The father of a man killed by a notorious drink-driver says
he fears for the safety of the community where the recidivist
offender will live once he is released from prison in less
than two weeks.
A law change to allow family members to be paid for looking
after disabled relatives will leave many carers with little
extra in the pocket, the Green Party says.
Family members will be paid to look after their disabled
adult relatives after the Government set aside $23 million
for carer payments in this year's Budget.
The mother of an Auckland builder who was electrocuted under
his house says her son has been vindicated by a finding
against the electricians whose faulty wiring turned the
property into a death trap.
A "pathetic'' fine for a man who abandoned a toddler in a
pram in the middle of the night has renewed calls for judges
to impose minimum sentences.
The distraught family of a well-known Wellsford yachtie are
waiting in hope for his body to be found.
Wellingtonians who flout the region's outdoor water use ban
are being warned for now - but fines of up to $20,000 could
follow for repeat offenders.
The Department of Conservation will axe 140 jobs and reduce
the number of conservancy regions in a department-wide
Divers have joined the search for a 73-year-old yachtie who
went missing in mysterious circumstances last night.
young gay man was beaten so badly in a homophobic attack in
central Wellington that his jaw fractured.
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