Hana Garrett-Walker

Heavy rain drenches lower North Island

Heavy rain is drenching the lower North Island as a front moves up the country, giving the upper South Island a chance to dry out.

Tourists killed in crash named

Tourists killed in crash named

Close colleagues of a Chilean man who was seriously injured when four of his friends died in a collision last night are maintaining a vigil at hospital.

Accused swore he didn't kill Guy

Accused swore he didn't kill Guy

Among many questions Anna Macdonald had for her husband after he was arrested for the murder of her brother was whether he did it.

Call for cyber-bullying laws

Call for cyber-bullying laws

The mother of a teenager who took her own life after receiving a series of abusive texts from her boyfriend's wife says she will keep battling for a law change in the fight against cyber bullies.

Party window punch caused death

A 25-year-old man who punched his arm through a window after a fight at a drunken party in Wanganui died of blood loss shortly after arriving at hospital, a coroner has found.

Insurance exec died of overdose

The family of a successful and happy insurance executive had no idea she took drugs before she died of a methamphetamine overdose.

CAA under fire over Fox Glacier death crash

CAA under fire over Fox Glacier death crash

A skydiving plane that crashed at Fox Glacier killing all nine people on board was newly-modified and the Civil Aviation Authority failed to identify document discrepancies relating to the changes, investigators have concluded.

Centrepoint founder Bert Potter dies

Centrepoint founder Bert Potter dies

Bert Potter, the leader and founder of controversial spiritual commune Centrepoint died today, aged 86.

Cash box could be key in bus driver death

Police are appealing for help from the public after Lower Hutt bus driver Herman Curry was found dead at the Waterloo Interchange bus depot last night.

Anzac row after Aussie soldiers labelled 'bludgers'

A transtasman war of words has broken out, just days before Aussies and Kiwis mark Anzac Day, after a New Zealand journalist labelled the Diggers lazy "bludgers'' and "thieves'' in a radio broadcast.