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Kidnapping charge in car drag case

Kidnapping charge in car drag case

Charges against a Rotorua man accused of dragging a woman behind his vehicle for a kilometre have been upgraded to kidnapping.

Freezing blast on way for South

Freezing blast on way for South

Freezing weather is due to hit the South Island and parts of the North Island, WeatherWatch warns.

Face slashed, ear sliced in pub attack

A man's ear was torn in half and his face and neck were slashed when he was attacked with a glass at a Coromandel pub early this morning.

Tennis: Erakovic loses Strasbourg doubles final

Marina Erakovic might be having her struggles in singles but she's enjoyed success in doubles, even though she lost the final of the Strasbourg International overnight.

Rugby: Injury rules Whitelock out of tests

Rugby: Injury rules Whitelock out of tests

Crusaders lock Sam Whitelock has a broken finger and is likely to miss all three All Black tests against France.

Ship visit in US hands: McCully

Ship visit in US hands: McCully

A US ship visit to New Zealand is entirely in the superpower's hands, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says.

NZers' Australia exodus slowing

NZers' Australia exodus slowing

The exodus of New Zealanders to Australia is slowing down with the realisation that work is not only hard to find, but also not always lucrative, a Canterbury University researcher says.

Cricket: Lucrative deal for Vettori

Cricket: Lucrative deal for Vettori

Daniel Vettori missed the chance to return to the New Zealand test side against England but can take solace in what's expected to be a $120,000-plus pay day for a month's cricket in the Caribbean.

Armed robbery at Auckland pub

Armed robbery at Auckland pub

Four people have been arrested after an armed robbery at a South Auckland pub last night.

Woman 'kidnapped, dragged behind car'

Woman 'kidnapped, dragged behind car'

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after being kidnapped and dragged behind a car in a domestic incident near Tokoroa this afternoon.

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