Tue, 21 May 2013 15:42:46 GMT
Oklahoma tornado: search and rescue efforts continue in Moore - live updates
Texas and Oklahoma counties in yellow are under a tornado watch until 7pm. Graphic by the national weather service. Photograph: /NOAA. The counties in yellow are under a tornado watch. Blue represents a severe weather warning; orange means severe ...
Reporters: Jasmine Coleman, Victoria Park and Michael Hirst
Oklahoma tornado: Barack Obama pledges help for storm-hit state
Obama: Nation to stand by Oklahoma survivors 'as long as it takes'
Tue, 21 May 2013 08:59:28 GMT
MSN NZ News
Waterspouts spotted off Auckland coast
A thunderstorm warning for Auckland has been lifted, after waterspouts were seen off the coast this afternoon. People at Auckland Airport and in Titirangi reported seeing double waterspouts and funnel clouds in the Manukau Harbour at around 4pm as a band ...
Waterspouts form over Manukau Harbour
Waterspouts twirl in Auckland
Waterspouts spotted in Auckland harbour
Tue, 21 May 2013 05:11:54 GMT
GCSB 'arguably' didn't break law
The country's spy watchdog says the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) "arguably" didn't break the law in the cases of 88 Kiwis. The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Paul Neazor was investigating after an internal review ...
GCSB says report clears it of illegal spying
Questions already over GCSB inquiry
Only a full inquiry will restore confidence in GCSB - Shearer
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:07:21 GMT
Petition seeks animal testing ban in legal highs bill
Radio New Zealand
A petition has been delivered to Parliament asking for a ban on animal testing when legal highs are developed. A select committee is hearing submissions on the Psychoactive Substances Bill which will put tougher rules in place for the regulation and sale of ...
Petition, protest against legal high testing on animals
Petition calls for animal testing ban
Petition against animal tests handed in - News - MSN New Zealand
Tue, 21 May 2013 07:40:29 GMT
Dangerous work practices put truck drivers at risk - union
New Zealand Herald
The comment comes after yesterday's collision between two logging trucks near Tolaga Bay which killed one driver and left the other seriously injured. Police have also just launched an annual transtasman safety operation targeting heavy vehicles, focused ...
Truck driver killed in 'horrendous' accident
Truck driver dies in head-on crash
Driver killed after logging trucks collide
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:54:16 GMT
Community leaders voice their opposition to SkyCity deal
Auckland community leaders have voiced their opposition to the Government's convention centre deal with SkyCity. Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei and Salvation Army representatives, were among the opponents to the recently-signed deal who gathered ...
Community groups criticise convention centre deal
Greens try to whip anti-casino fervour
Tue, 21 May 2013 02:15:06 GMT
Coroner probes fake licence links in deaths
Fatal crashes involving foreigners using New Zealand driver licences issued on the basis of faked home- country documentation are being investigated by the Christchurch coroner. Senior Constable Chris Blackford, of Queenstown, confirmed last week he ...
Foreigners getting licences illegally, say coroners
Cop investigates fake foreign licences - Money - MSN New Zealand
Tue, 21 May 2013 07:40:30 GMT
MSN NZ News
Nelson school to remain open after year-long battle
New Zealand Herald
Nelson's Salisbury School will remain open after a year-long battle with the Ministry of Education. The girls' special needs school made the announcement on its website today. "The hard work by the board and the school's supporters for over a year has ...
Parata makes U-turn over special school
Special school staying open after all
Nelson's Salisbury School to stay open
Tue, 21 May 2013 08:20:19 GMT
Defence redundancy letters released
New Zealand Herald
Hundreds of long-serving Defence Force personnel were told they had low potential and commitment to service when they were made redundant, newly released letters show. The correspondence, released to Labour under the Official Information Act, was ...
Defence Force letters 'insulting and insensitive'
Long-serving Army staff told they had 'low commitment'
NZDF under fire for redundancy letters - News - MSN New Zealand
Tue, 21 May 2013 14:18:00 GMT
Indian-origin men facing gangrape charges in New Zealand
Rape Four Indian-origin men accused of gangraping a young girl today appeared in a court in New Zealand. Top Stories. IPL spot-fixing case: Actor Vindoo Dara Singh arrested in Mumbai · IPL 2013 LIVE SCORE: Chennai Super Kings bat, Sachin Tendulkar ...
Woman tells of alleged multiple rape ordeal
Katikati accused in pack rape
Indian-origin men in New Zealand face gang-rape charges