Court appearance after Rotorua shooting

In a sequel to the gang shooting in Rotorua's crowded Kuirau Park on Saturday a local man now faces firearms, disorder and drugs charges. Daniel Tere McMeeking, 27, appeared in Rotorua District Court on Monday. He is jointly charged, with other...... Read More

Helping soldiers during a tough time

By donating to the RSA Poppy Appeal, the money raised goes towards helping people and families who need it, like Kerry Leathart. After two tours in Afghanistan with the New Zealand Army, Kerry came home to start a family and a life in Tauranga as...... Read More

Poor diet putting mums-to-be at risk

Pregnant women are not eating according to food and nutrition guidelines, increasing their risk of health conditions such as iron deficiency anaemia, according to a new study. The study, made up of around 7000 children and their parents, found 97 per...... Read More

A more normal April weather pattern

Now that the country has been sitting under a ridge of high pressure and enjoying settled weather, you could be forgiven for forgetting the showery start to the week. On Monday, the North Island saw heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms as a low...... Read More

New online app to help NZ youth

Youthline has launched a free online app to help young Kiwis build their self-confidence and leadership skills within a safe and anonymous environment Called Good2Great, the online app guides users through virtual scenarios which have been adapted from...... Read More

Queenstown hosting Five Eyes meeting

After much speculation it has been officially confirmed that a meeting of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network, which includes the US and Australia, is being held in Queenstown this week. The UK, New Zealand and Canada are also part of the network. Prime...... Read More

Where New Zealand is heading

As we head towards the election, former Crown Research Director John Walley talks about what party is doing what, what the issues will be and how it will affect farming. On The Land is the show that brings you the latest farming news. Presented by rural...... Read More

NZ banks people’s choice

Consumer NZ has given TSB Bank, The Co-operative Bank and Kiwibank 2017 People’s Choice awards for banking. In Consumer NZ’s latest banking survey, TSB Bank had a particularly strong performance, with the top overall customer satisfaction...... Read More

Missing 11-year-old boy found

Police are pleased to report the 11-year-old boy reported missing in Thames last night has been found. He was located at an address in Paeroa this morning and is safe and well. Police would like to thank those members of the public who provided information...... Read More

Woman’s death not suspicious

Police investigating the death of a woman discovered in the water on the Wellington waterfront say there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. The woman’s body was discovered at Queens Wharf on Friday morning. Police have established...... Read More