Court challenge to freedom camping bylaw

The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association is taking Westland District Council to court in a bid to quash its "overly restrictive" freedom camping bylaw.

Attacked officer grateful for help

Attacked officer grateful for help

A police officer attacked by a mob in the coastal Waikato town of Kawhia on Friday night has expressed his gratitude for the help he received from locals.

Cycling: Roulston claims national champs title

Hayden Roulston has won a popular victory in the national road cycling championships in Christchurch today.

The hometown favourite rode down professional teammate George Bennett in the final 3km to claim his third victory in the event, sponsored by Calder Stewart. Roulston last won the race in 2011.

Boy serious after being hit by car

A 7-year-old Minginui boy is in a serious but stable condition in Rotorua Hospital after being hit by a car in the remote township near Murupara.

Flights back on track after cloud disruptions

Flights back on track after cloud disruptions

Flights were back on track in and out of Wellington this afternoon after low cloud disrupted flights this morning.

West Coast cops another pounding by weather

With little time for the South Island's West Coast to dry out, heavy rain and severe thunderstorms were again lashing the region today.

Nth Island drowning victim named

Police have released the name of a young man who drowned at Haruru in the Bay of Islands on Tuesday.

Kiwi shotput ace bitten in face by dog

New Zealand shotputter Jacko Gill has spent time in hospital after being bitten in the face by a dog.

Tramper dies in Bay of Plenty

A 75-year-old tramper died when he fell down a bank and hit his head in Bay of Plenty yesterday, police say.

Arrest likely over death of 'harmless' man

Police say it is likely arrests will be made today in connection to the death of a "harmless" Featherston man early yesterday.

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