I have no excuses'

Rugby: Cruden: 'I have no excuses'

Aaron Cruden has spoken out after being dropped from the All Blacks squad for the away leg of the Rugby Championship for disciplinary reasons, saying "he is deeply embarrassed" by his lack of judgement.

Dunedin

Man jailed for Dunedin bar manslaughter

Man jailed for Dunedin bar manslaughter

A man who choked his victim in the toilet of a Dunedin bar has been sentenced to five years in prison, for the manslaughter of Ryan Court.

Law laid down after bouncers attacked

Law laid down after bouncers attacked

Queenstown police say drinkers need to accept the strictness of licensing laws after four more bouncers were allegedly attacked in one night.

Fletcher Building paints a rosy picture

Fletcher Building paints a rosy picture

Canterbury rebuild lead contractor Fletcher Building has a record $1.82 billion work backlog but analysts see the rebuild throwing up a few more issues.

Euphoria as party's hopes exceeded

Euphoria as party's hopes exceeded

Rarely in politics does reality exceed expectations, but on Saturday night National Party faithful had difficulty believing their good fortune.

Teen airlifted to hospital following horror crash

Teen airlifted to hospital following horror crash

 A 17-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after suffering multiple injuries in a crash in the Hawkes Bay this morning.

Telford offers chance to pass on knowledge

Telford offers chance to pass on knowledge

Having worked in the dairy industries in both Africa and New Zealand, Justin Pigou says they are like ''chalk and cheese''.

Bomb kills three policemen, Mursi witness

Bomb kills three policemen, Mursi witness

A bomb blast beside Egypt's foreign ministry killed three policemen on Sunday, including a key witness in a trial of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

Teen charged with stabbing murder

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a man during a fight in Port Macquarie.

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