A 5-year-old girl abducted from outside her home yesterday was heard screaming in Chinese, ‘‘Let me go. I don't know you.''
The future of the Avondale Jockey Club looks to be very much up in the air, and will remain so even after last week's submissions into why the AJC should not be eventually absorbed or closed down.
National leader John Key is calling on Prime Minister Helen Clark to find out whether her Foreign Minister Winston Peters told the truth when he denied his party has received a donation from billionaire Owen Glenn.
Hopes are high that an experimental scheme to streamline courts from today will deliver faster justice to criminal defendants and victims.
When Annette King visited the police troops working in the Solomon Islands last week, it would have paid her to pick up a few peacekeeping skills to help with her job back home.
The importer of one of New Zealand's most successful work-out machines has launched legal action against online auction house Trade Me, claiming it failed to stop counterfeiters from cashing in on the device's good name.
National will allow small businesses to get rid of new workers during a 90-day trial period if it is elected - a move Labour's Trevor Mallard says is a "charter for abuse" of workers' rights.
A postmortem will today try to establish the role a night of drinking and freezing conditions might have played in the death of a 14-year-old.
Tourists have been advised by one ethnic society that it is not safe to walk alone on the streets here, as other Asian groups here say New Zealand is fast losing its reputation as a "safe country to visit".
Craig Norgate has a blunt verdict on the struggling meat industry, as many sheep farmers who have endured years of poor returns change direction and convert to dairying.
National MPs measure themselves up for seats on the government benches in Parliament - not too obviously, mind you - they might ask themselves who is going to be their equivalent of Michael Cullen if they win the election?
Motorists face yet another petrol price rise as well as hefty vehicle registration fee increases from next week, to cover the spiralling cost of treating road-crash victims.
When fortune turns against a government, it often turns with a vengeance.
Police will not stop four touring England rugby players at the centre of an alleged sexual attack leaving the country tomorrow.
In the late 1980s - working for Elders Finance - David Brown Douglas repossessed Rod Petricevic's corporate jet after the businessman's investment company became one of the high-profile failures of the sharemarket crash.
For all the hot air about curbing greenhouse gases, the burnoff of fossil fuels to move people and goods up and down the country's roads remains big business for the Government.
Parents should have the right to choose the sex of their unborn babies, the Government will be told today.
Foreign Minister Winston Peters cast diplomacy aside yesterday as he questioned why there were so many "useless" men in power positions in the Pacific and not enough women.
The Bioethics Council's controversial support for parents to choose the sex of their babies to balance families flies in the face of decades of action to end discrimination based on gender, says a leading academic ethicist.
Economists are predicting petrol prices will rise by up to 12c a litre even if world oil prices stabilise.