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January 22, 2018
James Cook High School student in critical condition after assault on school grounds

James Cook High School student in critical condition after assault on school grounds

A James Cook High School student has been taken to hospital after being assaulted on school grounds.A police spokesperson said they were notified by ambulance shortly before 11.30am that a 16-year-old male had been assaulted at...

GCSB expands malware defence system after successful pilot

GCSB expands malware defence system after successful pilot

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) will expand its malware defence system following a successful pilot, Minister for GCSB and SIS Andrew Little says.The pilot, carried out with Vodafone as the internet service...

Kapiti train services disrupted by person on guard rail

Kapiti train services disrupted by person on guard rail

Trains near Wellington were disrupted this morning when a person was spotted on an overbridge guard rail.Police were called just after 11am to reports someone was on the guard rail on the Kenepuru Overbridge, on the Kāpiti...

Wire strung between trees in Woodhill Forest hospitalises motorcyclist

Wire strung between trees in Woodhill Forest hospitalises motorcyclist

A man is lucky to be alive after riding a motorbike into a wire that was strung up between two trees at Woodhill Forest, in West Auckland.It happened about midday on Saturday as Vaughan Wenham and his stepson were coming up to a...

Kiwi woman dies while walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail in Spain

Kiwi woman dies while walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail in Spain

A New Zealand woman has died suddenly while walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail in Spain.Jill Lorch, 66, died on May 23 while participating in the famous walk, also known as The Way of St James or simply The Way.Daughter-in-law...

Youth gang blamed as 30 cars in Rotorua broken into

Youth gang blamed as 30 cars in Rotorua broken into

Police say a group of crooks are targeting cars in Rotorua's central suburbs with almost 30 cars broken into in 18 days.Rotorua police say they are working hard to catch the thieves who are hitting the Victoria area.The thefts...

Hopes New Zealand will follow Ireland's lead on abortion law reform

Hopes New Zealand will follow Ireland's lead on abortion law reform

There are hopes that New Zealand will follow Ireland's lead in changing the law around abortion soon.The Government has asked the Law Commission for options around treating abortion in New Zealand as a health issue and taking it...

Courts reaching crisis point, New Zealand Bar Association says

Courts reaching crisis point, New Zealand Bar Association says

A crisis in District Court resourcing is approaching, the New Zealand Bar Association is warning.New Zealand Bar Association president Clive Elliott said resourcing had reached a critical point and immediate intervention by the...

Kiwi hiker Claire Nelson who survived three days in US desert awaits surgery

Kiwi hiker Claire Nelson who survived three days in US desert awaits surgery

The Kiwi hiker who lay trapped in the sun in a US desert for three days with a shattered pelvis is awaiting surgery to piece her broken bones back together.Former Aucklander Claire Nelson, 35, today posted a photo of herself waving...

29yo mum of premature baby in intensive care fighting for life after heart attack

29yo mum of premature baby in intensive care fighting for life after heart attack

A 29-year-old mother is fighting for her life after giving birth to her premature baby just two weeks prior. North Shore mum Kate Meldrum suffered a heart attack while visiting her newborn in the intensive care unit at Auckland...

Expert panel to advise on welfare system overhaul announced

Expert panel to advise on welfare system overhaul announced

Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni has announced the members of an expert group to advise the Government on its promised overhaul of the welfare system, including the sanctions regime.Former Children's Commissioner Cindy...

Critic cover features censored letter from uni

Critic cover features censored letter from uni

Student magazine Critic Te Arohi has hit back at University of Otago "censorship" by redacting a statement from the institution in its latest issue.It was revealed last week the proctor and university Campus Watch staff had removed...

Cockroaches found on Air NZ plane in second incident within a month

Cockroaches found on Air NZ plane in second incident within a month

Air New Zealand is in the spotlight for a second time in a week for reports of cockroaches on board Australia to New Zealand flights.The Herald was contacted by an Air NZ passenger who travelled from Sydney to Auckland on May...

Judith Collins doing an 'outstanding job', Simon Bridges says following poll

Judith Collins doing an 'outstanding job', Simon Bridges says following poll

National leader Simon Bridges does not appear concerned by the appearance of his MP Judith Collins in the preferred prime minister stakes in a new poll."She is like, a number in our caucus, doing an outstanding job. And I think...

'Give me cash or I will hit you with this hammer': Papamoa pizza store robbed

'Give me cash or I will hit you with this hammer': Papamoa pizza store robbed

A man is alleged to have threatened to hit a Papamoa pizza shop worker with a hammer if the worker did not give him cash from the till. Another worker at Domino's Pizza at Fashion Island said a shift manager was working at the back...

More than 120 take part in Hīkoi for the Homeless in Rotorua

More than 120 take part in Hīkoi for the Homeless in Rotorua

More than 120 people have arrived at the Rotorua Lakes Council - the final stop of the Hīkoi for the Homeless.The aim of the hīkoi is to stress the urgency for a night shelter for the city.The hīkoi got under way...

Police continue hunt for dangerous driver In Napier

Police continue hunt for dangerous driver In Napier

Police are continuing to hunt for a dangerous driver who narrowly missed a bus in Napier on Friday night.Police had been pursuing the Holden Commodore after they spotted it driving dangerously on State Highway 2 at Awatoto about...

Stolen electric wheelchair returned to Whangārei woman Jasmine Fraser

Stolen electric wheelchair returned to Whangārei woman Jasmine Fraser

When Whangārei woman Jasmine Fraser fielded a call to say her stolen electric wheelchair had been found, she "jumped out of bed and rushed to the door" to await its arrival.It had been a difficult five days for Fraser, who...

Another fatality pushes Northland's road toll to 20

Another fatality pushes Northland's road toll to 20

A man died and eight others, including two unrestrained passengers in the boot of a car, were injured after a two-vehicle crash in Northland.A 21-year-old man from Waipū was the sole occupant in a car that collided with a Mitsubishi...

Drunk man accidentally shoots himself in the chest in Tokomaru Bay

Drunk man accidentally shoots himself in the chest in Tokomaru Bay

A person has accidentally shot themselves in Tokomaru Bay, near Gisborne.A police spokeswoman said they were notified by ambulance at 6.45am that a man had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. "He appears to have been intoxicated...

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