A judge has delivered a withering summary of lawyer Davina
Murray's behaviour as she unsuccessfully defended herself
against a charge of smuggling contraband to murderer and
rapist Liam Reid in prison.
Fertiliser co-operative Ballance Agri-Nutrients says
cost-cutting helped drive its trading profit up by 19.8 per
cent to $92.6 million, despite last summer's drought reducing
A drug search was halted today after a bomb was discovered at
a rural Waikato property.
Southland No 1 Vaughan McCall missed the two-round cut of the
111th Western Amateur in Arkansas by only one stroke today.
Dave Rennie has named an unchanged Chiefs team to play the
Brumbies in Saturday's Super Rugby final in Hamilton,
although wing Lelia Masaga has been bracketed with Robbie
Robinson due to injury.
The head of Parliamentary Service had taken a hit over the
accessing of Fairfax journalist Andrea Vance's phone records
and resigned today.
Holcim has delivered another body blow to the West Coast,
announcing today the closure of its Westport cement plant
within two to three years.
A former Hokitika man charged over the burglary of four
vacant Christchurch houses soon after the deadly Canterbury
earthquakes has been jailed for 19 months.
Success at this week's Shikoku Basketball Classic at Szenchen
has provided the Tall Blacks with ideal preparation for the
upcoming Oceania championship series against Australia.
A shallow 4.2 magnitude earthquake has been detected near
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