A Bay of Plenty man who stole almost $52,000 in welfare
payments by falsely claiming he was paying rent is unlikely
to repay the money in his lifetime because he is only paying
$15.50 a week.
Shares in Fisher and Paykel Appliances rallied by 12.5 per
cent to just under Haier's takeover offer price while
directors urged shareholders to hold tight and do nothing.
All 43 crew on board a New Zealand fishing boat which caught
fire this morning have abandoned ship and are on their way to
New Zealand will field one of its strongest teams for a road
race world championships when professionals Julian Dean,
Hayden Roulston and Jack Bauer line up in the Netherlands
A post-mortem examination this morning of a newborn girl,
whose body was dumped in a Lower Hutt back yard, is expected
to shed light on the circumstances around her death.
New Zealand actress Anna Paquin has given birth to healthy
twins with her True Blood co-star and husband Stephen
Ambulances will no longer be sent to minor 111 calls as part
of sweeping changes to help stem St John's $15 million-a-year
Early childhood experts are in shock after a government
decision to make education compulsory from the age of 3 for
children of welfare beneficiaries.
The parents of one of the airmen killed in the Anzac Day
helicopter crash are getting official advice on how to make
the air force accountable.
A higher birth rate and an ageing workforce mean hundreds of
teachers could be needed to meet a staff shortage as school
rolls surge over the next decade, figures show.
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