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18 September 2017 7:01 AM 'Chaotic' scenes on doomed boat

Mark Thomas was swept into the sea at Smoothwater Bay and "somehow grabbed hold of a lifering in the water," he recalled to Westfleet general manager John Brown, after Mr Thomas was plucked to safety on Saturday from near the mouth of Teer Creek, about 8km south of the bay, a narrow and rocky cove around the corner from Jackson Bay. The search continues 5

17 September 2017 10:33 AM Bond set to become England’s bowling coach

Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond is set to be confirmed as England’s bowling coach for the Ashes series in Australia later his year. According to a report in the Daily Mail, Bond is set replace Ottis Gibson who vacated his position to become head coach of South Africa. Bond will join up with the England squad ahead of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane

17 September 2017 6:18 AM Rentals to have WOF by 2019 under Green policy

Leader James Shaw released the party's rental policy today in Wellington, which aims to lift minimum standards, make renting more secure, and give tenants more power in relation to landlords. "Over half of the population is now renting and they deserve the same standards as people who own a home," Mr Shaw said. The policy included a $500 million boost

17 September 2017 12:16 AM Search resumes for missing boaties

The men are missing from the Greymouth-based Wendy J, which sank on the South Westland coast and ran aground after becoming entangled in a rope. The alarm was raised yesterday morning after someone in a light aircraft spotted wreckage and a life raft on the shore. A survivor, Mark Thomas, was found yesterday near Teer Creek, about 10km southwest around 4

13 September 2017 8:41 PM Impressive rise for former Highlander

Hames is a prop, loosehead for those who care about the detail, and that to some extent explains the relative anonymity. Props are rarely the rock stars in New Zealand. It's not like France where they have a cult following, earn the big bucks and are way more likely to win the chat show invite than the long-haired, highly manicured first-five. It's not like that here where 3

13 September 2017 5:02 PM Peters Speech: After The Election

A lot of water has gone under the bridge since New Zealand First’s winter bus tour. National want to co-fund it with the private sector so private investors profit at the expense of patient care. Just to sweeten things hitherto “Skinflint Bill” has found some money to redevelop a couple of schools here as well. Both Labour and National remember Otago 2

13 September 2017 1:23 AM Pilots win retirement age appeal

Two Kiwi pilots have successfully convinced New Zealand's Supreme Court that they should fly until they are 65. The Supreme Court has ruled that two New Zealand pilots were discriminated against due to age, and should be allowed to fly after they are 55. In 2014, the Employment Court ruled that senior pilots David Brown and Glen Sycamore were being discriminated 1

12 September 2017 4:37 AM NZ's first justice and emergency services precinct opens

An anchor project in Christchurch’s rebuild - the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct - opened today, providing more modern and efficient justice and emergency services to Canterbury residents. Leading law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts advised the Ministry of Justice on the $300 million anchor project. The project brings together all justice and emergency 3

11 September 2017 12:40 AM The Latest: 3rd construction crane falls to Irma’s winds

A third construction crane has toppled in Florida in the powerful winds of Hurricane Irma. Officials say it happened at a project on Fort Lauderdale beach during the storm Sunday. Officials with developer The Related Group told the Sun-Sentinel the crane collapse caused no injuries and did not appear to damage anything else. Two other cranes toppled 5

9 September 2017 1:46 AM Here’s Elon Musk’s Vision for the First Manned SpaceX Flight

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is sharing a little more about a spacesuit his company SpaceX has developed. In a photo posted Friday on Instagram, Musk shows off the SpaceX spacesuit next to Crew Dragon, the next-generation spacecraft designed to carry astronauts into space. Crew Dragon will be a fully autonomous spacecraft that can also be monitored 15