The Southern District Health Board says it replaced senior
nursing staff who left its Dunedin emergency department and
rejects claims from a Labour MP who says the departures left
it short of experienced staff.
Police expect to charge a young woman with supplying alcohol
to a 16-year-old girl, who they say was found an hour from
would-be developer of a historic Dunedin warehouse has
threatened to try to demolish the building if he is not
granted consent to convert part of it into apartments.
Wakatipu schools are celebrating a Ministry of Education
''backdown'' over government-funded bus services.
Finance Minister Bill English goes into the election campaign
with his money management credentials intact but only just
because there are warning signs his prized surplus is in
danger of disappearing.
Soon after claiming voters were being turned off by dirty
politics, Prime Minister John Key has taken a shot at Green
Party co-leader Russel Norman, saying he must have been
smoking dope to believe the Greens could pay off debt faster
The father of murdered Lower Hutt schoolgirl Karla Cardno
wants to stay behind bars to complete a child sex offenders
When Waitaki Irrigators Collective policy manager Elizabeth
Soal headed to Canada recently, she wanted to learn more
about how water issues were managed, given that nation's
similarities with New Zealand.
US lawmakers have called for calm and a change in police
tactics in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which has been
rocked by racially charged clashes and riots after a white
officer killed an unarmed black teenager 10 days ago.
The government has warned MP Clive Palmer against using his
position in parliament to insult China amid a high profile
legal battle with a Chinese company.
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