Two Cromwell men were arrested in Queenstown early this
morning after an alleged assault in which a local man was
kicked in the head while lying on the ground.
The excessive lifestyle of the man at the centre of a $1.59
million fraud at the Dunedin City Council was among the ''red
flags'' the council ignored, investigators say.
A "one-off" drug deal at a Wanaka preschool has resulted in
two teachers having their registrations torn up.
A weak internal culture at the Dunedin City Council allowed a
staff member to get away with spending $100,000 of
ratepayers' money on personal items using a council fuel
card, the company that investigated the fraud says.
The final piece of the puzzle in Wanaka's inner residential
tract will start to be filled in next year, as the town's
most prolific developer launches his latest project.
The New Zealand dollar could reach parity with the Australian
currency as early as the first quarter next year, following
economic uncertainty in Russia and the Federal Reserve
adopting a more cautious tone.
The aunt of a girl hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing saw
the accident unfold in her rear-view mirror just seconds
after she passed the youngster waiting on the footpath.
Prime Minister John Key said the Sydney siege gunman
highlighted the conundrum for authorities over protecting
citizens against potential terrorism and over-stepping their
Cromwell orchardists the Webb family have marked a milestone
by celebrating 100 years in the fruit industry this month.
Police looking into accusations that powerful figures at the
heart of the British establishment were involved in child sex
abuse in the 1970s and 1980s say they are investigating
allegations three young boys were murdered.
As flowers pile up in tribute to the Sydney siege victims,
their families now face the heart-breaking task of organising
funerals before Christmas.
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