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Fleeing driver: 'We're lucky this didn't end in tragedy' - Radio New Zealand

Police are looking for witnesses to a fleeing driver who drove through a red light and narrowly avoided a collision with a bus in Hawke's Bay last night. Stock photo. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller. A car was seen being driven dangerously on State ...

Weather: More chilly temperatures, wet weather for the weekend - New Zealand Herald

It's been a chilly, wet start to the weekend for much of the country - and there's more wintry weather to come. The temperature dropped to -2C in Waiouru and Timaru, which were the coldest towns, last night. "[That's] not groundbreaking but certainly ...

Irish abortion referendum: Exit polls suggest landslide for repeal - BBC News

Exit polls published after Ireland's referendum on abortion suggest a large vote in favour of liberalising the law. Polls by The Irish Times and RTE suggest about 69% voted to repeal a part of the constitution that effectively bans terminations ...

China's communists fund Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party: What the United States Congress was told - New Zealand Herald

An influential United States Congress hearing has been told "one of the major fundraisers for Jacinda Ardern's party" is linked to the Chinese Communist Party and it showed China had penetrated New Zealand's political networks. As a result, US ...

Claire Trevett: Post-Budget glow fades quickly as heartland problems pile up - New Zealand Herald

It doesn't take much effort to imagine the smile on National MP Judith Collins' face when she was told her chief nemesis Transport Minister Phil Twyford was seen yabbering on his cellphone at an inappropriate time on an airplane. Schadenfreude is the ...

Certificated Builders 20th anniversary - a time of celebration and critical shortage - Newstalk ZB

More than 700 builders are gathering in Rotorua today to discuss the critical shortage of skilled workers in the industry. It's the 20th anniversary of the New Zealand Certified Builders and they'll be solving serious issues while they celebrate. The ...

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape following New York arrest - Radio New Zealand

Former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been charged in New York with rape and several counts of sexual abuse stemming from two separate accusers. Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to the New York Police Department's First Precinct after being ...

BNZ technology outage: Customers locked out of accounts - New Zealand Herald

BNZ has told customers banking apps, online and mobile apps are down due to an "unscheduled outage" to the bank's main systems. Customers told the Herald they were having trouble with Eftpos and instore banking as well. Comedian Melanie Bracewell ...

Trump's On-Again, Off-Again Summit Style Unnerves Asian Allies - New York Times

But his handling of the planned summit with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — celebrating it, canceling it and then hinting it may still go on as planned, all in quick succession — took the whipsawing to new levels. The zigzagging on the summit, ...

Police officer slashed by kitchen knife after chase - Radio New Zealand

A police officer in Queenstown needed eight stitches after receiving two large cuts to his arm from a kitchen knife last night. Stock photo. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller. Police were attending an unrelated incident at the Mann Street Campground about ...