Three motorcycles collided near Taupo this afternoon, leaving
two people with serious injuries.
Colin Munro hopes his marathon double century today helps
move him away from being pigeon-holed as a one-day
New Zealand is in for a bitter cold snap at this end of this
week, forecasters predict.
Several major public sector data breaches have led to the
Privacy Commissioner labelling 2012 "the year of the data
New Zealand's education system has ranked 8th in a new global
league table published by education firm Pearson.
Chief executive of the Ministry of Education Lesley Longstone
came under fire this morning over Novopay, charter schools, a
failed class size policy and Christchurch school closures.
A large scrub fire on Auckland's Mt Wellington threatened
houses in the area.
Former world No 2 Tommy Haas, who has climbed from outside
the top 200 to a ranking of 21 this year, will continue his
remarkable comeback at January's Heineken Open.
Clearly aware of the competition on the red carpet on the
other side of Wellington, politicians ratcheted up the
entertainment value in Parliament today - with National
minister Steven Joyce's adaptation of JR Tolkein's work
taking the Oscar.
A solo mum who was three times the drink-driving limit when
she ploughed into a power pole with three pre-schoolers in
the back of the vehicle avoided jail today.
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