Search to continue for missing Dunedin man

Search to continue for missing Dunedin man

The search will continue this week a Dunedin man who went missing while on a hunting trip in South Canterbury more than a week ago.

Man 'pulled woman's teeth with pliers'

Man 'pulled woman's teeth with pliers'

A court has heard how a woman had six of her bottom teeth removed with pliers, and her wisdom teeth removed with a screwdriver, as the trial of Philip Lyle Hansen continues.

Police investigate toddler's death

Police investigate toddler's death

Police have launched a full inquiry into the death of a 15-month-old Cobden boy after he was taken to Grey Base Hospital not breathing and suffering cardiac arrest last Tuesday.

Dunedin

9% rise deserved, Cull says

9% rise deserved, Cull says

Dunedin city councillors are set for a 9% pay rise - worth more than $4500 to each - and Mayor Dave Cull says more is needed.

Softer tone over cash rate suggested

Softer tone over cash rate suggested

The Reserve Bank is widely expected to leave its official cash rate unchanged at 3.5% on Thursday but ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie is seeking a softer tone in the bank's commentary.

Nepal quake: Kiwi families wait for news

Nepal quake: Kiwi families wait for news

Three days after the deadly earthquake that claimed more than 3700 lives, several New Zealand families continue to wait for news of their loved ones.

Dotcom's statement in Banks case a 'fantasy'

 Dotcom's statement in Banks case a 'fantasy'

Kim Dotcom's new statement in the John Banks case is a "fantasy and a nonsense", according to the former politician's QC at a hearing before the Court of Appeal today.

Commodity index down, but wool does well

Commodity index down, but wool does well

The ASB New Zealand commodity index fell last week but lamb, beef and wool prices all posted rises close to 2% in United States dollar terms.

Baltimore protests turn violent

Baltimore protests turn violent

Rioters hurled bricks, looted businesses and set fires in Baltimore in violence that injured at least seven police officers following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody.

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