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22 September 2017 5:00 AM Kiwi fashion designer convicted of fraud

A high-flying Rotorua fashion designer who this month featured in British Vogue will have to repay nearly $12,000 after being convicted of benefit fraud. Glamour designer Kharl WiRepa (25) appeared in Rotorua District Court today after previously pleading guilty to 14 charges of benefit fraud, totalling $11,844.16. The charges relate to a period between 6

20 September 2017 6:50 AM Labour MP 'physically abused' at Manawatu meeting

Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway says he was physically abused at a water tax meeting on Wednesday night in Manawatu. Mr Lees-Galloway left the meeting which began aggressively when chairman Brad Burling questioned whether it should be Labour's water spokesperson David Parker or Mr Lees-Galloway he should "rip into" over the policy. The Palmerston North 2

20 September 2017 4:50 AM Fujitsu fined over efficiency claims

Heat pump supplier Fujitsu has received a landmark fine over claims that its heat pumps were the most efficient in New Zealand. On Wednesday, Fujitsu General New Zealand Limited was fined 310 thousand dollars after pleading guilty to seven charges under the Fair Trading Act for making unsubstantiated or misleading claims from June 2014 to October 2016. Fujitsu 6

19 September 2017 9:42 PM Pair in court over 1987 Waikato murder

Two men have appeared in the High Court charged with the 1987 murder of Maramarua publican Chris Bush. Two men charged with the murder and robbery of Maramarua publican Chris Bush 30 years ago have appeared in the High Court. The 57-and-58 year-olds are due to face trial in August next year and have already pleaded not guilty to the charges

19 September 2017 1:41 AM VTNZ review after details leaked to gang

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 2

18 September 2017 11:23 PM VTNZ under fire after employee informer's details leaked to gang

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 2

18 September 2017 7:52 AM Clark hits out over 'pretty communist' remark

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark has hit out after a protester accused Labour leader Jacinda Ardern of being a "pretty communist" at a farmers' protest in Morrinsville. Hundreds turned out for the protest in Ms Ardern's hometown on Monday in opposition to Labour and the Greens' proposed water and pollution charges. Although it was not supposed 19

18 September 2017 2:55 AM Jail for men after woman dies escaping car

Six men convicted of the kidnapping and manslaughter of an Auckland woman who fell from the boot of a moving car have been sent to jail. Six men have been jailed for the kidnapping and manslaughter of a woman who fell from the boot of a moving car in south Auckland. Jindarat Prutsiriporn, 50, died in hospital two days after escaping from the car's trunk 5

18 September 2017 2:21 AM Farmers protest against Jacinda Ardern's tax policies

Hundreds of farmers have gathered in Ardern's hometown of Morrinsville to protest against Labour and Greens' proposed water and pollution charges. The protest ended with NZ First leader Winston Peters being jeered at and drowned out by Myrtle the tractor as farmers demanded he say whether he would side with National or Labour. About 600 turned up for the lively 5

18 September 2017 1:15 AM Farmers protest Labour's tax policies

Hundreds of farmers have gathered in Labour leader Jacinda Ardern's hometown of Morrinsville to protest against Labour and the Greens' proposed water and pollution charges. About 600 turned up for the lively rally beside the giant 'Mega Cow' statue in Morrinsville - politicians were not allowed to speak but Mr Peters hijacked the stage at the end as the rain started 2