More than 10,000 sign anti-rodeo petition

More than 10,000 sign anti-rodeo petition

More than 10,000 people have signed a petition to stop Saturday's New Zealand International Rodeo at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton.

Man killed in Waikato crash named

A driver killed in a single vehicle crash near Whatawhata in Waikato on Tuesday has been named as Donald Ross Edwards, 74, of Karamu.

Life sentence for fatal stabbing

A market gardener who stabbed a young Christchurch mum to death in front of her three-year-old daughter has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Woman fined for calling NZer 'stupid fat Australian'

A British woman has been found guilty of racially abusing her Kiwi neighbour for calling her a "stupid fat Australian", a UK newspaper reports.

Woman in critical condition after fall from car park building

A woman is in a critical condition after falling from a car park building in central Auckland this morning.

Tramper rescued from Tararua Ranges

A Chilean tramper was rescued by helicopter this morning after spending a night lost in the Tararua Range.

F&P Healthcare profit rises

NZX-listed Fisher & Paykel Healthcare said its net profit rose by 18 per cent to $33.3 million for the six months to September 30, compared with the previous corresponding period, and that it was heading towards an improved performance for the full financial year.

Peter Jackson 'mortified' over journalist's blacklisting

Sir Peter Jackson was "mortified" to hear that a journalist was blacklisted from covering The Hobbit premiere for writing too many negative stories about the movie.

Animal handler 'never meant to harm Hobbit'

Animal handler 'never meant to harm Hobbit'

A wrangler at the centre of claims animals were mistreated during filming of The Hobbit stands by his allegations, but says he never intended "tarnishing" the movie or Sir Peter Jackson.

Tongariro settles but could blow again

Tongariro settles but could blow again

Signs of volcanic activity at Mt Tongariro have settled overnight, but experts say there could be more and continue to monitor the mountain for any changes after yesterday's eruption.

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