Otago Daily Times: National News

Break-ups 'to blame for child poverty'

Break-ups 'to blame for child poverty'

Parental break-ups, not unemployment, are given in a new report as the prime cause of New Zealand's high rate of child poverty.

Greenpeace criticises fishing contract

Greenpeace criticises fishing contract

Awarding a company owned by fishing companies a contract to monitor fishing boats is "like the fox guarding the henhouse", Greenpeace says.

Snow on way for both islands

Snow on way for both islands

Good news for ski fields - winter looks set to arrive right on cue, with an icy blast bringing snow to low levels on both islands this week. 

Pair charged after officer knocked out

Pair charged after officer knocked out

Two young men have been charged over an assault in South Auckland in which a police dog handler was knocked unconscious.

'Suspicious' fire guts West Coast house

'Suspicious' fire guts West Coast house

No one was in South Island house engulfed by fire late last night, but authorities are treating it as suspicious.

Driver stable after hitting power pole

Driver stable after hitting power pole

 A 19-year-old whose car went head-on into a power pole in Waikato is now in a stable condition.

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