Man arrested after miniature horse, Star, stabbed 41 times
A man has been arrested and charged with cruelty to an animal after the miniature pony, Star, was stabbed around 41 times and later died.Detective Sergeant Chris Henderson said the 49-year-old will appear at Dunedin District Court... More...
Auckland Council postpone decision on freedom-camping bylaw
A decision on the freedom-camping bylaw proposed by Auckland Council has been postponed.Chair of the hearings panel Linda Cooper said, in a decision supported by Mayor Phil Goff, the decision to delay was made today."We have had... More...
Child transported to Starship Hospital in critical condition after incident at SkyCity
A child was transported to Starship Hospital in a critical condition this evening following an incident at SkyCity.A spokesperson for St John told the Herald they received a call about the incident in Auckland's CBD shortly after... More...
No tsunami threat following magnitude 6.5 earthquake near Kermadec Islands
The Kermadec Islands has been rocked by a second significant earthquake this week.No tsunami threat has been recorded for New Zealand following the magnitude 6.8 earthquake which struck at a depth of 10km at 7.02pm.The Ministry... More...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Christopher Luxon - from national carrier to National leader?
COMMENT: Forget Judith Collins.Forget Simon Bridges.If Christopher Luxon's resignation from Air New Zealand is the first step towards him joining the National Party, then we have a new contender for National Party leader.And... More...
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has spent time with Lorde at a private dinner in Auckland
Two of the world's most famous Kiwis have taken time out of their busy schedules to dine together in an Auckland restaurant.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and pop star Lorde, 22, were spotted having a private dinner together in Auckland... More...
Immigration NZ accused of labelling Israel 'Palestine'
The Immigration department has offended New Zealand's Israeli community with a map that appeared to label their country "Palestine".Immigration New Zealand says it's taken down a fact sheet on its website about Palestinian refugees... More...
The Leighton Smith Podcast: Episode 21, climate change special
This week's podcast is a special edition. Some weeks ago I promised a climate devoted program. Many have let me know how much they have been anticipating it. Some with how frustrated they are in the waiting. This podcast is not... More...
One dead in serious collision on SH1 near Whangārei
One person is dead following a fatal crash near Whangarei tonight. Emergency services have closed State Highway 1 in Oakleigh, Northland following a serious two-vehicle crash at an intersection.Police said in a statement the incident... More...
Matatā crash sentencing: Sister of killed Higgins worker distraught by court outcome
The sister of a Rotorua Higgins worker killed in a crash at Matatā was openly distraught after the man who admitted killing her brother and two others was not sent to jail.Tauranga man David Michael Cox, 47, was sentenced in... More...