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Homicide investigation after man stabbed to death in Upper Hutt - Independent Community Newspaper

A man has died after being "slashed up" in Upper Hutt. Police swarmed the scene of a stabbing on Golders Rd, Eldersea, shortly before 4.30pm on Thursday. Do you know more? Email thomas.manch@stuff.co.nz. Numerous police vehicles responded to the ...

Audrey Young: Ardern's surprise decision clears the decks before trip to UN - New Zealand Herald

COMMENT: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern did not spell out the reasons behind her first sacking of a minister when she stood Meka Whaitiri down today. But John Key didn't either when he sacked Richard Worth in his first year as prime minister. In the end ...

'I felt victimised': Pensioner evicted over meth test happy with HNZ apology - Stuff.co.nz

Pensioner Rosemary Rudolph, 87, and her husband were in an HNZ state home for 60 years and were evicted after a meth test. A pensioner kicked out of her state home after a positive meth test is pleased Housing New Zealand (HNZ) has finally offered a ...

Polar blast bringing snow and bitterly cold southerlies to hit South Island - New Zealand Herald

South Island farmers are being warned to prepare as one of the biggest polar blasts of the year edges closer. WeatherWatch.co.nz head forecaster Philip Duncan said a southerly storm would arrive early next week from the Antarctic. "This looks to be one ...

Home detention for realtor over commissions fraud - Otago Daily Times

A real estate agent embroiled in her husband's fraud has today been convicted for her role in accepting $150,000 of commissions for houses she didn't sell. Shirley Anne Johnston (66), now of Wanaka, obtained 13 commission payments from Selwyn District ...

Hunt for offenders after shooting in Hamilton - Brinkwire (press release)

A man has been seriously injured in a shooting in Hamilton overnight. Detective Sergeant Ian Foster said police were called to Derby St in Nawton about 10.30pm after reports that a man had been shot. The man was taken to hospital in a serious condition ...and more »

Owner of pet food plant sentenced over bobby calf cruelty - Radio New Zealand

The owner of a pet food plant has been sentenced for allowing one of his employees to ill-treat bobby calves. Alan Cleaver. Photo: RNZ/Andrew McRae. Alan Cleaver, 59, from Te Kauwhata has been sentenced in the Hamilton District Court to six months ...

Christchurch Hospital sees seven people suffering severe affects of synthetic cannabis in 24 hours - TVNZ

Seven people have been treated in the last 24 hours at Christchurch Hospital's Emergency Department who're thought be be severely affected by synthetic cannabis. In a statement the hospital says the emergency department has seen a number of people ...

Man, 25, charged with murder over death of eight-month-old girl in 2016 - TVNZ

A man has been charged with the murder of an eight-month-old girl in Whanganui in 2016. Police say the 25-year-old man appeared in Masterton District Court today and has been remanded in custody. Bella Richardson died at a property in Whanganui on 7 ...

Taranaki man denies killing Waitara teenager in crash - Radio New Zealand

A Taranaki man charged with dangerous driving causing death following an accident that killed a Waitara teenager last month has denied the offence. No caption. Photo: 123RF. The 37-year-old appeared in the New Plymouth District Court today where he ...