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Forgiveness for Northland Exclusive Brethren member who caused deaths of three people - New Zealand Herald

Russell Stewart was sentenced to four months home detention after he admitted causing the deaths of three people, including his wife and daughter. PHOTO/MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM. By: Imran Ali. Imran Ali is a reporter for the Northern Advocate. imran.ali ...

Susan Austen not guilty of assisting suicide - New Zealand Herald

Wellington woman Susan Austen has been found not guilty of assisting suicide. She has also been found not guilty on a representative charge of importing the Class C drug pentobarbitone, however she has been found guilty on two other charges of ...

Arts v engineering: University of Canterbury lecturer sparks ire after branding arts 'easy' - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff spoke to students at the University of Canterbury after a lecturer's teaching slide claimed: "If engineering was easy, they'd call it arts instead." Subject snobbery was on display at the University of Canterbury recently when a lecturer's ...and more »

Barnaby Joyce to quit as Nationals leader after sex harassment claims - The Australian

Barnaby Joyce will resign as Nationals leader on Monday amid sexual harassment allegations and growing calls from colleagues that he stand aside. He confirmed he would go to the back bench and stay in his seat of New England. He declined to endorse a ...

Student blocked from wearing colander as 'religious headwear' in school photo - Stuff.co.nz

A 15-year-old complained after teachers stopped him from wearing a colander on his head for a school photo. A teen's claim that his human rights were breached when his school refused to let him wear a colander on his head for a school picture has ...and more »

Man charged after alleged homicide on Huria Marae, Judea - New Zealand Herald

The name of the man at the centre of a homicide investigation in Tauranga will remain a secret for now. The 21-year-old appeared in Tauranga District Court on Friday following the death of a 37-year-old woman at Huria Marae overnight Thursday. Police ...

Shane Jones doles out millions of dollars to Northland, Hawke's Bay, and rail regeneration - Stuff.co.nz

Northland and the East Coast are the big winners from the first tranche of regional development spending announced by the Government. Hawke's Bay will have the Napier-Wairoa rail line return for logging trains while Northland will receive $17.35 ...

Big Read: Brutal, bizarre murder of Renee Duckmanton and the lies to feign insanity by a guilty man - New Zealand Herald

Sainey Marong sits in the dock at the High Court in Christchurch on trial accused of murdering Christchurch sex worker Renee Larissa Duckmanton. Photo / Pool. Kurt Bayer. By: Kurt Bayer. NZ Herald reporter based in Christchurch. kurt.bayer@nzherald.co ...

Repairs to pipe damaged during ex-cyclone Gita completed - Taranaki Daily News

Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi takes a tour through the Taranaki Civil defence base in New Plymouth. A pipe damaged in Tuesday's cyclone which left thousands without water has been repaired. A large tree crashed down on to a water pipe during the ...

Russell McVeagh announced external review following sex assault complaints - Stuff.co.nz

Leading law firm Russell McVeagh has launched an review into the handling of sexual harassment complaints. (File photo). Russell McVeagh has announced it will open itself up to an external review in both Auckland and Wellington offices after reports of ...