National

Magic too strong for Tactix

The Tactix showed flickering signs of life, but the Magic were ruthless in extinguishing any spark of hope as they cruised to a 65-46 national netball premiership win in Hamilton. It was the Magic's sixth win of the season from 11 starts, and consolidated...... Read More

Shopkeeper attacked in Palmerston North robbery

Palmerston North Police have launched an appeal for the public's help after a shopkeeper was attacked with what the authoritiers are calling a "slasher-type implement" during a liquor store robbery. The incident took place at the Liquorland...... Read More

Man fined and suspended for stealing drugs

A man has been fined, censured and suspended for stealing a "potentially dangerous drug" to help his partner's anxiety and insomnia. A man, identified only as a "health practitioner" in the ruling by the New Zealand Health Practitioners...... Read More

Speculation sparks NZ dollar rise

The New Zealand dollar rose against its Australian counterpart on Monday on speculation that a relatively stronger domestic economy and lack of exposure to international commodity prices such as iron ore favours the kiwi over the Aussie. The kiwi rose...... Read More

Schools urged to adopt gender-neutral uniforms

Schools are being urged to adopt gender-neutral uniforms as part of wider efforts to ensure children with diverse gender identities and sexualities feel welcome. The Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) said students should be able to choose which...... Read More

Police launch appeal after shotgun robbery

Hamilton Police are seeking the public's help in an attempt to identify a man who robbed the Heaphy Terrace Super Liquor Store on Friday night. The man, who was carrying what looked like a sawn-off shotgun, entered the store at around...... Read More

Woman sent home twice despite facial fractures

A district health board has been criticised over the care of a woman who was twice sent home despite having fractures to her face. In a ruling on Monday by the Health and Disability Commissioner, the unidentified DHB was found to be in breach of the...... Read More

Sissons surges to victory in Madrid

New Zealander Ryan Sissons has won his first world triathlon series event, edging Frenchman Rafael Montoya in a late surge to the line in Madrid. Sissons combined a strong swim with a composed bike leg, then shook off Montoya with a late surge in the...... Read More

Air NZ land $1.4m over check-in charges

Air New Zealand has been awarded more than $1.4 million after the High Court in Auckland ruled on Monday that they were overcharged for early-check ins and late check-outs at a Hong Kong Novotel for two years. From June 2011, Air New Zealand entered...... Read More

Three-car crash causing Wellington delays

Wellington Police are advising motorists travelling north to expect delays following a three-car crash on State Highway 1. The crash happened shortly after 5:20pm this evening, to the north of the Tawa on-ramp (north-bound). A police spokesperson...... Read More