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  • Labour candidate's dramatic gatecrashing of English's campaign

    19 September 2017 1:48 AM 2

    Bill English's diplomatic protection squad kicked into gear at a Blenheim cafe on Tuesday morning when Labour's local candidate arrived unannounced and paced towards him. Janette Walker, who is standing for Labour in the Kaikōura seat, caused dramatic scenes at the BV Deli, which started with her confronting National's local board chairman about her signs

  • VTNZ review after details leaked to gang

    19 September 2017 1:41 AM 2

    Vehicle Testing New Zealand has increased its security and audit procedures after an employee gave the Head Hunters gang the address of a police informant. An employee of Vehicle Testing New Zealand supplied the details of a complainant who talked to police about men acting suspiciously near the home of a Thai woman who was later kidnapped. The woman

  • Privacy Commissioner questions VTNZ about leak to gang members

    19 September 2017 1:41 AM 2

    The Privacy Commissioner says he's deeply concerned a VTNZ employee leaked personal information about a police informant to gang members and is looking for answers from the company. As part of the sentencing decision yesterday of six members of the Head Hunters gang for the kidnapping and manslaughter of Jindarat Prutsiriporn, Justice Matthew Palmer

  • Jacinda targets and tempts youth vote at Victoria campus

    19 September 2017 1:33 AM 2

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  • Labour best to manage most issues but not the economy

    19 September 2017 1:33 AM 5

    A Horizon poll finds Labour is seen as better to manage health, housing, immigration, education, household income, child poverty, cost of living, welfare benefits, the quality of life and the environment. National is seen as better on traffic congestion, new transport infrastructure, retirement income, crime and the economy overall. It is weighted by age, gender

  • Jacinda Ardern's grandmother dies

    19 September 2017 1:33 AM 50

    Ardern visited her grandmother in Waikato Hospital on Sunday after a campaign rally in Hamilton. It is understood her grandmother died last night after having a stroke last week. Just before she found out, Ardern had spoken about attempts to send her grandfather home from Waikato Hospital at 11.30pm at night because the hospital was full - saying it showed

  • VTNZ under fire after employee informer's details leaked to gang

    18 September 2017 11:23 PM 1

    No charges were laid against a Vehicle Testing New Zealand employee who provided a police informant's personal information to the Head Hunters' ghost unit as they prepared to kidnap a woman. The link was made yesterday when Justice Matthew Palmer sentenced six men in relation to the kidnapping and death of 50-year-old Thai woman Jindarat Prutsiriporn

  • Shipwrecked skipper tells of chaos before sinking

    18 September 2017 11:01 PM 2

    A man who survived two days on the rugged West Coast, has described chaotic scenes on the fishing boat before he was forced to abandon it. The search is continuing for two unaccounted crew members Jay Cairney and Kieran Lynch, missing after the Gremouth based fishing boat Wendy J struck trouble in heavy seas on Thursday night. Westfleet General Manager

  • Police find missing Dunedin man's car

    18 September 2017 10:19 PM 1

    Detective Sergeant Nik Leigh said a police search and rescue operation was now underway after Mr Lowe's car was found. Det Sgt Leigh was not keen to reveal where the car was found apart from saying it is in coastal Otago. The search and rescue team was searching the area where the car was found. Earlier, police said Mr Lowe could be as far as 400km away from his Portsmouth

  • National committed to growth for New Zealanders

    18 September 2017 8:00 PM

    New Zealanders have a clear choice this election between two very different economic directions for New Zealand – National’s plan to grow jobs and incomes and ensure families continue to get ahead, and Labour’s agenda that would take us backwards, Prime Minister and National Party Leader Bill English says. “National is ambitious for New Zealand. We have a confident