Canterbury rebuild underpins jobs growth

The Canterbury rebuild continues to underpin growth in the job market, with advertised vacancies in the third quarter up 12.3 per cent on the same period a year ago, according to Trade Me.

Stepson (6) given black eye for tantrum

A Rotorua man has been sentenced for giving his 6-year-old stepson a black eye by elbowing him in the face while he was having a tantrum over being buckled into his car seat.

Aussie banks cream profits in NZ

The top four Australian-owned trading banks have collectively made more money in the four years since the global financial crisis than the four before it.

Cricket: White Ferns crash out in semifinal

The White Ferns were eliminated from the women's World Twenty20 cricket tournament after a seven-wicket defeat by England in Sri Lanka overnight.

High Court trial for garden gnome murder accused

The man accused of bashing a Christchurch woman to death with a garden ornament will stand trial for murder at the High Court.

Prostitute murder case sent to High Court

A man charged with the 2008 murder of Christchurch prostitute Mellory Manning will stand trial in the High Court.

Dangerous Mob member on the run

Dangerous Mob member on the run

A Mongrel Mob member remains on the run this morning after escaping police custody on Wednesday.

Teen runner completes epic journey

Teen runner completes epic journey

A 19-year-old from the Hutt Valley has experienced New Zealand in a way few others can claim - running the 2200km length of the country in only 34 days.

Kiwis targeted in 'scareware' scam

New Zealanders have been targeted by international telemarketing scammers who allegedly tricked people into thinking their computers were plagued by viruses so they could charge hundreds of dollars to "fix" them.

Dad in shock after apartment death plunge

Dad in shock after apartment death plunge

A Mexican engineer lost his wife and 3-month-old daughter in a 26-storey fall soon after arriving in New Zealand to undertake a seismic research project.

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