Report on police Urewera actions due

After more than five years, the official judgment on contentious police actions against activists at alleged military-style camps in the Ureweras is set to be made public.

Fiancee’s past engulfs Kiwi

A New Zealand engineer has found himself at the centre of media attention in Australia after it emerged he is engaged to the former girlfriend of a jailed killer.Jeo Ipeekaw announced on Facebook that he was engaged to Bethany Heagney…

Police investigating Paremoremo stabbing

Police officer caught in drug bust

A sworn police officer has been caught in a drug bust in Auckland.


Otago’s search for best young driver

The opening of an international racetrack in Cromwell has helped resurrect a driving competition that was last run in the ’70s.

Food in schools bill set to fail

A bill to feed hungry kids at school is set to fail at its first hurdle, with most Government parties ruling out their support.

Assignment4u denies cheating allegations

What will happen to Phillipstown?

In a couple of weeks, one school that has fought hard against its planned closure will find out for sure whether it will have to shut the doors.


High Court to hear hospital smoking challenge

The Auckland High Court will this morning begin hearing a case challenging the Waitemata District Health Board’s ban on smoking.

Sisters deal with Jolie’s dilemma

British television presenter Kirstie Allsopp and her two sisters all face Angelina Jolie’s breast cancer dilemma.Kirstie Allsopp, the Location, Location, Location presenter, says her 32-year-old sister, Sofie, had a double mastectomy…

Widow pays for doctor’s deadly mistake

Raising awareness for sign language week

It’s New Zealand Sign Language Week and it is hoped awareness will be raised to get more Kiwis learning the language.

National News

Historian dies hours from rescue

West Coast historian Les Wright’s family has revealed he died only hours before searchers found him after surviving four days lost in dense North Island forest.

Deal ensures photo treasures will return

If your job is to stop national treasures being exported, is allowing them to rot away at home a preferable outcome?

Earthquake rattles the south

Govt surplus on a knife-edge

Finance Minister Bill English says we’re the envy of the world, but the opposition has labelled his latest economic plan the “blackjack Budget”.