Paul Wiseman has been recruited as a guide on local
conditions for the New Zealand cricket tour of England.
The body of a 59-year-old fisherman has been recovered
from Lake Taupo overnight.
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has received two
complaints about the nation's second-highest-ranking police
officer, Mike Bush - but it will not be taking any action.
Auckland and Northland residents are being warned to prepare
for "intense" thunderstorms and "damaging" gales up to 130kmh
from this afternoon.
The drivers of two vehicles that crashed head-on last night
have died and a third person is in a critical condition in
If the Hurricanes look a long way in to the distance they
might be able to make out the Super Rugby playoffs.
A Northland man who was seriously injured after his tractor
went down a bank remains in a critical condition.
A car was crushed between two buses in Birkenhead this
morning and an eyewitness said it was amazing nobody was
The mother of an Auckland builder who was electrocuted under
his house says her son has been vindicated by a finding
against the electricians whose faulty wiring turned the
property into a death trap.
Younger All Black prospects will get their chance at several
training camps this month. But when that group is cropped for
the June test series against France, all the established All
Blacks will be picked to restate their international
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