Man remanded over sex charges

A Waikato man charged with historic sex offences against boys has been remanded in custody.

Woman bitten by her dog while playing

A woman is recovering in hospital today after her dog accidentally bit her while playing, causing a gash above her eye.

Grieving partner offers forgiveness

Grieving partner offers forgiveness

A judge has commended a grieving woman and the man responsible for her partner's death during an emotional court hearing following a fatal road accident.

Truckies caught out by snow

A few truckies had to camp overnight in their cabs in the Craigieburn Cutting after heavy snow on State highway 73 on the Canterbury side of Arthur's Pass.

Fatal West Coast fire not suspicious

Police say a fatal fire in Kaniere on the West Coast on Saturday morning was not suspicious.

40 jobs to go at Opus

About 40 people are being made redundant from the engineering and architecture company Opus International Consultants this week.

Hunter rescued in freezing conditions

Hunter rescued in freezing conditions

A hunter who fell down a creek in a Southland forest and became disoriented as a polar blast swept in has been found by relieved rescuers battling freezing conditions.

Rescue chopper called out after dog attack

An ambulance and rescue helicopter are on the way to the scene of a dog attack in St Arnaud, in the Nelson Lakes region.

Denniston mine opponents head to court

Environmentalists are appealing against a court decision to allow coal mining on public conservation land on the West Coast's Denniston Plateau.

Wanaka man pleads guilty in cocaine case

Wanaka man pleads guilty in cocaine case

A Wanaka painter involved in a $1 million cocaine distribution ring dubbed "a Guy Ritchie plot line without the bloody ending" has been told that jail is an inevitable outcome.

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