Canterbury Police have released the name of the pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle on State Highway 1 south of Hinds, early on Friday morning [18 April].
He was Alan Hammond, aged 80, of Ashburton.
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Families who won a long and lengthy court battle for financial help to support their disabled daughters and sons are now facing a new battle with health system bureaucracy and need the Health Minister's help, Labour's Disability Issues spokesperson Ruth Dyson says.
At about 10:30 am today a car heading North on State Highway Three between Mahoenui and Pio Pio was struck by a rockfall which fell from a cliff above the roadway.
There were two women in the car. The passenger, aged 76 died at the scene. The driver escaped with minimal injuries.
Christchurch Police are treating the death of a teenage girl in a house fire yesterday as a homicide.
Family First NZ is rejecting calls for any liberalisation of Easter trading laws and says that workers deserve a break to spend time with their families.
Further damage from the huge storm that battered the West Coast was prevented by the great work of our volunteer Fire Service and locals will be extremely grateful, Labour’s MP for West Coast-Tasman Damien O’Connor says.
Detective Superintendent Malcolm Burgess has been provisionally appointed as the Director of the Organised & Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand (OFCANZ).
Commissioner Howard Broad says Mr Burgess has an outstanding investigation profile within the NZ Police.
Auckland Girls’ Grammar School (AGGS) have sent out an ominous warning to schools in the College Netball competition after advancing to the next round in style.
New Zealanders who put off saving for their retirement year after year will pay a high price for their procrastination and will struggle to plug the gap if they depend on NZ Super alone for their income, Financial Services Council analysis shows.
The storms of the past few days have caused some issues around the Bay of Plenty. The worst hit areas appear to be around WhakatÄne and the Eastern Bay.
Part of Bolton Street will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday 26 March) while contractors finish assembling a large crane.
Wellington’s Jake Whitaker is a fast learner ... and a teacher too.
Visa, a proud sponsor of the Olympic Games for 25 years, announced today that New Zealand shot-putter, Valerie Adams, will join sporting greats including American swimmer Michael Phelps and Australian gymnast Lauren Mitchell as the face of its London 2012 Olympic Games campaign.
Businesses intent on flouting Easter shopping laws should face stiff penalties, Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Denise Roche said today.
The NZ Transport Agency says State Highway 3 between Mahoenui and Pio Pio is now open to a single lane with manual stop/go traffic control in place, following a tragic accident yesterday.
As a result of bad weather day one of the Southern Cross Softball Challenge at Mainland Foundation Ballpark in Christchurch featuring the women’s draw has been abandoned.
A new draw with both men’s and women’s games starting at 10am has been confirmed at http://www.csa.org.nz/
Two Opotiki men have died this afternoon after the tow truck they were in left a narrow gravel road and rolled down a 30 metre bank.
The Football Ferns will get a true sense of where they stand in the world game next month when they tackle world number three side Japan in Osaka on May 8.