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Cyclone Gita: wild weather cancels flights and knocks down power pole in Wellington - Stuff.co.nz

Flights in and out of Wellington were grounded, a power pole was sent crashing to the ground and power was cut to almost 100 homes – all before the worst of ex-Cyclone Gita's weather had even made it to the capital. How is the weather where you are ...

Cyclone Gita: Woman in car gets into trouble in Riwaka floodwaters; people left stranded on roof of house - New Zealand Herald

A woman was reportedly stranded in flood waters in Riwaka as flooding left people stuck on the roof of their house. As the New Zealand Herald attempted to reach Riwaka, a police officer stopped the car and said the area was cut off because of ...

Ardern, Peters mistakenly overpaid for accommodation - Radio New Zealand

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her deputy Winston Peters have received an apology from Internal Affairs after being mistakenly overpaid for their accommodation allowances. Jacinda Ardern, Winston Peters. Photo: RNZ / AFP. Both were overpaid the 'out ...

Killer says he was 'definitely' insane when he strangled sex worker to death - Stuff.co.nz

Butcher Sainey Marong gives evidence in the High Court at Christchurch during his trial for the murder of sex worker Renee Duckmanton. Murder-accused Sainey Marong says he was "definitely" insane when he strangled a Christchurch sex worker to death ...

Paula Bennett to stand down as Nat deputy as candidates mull options - Stuff.co.nz

National's leadership race could be a clean sweep after it announced a vote on deputy Paula Bennett's job. Bennett did not stand aside at the time National leader Bill English announced his decision to retire from politics and has said she wants to ...

Simon Wilson: Auckland Council to close Waitakere Ranges - New Zealand Herald

Auckland Council has voted to close all forested areas of the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park - the strongest move yet to stem the spread of kauri dieback in the region. Photo / File. Simon Wilson. By: Simon Wilson. simon.wilson@nzherald.co.nz ...

National complains to Auditor-General about Government's handling of partnership schools - New Zealand Herald

National's Education spokeswoman, Nikki Kaye, has voiced concerns over potential conflicts of interest regarding the Government's handling of partnership schools. Photo / Nick Reed. NZ Herald. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show ...

Guilty verdict for street race driver in manslaughter trial - Radio New Zealand

The family and friends of some of the victims of a car crash caused by two cars racing near Hamilton in 2016 say they don't want the man convicted of their manslaughter to go to prison, as long as he has learnt his lesson. Narrissa Ryan (left) and ...

Matata existing use rights cull one step closer after Bay of Plenty Regional Council decision - Waikato Times

Matata residents have been left fuming after their million dollar views have been labelled unliveable by Whakatane District Council (File). Matata landowners have been left in limbo after a proposal to strip existing use rights over safety concerns was ...and more »

Murder accused keeps interim name suppression - Radio New Zealand

The man accused of murdering a South Dunedin couple before setting their home ablaze has kept his interim name suppression. Two people have been confirmed dead in the fire. The scene of the fatal fire. Photo: RNZ / Tim Brown. He is accused of murdering ...