Law hinders liquor ban

Law hinders liquor ban

A law change means it would be next to impossible for the Dunedin City Council to introduce a liquor ban to curb student mischief in the Dunedin Botanic Garden.

Teen jailed for brutal slaying

Teen jailed for brutal slaying

A 15-year old boy who stabbed an Ashburton mum 14 times in a frenzied attack before slitting her throat with a second knife and sexually violating her has today been jailed for life with a minimum non-parole period of 14 years and six months.

Act leader calls on Devoy to resign

Act leader calls on Devoy to resign

Act Leader Jamie Whyte says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy should resign for her condemnation of his "call for racial equality" by putting an end to special legal recognition of Maori, saying she is interfering in the election year political process.

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Something special about physio facility

Something special about physio facility

The swims that transformed paraplegic Jim Duncan's life after a devastating cycling crash will end if the physio pool closes in December.

Flow-on effect from lower milk payout

Flow-on effect from lower milk payout

Belt-tightening is expected across the dairy industry, with flow-on effects for rural communities, as farmers face a substantial drop in income this season.

Shots fired during police chase

Shots fired during police chase

An armed man fired shots and attempted to carjack three cars before being arrested in Tauranga last night.

Labour looks back for way forward

Labour looks back for way forward

Labour leader David Cunliffe has returned to the roots of the party by announcing a rise in the minimum wage and a restoration of worker rights would come in the first 100 days of a Labour-led government.

Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads

Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads

Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it says, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus.

Jetstar apology for onboard drugs warning

Jetstar apology for onboard drugs warning

Jetstar has apologised after a crew member advised Splendour in the Grass festival-goers to dump their drugs before landing in Sydney.

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