Traffic is expected be flowing in a single lane around a slip
blocking State Highway 6 between the Gates of Haast Bridge
and Haast Pass Summit by Friday.
The southern route to the West Coast, which has been closed
by a slip since Wednesday, is expected to reopen early
A Maori woman has reportedly been refused entry to a public
bath in Japan because of her ta moko facial tattoo.
A return to wintry conditions is expected this weekend, with
forecasters picking snow showers to sea level tomorrow for
Southland, Clutha and Dunedin.
An Australian rugby league player has been banned for eight
matches after being accused of biting an opponent's penis
during a tackle in a local league game.
Police are investigating the sudden death of a 35-year-old
man in Elderslie, about 10km inland from Oamaru.
The driver of a van which
collided with a group of cyclists in Waikato this afternoon
has told of his shock at the scene of the crash.
Invercargill Police have arrested a 32-year-old woman and
charged her with attempted murder in relation to the injuries
sustained by a 3-week-old baby in the city last week.
A man has been arrested over the fatal attack on a homeless
man in a central Auckland park.
A woman, hospitalised after inhaling toxic fumes from paint
used in her daughter's bedroom, wants the product banned for
the sake of newborns, the sick, and the elderly.
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