White wine loving Brits set for joy as free trade deal with New Zealand is just weeks away

“The deal has flown a little under the radar, but it’s an important one and potentially really valuable.” Officials are confident that the sign-off will sail through New Zealand’s system thanks to Kiwi PM’s Jacinda Ardern’s recent landslide win in their election.

Teen in thick of Whangamatā mayhem tells of how New Year’s became ‘full-on crazy’

“People were chucking bottles at the police, yelling anti-police stuff at them, there was glass bottles coming at them from behind, it really wasn’t nice for them.”

Police scour video of vandalism and looting in Whangamatā on New Year’s Eve

Club president Gavin Scott said there was a lot of glass around the site but the council had worked hard to clear it early in the morning.

Around Movieland, New Interest In An Old Medium As The Pandemic Wears On

Another favorite encounter: In a pick-up copy of John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, an essay I had last read in 1970, I met some shockingly Post-Modern observations. Writing in 1859, Mill warned against what we would now call “cancel culture,” the urge to sever opponents from their jobs and social status. “Men might as well […]

Apple unveils new audio walking experience

“Walking is the most popular physical activity in the world, and one of the healthiest things we can do for our bodies,” said Jay Blahnik, Apple’s senior director of Fitness Technologies. “Even throughout this challenging period of time, one activity that has remained available to many is walking.”

Babar the captain not a fan of ‘aggression on the field’

“It’s a proud feeling that I get to debut as a captain in my country,” said Azam, who missed the two Tests in New Zealand due to a thumb fracture. “If you look at comparisons, both (New Zealand and South Africa) are good teams. You can’t take it easy at any time, they (SA) are […]

Mum thought boy who died in gas-powered shower was enjoying the warmth

Walker found her son, Jesse Samuel, unconscious in the second bathroom at the family’s Haast holiday home on October 10. Paramedics spent nearly an hour trying to save the Alexandra boy, who was at the South Island’s West Coast bach with family members for the school holidays.

Ashburton mother, three children died from carbon monoxide from car left running: Coroner

Coroner Elliott said: “Their deaths illustrate the importance of ensuring adequate ventilation and closing internal access doors when a car engine is turned on in a garage which is connected to a house. 

Unventilated generator to blame for carbon monoxide gassing five people, report finds

KD Holding Ltd said that along with their failure to install the exhaust and Mediaworks failing to obtain the required permit and carry out the necessary risk assessment and control programme, there had also been a general lack of proper consultation and communication between the parties.

Farmer fined nearly $2000 for ill-treating rodeo animals in first case of its kind

“I doubt you yourself will want to be anywhere near a race or gathering of animals in the yard or the box [at rodeo] because all eyes will be on you and one slip up you’ll be back here,” the judge told Robinson.