NZ man dies in Samoan prison cell

The mother of a mentally ill man who was found dead in a police cell in Samoa hopes the death will lead to a better understanding of mental illnesses in the Pacific Island country.

Kiwi lawyer caught in US insider trading case

A New Zealand attorney at a New York law firm has become embroiled in a major US insider trading case which could see a former Australian mate jailed for 20 years.

Christchurch retail activity lifts again

Christchurch retail activity has risen strongly for a second consecutive quarter, bucking national trends, according to latest figures.

Tongariro 'smoke plumes' actually steam

Plumes of 'smoke' seen rising from Mt Tongariro today are not signs of increased volcanic activity, GNS scientists say.

Body found in hunt for missing man

Police searching for a missing man have found a body near Tikitapu (Blue Lake) in the Bay of Plenty.

Booze culture queried after quad bike crash

Booze culture queried after quad bike crash

A doctor on duty at Hawkes Bay Hospital when a group of injured people were brought in after a quad bike crash says innocent people will continue to be hurt if there is not a change in attitudes towards alcohol.

Arrest over Auckland shooting

Arrest over Auckland shooting

A man has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm over a shooting in Flat Bush that has left a young in critical condition with a stomach wound.

Quadbike crash girl fighting for life

A little girl was fighting for her life in the Starship last night as police investigated whether four adults riding with her on a quadbike that crashed should be charged.

Arrests after Countdown robberies

Two men have been arrested over the robberies of two Countdown supermarkets in the lower North Island.

Summer returning after unsettled spell

Summer has finally returned to the country after a week of heavy rain, gale force winds and, in some places, snow.

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