Woman likely knew killer: police

Woman likely knew killer: police

A young Ashburton mother found in a pool of blood in her home was probably killed by someone who knew her, police say.

Christchurch quake bill rises again

Christchurch quake bill rises again

The Government's anticipated final bill for the Canterbury Earthquakes has risen again, topping the $13 billion mark in today's Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (Hyefu) and finance Minister Bill English acknowledges it remains a risk to the Government's target of returning to surplus by 2014-15.

Rugby: Crusaders to be run by coalition of unions

Rugby: Crusaders to be run by coalition of unions

The Crusaders will be run by a South Island provincial union based group from next year.

NZ MS drug granted US patent

A new drug developed in New Zealand for the treatment of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis has been granted a patent in the United States.

Freak dump death victim named

Police have released the name of an 84-year-old man who died in a freak accident at a Bay of Plenty rubbish dump on Sunday.

Outrage at paedophile's home detention sentence

Rocks were hurled at a lawyer after her convicted paedophile client escaped a prison sentence and was instead granted home detention.

Cricket: Black Caps 'have little to fear'

Despite all the off-field dramas and their woeful Twenty20 world ranking, New Zealand veteran James Franklin says the side have little fear ahead of their South African cricket tour which begins tomorrow morning .

Man helped from burning house

A man had to be helped from his central Rotorua home after fire broke out.

Power outage hits Hawkes Bay

A widespread power outage is affecting homes and businesses in and around Hawkes Bay this morning.

Novopay frustrations reach boiling point

A Northland principal is calling for heads to roll at the Education Ministry as the Novopay debacle continues into the Christmas holiday period.

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