Bowls: Brassey to lead experienced team in national fours final

Veteran bowler Rowan Brassey will lead an experienced outfit against Andrew Kelly's youthful team in the final of the Hyundai National Open Championships fours final in Taranaki tomorrow.

Forestry worker injured when skidder rolls

A forestry worker was seriously injured when the skidder he was operating rolled more than 50 metres down a steep hill at a logging site in Marlborough today.

Tennis: Victory for Jones rules him out of Melbourne

Greg Jones' upset victory over sixth seed Jurgen Melzer at Stanley St has come at a cost - he now can't compete in the Australian Open.

Summer's extreme weather to continue

Summer's extreme weather to continue

A further onslaught of wet weather in the South Island has prompted flood warnings to campers and farmers in South Canterbury.

Woman dies after domestic assault

Woman dies after domestic assault

A Whangarei mother of two has died in hospital after a domestic dispute and more serious charges are likely to be laid against the man accused of assaulting her.

Counselling ordered after sword threat

A "grossly intoxicated" man who held a samurai sword to his mother's throat when she refused to hand over his car keys has been ordered to undergo alcohol counselling.

'Marmageddon' spreads into 2013

'Marmageddon' spreads into 2013

Sanitarium is testing newly installed equipment at its Christchurch Marmite-making plant and an update on the breakfast spread's return to supermarket shelves should be released next week, says general manager Pierre van Heerden.

'Moon man' gets it wrong

Self-proclaimed weather guru Ken Ring is wildly astray in his January predictions for the South Island hydro lakes region, in his 2013 weather almanac.

Golf: Wellington golfers dominate Maori champs

Wellington golfers Haupai Puha (Royal Wellington) and Cruize Wawatai (Titahi) hold a one-shot lead halfway through qualifying in the 76th New Zealand Golf Maori national championships at the Taupo Golf Club.

Progress in fatal Waihi stabbing case: police

The Waihi Beach property where an expatriate New Zealander was fatally stabbed has been blessed and returned to the family.

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