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Paint could have prevented mid-air collision - coroner

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Investigators look over the wreckage of a Cessna 152 in which Jessica Neeson and Patricia Smallman died after a mid-air collision in July 2010.
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Man's body found in bush near Coromandel

NZ City - ‎14 hours ago‎
A man has been found dead in a bush area between Coromandel and Whitianga by a member of the public. 2 October 2014. A man has been found dead in bush near Coromandel.
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Donghua Liu fined for building code breaches

New Zealand Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
Chinese businessman Donghua Liu has been handed a hefty bill for breaching several building codes while renovating properties in two high-end Auckland suburbs.
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Wellington Lawyer Keith Jefferies Named over Alleged Drug Offences - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mr Jefferies was arrested and charged in July following police searches of his home, car and office. Suppression was lifted in a judgment issued today.
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Cop didn't hear order to abandon chase - boss

Radio New Zealand - ‎6 hours ago‎
A technical glitch meant the officer involved in a fatal pursuit did not hear initial orders to abandon the chase, Canterbury District police commander Superintendent Gary Knowles says.
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Foetus in Christchurch sewage plant - ‎8 hours ago‎
The mother of a foetus found in the Christchurch Wastewater Plant has not yet come forward. The foetus, born 20 to 30 weeks through the pregnancy, was found at the Bromley plant about 10.50am yesterday.
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NZ Muslims against SAS going to Iraq

Radio New Zealand - ‎9 hours ago‎
Members of New Zealand's Muslim community have told Radio New Zealand sending troops to fight Islamic State (IS) in Iraq would be a mistake.
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AirNZ plane cleared of white powder

Radio New Zealand - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Army Bomb Disposal Unit has cleared a white powder found on bags on an Air New Zealand plane in Christchurch. Police and airport staff at Christchurch Airport after white powder was found on an Air New Zealand flight.

Attack dog's future undecided

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
A dog which attacked a 13-year-old girl in her family home in South Auckland late Tuesday night was registered to a Whangarei address.
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Te reo emphasis in MTV change - ‎9 hours ago‎
Maori Television head Paora Maxwell wants a greater emphasis on the type and quality of te reo Maori programmes coming out of the channel.
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Man in court over Huntly death - ‎5 hours ago‎
A man was found dead in a Huntly property after police were called following reports of disorder. Huntly homicide investigation · Huntly body 1. CHRIS HILLOCK/Fairfax MZ Zoom.
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Severe weather watch for Bay, gale force winds

New Zealand Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
MetService has issued a Severe Weather Watch for the Western Bay of Plenty as winds increase to gale force on Friday afternoon and overnight into Saturday.
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Amin Mohamed, accused of planning to fight in Syria, 'took coded phone calls'

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Amin Mohamed allegedly bought a mobile phone in a false name and made plans to travel to Syria via Turkey. Photograph: ABC. A 23-year-old Australian resident charged with four counts of preparing to travel overseas to fight against the Syrian government ...
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Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi staff damage institute's reputation

Māori Television - ‎5 hours ago‎
Māori Tourism certificate 'Hei Manaaki' is at the centre of an investigation, which saw the provider having to repay $5.9 million to the Tertiary Education Commission and the cancellation of 217 of the certificates to supposed graduates of the course.
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NZ seal stops by Sydney Opera House

Radio New Zealand - ‎4 hours ago‎
A young New Zealand fur seal has been found sunning itself on the boat steps at the Opera House on Sydney Harbour. Sydney Opera House.
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Builders disturbed early Maori site, court told

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
An archaeologically significant early Maori site dating back more than 600 years was disturbed by builders excavating an earthquake-damaged site, a court heard today.
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Trailer flips on Rimutaka Hill

Otago Daily Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
A trailer has flipped in high winds on the Rimutaka Hill north of Wellington, prompting police to urge motorists to take care in the extreme conditions.
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Beast of Blenheim to be reconsidered for parole

Newstalk ZB - ‎10 hours ago‎
Stewart Murray Wilson appeared before the Parole Board today, but the hearing was adjourned to await the outcome of a defended hearing scheduled for next month in Whanganui.

Driver charged over jogger's death (press release) - ‎Sep 30, 2014‎
Hawera Police have now charged a man in relation to the death of Deanne Cooper who was killed while jogging on Ohangai Road, Hawera, on 26 May, 2014.
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Party counting on changing outcomes - ‎10 hours ago‎
The party is holding hui around the country this week to discuss with members what sort of relationship agreement it should sign with National.