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Staff investigated over Novopay advice

Staff investigated over Novopay advice

Two senior staff at the Education Ministry are being investigated over the advice they gave Cabinet Ministers prior to the 'go live' of Novopay.

Motorcyclist killed after Waikato crash named

Police have released the name of a motorcyclist who died after a crash in Waikato last week.

Crash closes Auckland motorway

A three-car crash has closed the westbound lanes of Auckland's Northwestern Motorway west of the Te Atatu interchange.

Teen killed in blaze had 'bright future'

A Rotorua teenager who died in a fire at the weekend has been described as a bubbly girl who had a bright future.

Cold blast moves north

Cold blast moves north Road snow warnings are in place for South Island road passes, while severe weather warnings have been issued for other areas as an active trough moves across the country.

Officers tackle man doused in petrol

Officers tackle man doused in petrol

Two police officers who tackled a man who had poured petrol over himself and was threatening to set himself alight have been praised for their bravery.

Faces getting angrier on Lego men

Faces getting angrier on Lego men

The faces of Lego mini-figures are getting angrier, says a University of Canterbury robot researcher.

Pepper spray wouldn't have quelled riot - prison boss

Officers confronted by 29 rioting inmates at the Spring Hill prison would have been overwhelmed if they had tried to use pepper spray, Corrections Department chief executive Ray Smith says.

Survivor tried to run back into fire

A survivor of a fire that gutted a Rotorua warehouse, killing teenage girl Mihinui Tamiana, tried to run back into the inferno to save her, but was tackled and restrained by a firefighter who saved his life, a witness says.

NZ houses '4th most overvalued' in world

NZ houses '4th most overvalued' in world

New Zealand has the fourth-most overvalued property prices in the developed world, according to a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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