GCSB report: Some spying may have been illegal

GCSB report: Some spying may have been illegal

A report on the GCSB initiated as a result of the Kim Dotcom affair has found 88 instances where the spy agency's surveillance may have been illegal.

Lessons to be learned from tragic drowning: coroner

An Auckland man drowned after trying to save his young grandchildren from a rip at an "unforgiving" stretch of Ninety Mile Beach despite a rescuer's desperate attempt to bring him ashore.

Fatal crash driver ignored plea to slow down

Fatal crash driver ignored plea to slow down

A teenager and a 20-year-old died in an after-party crash caused by the unlicensed driver reaching 145kmh while racing his overloaded vehicle, a coroner has found.

Community divided by cattle rustling case

A "bold and outrageous" cattle rustling case has divided a rural community north of Auckland.

High valuations prompt slowdown in property market

Housing valuations are the highest in seven years, prompting a slowdown in the market as some buyers hold off until prices become more affordable, according to property valuation experts.

Wellington water restrictions lifted

Wellington's water ban has been lifted almost four weeks since sprinklers fell silent across the capital.

Father admits crashing quad bike, injuring daughter

The father of a 6-year-old girl seriously injured in a quad bike crash has admitted to drink-driving and crashing the vehicle, injuring himself and his passengers.

Drivers cleared after driveway accidents

Drivers who hit children in two separate driveway incidents in Taupo - one of them fatal - will not be charged.

Rugby: Axed Hika an unhappy hooker

Rugby: Axed Hika an unhappy hooker

Magpies and All Black hooker Hika Elliot last night admitted to being "pretty gutted" about not being offered a 2013 ITM contract from the Hawkes Bay union.

Telecom 4G network going live this year

Telecom's 4G mobile services will go live in Auckland in October and in Wellington and Christchurch by Christmas.

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