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Portugal fights tax evasion with weekly car giveaways

Portugal fights tax evasion with weekly car giveaways

Asked by an attendant if she wants a personal invoice on a €15 purchase in a Lisbon pet shop, Lucia Miranda excitedly addresses her tiny pooch: "Do we want to win an Audi, au-au? Yes we do. Sure we want the invoice."

Floods hit Solomon Islands

New Zealand has given an initial contribution of $300,000 to help the Solomon Islands cope with flash floods that have killed at least three people and left thousands homeless.

Rugby: Highlanders make big changes for Rebels

Rugby: Highlanders make big changes for Rebels

The Highlanders have made some significant changes to their side to take on the Rebels at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday night.

Hunter rescued from ledge in Fiordland

A hunter has been rescued after spending the night stuck on a ledge in Fiordland.

Spate of burglaries in Mosgiel

Spate of burglaries in Mosgiel

Mosgiel Police are asking residents to keep their eyes open after a spate of burglaries in the township.

'No room for error' - Key

'No room for error' - Key

Prime Minister John Key has made it clear in Chinese media that New Zealand knows it is on notice over food safety, saying there was now "no room for error."

Invercargill fire victim named

Police have named the woman killed in an Invercargill caravan fire on Sunday.

Serious crash on Beaumont highway

Serious crash on Beaumont highway

State Highway 8 has reopened following a head-on crash between a car and van northwest of Lawrence, this afternoon.

Rugby: Baker to start for Highlanders

Rugby: Baker to start for Highlanders

Kurt Baker will get his first start for the Highlanders this season against the Force in Dunedin on Saturday night.

Fire near Queenstown under control

Fire near Queenstown under control

Firefighters have brought a blaze at Jacks Point, near Queenstown, under control.