Matthew Backhouse

Cyclist killed in collision with truck

Cyclist killed in collision with truck

A female cyclist died when her bike went under the front of a truck on Christchurch's Lincoln Rd this morning.

P lab found in upmarket Wellington apartment

P lab found in upmarket Wellington apartment

Four people appeared in court today facing charges related to a P lab that was discovered in a central Wellington apartment early today.

Christchurch hit by flooding

Christchurch hit by flooding

A cliff has collapsed at Lyttelton as stormy weather - described by the council as a one-in-a-century event - continues to batter the region.

Craig to limit defamation claim

Craig to limit defamation claim

Conservatives' leader Colin Craig has split a defamation claim against the Greens co-leader, focusing it on Russel Norman's comments about his views on women.

Call for dogs ban after horror attack

Call for dogs ban after horror attack

Whakatane's mayor says some dog breeds should be banned after a 7-year-old girl was mauled in a dog attack in Murupara yesterday.

NZ drivers ditch gas guzzlers

Higher petrol prices and more fuel-efficient engines have prompted Kiwis to ditch bigger gas guzzlers in favour of smaller vehicles, industry experts say.

Childless couples happier - study

Children do not make for a happier marriage, according to a study that challenges some assumptions about what makes relationships tick.

Cyclone bears down on Tonga

Cyclone bears down on Tonga

New Zealand aid agencies are poised to respond to a huge tropical cyclone that is bearing down on northern Tonga.

Car in fatal crash was unroadworthy

Police took the car keys from a drunk driver only hours before the same car crashed through three fences and overturned in Thames early this morning, killing an 18-year-old man.

Obama invited Key to round of golf

Obama invited Key to round of golf

Prime Minister John Key was invited to play a leisurely round of golf with Barack Obama in Hawaii by the US President himself.