The decision to drop charges against former Pike River Coal
boss Peter Whittall would not have been taken ''lightly'', a
University of Otago law professor says.
The family of a helicopter pilot who died in a crash in South
Westland nearly three years ago is upset over the time it has
taken for the Transport Accident Investigation Commission to
complete its investigation.
Heads turn when Hank takes to the street on his skateboard.
And no wonder - Hank is a 3-year-old bulldog who became
obsessed with the board after being adopted a couple of years
ago by Queenstown couple Glen Powell and Harriet Latchem.
Alcohol-related offending will be the focus for Southern
district police taking part in a transtasman campaign this
The family of a pilot killed when his helicopter crashed and
burned in North Canterbury yesterday have described him as a
loving, kind and loyal man who loved flying, hunting and
Mothers are skipping meals to feed their children and
homeowners are forgoing insurance as the price of food
continues to rise, an expert says.
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