Christchurch Mongols gang pad death: Senior gang leader jailed for manslaughter

High Court battle over ill baby over, the Government’s plan for New Zealand’s youngest offenders and China relaxes Covid rules in the latest New Zealand Herald headlines. Video / NZ Herald A Mongols MC gang member found guilty of manslaughter after the death of a Head Hunters associate at a New Year’s Eve party has … Read more

Half-million dollar costs awarded in Waiheke vineyard case confirmed after judge turfs out appeals

A judge has ordered a celebrated Waiheke Island vineyard to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs in a protracted noise dispute case. Photo / NZME A top Waiheke Island vineyard must pay its neighbors $412,000 in legal costs – thought to be the largest ever costs awarded before the Environment Court – … Read more

Baby blood donor vaccine battle: Judge rules in favor of Te Whatu Ora, child to receive transfusion in surgery

A crowd gathers outside the Auckland High Court as an urgent hearing takes place to decide the care of a baby whose parents refuse to use blood from vaccinated donors. Video / NZ Herald A High Court judge has ruled in favor of health authorities who sought court guardianship of a seriously ill baby boy … Read more

Jet fuel rationing: Airlines scrambling to avoid pre-Xmas cancellations

Board of Airline Representatives Executive Director Cath O’Brien on what to expect from the next year of aviation in New Zealand. Video / Dean Purcell Airlines are urgently working on solutions to a shortage of jet fuel after a shipment of jet fuel was rejected at the Marsden Point terminal. Cath O’Brien, executive director of … Read more

Jet fuel rationing: Z Energy says sorry to airline customers

Airlines struggling with disruption from staff shortages now face a fuel supply glitch. Photo / Brett Phibbs Z Energy has apologized to its airline customers and any passengers that may be affected after fuel rationing was imposed outside of Auckland Airport. An “off-specification” load of around 25 million liters has forced fuel suppliers to activate … Read more

Rugby player’s historic rape trial: Woman was visibly distressed hours after she says she was raped

Chris Budgen is on trial in the Rotorua District Court, accused of rape. Photo / Andrew Warner WARNING: This story contains content that may be upsetting to some people A former flatmate and two former police officers have told a Rotorua District Court jury a woman was in a distressed state just hours after she … Read more

Nats up in arms after Labor electorates get early heads up on bids for $350m fund

The National party is accusing Labor of politicized transport funding decisions. Photo / Mark Mitchell National is accusing Labor of turning climate change money into a political slush fund after Labor MPs were given a heads up on $350 million of new transport spending more than a month ahead of opening applications for councils. MPs … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: Moscow fires more missiles, claims Kyiv hit its air bases

People work in the subway station being used as a bomb shelter during a rocket attack in Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo / AP Moscow unleashed another massive missile barrage in Ukraine on Monday, striking homes and buildings and killing civilians, hours after the Kremlin claimed Ukrainian drones struck two air bases deep inside Russian territory. The … Read more

Aussie woman loses $169,000 after date goes terribly wrong

Why the Covid-19 inquiry will take so long, report claims Chinese police station set up in NZ & market study into building materials to be revealed in the latest New Zealand Herald headlines. Video / NZ Herald A heartbroken Australian woman has sworn never to use a dating app again after her match scammed her … Read more

Northland company denies breaching health and safety rules after Korean man died sandboarding at Te Paki stream

A Korean man who died after sandboarding down Northland’s Te Paki sand dunes ignored instructions not to go down when he did, a court has heard A Korean tourist who died after being run over by a bus while sandboarding down Northland’s Te Paki Stream sand dunes ignored a warning not to go down the … Read more