One of two female occupants of a hatchback car was flown to
Wellington Hospital with serious injuries after the vehicle
left the road near Masterton just after 3pm today.
The Government is holding a briefing on Solid Energy's
worsening financial position.
A prolonged dry spell on the West Coast is expected to
continue through to March, leaving many on water rations.
A woman in her 50s was knocked unconscious and suffered a
suspected broken arm when she fell down a cliff in Whangarei
Witnesses are being asked to come forward following a series
of suspicious rural fires west of Hamilton early this
New Zealand's population growth is expected to slow over the
next 10 years than it has in the past and at the same time an
increasing number of Kiwis are leaving to live overseas.
All Blacks and former Blues players Ma'a Nonu and Tony
Woodcock will represent the Highlanders in a competition game
for the first time tomorrow night.
Prime Minister John Key has backed away from statements to
Parliament about SkyCity hatching a land deal with TVNZ to
make room for the larger convention centre he wanted.
Swedish company Ericsson is opening a new facility in
Wellington which will service the rollout of the ultra-fast
broadband scheme and create 30 jobs.
TVNZ says it has had no approach from SkyCity to buy its land
for the proposed convention centre, contrary to the Prime
Minister's assurances to Parliament yesterday.
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