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Labour needs to reconnect with people - Robertson

TVNZ - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Labour leadership contender Grant Robertson has told party members Labour has lost connection with people. The four candidates to be the next Labour Party leader - Nanaia Mahuta, David Parker, Grant Robertson and Andrew Little - each made seven ...
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New Zealand and the war against IS

3News NZ - ‎3 hours ago‎
In the next two to four weeks, Prime Minister John Key is going to tell New Zealanders what part New Zealand will be playing in the fight against terror in Iraq.
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Auckland's giant Santa retires after 54 years

TVNZ - ‎3 hours ago‎
Heart of the City say the board could no longer justify the $180,000 annual cost to store and install Santa and his reindeer. "It is with regret that we've decided to retire Santa, given his 54-year history of presiding over Christmas, firstly on the Farmers building ...
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Woman jailed for $472k theft from trust

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
A Christchurch woman who admitted stealing nearly half a million dollars from a trust will spend nearly four years behind bars, and pay reparation of $50,000.
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Doctor calls for real change over drink

Radio New Zealand - ‎8 hours ago‎
Earlier closing times for bars and off-licence premises is only a first step to addressing levels of hazardous drinking in Wellington, the region's Medical Officer of Health says.
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Sex-accused diplomat expected back

Radio New Zealand - ‎7 hours ago‎
A Malaysian defence attache accused of a sex crime is expected to return to New Zealand this weekend. Muhammad Rizalman. Photo: FACEBOOK.
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Harawira's 'feed the kids' bill gets another chance

New Zealand Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
Mana leader Hone Harawira's "Feed the Kids" bill will get another chance in Parliament despite his absence. Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei revealed today she had picked up Mr Harawira's private member's bill, which would provide state-funded meals ...
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Bay of Plenty Times Teen killed in book bus crash

New Zealand Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
A man has died after the car he was travelling in collided with a bus on Welcome Bay Rd. Photo/John Borren. UPDATE 7.56pm: The man who died in a collision with a mobile library bus this morning is now understood to be a 19-year-old boy from Tauranga.

Murder investigation after Auckland death

3News NZ - ‎11 hours ago‎
Police are appealing for information from the public following the death of a man at a property in west Auckland last night. The man was found unresponsive by emergency services called to the scene in Kelston at around 9:30pm.
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Driving with walking stick: 'Dangerous to a new level'

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
A man who can't use his legs has been charged with dangerous driving after being caught using a shortened walking stick to operate his car.
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Three men caught with 867 paua

New Zealand Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
Three alleged poachers have been caught with 867 paua - far over the recreational limit of 10 paua per person per day. Ministry for Primary Industries compliance officers found three men on the west coast south of Titahi Bay on Monday with three large packs ...
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Investigations underway after man is shot by police

TVNZ - ‎6 hours ago‎
Several investigations have been launched after a man was shot multiple times by police last night. Police were called to a domestic disturbance in Kerepehi near Ngatea around 9.50pm.
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Three climbers rescued from South Island mountain

New Zealand Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Queenstown men, aged 28 and 30 and described as experienced climbers, became stuck up the mountain in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park because of an avalanche risk, police said.
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Gunman targets armoured van in Wellington

NZ City - ‎3 hours ago‎
Two security guards in Wellington were returning to their armoured van when a gunman approached them and demanded money, police say.

Man missing in Coromandel Ranges

New Zealand Herald - ‎15 hours ago‎
The man hasn't been seen since he entered the Coromandel Ranges on Monday. Photo / Thinkstock. Search and Rescue teams are looking for a 59-year-old man who has not been seen since he entered the Coromandel Ranges on Monday.
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Tauranga cop receives top bravery award

TVNZ - ‎7 hours ago‎
A Tauranga police officer who leapt off a bridge into freezing water to save a car crash survivor has been awarded a top honour. Senior Constable Deane O'Connor was presented the Police Association's Bravery Award by the Prime Minister John Key.
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One-fifth of Kiwis can't afford daily necessities - survey

TVNZ - ‎8 hours ago‎
One in five New Zealanders don't have enough money to meet their daily needs, according to a new national survey about quality of life.
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Community detention after fatal crash

Otago Daily Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
A Queenstown man who admitted to causing a fatal head-on crash near Kaikoura has been sentenced to community detention. Michael Andrews pleaded guilty to careless driving causing the death of 73-year-old David Orchard from the Kapiti Coast.

Police continue search for missing fisherman

Voxy - ‎17 hours ago‎
Police are continuing to search for missing Warkworth resident Nick Stubbs who failed to return from a fishing trip on the 15th October 2014.
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Man filmed stepdaughter in bathroom

TVNZ - ‎8 hours ago‎
A 48-year-old Hastings man who secretly filmed his stepdaughter and her friends in the bathroom of his home has been jailed for three years and five months.
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