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Man charged with murder after Rotorua shooting:

June 27th, 2019

A 53-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a 39-year-old man in a firearms incident in Rotorua last night.The accused has been remanded in custody until 19 July when he will appear in the Rotorua High...

Dead animals, racist death threats: Auckland family's harassment 'extremely disturbing':

June 27th, 2019

Racist harassment of a West Auckland family that included having their car tyres slashed and dead animals put in their letterbox was extremely disturbing, the Human Rights Commission says."Everyone has a right to feel safe, particularly...

Four new measles cases confirmed in Wellington:

June 27th, 2019

Four more cases of measles have popped up in the Wellington area, including one person who travelled on the Johnsonville train line last week.Regional Public Health (RPH) has been notified of the four confirmed cases and are asking...

Paula Bennett: Treasury boss Makhlouf 'incompetent' and should apologise:

June 27th, 2019

National deputy leader Paula Bennett says that outgoing Treasury boss Gabriel Makhlouf is incompetent and should apologise for his "Mickey Mouse" handling of the so-called Budget hack that wasn't a hack.Her comments follow the ...

Not going away: Euthanasia opponents vow to keep fighting:

June 27th, 2019

Opponents of a bill legalising voluntary euthanasia say they're buoyed Parliament's support for the legislation has thinned at its second reading and are vowing to only get louder.The End of Life Choice Bill, which in its current...

Kasha William Gosset appeals Christchurch Rebels Motorcycle Club gang murder:

June 27th, 2019

A man jailed for life over the gruesome execution-style killing of a Rebels Motorcycle Club gang member is appealing his conviction. Both Kasha William Gosset and Cody Derek Martin pointed the finger at each other for carrying out...

$20m cocaine case: Eleventh hour admissions of guilt by four men about to stand trial for smuggling 46kg of drug into Port of Tauranga:

June 27th, 2019

The trial of the biggest cocaine haul destined for the New Zealand market is over before it even started.Evidence of how four men - two from Australia, a Croatian and a Serb - orchestrated the smuggling of $20 million worth of the...

Man charged after serious Onehunga assault:

June 27th, 2019

Police are investigating after a serious assault in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga.It happened in Church St just after 8 o'clock last night.One person was taken to hospital with critical injuries.An 18-year-old man was arrested...

Former gang associate jailed for dark web drug importation:

June 27th, 2019

A former gang associate imported up to $13,000 of ecstasy in three months through the dark web, a court has heard.Regan Trevor Howells, 25, appeared in the Dunedin District Court yesterday after pleading guilty to three counts of...

Meth-fuelled crash: Driver sent victim on 'journey through hell':

June 27th, 2019

A meth-fuelled driver who hit his victim head-on sent the victim on a ''journey through hell'', a court has heard.Nicholas David Taylor, 31, caused the smash on State Highway 8 near the Manuka Gorge on May 2 last year.Despite...

Cop used excessive force in Huntly house party arrest, said 'kids got what they deserved':

June 27th, 2019

A police officer used excessive force during a Huntly house party arrest and made comments to the effect of "some of these kids got what they deserved", the police watchdog has ruled.The inquiry began after a fellow officer reported...

No bail for man accused of fatally stabbing miniature horse Star:

June 27th, 2019

A man accused of stabbing a miniature horse 41 times has been refused bail.The 49-year-old appeared in the Dunedin District Court for the first time last week accused of "wilfully ill-treating an animal namely Star the miniature...

Supercars and Michelin stars: Lavish lifestyle of Kiwi Hamish Hurley and wealthy girlfriend before it all fell apart:

June 27th, 2019

Hamish Hurley and Mandy Gray lived the good life - travelling the world in private jets and a lavish superyacht bought on her dime.The Kiwi physical therapist and the wealthy American divorcee lived a life of luxury unthinkable...

Multiple Rangitoto College students taken to hospital after serious crash:

June 27th, 2019

A Rangitoto College student has been seriously injured after a crash on Saturday night involving multiple pupils from the school.The school's principal Patrick Gale confirmed the crash was serious and those involved had been taken...

Kaitaia's Jahcey Te Koha Aroha O Te Raki Ngahere charged with murder of Maree Takuira Mita Ngahere:

June 27th, 2019

The identity of a Kaitaia man charged with murdering a month-old-baby girl can now be revealed after name suppression expired when he appeared in the High Court at Whangarei.The man, who turns 23 today, is Jahcey Te Koha Aroha O...

Climate change's hot summers could unleash more rat infestations: pest controllers:

June 27th, 2019

Fat rats are brazenly overrunning suburbs across Auckland, and it could become an ongoing problem due to climate change, the association representing pest controllers says.Auckland's "very hot summer" had driven the rats frisky...

Treasury boss Gabriel Makhlouf's actions not reasonable over Budget 'hack' - SCC report:

June 27th, 2019

An investigation into Treasury boss Gabriel Makhlouf has found that he acted in good faith and without political bias, but his actions were not reasonable and he should have taken more personal responsibility.But Makhlouf remains...

Person trapped as serious crash closes SH16 near Wellsford:

June 26th, 2019

One person is trapped in their vehicle with serious injuries after they collided with another vehicle on the Kaipara Coast Highway.Police are at the scene of the crash, where a person is being cut out of their vehicle. They will...

Housing Minister Phil Twyford absent for Jacinda Ardern's Cabinet reshuffle meeting:

June 26th, 2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has met with her Labour caucus this morning to discuss today's Cabinet reshuffle - and beleaguered Housing Minister Phil Twyford was nowhere to be seen.A spokesman for Twyford said he was at a speaking...

Kāpiti councillor David Scott loses appeal on indecent assault:

June 26th, 2019

The Kāpiti councillor who pressed his crotch against a female co-worker has lost his job after an appeal against his conviction was thrown out.David Scott was found guilty of indecent assault last year after the 72-year-old...

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