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New Zealand has filed its first human-trafficking or people-smuggling charge against two men arrest in Motueka.
A Bay of Plenty drug dealer whose father, sister, brother-in-law, aunt and uncle are all up on methamphetamine charges has been jailed for 7½ years.
She set up Operation Sugar, a free nationwide service providing birthday cakes for sick children, while on maternity leave with her third child in 2012.
More than 100 older residents watched yesterday as councillors voted nine to three to adopt a proposal which recommended the council sell off its entire pensioner housing stock.
Since the show finished, she has launched a cook book as well as a website and will soon feature on the New Zealand series of My Kitchen Rules as a guest judge.
The burning ball of space rock was spotted from locations throughout the country, including the West Coast, Auckland, Christchurch, Upper Hutt, Palmerston North, Napier and Nelson.
Two men arrested in the Motueka area this morning appeared in Nelson District Court where they were remanded on bail until September 4. The men were charged under the Crimes Act 1961 for allegedly arranging by deception the entry of 18 Indian nationals into New Zealand.
The National Party in New Zealand released its policy documents on foreign affairs and trade.
National is trying to position itself as the only party which will deliver major free trade agreements, saying that Labour's trade policies will be scuppered by any potential coalition partners.
SNAP HAPPY: Hundreds of tickets have been issued in the first weeks of Wellington's hi-tech camera being in use.
A Waikato professional in the education sector accused of supplying objectionable photographs of a boy will have his identity kept secret, for now.
As the National and previous Labour Governments have often reminded New Zealanders, their country's economic future lies increasingly with Asia.
Candidate information, party lists and voting booth information for the election on September 20 has landed - and the Expat Party has missed out.
AUGUST 23: The new cast of Power Rangers Dino Charge, including James Davies , Yoshi Sudarso , Brennan Mejia , Camille Manning Hyde and Michael Taber pose with Executive Producer Chip Lynn at the 4th bi-annual Power Morphicon Convention in Pasadena, CA.
Talk about bad timing. In a battle for the media -- and prime ministerial -- attention, the thumbs-up for water fluoridation from John Key's chief science adviser was always going to lose out to an expose on the past antics of Mr Key's dirty tricks team.
Auckland's quarter-acre dream is far from over - huge sections of more than half an acre are being sold from $350,000 within the city boundaries.
Updated: Fri Aug 29, 2014 01:01 am
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