Adventure company pleads guilty after deaths

An adventure company responsible for a rock-climbing expedition during which three people were swept to their deaths has pleaded guilty to failing to ensure their safety.

Convicted teacher to return to classroom

A teacher convicted of fraud after lying to Housing New Zealand over how much she earned, so she could get a $27,000 discount on her rent, will be allowed back in the classroom after a six-month suspension.

Football: Added incentive to beat Aussies

The New Zealand women's football side are keen to beat Australia for the first time in nearly 20 years, but they have even more reason to beat their transtasman rivals now they have performance targets to meet as a team receiving government funding.

Mental health support for drought-stricken farmers

Farmers affected by this year's devastating drought will be given support to recognise mental health problems.

League: Townsend to move to Warriors

Cronulla half Chad Townsend has stolen the Warriors' thunder, announcing on his Facebook site he's signed a two-year contract to move to Auckland next season.

Jetstar ditches Wellington-Queenstown flights

Jetstar ditches Wellington-Queenstown flights

Jetstar is ditching services from Wellington to Queenstown as it focuses on peak-time services between Auckland and Christchurch.

Quake shakes Napier

Hawkes Bay has been jolted by a magnitude 4.5 earthquake.

Yachting: Louis Vuitton Cup faces delay

The start of the Louis Vuitton Cup may yet be delayed with Team New Zealand considering making an appeal to the international jury after Artemis vetoed a proposal from the Kiwi team and Luna Rossa to alter the racing schedule.

Tramper right to activate beacon

A tramper accused of activating a personal locator beacon because he was running late and wanted a ride to his car has been cleared of any wrongdoing after an investigation.

Council worker keeps sight after bleach attack

A council worker who had bleach thrown in his eyes in a highway attack is lucky to have avoided any permanent damage to his vision, his boss says.

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