A package found at a Queen St bus stop which prompted
investigation by Defence Force personnel and forced road
closures is no longer considered suspicious.
A man who helped with the kidnapping of
murdered woman Rae Portman said he was "under the influence"
of methamphetamine at the time.
A woman who broke the jaw of a neighbour's puppy by kicking
it has appeared in court over her treatment of the animal.
Blues head coach John Kirwan has made just one change to the
starting XV for Friday night's clash with the Reds at Suncorp
The 10-year-old boy who was electrocuted at his family home
in Rotorua has been named as Matthew Smith.
A suspicious package has forced the closure of part of Queen
St in central Auckland this afternoon as the Defence Force
Maritime police are searching Wellington harbour for a cocker
spaniel missing at sea.
Neighbours of the P lab that exploded in a Mount Maunganui
home say it is "horrible" and "disturbing" to live near such
a dangerous place.
A man arrested last week as a result of a police search
connected with the murder investigation into George Taiaroa's
death has appeared in the Rotorua District Court.
Landowners are being offered help to fix damage caused by
heavy rainfall and flooding in Bay of Plenty this week.
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