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One dead in Northland crash

One dead in Northland crash

Emergency services in Northland are at the scene of a fatal crash on State Highway 12 near Paparoa. One person has died and two are injured – one with serious and one with moderate injuries. Diversions are being put in place at the Paparoa-Oakleigh Road and Griffin Road. Police said the detour would add considerable time to journeys and asked […]

Tiwai smelter‘s toxic waste to be exported

Tiwai smelter‘s toxic waste to be exported

The Tiwai aluminium smelter will be paying the greatest share of a $4 million deal to clean up thousands of tonnes of hazardous waste. Tiwai Point Aluminium smelter. Photo: Wikicommons Under the deal the smelter and the government will pay three quarters of the cost, and the four Southland councils and four landowners will cover the rest. Steve Parry – […]

Hunt fined $10,000 by Rugby Australia

Hunt fined $10,000 by Rugby Australia

Wallabies player Karmichael Hunt has been fined $10,000 and suspended for four matches after pleading guilty to drug possession in a Brisbane court last month. Hunt was arrested in December for possession and pleaded guilty to possessing alprazolam – a Xanax tablet. He was fined $600 but avoided a conviction. A subsequent Rugby Australia disciplinary process has now completed its […]

Rugby refs: Shocking appointments and mystifying calls

Rugby refs: Shocking appointments and mystifying calls

Rugby officiating has come under some severe scrutiny this week and the issues it has raised go a fair bit deeper this time, writes Jamie Wall. Conraad Van Vuuren of the Bulls was yellow carded for this tackle on Chiefs player Damian McKenzie, but should it have been a red? Photo: AFP or licensors It‘s been a bad week for […]

Ngāruawāhia rail bridge dangers: ‘You won‘t ever stop it‘

Ngāruawāhia rail bridge dangers: ‘You won‘t ever stop it‘

The dangers of crossing Ngāruawāhia‘s rail bridge – which claimed the life of a young girl last night – are well-known by locals, but they say they can‘t stop people from doing it. The danger signs at the rail bridge at Ngaruawahia. Photo: RNZ / Andrew McRae The Waikato town is mourning the death of the 11-year old girl, who […]

Details of Labour‘s sexual assault review revealed

Details of Labour‘s sexual assault review revealed

The review into how Labour handled complaints of sexual assault is expected to take up to three months and every party member will be ed. Labour Party president Nigel Haworth said the review is expected to take between two and three months. Photo: RNZ / Chris Bramwell The party this afternoon released the timeframe and terms of reference for the […]

Myrtle rust discovered in Palmerston North

Myrtle rust discovered in Palmerston North

Myrtle rust has spread to Manawatu. An example of myrtle rust. Photo: Supplied / DOC The Ministry for Primary Industries said the fungus was found on a young ramarama in a planted area off Victoria Esplanade in Palmerston North. Catherine Duthie – who heads the ministry‘s myrtle rust response team – said the infected plant would be removed and securely […]

NZ seeks exemption from US steel and aluminium tariffs

NZ seeks exemption from US steel and aluminium tariffs

The Prime Minister has written to the United States president seeking an exemption from his steel and aluminium tariffs. Jacinda Ardern has written to US President Donald Trump seeking an exemption from his steel and aluminium tariffs. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller Donald Trump signed off earlier this month on tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent […]

Murder accused: Shooting was ‘never deliberate‘

Murder accused: Shooting was ‘never deliberate‘

The man accused of murdering his girlfriend thought the safety catch was on when he fired the fatal shot, a court has heard. Turiarangi Tai, on trial in the High Court in Auckland for the murder of Chozyn Koroheke. Photo: RNZ / Laura Tupou Turiarangi Tai is on trial at the High Court in Auckland for the murder of Chozyn […]

NRL investigates racial abuse of Inglis

NRL investigates racial abuse of Inglis

National Rugby League boss Todd Greenberg has vowed to “throw the book” at the person who is alleged to have racially abused South Sydney star Greg Inglis during their NRL match against Penrith. The NRL integrity unit and the Panthers are investigating claims a member of the Panthers stadium crowd called Inglis a “black dog” at the end of the […]