New Zealand National Stuff Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:58:34 GMTCovid-19: Cook Islands investigating 'persons of interest' on Air NZ flight and more than 100 recent arrivals
After ordering 13 passengers off a flight, the Cook Islands is now investigating travellers who arrived from Wellington on earlier flights.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:21:01 GMTNational's harbour tunnel more wasteful than walking and cycling bridge, Genter says
Julie Anne Genter points out National's harbour tunnel is far more wasteful than the Auckland walking and cycling bridge.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 01:48:44 GMTFinger-lickin' fraud lands Taranaki man with a conviction and dashes his local election hopes
A drunken fill of fried chicken on someone else's dollar has landed a 63-year-old with a conviction and dashed his hopes of becoming a district councillor.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:18:51 GMTWarnings of rising rivers and slips as West Coast braces for wet and wild start to weekend
Coasters warned of possible rising rivers and slips after forecast up to 220mm of rain could fall on Friday.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 03:21:59 GMTFlood-affected Ashburton farmers slam $4 million support package
Jacinda Ardern turned up with scones, but farmers with land damage in the millions of dollars were hoping for much more.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:38:09 GMTChristchurch motorways to be closed for major Amazon movie production
Motorways will be closed on Saturday and Sunday morning and again next weekend because Christchurch is standing in for American locations.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:52:34 GMTCovid-19: MIQ spots booked out until November, more on the way
Managed isolation and quarantine capacity has dropped by 900 spots as Christmas holidays come closer.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:25:56 GMTCovid-19: Govt preps to take first four suspected wage subsidy abuse cases to court
With over 300 investigations of suspected wage subsidy scheme fraud underway, the Ministry of Social Development is not ruling out criminal charges.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:58:31 GMTPolice apologise for failings in Lake Alice investigations
When survivors came forward with allegations of sexual and physical abuse, officers should have done more to look into them, inquiry hears.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 03:21:43 GMTDirectors should not face prison for failure on climate reporting, institute says
Jail is an ‘unduly harsh’ punishment for company directors who fail to report on climate risks, according to the Institute of Directors.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 03:04:04 GMTMan's attempt to flee police on North Canterbury railway ends in arrest
A man's attempt to lose police on a railway failed when his car became stuck, and police dogs nabbed him on foot a short time later.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 06:30:00 GMTRyman Healthcare implements no-visitors policy across five Wellington villages in response to Covid
Ryman Healthcare says it has taken a "super-cautious" approach by implementing the policy across its five villages.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 02:52:12 GMTMan dead after ute crashes into West Coast river
The man was found dead in his partially submerged ute in a West Coast river.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 01:36:42 GMTNearly half of Napier residents feel unsafe in their city, and it's mainly due to gangs
There has been a jump in the number of people in Napier feeling unsafe over the past three years, and it's largely due to one thing.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:04:15 GMTCovid-19: Extra testing stations for Wellington, expert says what people are seeing is a 'key challenge in outbreak control'
An additional central city testing site will be established as authorities struggle to respond to demand for information and requests for testing .Wed, 23 Jun 2021 17:00:00 GMTGang fugitive drowned in one of his 'favourite escape routes from police'
A fugitive with gang links drowned while fleeing police in a Taranaki creek he earlier named as one of his “favourite escape routes from police”.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:54:55 GMTStaff and prisoners to get $1.3m compensation for Waikeria riot
The payments will go to the 844 prisoners not involved in the prolonged riot, and up to 190 staff who lost property.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:43:11 GMTNew Zealand’s largest grid-connected solar farm now open in Taranaki
Gas firm Todd EnergyThu, 24 Jun 2021 08:07:18 GMTCovid-19: Concern Govt not keeping track of Qantas passengers' whereabouts
An epidemiologist is concerned the Government is not recording where in NZ 58 people who shared a flight with a Covid-19 case are self-isolating.Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:59:29 GMTCovid-19: NSW travel bubble on hold for another 12 days after case surge
Quarantine-free travel from New South Wales to New Zealand will stay on hold for 12 days amid a growing Covid-19 cluster across the ditch.