Dotcom cleared to pursue case against police

Details of the top secret international spy agency ring known as Echelon will have to be produced after a new judgment in the Kim Dotcom case.

Whanganui/Wanganui - both names official

Both place names 'Wanganui' and 'Whanganui' have been recognised as official names of the city in Parliament today.

Accused told of kicking Cottrell in head

Accused told of kicking Cottrell in head

One of the men accused of murdering a Wellington journalist told his cousin in the days after the incident that he had kicked a man in the head, the cousin told police.

Disaster expert praises CTV rescue efforts

An international disaster response expert has today praised the decisions taken by rescuers at the collapsed CTV building, saying "the man on the ground is always right".

Remand for man accused of manslaughter

A Wellington man charged with the manslaughter of a Kapiti Coast teenager has been remanded until next week, when he is expected to make a plea to the charge.

Tourists met not long before fatal crash

The two tourists killed in yesterday's horror crash at Pelorus in Marlborough had only just met and were sharing a ride, police say.

Mum to defend boiling water burns charge

A mother accused of immersing her 2-year-old son's hands in boiling water then failing to seek medical treatment for at least eight months will defend the charge.

Charges unlikely over missing family

Police say charges are unlikely for a man at the centre of yesterday's mass search for a family feared taken hostage, as no offences are believed to have taken place.

Bar patrons thwart armed robbery

An attempted robbery at a bar last night went wrong when patrons took to the offenders with pool cues.

Autopsy on body found in burnt-out car

A postmortem examination is under way on a body found in a burnt-out car in a forest area between Taupo and Tokoroa.

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