The unconfirmed final holiday road toll stands at 18,
up 50 percent on the previous year.
Two men, one a New Zealander, have been refused bail over
their alleged involvment in violent assaults on Indian taxi
drivers in Melbourne last month.
Police have named the two men who died after the capsizing
and sinking of a fishing boat south of Bluff last night.
An Auckland man visiting family in Papamoa drowned while
retrieving craypots last night.
Libra is removing a television ad for tampons after a storm
New Zealand No 1 Marina Erakovic was bundled out of the ASB
Classic in the first round for the third year in a row last
night when she was beaten in three sets by German Angelique
A teenager suffered serious injuries when he fell 18m down a
bank in a quadbike accident.
Police have concerns over the theft of 10 high-powered
firearms from a south Taranaki farm.
Enterprising form last month has earned young female
sprinters Natasha Hansen and Katie Schofield the opportunity
to press a late claim for Olympic selection.
Last year Moa, a Blenheim-based boutique brewery, proudly
announced it had become the first craft beer-maker to sell
its products in New Zealand duty-free stores.
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