The Dreamworld tragedy: Four dead, one from NZ

Two children survived being thrown from the doomed Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld and screamed in horror as their mothers were killed, it has emerged. Initial investigations...

The Real "Mc Lovin" – The name is now official for this Malborough man

A man who changed his name to 'Mc Lovin' says he did it to make people laugh, but it was sparked by a serious event in his life. Blenheim...

CNI Driftwood Sculptor Jack Marsden Mayer's Triceratops could make triple slam

The central North Island's driftwood sculptor Jack Marsden Mayer is going for a hatrick with a triceratops.   Jack Marsden-Mayer at work. The artist has won the People's Choice...

Rugby: All Blacks break record – and the hearts of fuming Wallabies fans

The Aussies may be filthy - but tributes flowed last night for our mighty men in black after their record-setting 18th successive test win. Kieran Read's rugby heroes...

Better call Saul: Gable Tostee's Kiwi lawyer labels courtroom verdict drama the craziest thing...

he last 90 minutes of dramatic courtroom theatre before Saul Holt QC's client Gable Tostee learned his fate was something the veteran lawyer says he has never experienced before...

More cell coverage for rural Whanganui

Another sector of Whanganui's rural community has got better cellphone cover now that a new tower has gone up in Upkongaro, on SH4 north of the city,...

Facebook Add New Feature That Everyone Else Already Has

Facebook, you're like the uncool Dad of social media with this... Snapchat has dominated with it's instant photos and stories, helping people share their lives with friends and...

Gable Tostee NOT GUILTY: secret life and chequered past revealed

Gable Tostee - acquitted yesterday of the murder or manslaughter of Kiwi Warriena Wright - was a skilful forger, had committed crimes while "heavily intoxicated" in the...

Halloween activities and events in the Central North Island

Taupo Halloween in Town Centre When: 30 October 2016 Ticket Information: Admission: Free Where/Location: Taupo Town Centre, main pedestrian areas, Taupo Restrictions: None Website: Visit Website Phone: 07 377 0104 Contact Person: julie@towncentretaupo.co.nz Dig...

Manuaute Street Beautification projects winning finalists

A struggle to pick six winners for the Manuaute St Beautification project left Ruapehu Youth Council no choice but to choose seven. Youth liaison officer Samantha Arthur-Curtis said...