Environmentalists are appealing against a court decision to
allow coal mining on public conservation land on the West
Coast's Denniston Plateau.
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
Students were evacuated from an Auckland school this morning
following a bomb threat.
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.
A 26-year-old Rotorua man has appeared in Rotorua District
Court following the alleged kidnapping of a woman on
New Zealand will provide a further $6 million to help Samoa
recover from its most devastating cyclone in 21 years.
One person was killed when a car left the road and went into
a ditch in south Auckland overnight.
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
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.
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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