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.

Bomb threat at Auckland school

Students were evacuated from an Auckland school this morning following a bomb threat.

Rugby: Hurricanes prop out for season

Hurricanes prop Jeffery Toomaga-Allen has been ruled out for the rest of the season following a knee injury during his team's loss to Chiefs a fortnight ago.

Man in court on kidnapping charge

Man in court on kidnapping charge

A 26-year-old Rotorua man has appeared in Rotorua District Court following the alleged kidnapping of a woman on Saturday.

NZ pledges more aid for Samoa

New Zealand will provide a further $6 million to help Samoa recover from its most devastating cyclone in 21 years.

One killed as car crashes into ditch

One person was killed when a car left the road and went into a ditch in south Auckland overnight.

National plans food in schools programme

National will announce a food-in-schools programme early this week to prevent children becoming victims of learning problems, Prime Minister John Key told party members yesterday.

Tribal chief executive wins Labour selection

Ngati Kahungunu chief executive Meka Whaitiri yesterday won selection to stand for Labour in next month's Ikaroa-Rawhiti byelection to replace the late Parekura Horomia.

Two judges among courtroom assaults

Two judges among courtroom assaults

At least two judges were among 21 court staff assaulted in courtrooms in the past two years, according to figures which reveal thousands of actual or potential weapons were seized in that period by court security staff.

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