Sweeping claims by an SPCA spokesman stereotyping entire races as irresponsible people who don’t care about their pets are "unhelpful, wrong and incredibly offensive to a lot of people" says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy.
Shearing legend David Fagan marked possibly his last competition visit to the Geyserland Shears at the Rotorua A and P Show today with fastest time and a 12th victory in its 20-sheep Open final.
The New Zealand Men’s U-17 side moved into the final of the Oceania Football U-17 Championship on Sunday with a 5-1 win over Vanuatu at the Pago Park Soccer Stadium in American Samoa.
The Palmerston North based Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to and motor vehicle accident near Himatangi this afternoon at around 5:30 pm. The single car appeared to have come off the road and had come to a stop on its roof.
Canterbury Police are able to name the two men involved in yesterday’s (23 January 2015) fatal microlight crash. They were 51 year old Senior Sergeant Hohi (Randel) Tikitiki and his friend (and flight instructor) 86 year old Alfred (Jack) Mehlhopt.
Sri Lanka have lost the toss and the BLACKCAPS will bat first in the sixth ANZ One Day International v Sri Lanka at University Oval, Dunedin, starting at 11am.
Police and other emergency services have responded to two fatal motorcycle crashes in the Waikato within four hours on Friday evening the 23rd January 2015.
With summer in full swing, one lucky winner from Levin will have more time to enjoy the sunshine after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division.
The winning Lotto ticket was sold at Levin Lucky Lotto in Levin.
At the invitation of the Prime Minister, the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae will travel to Saudi Arabia to represent New Zealand at the ceremony of condolences for HM King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
BusinessNZ welcomes the beginning of the review of the Resource Management Act.
BusinessNZ chief executive Phil O’Reilly said, "The health of New Zealand’s economy and environment depended on an improved RMA."
Countdown has issued a voluntary recall of Homebrand Sliced Black Olives 430g sold in Countdown, FreshChoice and SuperValue stores nationwide, including all best before dates.
From the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (ALCP)
Justice Minister Amy Adams has no ministerial responsibility for medical cannabis, despite her uneducated comments about the issue in the Taranaki Daily Mail.
Kiwi karters are again crossing the Tasman this year to contest Australia's Rotax Pro Tour with three set to appear at the opening round in Melbourne this weekend.
Leading the charge will be Auckland's Aarron Cunningham who will contest the DD2 Masters class title.
By Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ
This weekend's 54th annual New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville has attracted a record number of international stars.
The Giant Toa Enduro is shaping up to be a fascinating race with a field of competitors from all mountain biking race disciplines set to take on the course at Crankworx Rotorua.
Auckland City FC striker Emiliano Tade has signed a two year professional contract with Club Atletico de Mitre in Argentina.
A large high east of New Zealand extending a ridge over the country is expected to move slowly eastwards during Monday, allowing a trough to move onto southern New Zealand bringing rain. It is unlikely that significant rain will accumulate.
New Zealand’s premier club rugby league competition will once again be screened free to air in 2015, after Auckland Rugby League secured a new broadcast deal with Maori Television.
Two men have been airlifted this morning by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter after their truck rolled near Parnassus.
The helicopter was dispatched around 9.00am this morning to SH 1 north of Cheviot for an incident involving a truck rollover.