Cricket: Oram released from NZC contract

Cricket: Oram released from NZC contract

Jacob Oram's international career is effectively over after he was released from his New Zealand Cricket contract.

Police bust 'major' drugs lab

Police say they have busted a "major" drug lab believed to be in the process of manufacturing thousands of ecstasy pills for New Year's Eve music festivals.

Young children seriously hurt in crash

One person has been killed and two young children seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash at Waimauku overnight.

Man dies after being hit by train

A man has been killed after being struck by a train in Palmerston North early this morning.

Novopay problems inflate holiday pay for school staff

The problems caused by the Ministry of Education's Novopay payroll system are mounting, with reports that school staff have been receiving huge holiday pay packets they aren't entitled to.

Aid sent to Samoa, Fiji

New Zealand has sent desperately needed supplies to cyclone-ravaged Samoa and Fiji as thousands remain in evacuation centres and vital services are cut off.

Fatal crash in Tokoroa

Fatal crash in Tokoroa

A person is dead after a crash in Tokoroa this afternoon, a community still reeling from the deaths of a family of five in a crash less than a week ago.

Novopay boss 'bamboozled' by non-payment

The head of the company behind the Novopay payroll system has apologised to school staff left unpaid before Christmas but says he's "bamboozled" anyone would be in that position.

Football: Boyd hoping to score one for grandad

If Tyler Boyd can find the back of the net in his first A-League start for the Wellington Phoenix tomorrow, there's one person who will be on his mind.

Hockey: Youth and experience in Black Sticks squad

Black Sticks men's head coach Colin Batch has named five new faces in his 2013 national squad as well as experienced players from this year's Olympic team.

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