Passengers of an internal flight at Christchurch Airport were
held on board the plane after it emerged a tour group had
been exposed to the stomach bug Norovirus.
Nearly 8000 lightning strikes have hit the upper North Island
this morning as wild weather lashes the country.
Child poverty rates in New Zealand are "stagnating", having
barely changed since 2008, an international report by UNICEF
Events in Dubai over the past few days have thrown into sharp
relief the challenges facing New Zealand when they face
Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates next month.
A man and woman were taken to hospital by helicopter after
their Land Rover rolled down a bank on State Highway 7 near
Hanmer Springs last night.
A Motueka school was in lockdown this afternoon as armed
police hunt a man who is alleged to have presented a firearm
at a group of people.
The Dairy Workers' Union has
followed sister union EPMU by backing Andrew Little as next
Labour leader -- delivering him almost half of the total
union vote for the leadership contest.
'Horrific" Auckland Council rates of nearly $50,000 a year on
land still being grazed by livestock prompted the $37.9
million sale of one of the city's largest land lots.
Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380
superjumbo has landed at Auckland Airport twenty minutes
ahead of schedule as it starts a five-month summer
Solid Energy has delayed making a decision on whether to go
ahead with the re-entry of the Pike River Mine drift after
consulting with families.
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