10:15 Sentencing is under way at the Whangarei District Court this morning .. for a man who attacked, abducted and sexually assaulted a young jogger

10:14 Councils across the country need to decide whether ratepayers or swimming pool owners will shoulder the cost of mandatory inspections.

10:13 There's hope New Zealand will follow the UK's lead and pardon gay and bisexual men, convicted before the 1986 homosexual Law Reform Bill.

07:36 Motorists are being warned to take extra care on the roads in Queenstown as snow has fallen in the area for a second time this month.

07:34 A fire at Waimea Estates in Tasman District closed part of the Appleby Highway but is now under control

James Coleman

with James Coleman


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