Wellington restaurant ablaze

Fire services are battling a blaze at a central Wellington restaurant.

Rugby: Ref defends contentious calls in final

Referee Glen Jackson has defended his decision to not award Auckland a penalty try in Saturday night's ITM Cup final - but he admits Auckland coach Wayne Pivac has a point.

Rugby player admits assaulting opponent

The man who knocked out former Bay of Plenty Steamers player Simon Chisholm during a rugby game has pleaded guilty.

Motorcyclist killed in Canty crash named

A motorcyclist who died near Rangiora in Canterbury on Friday night has been named.

Swipe at education system riles teachers

Swipe at education system riles teachers

Teachers strive to support all students regardless of their achievement levels, a Rotorua principal says.

No quick fixes as Govt tackles housing

No quick fixes as Govt tackles housing

The Government is to place a six-month time limit on councils processing consents for medium-size projects, including housing developments, as part of its push to make homes affordable.

Urewera Four lose appeals

Urewera Four lose appeals

The so-called Urewera Four have lost their appeals against conviction and sentence.

Thieves target Greymouth Salvation Army

The people who smashed their way into the Salvation Army building in Greymouth on Saturday night and stole food for a birthday party only needed to ask for it, captain Peter Dawson said today.

Quake overwhelmed police communications

Police today admitted the February 22 earthquake disaster in Christchurch "overwhelmed" their communication system.

Fireman serious after assault

A volunteer firefighter is in intensive care following an alleged assault that took place when he went to the aid of a group of young women in a house in Martinborough early yesterday.

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