The country's second most highly ranked police officer is
under pressure to retract a funeral eulogy said to attack the
integrity of a former Cabinet minister.
The Prime Minister has given his blessing for minister
Maurice Williamson to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres show
after Mr Williamson became the unexpected face of gay rights
for his "big gay rainbow" speech.
All Black Julian Savea has moved out of his family home and
his mother is acting as a go-between for the rugby star and
his partner after he was charged with assault.
Soaked Nelson residents are bracing for more heavy rain this
afternoon as authorities study historical slip sites amid the
threat of another torrential downpour.
Hurricanes and All Blacks wing Julian Savea has apologised to
his partner and her family after it was revealed he had been
charged with assault.
Nelson is the latest region to face the wild weekend weather.
World No1 amateur Lydia Ko has stormed home in the final
round of the LOTTE LPGA Championship in Hawaii.
A small tornado brought down a tree, broke windows and
damaged a roof in Raglan this afternoon.
A woman was seriously injured when the vehicle she was in
crashed into a pole in south-west Christchurch this morning.
The worst of the flooding that forced the evacuation of
dozens of holidaymakers in Bay of Plenty yesterday appears to
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