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Brooke Rolleston and Brandon Roche convicted of Christchurch rape get jail time shortened on appeal

Two 20-year-old men convicted of raping a drunk 15-year-old girl at a Christchurch house party have shaved time off their jail time after a successful appeal. Brooke Rolleston and Brandon Roche were convicted at Christchurch District...

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 1:16 pm

Speaker of the House, Trevor Mallard, is exploring the idea of an MP training camp

Speaker of the House, Trevor Mallard, is exploring the possibility of partnering with Victoria University to create a specialised MP training course.Speaking at the governance and administration select committee this morning, the...

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 1:16 pm

Whanganui mum and six kids facing homelessness get rental in Castlecliff

The Whanganui mum of six who was facing the possibility of moving her family into her SUV for a period of time has been offered a rental. And Melissa Walsh quickly accepted the offer. Towards the end of January Walsh and her children...

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 1:13 pm

Mike Yardley: Cynical cannabis referendum from a Government that's soft on crime

COMMENT: So we've got a date for a referendum on dope: election day 2020.It will be binding and its timing looks like a canny ploy by Labour and the Greens to mobilise the young, the bums and the wayward to get off the couch and...

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 12:33 pm

Safety paramount for council pool users and staff in Hastings

Hastings District Council is moving quickly to support the safety of the public and its staff members at all its pool facilities, in light of an incident at Havelock North Village Pool yesterday.

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 12:33 pm

Six fur seal kekeno pups found decapitated

The Department of Conservation is appealing for information after six headless fur seal/kekeno pups were found in a remote but popular Christchurch bay.

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 12:26 pm

Sophia St car park in Timaru to close temporarily on 2 Jan

The car park at 37 Sophia Street is to close temporarily on 2 January 2019 to enable the demolition of the vacant earthquake prone building.

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 12:26 pm

Vector releases how-to-guide for installing EV chargers in buildings

Vector has today released a how-to guide to make it easier for tenants and residents of business, commercial and apartment buildings to switch to electric vehicles (EVs).

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 12:19 pm

Gibbston highway work to start in Jan

People who use the road between Cromwell and Queenstown, State Highway 6, will notice road works near the Crown Range turnoff starting early January and running through to March. The road is commonly called the Gibbston highway.

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 12:12 pm

Flood works should mean safer community, more school time

Local authority river work is being credited for helping ensure Panguru schoolchildren were able to spend almost a fortnight extra at school this year.

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 12:10 pm

First AECOM David A. Burns Award recipient announced

In 2018, AECOM (a premier New Zealand and international company that designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets, including on the University of Waikato campus) established an award to commemorate the contributions made by the late David Andrew Burns and to encourage graduate stu

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 12:09 pm

Police investigating fire in Taneatua

Police and Fire and Emergency NZ are investigating a suspicious fire at Taneatua Police Station last night.

The incident was reported around 10.45pm and the fire was well involved when emergency services arrived.

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 12:05 pm

Name released in fatal motorcycle crash in Tauranga

Police can now release the name of the person killed in a crash on Bethlehem Rd, Tauranga, on Monday.She was 39-year-old Emma Claire Meredith of Te Aroha.Police said in a statement their thoughts were with her family.The investigation...

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 12:02 pm

Adam Art Gallery seeks new curatorial intern

Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi is pleased to be seeking a new intern to join its team in 2019.

Adam Art Gallery Director Christina Barton says "After our successful internship programme this year we are eager to work again with someone starting out in their career in the art world.

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 12:00 pm

Fire at pump station affects water supply to Brooklyn

An electrical fire at Aro Valley’s Epuni Street pump station has damaged important equipment used to control the supply of water to a major reservoir.

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 11:56 am

Family outcry as Petone decapitation murder accused gets suppression

A man charged with murdering 71-year-old Francis Tyson, who was found decapitated in his Petone home, has appeared in court. The 41-year-old appeared via audio visual link in the High Court at Wellington this morning. The man...

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 11:53 am

Biggest minimum wage boost in history to benefit 210,000 people

More than 200,000 people will benefit from an extra $48 a week next year in the biggest boost to the minimum wage in its history.The minimum wage rate will rise from $16.50 an hour to $17.70, taking effect on April 1 next year,...

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 11:52 am

Solving the mystery of NZ's volcanic CO2 emissions

Every day, the huge geothermal field that gives Rotorua its steaming, bubbling, tourist-pulling wonders pumps about 1000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere.Farther south, the Rotokawa and Ohaaki fields together put...

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 11:08 am

Former Māori Party MP Marama Fox admits drink-driving

Former Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox has admitted a charge of drink-driving.Fox appeared in the Hamilton District Court this morning where, through duty solicitor Mitchell Staub, she pleaded guilty to a charge of drink-driving...

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 11:04 am

Coroners required to consider cultural practices under new law

A bill that requires coroners to consider the cultures of grieving families when deciding whether to let whānau touch or stay with the bodies of their loved ones has passed its third reading in Parliament.The Coroners (Access...

Source: - National | 19 Dec 2018 | 10:54 am

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