Labour and the Greens have slammed a deal announced for a new
convention centre in Auckland today, saying the Government
has handed SkyCity a licence to print money.
A Taihape farm worker who was killed in a house fire despite
a passerby's efforts to save him has been named by police.
Panic broke out among students at the University of
Auckland's Epsom campus this morning as a ferocious fire
broke out in the cafeteria.
A toddler who swallowed a chemical in central Hawkes Bay was
rushed to hospital last night.
Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says he was not
informed about an alleged online cheating service because an
investigation failed to find sufficient evidence to proceed.
Two people died in a four-car crash in Northland yesterday
afternoon during a weekend of road carnage that claimed eight
Details of the controversial SkyCity convention centre deal
with the Government have been announced this morning - and
the listed casino operator will pay $402m for the new centre.
Disgraced National Party list MP Aaron Gilmore has moved to
spare the Government further embarrassment during a critical
week by announcing his resignation last night.
New Zealand bowler Kyle Mills was involved in an altercation
at a Christchurch bar early yesterday morning but the
cricketer says he was more a peacemaker than active
Team New Zealand will meet America's Cup officials this week
to discuss the future of the embattled event following the
death of British sailor Andrew Simpson.
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