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Van plunges 150m down Hawke's Bay bank

Van plunges 150m down Hawke's Bay bank

A 72-year-old man suffered serious injuries when his van plunged 150 metres down a bank in Hawke's Bay this morning.

NZ housing overvalued - IMF

NZ housing overvalued - IMF

New Zealand housing is already overvalued by about 25 percent and if it continues to rise may force the Reserve Bank to hike interest rates, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Crash victims suffered 'horrific' death

Two women who drowned in their upturned car after it crashed into a mangrove swamp and sank had blood-alcohol readings almost double the legal limit, a coroner has found.

Paralympics: Medallists head Para-cycling team

A 10-strong team headed by Paralympic medallists Phillipa Gray, Laura Fairweather and Fiona Southorn will contest the UCI Paracycling road world cup and road world championships in Canada in August.

Drink-driver's car confiscated

Drink-driver's car confiscated

A recidivist drink driver has today had his car confiscated after his ninth conviction.

Serious injuries after Hamilton crash

A person was seriously injured when their car crashed into a power pole in Hamilton this afternoon.

Rugby: Howlett always destined for sporting success

Rugby: Howlett always destined for sporting success

Doug Howlett, the former mop-haired speedster with a knack for scoring tries at any level of the game, was always destined for success.

Arrest after chickens bashed to death

Arrest after chickens bashed to death

A man facing charges of beating pigs with an iron bar has now been charged with breaching a protection order and bashing 13 chickens to death.

Rugby: Hurricanes keep the faith

Rugby: Hurricanes keep the faith

Hurricanes coaches Mark Hammett and Alama Ieremia have named an unchanged line-up to meet the Chiefs in Wellington on Friday night.

Mighty River share price firms

Newly-listed Mighty River Power's share price firmed by four cents to $2.55 this morning after falling to within one cent of its issue price on Tuesday.

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