Prime Minister John Key says the Government makes no apology
for what promises to be a new drive for efficiencies in the
A barrister fighting disciplinary charges can now be
identified after the Supreme Court said it was "untenable''
that professional people with high public profiles should be
given name suppression as of right.
The Law Commission has proposed ditching trials by a full
jury of 12 in favour of trials by a judge and two
semi-professional jurors to allow more evidence, such as
previous convictions, to be used.
A woman is in critical condition in hospital after she was
hit by a car while walking home last night.
A man is due to appear in court on Friday charged in
connection with the crash that claimed the life of South
Canterbury Finance founder Allan Hubbard.
The mother of an American backpacker killed by falling debris
in the February 22 Canterbury earthquake has welcomed the
royal commission of inquiry, saying it has helped "bring
closure" to her family.
The same weather system which brought flooding to parts of
southeast Australia last week is drifting towards New
Brazilian winger Daniel last month became one of three
Wellington Phoenix players to make 100 appearances, but he
may not make it far past that mark.
An elderly man died after losing control of his scooter and
crashing into a fence this afternoon.
The body of a 13-year-old boy who went missing after jumping
into the Waikato River on Friday has been found.
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