Thu, 23 May 2013 17:00:35 GMT
Near-fatal KiwiRail blunders slammed
Kiwirail's safety practices have been criticised by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission after a series of blunders that nearly cost two Wellington track workers their lives. A report published yesterday reveals that a worker on drugs, haphazard ...
Kiwirail workers drug tested after close call
Safety warning after workers almost hit by train
KiwiRail to introduce random testing for staff
Thu, 23 May 2013 17:37:48 GMT
Soldier hacked to death in London named
The British soldier killed in a frenzied attack in broad daylight in London yesterday has been named. The Ministry said in a statement this morning: "It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that the soldier killed in yesterday's incident ...
Insight: In attacker's argot, Londoners shocked to hear one of their own
British soldier slain in London had served in Afghanistan
Woolwich attack: Suspects known to security services
Thu, 23 May 2013 02:16:10 GMT
Six vie for candidacy
Labour has received six nominations for the Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election on June 29 that will elect an MP to replace the late Parekura Horomia. Labour will be a probable favourite to retain the seat, but the Maori Party, Mana and the Greens are also fielding ...
Labour's potential Horomia replacements
Thu, 23 May 2013 02:20:54 GMT
Protest at Woolston school merger plan
Makere Hubbard says she and her children will walk two hours every day if Phillipstown School merges with Woolston School. Hundreds of Phillipstown residents this morning marched down Ferry Rd to demonstrate the nearly 2-kilometre walk that children ...
Hundreds protest against merger of Christchurch schools
Chch school protests against closure
Protest over Christchurch school merger
Thu, 23 May 2013 06:11:37 GMT
Police arrest 16-year-old over gun threat
The police armed offenders squad was called to a Wainuiomata home this afternoon, after receiving a call that someone had been threatened with a gun. A Coniston St address was cordoned off as Hutt Valley police and the armed offenders squad visited the ...
Teen arrested over alleged air rifle threat
Armed police arrest 16-year-old
Police cordon off Wainuiomata address
Thu, 23 May 2013 17:01:13 GMT
Parker says it's time to move forward
The results come as Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker calls for an end to the debate over the future of the quake-damaged cathedral so the city can move on. Three options for a new cathedral were made public last month: a contemporary building; a restoration ...
Restoration group questions ChristChurch Cathedral vote numbers
Public wants modern cathedral - church
ChristChurch Cathedral: New design the favourite
Thu, 23 May 2013 17:04:53 GMT
photo pushes rush on vaccine
ALL BETTER NOW: Cooper Marsh, now 4, has fully recovered from chickenpox but still bears a few scars. Cooper Marsh. SPOT THE PROBLEM: Cooper Marsh at 10 months, riddled with chickenpox.
NZ running low on chickenpox vaccines
Chickenpox vaccine supplies running low
Chickenpox vaccine 'available again in two weeks'
Thu, 23 May 2013 17:26:12 GMT
Disappointing indoor bowls result
The South Canterbury Indoor Bowls Ladies 8s team finished a disappointing fourth at their regional tournament in Oamaru at the weekend. After drawing for first place and losing on a countback last year, it was not the result South Canterbury selectors were ...
North Island shades South
Sub-tropical low to cross the top of the NI Sunday
Thu, 23 May 2013 06:47:14 GMT
Judge says legal highs are 'a huge problem'
A Christchurch District Court Judge has called legal highs a huge problem for the city after one of the drugs hospitalised a young girl. Court News reports Judge Jane Farish slammed the controversial drugs while sentencing a man on a separate charge.
Judge blasts herbal drugs as 'huge problem'
Man avoid jails for indecent assault
Thu, 23 May 2013 17:33:03 GMT
Humour helps, says Sir Don
New Zealand Herald
A sense of humour is the key to ending civil war, negotiating military coups and being a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, says Sir Don McKinnon, who took top honours at the 2013 World Class New Zealand Awards last night. The former Deputy Prime Minister, ...
Sir Don McKinnon wins World Class New Zealand Award
Sir Don McKinnon takes top award
Deadly assignment earns editor Friend of NZ award