Officer to attempt Cook Strait crossing

A Taranaki Police Officer is facing her toughest test yet by attempting to swim the Cook Strait this weekend. Senior Sergeant Karley Hunt from New Plymouth has been training for months to become the first serving Police Officer to complete the gruelling...... Read More

Green MP accused of ministerial interference

A Green Party MP has been accused of ministerial interference and sticking her nose into staff matters at an independent authority. Eugenie Sage, who is the associate Environment Minister, insists she didn't act inappropriately when she raised...... Read More

DHB staff intimidated by Nigel Murray - report

Some Waikato health board staff felt intimidated by former chief executive Nigel Murray, and those who confronted him over his spending showed real courage. That's among the conclusions of a damning report by the State Services Commission, released...... Read More

Recruit shines at Commonwealth champs

Police recruit Apii Nicholls-Pualau, who last year received a player of the year award with the Kiwi Ferns during the 2017 Women’s Rugby League World Cup, has added a bronze medal to her award collection. This talented Rugby League player was...... Read More

Hardening up over ’Bella Vista’ dispute

Attitudes are hardening up on both sides of the Bella Vista homes dispute as the Tauranga City Council tells home owners they will receive no more support from April 12. The residents of 13 homes on Lakes Boulevard have had accommodation paid for since...... Read More

Guide dies after rafting accident on Shotover River

A guide has died after a raft overturned this morning on the Shotover River near Queenstown. Police said emergency services were alerted shortly before 11.30am on a stretch of the river known as 'The Toilet', which is near rapids. One man was...... Read More

Cook Strait controls for Mycoplasma bovis

Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity Damien O’Connor has today announced an intensive programme to track cattle movements across Cook Strait to help control the further spread of cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. “The previous National...... Read More

Woman charged with importing 4kg worth of cocaine

A woman from Uruguay has appeared in court today after nearly $2 million worth of the class A drug was found in the bottom of her suitcases. Customs said the 30-year-old arrived at Auckland Airport from Argentina yesterday. They said she was arrested...... Read More

Northland police investigate bank robbery

Northland Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of the ANZ bank in Whangarei on Thursday. Acting Detective Inspector Aaron Proctor says it happened just after 11.30am. "Two heavily disguised men, one carrying a firearm, entered the...... Read More