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Ashburton gunman captured by police

Ashburton gunman captured by police

The man at the centre of a massive hunt in Ashburton today after two Work and Income workers were shot dead and a third critically injured has been taken into custody.

Bathurst Resources posts $188.9m loss

Bathurst Resources has posted a net loss of $188.9 million for the year to June 30, mainly due to writing down $449.9m on its Buller Coal Project.

Fatal microlight crash blamed on pilot

A fatal microlight crash near Westport has been blamed on the pilot breaking Civil Aviation rules.

Slow start to whitebait season

It was more about being riverside than the catches on the opening day of the season as whitebaiters braced a cutting wind on the Grey River today.

Supermarket promotion under fire

Supermarket promotion under fire

Foodstuffs' Little Shop miniature toy grocery items promotion has been criticised by Geoff Simmons on Gareth Morgan's web site Gareth's World in a piece headlined "New World wants to turn your kids into fat zombie customers".

Cunliffe expects to be consulted on 'Dirty Politics' inquiry

Cunliffe expects to be consulted on 'Dirty Politics' inquiry

Labour leader David Cunliffe says he expects to be consulted on an inquiry into Judith Collins's alleged dealings with blogger Cameron Slater.

Golf: Alker finishes inside top 50

Steven Alker has finished in a share of 41st at the Web.com Tour's first playoff event, the Hotel Fitness Championship, in Indiana.

Labour unveils urban rail plan for Christchurch

Labour unveils urban rail plan for Christchurch

Labour has unveiled a $100 million plan for an urban rail system for Christchurch with Leader David Cunliffe earmarking existing transport funding for the project.

Naked Bus trip a 'night from hell'

Naked Bus trip a 'night from hell'

An overnight bus trip has turned into a night from hell for 37 passengers on a Naked Bus trip from Wellington to Auckland this morning.

Athletics: Another podium finish for Walsh

Athletics: Another podium finish for Walsh

Tom Walsh has scored another shot put podium finish overnight, finishing third at the ISTAF Berlin World Challenge.

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