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Former Waikato DHB boss spent $350 in taxi fares in last month on the job

Waikato DHB‘s former chief executive Nigel Murray racked up $350 in taxi fares in a single month last year. Newly released expenses from the Waikato DHB show he also spent $1502 on mobile and iPad rental, data and calls between July and October last year while he was on leave so his spending could be investigated. Murray spent $218,000 during […]

New Zealand Navy asked to assist in search for missing Wanaka helicopter pilot Matt Wallis

A ‘devastated‘ Sir Tim Wallis was this afternoon heading to the spot on Lake Wanaka where his son is believed to have died in a helicopter crash. This comes as the Royal New Zealand Navy has been called in to help with the recovery of Matthew Wallis, which was believed to be 47m below the surface of Lake Wanaka. George […]

Auckland boatie ordered to pay $17,500 after running over diver in water

An inexperienced Auckland boatie who ran over a diver in the water has been ordered to pay $17,500 in reparation after the diver suffered serious injuries including a cut to the head that needed eight staples. Carl Allan Whiteman pleaded guilty to one charge under the Maritime Transport Act of causing unnecessary danger or risk to any other person and […]

Man charged with McLaren Falls murder appears in court

A 36-year-old has appeared at Hamilton District Court today charged with the murder of Ngaruawahia man Mitchell Curtis Rehua Paterson, who was found dead at McLaren Falls in Tauranga more than a week ago. The Hamilton man, who has been granted interim name suppression, faces two charges of unlawfully detaining Paterson and murdering him. Paterson, 26, was found dead in […]

Political Roundup: The dying Australia-New Zealand relationship

New Zealand-Australia relations might never be the same again. The current “war of words” between senior politicians on both sides of the Tasman is so unprecedented that it all poses the bigger question of whether the trans-Tasman relationship is actually dying. Certainly, some very strong words have been spoken in the last week by the Australian and New Zealand governments […]