A young driver who mowed down a pedestrian, killing him
instantly, before speeding off narrowly avoided jail today in
what a judge described as "a tragic day for all".
Christchurch teachers have today voted to strike in protest
against radical Government education reforms in the
The widower of a woman who initially survived the CTV
building collapse but died before she was rescued has today
has criticised a disjointed rescue mission which had "more
chiefs than indians".
A former Catholic brother and convicted paedophile has been
arrested in Christchurch after returning to New Zealand from
A woman trapped in the debris of the collapsed CTV building
could hear her distraught husband shouting her name as he
searched for her, an inquest was told today.
The Government has rejected claims that a failure to
officially lodge a scathing report into the Erebus disaster
has resulted in New Zealand not meeting its international
aviation safety obligations.
A teenage gang member who ambushed a struggling,
quake-affected Christchurch dairy owner repeatedly stabbed
him as he tried to rob his day's takings.
A convicted fraudster and blackmailer who racked up more than
100 offences during an Invercargill crime spree will stay
behind bars until she is sentenced at the High Court next
The royal commission of inquiry into the Canterbury
earthquakes has been completed today, with the third and
final part of its report handed to the governor-general.
A solo mum who was three times the drink-driving limit when
she ploughed into a power pole with three pre-schoolers in
the back of the vehicle avoided jail today.
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