Police believe Mongrel Mob involved in Lee Rata’s death
The Northland township of Moerewa was hit with a police raid this morning. Three properties were raided in relation to the death of 35-year-old Kaitaia man Lee Rata who was fatally beaten and found lying near a footpath on New Year’s Eve. Police believe Mongrel Mob members were involved in the altercation.
Dick Smith gift cards offered for purchase 24hrs before ‘freeze’
Dick Smith customers had until midday on Tuesday to use their gift cards before a 'freeze' was put in place. Yet, in Rotorua, a customer says he and his brother had narrowly avoided being taken in after he was offered to purchase the cards only 24hrs earlier.
Russell Packer won’t be packing, but what about the rest? - advocate
The Australian Government is allowing Russell Packer to stay in Australia despite serving a sentence for an alcohol fuelled attack while others who have fallen foul of the law are currently in detention waiting to be deported back home. An advocacy group based in Australia says it looks like it's one law for the famous and another for everyone else.
Police stress seatbelt safety after speeding mother caught with child in her lap
Police are urging people to wear seatbelts after they caught a mother with two children driving down the Waikato Expressway. Inspector Freda Grace says it’s an irresponsible and dangerous thing to do.
Māori-owned entertainment business reaps success
D-Man Entertainment is a Māori-owned business that started with a $1.89 investment, and is now worth six figures. Dinnie Morehu shares the story of a company that has gone from rags to riches in less than three years.
Lock-N lock on to fitness ahead of Whakatāne Touch Tournament
The top touch rugby teams in the country are in preparation for the Whakatāne Touch Tournament that kicks off on Friday, and Lock-N from Rotorua is hoping to reach the top.