Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick's search for a new
left back has seen him add Australian under-20 international
Reece Caira to the roster.
A new "nicotine inhaler", being tested in New Zealand, has
gone down well so far with tobacco addicts.
Dunedin's Invermay agricultural research centre faces losing
85 jobs as part of a planned major shake-up by the country's
largest crown research
A long-serving police officer allegedly bashed after coming
to the rescue of a battered woman yesterday has had 40
stitches to his face and needs to undergo dental
Synthetic cannabis smokers are turning to the real thing to
alleviate crippling withdrawal symptoms since a new law
removed the products from retail shelves this month.
Fonterra's increased payout for 2013-14 would lend a sizeable
boost to the economy, Westpac said in a commentary.
The search continues for a young woman, as police investigate
the death of Northland one-year-old Atreyu Taylor-Matene.
A Whangarei burglar who got home detention for stealing more
than 20 laptops from a school has been jailed for breaching
his home detention sentence, including cutting off his
electronic bracelet and absconding for several months.
Hundreds of Chiefs' fans - some queuing for close to 12 hours
- have braved the cold to snap up tickets for their side's
second Super rugby home grand final appearance in two years.
A power outage yesterday left Ashburton businesses in the
dark for a second time this month, frustrating shopkeepers
who say it is happening too often.
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