'Great boy' loved the outdoors

'Great boy' loved the outdoors

The family of missing teenager Blake Sinclair will carry out their own private search of the Clutha River after the official search was scaled down, police say.

Post-mortem on teen who died at party

A post-mortem examination is being carried out today on a teenager who died after drinking alcohol, including home-brewed spirits, at an 18th birthday party in south Auckland on Saturday.

Social worker guilty of animal cruelty

A man accused of putting a cat in a plastic bag before throwing it under cars because it was the "quickest way" to kill the animal has been found guilty of ill-treatment.

Youth tasered by police in Canterbury

Police were forced to subdue a youth with a taser after he allegedly threatened an officer with a bayonet and a knife near Culverden.

Oil spill at Timaru port

An oil spill at Timaru port that was discovered at midday is now being cleaned up by members of the Environment Canterbury oil response team.

Cycling: Franks takes out South Island BMX champs

BikeNZ high performance rider Daniel Franks took out the elite title at the South Island BMX Championships in Rangiora at the weekend.

Little respite from weather for West Coast

West Coasters hit by a deluge of heavy rain and thunderstorms can expect little relief in coming weeks, forecasters say.

Kiwis gloomy about job security

New Zealanders are feeling less confident about their job security in the coming year, according to a report out today.

Appeal for witnesses in cricket bat robbery

A cricket bat-wielding dairy robber is being hunted by police in Christchurch.

Kiwis admit to lying, cheating

Kiwi adults readily admit to lying, cheating and stealing, a new study shows, raising questions about the type of example they set for the country's youth.

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