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Two arrested in Bay of Plenty pursuit

Two people have been arrested following a pursuit across the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The pursuit led police from Rotorua to Kawerau and surrounding forestry areas. A police media spokesperson says it was initiated following a fleeing driver incident...... Read More

Opotiki mussel farm to get $20m boost

An investment of more than $20m will be injected into the Eastern Bay of Plenty to help accelerate the development of aquaculture at one of the country’s largest deep water marine farms. The funds provided through the Provincial Growth Fund will...... Read More

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

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