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New Zealand Herald
Wild weather moves up country after hitting Wellington
New Zealand Herald
There are problems for Wellington commuters this morning after wild weather hit the city overnight. Trains on some of the Hutt Valley Line between Upper Hutt and the city are suspended. They're being replaced by buses between Petone and Wellington ...
Wintry blast follows night of damage from strong winds across lower North
Strong winds could hit Auckland as cold southerly affects transport in WellingtonTVNZ
Storm hits Hutt Valley trainsNZCity (press release) -Newshub -Newstalk ZB -New Zealand Police (blog) (press release)
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Radio New Zealand
Labour to release party list
Radio New Zealand
MP Sue Moroney announcing she will stand down], after failing to get an electable position. She said she was told last night she had lost support from the party's ruling council. A party list ranks MPs and it dictates who will get a seat in Parliament ...
Labour MP Sue Moroney to retire from politicsNew Zealand Herald
Labour MP Sue Moroney to step down at 2017
Labour to reveal election candidate listNewshub
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Daily Mail
Tokoroa logging company not taking job applications from drug users
New Zealand Herald
Don't bother applying for this forestry job in Tokoroa if you're "drug f***ed". A logging company in Tokoroa looking for a capable worker has explicitly stated anyone using drugs need not apply. G Hale Logging has advertised for an operator with a sign ...
Tokoroa logging company is fed up with drug-taking job applicantsWaikato Times
NZ company warns 'drug f***ed' job seekers not to applyDaily Mail

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Body found after fire rips through home in Waikato
One person has been found dead in a burnt-out home after an early morning house fire in Tirau, Waikato. Fire crews were called to the house on Little St in the town at 3.30am on Monday. The house was well ablaze when firefighters arrived. The road is ...
One dead after fire in Waikato town of TirauTVNZ
Grants for quake-affected businessesNZCity

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Police recover car and man's body after search in Buller River
Police pulled a car and a man's body from the Buller River on Sunday night. Police have recovered a vehicle along with a man's body in the Buller River on the South Island's West Coast. The man was believed to be the sole occupant of the vehicle ...
Dog 'in shock' found at scene of mystery river car crash near WestportTVNZ
Car reported missing in Buller RiverOtago Daily Times
Buller River searchNew Zealand Police (blog) (press release)
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New Zealand Herald
It's never your fault, it's not your shame - sexual violence survivor speaks out
New Zealand Herald
Today is the start of Rape Awareness Week. Between January 2016 and January 2017 5865 people were the victim of sexual violence or abuse in New Zealand. Most of the victims were women aged 15 to 19. Research shows that one in five Kiwi women will ...

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Plan to give SH1 seven 'unpronounceable' Maori names decried as 'PC gone haywire'
Plans for renaming part of State Highway 1 have been blasted for offering "unpronounceable" Maori words and over-complicating a simple strip of asphalt. Some have called it "PC gone haywire" while others say it's just part of being a Kiwi. About 18 ...

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Radio New Zealand
First snow as wintry weather sweeps north
Radio New Zealand
Wild weather has hammered parts of the country overnight, with strong winds for much of the country and the season's first snow in the south. Snow covered a digger at Cardrona skifield yesterday. Photo: Supplied / Cardrona Skifield. The first snow of ...
Sunday storm: Gales, showers and snow for southern skifieldsThe Press

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Jindarat Prutsiriporn kidnapping trial to start in the Auckland High Court
Jindarat Prutsiriporn, 50, died of head injuries after falling, bound and gagged, from the boot of a car. The trial of seven men accused of kidnapping a Thai woman will kick off in the High Court at Auckland on Monday morning. Jindarat Prutsiriporn, 50 ...
Manslaughter trial for death of woman who fell from car bootNew Zealand Herald

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Waikato Times
Motorcyclist Heath Taylor dies in Waikato crash south of Pirongia
Waikato Times
A motorcyclist has died in a crash along State Highway 39, south of Pirongia, on Saturday afternoon. 38-year-old motorcyclist Heath Taylor lost his life following a collision with a van in the Waikato on April 29. The Otorohanga man died after a crash ...
Motorcyclist dead in Waikato
Two killed in two North Island crashesRadio New Zealand
Police name man who died in crash near PirongiaVoxy

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