National

Brakes applied to executives pay increases

Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins today welcomed the 2018 State Sector Pay Report, which shows pay increases for chief executives are slowing. Pay increases for public service chief executives slowed to 0.9% in 2017/18, down from 2% the previous...... Read More

Netball: Former Silver Ferns captain dropped

The former Silver Ferns captain Katrina Rore (nee Grant) has been dropped from the New Zealand netball side. Rore, who was replaced as captain when Noelene Taurua took over as coach earlier this year, hasn't been selected in the 12 strong squad...... Read More

Arrest made in Riccarton Kiwibank robbery

Two men have been arrested in relation to the robbery of the Riccarton Road Kiwibank today at 11am near Westfield Mall in Christchurch. Two men, one aged in his 20s and the other in his 30s will be facing robbery charges and appearing in the Christchurch...... Read More

Deadline looming for landlords

The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) monitoring report released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) indicates the number of landlords insulating their rentals is not as high as it needs to be to achieve full compliance...... Read More

Captain’s prosecution a strong reminder

Maritime NZ’s Regional Manager Central, Michael-Paul Abbott, said Thursday sentencing of a cargo ship’s master is a strong reminder and warning to seafarers: “if you are over the alcohol limit, you will be prosecuted. Safety is paramount”. The...... Read More

Proposed suppression law hard to enforce - lawyer

Jurors who do their own internet research could face serious criminal charges under a proposed law change currently before Parliament. However, the mass breach of the suppression order in the Grace Millane case shows this would be impossible to enforce,...... Read More

The richest households are now worth $1.75 million - survey

The richest 20 percent of New Zealand households have seen a rise of $394,000 in their net worth since 2015 - and are now worth a median $1.75 million. That's almost $360 a day, every day for the past three years. Yet, while the rich are getting...... Read More

Information wanted on dumped tyres

Western Bay of Plenty District Council and the Katikati Police are appealing for help to track down the person who dumped more than 100 tyres overnight on Wharawhara Road near Katikati. Council’s Waste Team Leader Ilze Kruis says the dumping...... Read More