The National Party strongly opposes proposals to ditch a rule
that lets MPs who win an electorate bring others in on their
The 17 medals won by Kiwis at the Paralympics places New
Zealand at the top of the per capita table, Statistics New
A 20-year-old New Zealander has died in a base jumping
accident in the north of Italy.
Both of Taranaki's community rescue helicopter pilots have
quit, while a lack of funds for the trust that runs it
threatens its future.
Addiction researchers are concerned that a study of gambling
habits in Pacific families reveal children as young as nine
are betting with money.
Chinese home goods giant Haier's anticipated takeover bid for
Fisher & Paykel Appliances has been labelled
"opportunistic" by a prominent fund manager, who says
shareholders are unlikely to sell unless there's a very good
offer on the table.
It seems a forlorn and slightly desperate hope, but
Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer says his side will need plenty
of luck if they are to beat the All Blacks in Dunedin on
There is no bigger rivalry for Bay of Plenty than their rugby
match-ups with close neighbours Waikato, and tomorrow night
the hostilities will resume in their ITM match in Hamilton.
Conrad Smith never seems to have a bad game and he will no
doubt feature heavily in South Africa's scouting report ahead
of this weekend's Rugby Championship match against the All
Blacks in Dunedin.
Emergency services are at the scene of a petrol tanker crash
in Plimmer Tce, Shannon.
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