Otago Daily Times: National News

'Tea-break' employment bill becomes law

'Tea-break' employment bill becomes law

A law which takes away the legal right to a tea break and weakens collective bargaining has taken line honours as the first law change passed in National's third term, squeaking into law by 62 votes to 58.

Bomb threat sentencing over 'ruckus'

Bomb threat sentencing over 'ruckus'

When an Auckland midwife turned up to the airport 19 minutes before her flight and was told she could not check in she said: "I'm going to cause a ruckus".

Hundreds of 'serious events' at NZ hospitals

Hundreds of 'serious events' at NZ hospitals

The number of patients suffering injuries or errors in care at New Zealand hospitals and health care providers is on the rise.

Police still seeking alleged gunman

Motueka man who allegedly presented a firearm at a group of people has still not been caught by police.

Police car rammed

A police car were rammed twice by a driver trying to flee from pursuing officers in Christchurch, police say.

Murder convictions quashed

Murder convictions quashed

Murder convictions have been quashed and new trials ordered for two women sentenced in 2010 over the brutal street slaying of a man in Whanganui.

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