Otago Daily Times: National News

'Quite bad' crash near Taupo

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on State Highway 5 near Wairakei, Taupo.

Inquiry studying if prison violence 'under-reported'

Inquiry studying if prison violence 'under-reported'

The inquiry into the way the private sector jailer Serco is running Mt Eden prison is studying whether violence there has been "under-reported", says under-fire Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga.

Serious fraud case transferred to Auckland

Serious fraud case transferred to Auckland

The prosecution case of a Tauranga man accused of fleecing more than $4.2 million from a number of people has been transferred to the Auckland District Court.

Gang pair in raid arrests already behind bars

Gang pair in raid arrests already behind bars

Two patched Head Hunters arrested in early morning raids today were already behind bars in Mt Eden Prison, adding more pressure on the embattled private provider Serco and the Corrections Department.

Quake jolts Nelson region

Scores of people felt an earthquake that hit 25km east of Nelson this morning.

Wet day on way for many

Much of New Zealand is in for a wet day, with thunderstorms and even hail possible over Auckland.

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