Christchurch shooting 'very personal and serious'

A Christchurch man shot a man in the buttocks in what police say was a "very personal and serious attack" remains in a critical but stable condition.

Asset sales petition to be resubmitted

The Keep Our Assets coalition will resubmit the citizens' initiated referendum petition to stop asset sales today with an additional 51,000 signatures.

Fire at Matakana restaurant

Fire at Matakana restaurant

Smoke and flames could be seen coming from a restaurant in Matakana this morning after an electrical fire broke out in the roof.

Auckland shopping centre to be levelled for rail link

A downtown Auckland shopping centre will be demolished to make way for the multibillion-dollar central rail link.

Hockey: Black Sticks qualify for World Cup

The New Zealand men's hockey team have secured a spot at next year's World Cup in The Hague, Netherlands, after England edged Korea in this morning's bronze medal match at the World League Round Three tournament in Malaysia.

Dunne in bid to re-register party

Dunne in bid to re-register party

Independent MP Peter Dunne will submit 500 individually signed declarations from members in an effort to register the United Future party today.

Quake rattles Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay residents were jolted by an earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale, just before 10am this morning.

Yachting: Hollow victory for Team NZ

Team New Zealand have taken their first point of the Louis Vuitton Cup, albeit a hollow one.

Equestrian: Nicholson eases to victory

Andrew Nicholson and Avebury are once again the Barbury Castle International Horse Trials 3-star Section A champions after a vintage performance in the cross country.

Fishing buddy unable to prevent drowning

A man has drowned after being swept away while fishing in Raglan overnight.

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