Just who will play in goal for the Wellington Phoenix against
the Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon won't be
decided until the side gets to Australia, although schoolboy
Scott Basalaj has the inside running.
A key recommendation in the landmark coroner's finding into
the Kahui twins' deaths has been ignored by the Government in
its child abuse white paper.
Demolition work is continuing apace on the historic Cranmer
Court building in Christchurch despite a city council vote
today asking the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority for
a month's pause.
Wellington Phoenix striker Mirjan Pavlovic is unlikely to be
seen at the A-League club in the near future.
A boy racer caught after a 14-minute high-speed pursuit
involving 10 police cars was unrepentant afterwards, telling
officers: "Next time I'll smoke you.''
Already halfway through, the West Coast whitebait season has
been sluggish as rain, flooded rivers and rough seas keep
catches small and fishermen indoors.
The father of the 5-year-old boy killed by a bus on the West
Coast in August ignored his driving disqualification to go to
a cemetery and sit at his son's grave, a court has been told.
A man who was tasered after crashing a stolen vehicle while
drunk during a police pursuit in the Hawkes Bay has been
found guilty of charges arising from the incident.
A 26-year old man has been taken into police custody after an
armed offenders squad callout in Christchurch this afternoon.
At least three people have been taken to hospital following
an accident on the Hawke's Bay expressway.
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