Novopay inquiry head appointed

Sir Maarten Wevers has been appointed to head the Ministerial inquiry into controversial education payroll system Novopay.

Woman in intensive care after fall from car

A young Christchurch woman who fell out of a moving car early yesterday remains in intensive care and is unable to tell police what happened.

'Belter' quake shakes Christchurch

A strong quake has rattled Christchurch this afternoon.

Miners' Aussie job hopes fade

As former Spring Creek miners search for jobs after the mine closure, hopes of finding work in the Australian mines are quickly evaporating.

Decision on Bain compensation delayed

Decision on Bain compensation delayed

The Cabinet has delayed its decision on what to do next in the David Bain compensation claim at his request, Justice Minister Judith Collins said today.

Teen tramper winched from canyon

A teenage tramper who slipped on a rock in a remote Canterbury canyon has been winched to safety by a helicopter in a daring rescue.

Alleged abductor remains in custody

Alleged abductor remains in custody

A woman alleged to have abducted her 2-year-old granddaughter from the Otago Farmers Market on Saturday will remain in custody until her application for bail is heard in the Dunedin District Court tomorrow.

Mourners farewell burns victim

Shalvin Prasad, whose scorched body was found in a scrub fire in Kingseat, Auckland, loved football and Bollywood music.

Murder accused appears in court

Two men arrested in connection with the killing of a young Levin father have appeared in the Palmerston North District Court today.

Teen dies from bee sting

A teenage girl stung by a bee has died from an allergic reaction.

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