Kurt Bayer

Soldiers home from Afghanistan

New Zealand soldiers returned home last night after a gruelling six-month deployment to Afghanistan, where they lost five comrades in the line of duty.

Boy racer tells cops: 'Next time I'll smoke you'

Boy racer tells cops: 'Next time I'll smoke you'

A boy racer caught after a 14-minute high-speed pursuit involving 10 police cars was unrepentant afterwards, telling officers: "Next time I'll smoke you.''

Memorial service to be held for whitebaiter

Memorial service to be held for whitebaiter

A memorial service will be held on Friday for the whitebaiter swept out to sea at the mouth of the Rakaia River in Canterbury.

Coeliac disease vaccine being trialled in Christchurch

A new vaccine that could be the world's first 'cure' for coeliac disease is being trialled in New Zealand.

Graduate lands job as human scarecrow

Graduate lands job as human scarecrow

A young music graduate is working as a human scarecrow on an English farm to fund a dream holiday to New Zealand.

Bank robbery accused granted bail

An alleged bank robber who held up a bank claiming he had a bomb has today been granted bail.

Teen driver hits Christchurch classroom

Teen driver hits Christchurch classroom

A teenage driver is facing charges after ploughing into a school classroom at high speed this morning.

Gang sets up cage fighting club

Notorious motorcycle gang, the Head Hunters are running a cage fighting club out of a new Hutt Valley headquarters.

Pressure grows for marlin boycott

A bid to ban marlin from restaurant menus in New Zealand is gaining momentum, with a leading recreational fishing group adding its weight to the calls.

CTV fraudster stole identity: engineer's body

CTV fraudster stole identity: engineer's body

Claims the convicted fraudster who oversaw the construction of Christchurch's doomed CTV building stole the identity of a British engineer and faked his engineering degree, have been upheld after an investigation.