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House fire in South Taranaki

2 hours ago
The owner of the house had only bought it six weeks ago but had rented it previously for the last three years. In her early 30s, the owner lived there with a flatmate of a similar age. The flatmate was away up north on holiday at the time of the fire

Bennett may be decider in National leadership race

1 hour ago
Current deputy leader, Paula Bennett, who could be a pivotal power broker, several sources have suggested. The National leadership rivals are heading into the home straight with Auckland set to be the focus for lobbying today. The two frontrunners Audrey Young: National's biggest challenge lies within its ranksCollins preferred leader in our pollOpinion: Judith Collins 'will almost certainly be spared' joy of leading National Party with vote just days away

Ruamahanga: the story of a river

2 hours ago
Drone footage of the Ruamahanga River, as the water flows through the rural heartland of the Wairarapa. Mt Bruce. Long before it meanders its way through Wairarapa's flat farmland and past the region's five towns, the Ruamāhanga River begins in the

Missing woman triggers search and rescue operation

24 minutes ago
A missing person sparked a late night police search and rescue operation in Taranaki on Friday. About 10pm a woman was reported missing from the Omata area and a search for her commenced shortly after. The woman, in her 40s, was located about four

Labour MP Jamie Strange rocks out at Waikato University

60 minutes ago
Labour list MP Jamie Strange relies on his rocker roots during a performance at O Week festivities in Hamilton. No eyeliner, no Motorhead T-shirt - the time of grunge rocker Jamie Strange is truly gone. But that didn't stop the Labour Party list MP

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