New Zealand Top Stories

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:36:58 GMT
Courage Under Fire at 25: Why Denzel and Meg's military mystery still compels
REVIEW: Now on Disney+, this is a solid drama with a surprisingly watertight plot and a mystery that compels right through to the final frames

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:35:00 GMT
The Mad Women's Ball: Amazon's hauntingly evocative, provocative period drama
REVIEW: Melanie Laurent’s magnifique directorial debut is a fab reminder the French don’t just make forgettable farces and cracking crime thrillers.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:29:07 GMT
Animal carcasses, tyres, motorbikes and furniture dumped at 'significant' Hawke's Bay DOC site
DOC ranger Chris Wootton said Whakamaharatanga Walkway was a site of “special significance” to Ahuriri iwi.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:11:33 GMT
Hutt City Council by-election: Glenda Barratt wants to clean up rubbish
Glenda Barratt wins Hutt City by-election by narrowest of margins

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:02:52 GMT
Teenager who attacked Hamilton police officers with baseball bat jailed
A 17-year-old has been jailed for four years after attacking two officers during a routine traffic stop.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 07:52:13 GMT
AA leaves elderly couple stranded for two hours on busy road till cops come to rescue
An apology from the AA to an elderly couple left stranded by the road for two hours until cops intervened has done little to soothe their road rage.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 07:50:00 GMT
Apple's Morning Show, TVNZ's Rutherford Falls among great shows to stream
A star-studded look inside a dysfunctional television network is back, while a new sitcom focuses on America's relationship with its distant past.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 07:40:20 GMT
Air NZ passenger plane returns to Wellington due to 'mechanical issue'
An Air New Zealand passenger plane, travelling from Wellington to Invercargill, returned to Wellington due to a “mechanical issue” on Friday.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 07:23:56 GMT
Dozens of fishermen reportedly breaking new whitebaiting rules at popular Canterbury site
DOC rangers will be patrolling popular Canterbury whitebaiting spots amid reports some frequent fishermen were reluctant to follow new rules.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 07:20:00 GMT
Birds of Paradise: Brace yourself for Amazon's Black Swan for young adults
With coming-of-age drama, burgeoning sexual desires and cut-throat competition in the mix, this promises to be a gripping tale.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 07:15:00 GMT
Silver Ferns v England live - third test, Taini Jamison Trophy
England show the greater composure as they come from behind in the final test to win the Taini Jamison Trophy.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 07:15:00 GMT
The Stronghold: Netflix's entertaining and engrossing French cop-thriller
For all its occasional lapses into cliché, this works brilliantly well for the first two-thirds, boasting strong characters, sympathetically drawn.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 07:03:25 GMT
Zespri kiwifruit tests positive for Covid-19 in China
Zespri has launched “emergency management plans” after kiwifruit shipped from Tauranga tested positive for Covid-19 in China.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 07:00:00 GMT
Tasman v Waikato live - National Provincial Championship, round four
It's first against second in the Premiership as the Mako host the Mooloos at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 06:55:02 GMT
Exotic tree removal will restore mauri to Ōtāhuhu/Mt Richmond: Maunga Authority
Group says its plans to replace exotic trees with natives will help to restore the indigenous landscapes of Auckland's mountains.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 06:52:36 GMT
Sharemarket weakens as investors fail to shake off their worries
Investors remain concerned about Covid, Chinese real estate developer Evergrande, and tapering in the US.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 06:41:32 GMT
Man throws bricks at gym weight plates at victim
An Southland man threw bricks and weight lifting plates at his victim.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 06:41:23 GMT
Auckland standoff: Barricaded man arrested after allegedly throwing knife, injuring officer
Armed officers swarmed a unit in a state housing complex in Auckland's Grey Lynn, after reports of a man threatening a resident with a knife.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 06:39:24 GMT
Inspiring sports writer and disability advocate Mike Pulman proposed to partner in final moments
Just six hours before he succumbed to injuries sustained in a car accident, inspirational sports journalist Michael Pulman asked the love of his life to marry him.

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 06:24:43 GMT
Horowhenua waste to be dumped in Rangitīkei while future of Levin Landfill considered
The Levin Landfill would be full by the end of November, and the six-month break gave the council time to decide whether it would continue operations.