Police now hold "grave concerns" for a missing tramper who
has not been heard from since Sunday.
Fatal accidents, breakdowns and huge traffic backlogs have
plagued the first four days of the official Christmas road
Police are looking for a man who poached 272 undersized paua
in Hicks Bay on the East Coast of the North Island.
The Government is defending a budget blowout by the police's
diplomatic protection squad of more than $1 million.
Historians are rubbishing claims by a Maori leader of an
academic conspiracy around who the first people were to
populate New Zealand.
A health worker was left badly shaken when a man allegedly
tried to sexually assault her in broad daylight outside
Waikato Hospital yesterday.
There was no shortage of runs as Otago beat Canterbury by the
slimmest of margins in their HRV Cup clash in Timaru this
For a club that have been around for a decade and who have
won the past two ANBL titles, the Breakers hold a dubious
record that stands out like the lanky Alex Pledger in a
crowded shopping mall.
A 10-metre launch is on fire in the Hauraki Gulf with two
people still on board.
After a strong shopping period in the lead-up to Christmas,
retailers enjoyed another boom yesterday with Boxing Day
spending up more than 13 per cent on last year.
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