Owners of East Coast forests charged over debris damage

The owners of six East Coast forests are to be prosecuted over damage to farms from flood-borne logging debris in June. Farmers are still feeling the effects of the Queen's Birthday man-made floods, when forestry debris washed down and blocked...... Read More

Evicted HNZ tenants on the cusp of compensation

State housing tenants kicked out of their homes due to flawed meth testing will soon start to have their compensation claims paid out. A regulation change is needed to go ahead before any beneficiaries are able receive payments, to ensure the pay-outs...... Read More

Jury finds 14-year-old guilty of murder

A teenager accused of fatally stabbing a homeless man in March has been found guilty of murder. Haami Hanara, 14, was accused of fatally stabbing 40-year-old Kelly Donner, after getting into a fight with him in the Hastings suburb of Flaxmere on 4...... Read More

Highway closed after truck rolls near Te Kaha

State Highway 35 in the Bay of Plenty is partially closed following a truck crash near Te Kaha. NZTA says the crash involves a truck which has rolled at the intersection of Te Kaha Hotel Road and State Highway 35. “Due to a truck rollover,...... Read More

Quinton Winders appeal quashed in Supreme Court

The man convicted of shooting dead a road worker operating a stop-go sign has lost his bid to appeal his conviction and sentence in the Supreme Court. Quinton Paul Winders was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum period of 17 years for the...... Read More

DOC investigates power co blocking access to reserves

Department of Conservation staff in Whangārei have been forced to climb fences to visit its reserves to investigate complaints that Northpower is blocking public access to them. The power company has installed locked gates to keep people away from...... Read More

Man dead after car and truck crash

A section of State Highway 35 near Gisborne that closed following a fatal car crash has reopened. Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash, involving a car and a truck near Makarori Beach Road about 9pm. A man, who was driving the...... Read More