Tim Shadbolt has won a seventh term as Invercargill mayor and
enters the record books as the city's - and New Zealand's -
longest serving municipal mayor.
The young man who died in Taupo following a fight in the
early hours of this morning has been named as Wiremu Birch.
Dunedin police are calling for
witnesses to a serious assault which occurred on the corner
of Bath and Lower Stuart streets during the weekend.
The strong wind gusts which tore through Devonport last night
were caused by a sudden collapse of air from the sky, like
someone "pulling a plug'' on the storm, MetService says.
Strong winds have caused significant but localised damage on
Auckland's North Shore this evening.
BlackBerry, on the block as its smartphone business
struggles, is in talks with Cisco Systems, Google and SAP
about selling them all or parts of itself.
One hundred forty characters could be worth $US1 billion.
The Times newspaper in Britain says it will no longer
make its mobile app available on a Blackberry because few
people used it, in another sign that rival smartphone makers
are trumping its technology.
The Highlanders have signed a one-year deal with young
Argentinian tight-head prop Matias Diaz.
Heavy rain falling in Westland has again forced the closure
of State Highway 6 between Haast and Makarora.
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