The Rena disaster clean-up is estimated to have cost about
$130 million, Environment Minister Nick Smith told Parliament
New Hurricanes skipper Conrad Smith believes having the 'C'
next to his name on the team sheet could be just the tonic to
invigorate him ahead of this year's Super Rugby campaign.
Auckland have named their squad to play Otago in the
preliminary final of the Ford Trophy at Colin Maiden Park,
A man who was killed at a Hamilton block of flats yesterday
is yet to be formally identified because he had a number of
aliases, police say.
A woman who was asleep with her boyfriend at their Porirua
home was indecently assaulted by an intruder who woke her
after getting in through an unlocked door.
A Wellington dairy worker armed himself with a cricket stump
when confronted by a barefoot robber wielding a knife.
A German tourist's impromptu attempt at freestyle
rock-climbing came to grief yesterday when he plunged 4m on
to jagged rocks at Perpendicular Point, near Punakaiki.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters was briefly denied
the chance to address asset-sale protesters at Parliament
today during an argument with the rally's organiser over
whether he was allowed to speak.
Plans to "Monday-ise'' public holidays have inched closer to
reality after legislation to make the change went on to
Parliament's business programme today.
A 13-year prison sentence handed down to one of the men who
stole 96 war medals from the Waiouru Army Museum will not be
reduced, the Supreme Court has ruled.
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