LA Tukerangi ‘heavily traumatised’ but recovering at home - parents
LA Tukerangi is safe at home with her parents. Chris and Marie Tukerangi fronted the media for the first time since their daughter was found by police in the eastern Bay of Plenty last Friday. She'd been missing five days, alleged to have been kidnapped by career criminal Dean Whakatau. They say their daughter is ”heavily traumatised” and they don't want to burden her with any pressing questions.
Geothermal bore bursts into life in Rotorua CBD
Rotorua is world famous for its spectacular geothermal geysers, but a geothermal event yesterday had emergency services scrambling and locals concerned. The alarm was raised when a bore sealed years ago blew its top. It's raised questions as to how many more unused bores could blow.
Ngāti Porou voter registration rules questioned by Taurahere
The election process for the board of the country's second largest iwi is copping criticism from some of its own members. Te Taurahere o Ngāti Porou ki Poneke claim the registration process keeps changing and fears hundreds of votes could be deemed invalid.
Ngā Take Pūtea: Brook Grant on Fonterra and its milk prices
Money matters now and the big economic news at the moment is the slashing of the milk pay out to dairy farmers. It's gone from $5.25to just $3.85 per kilo of milk solids. Financial adviser Brook Grant joins Scotty Morrison to discuss Fonterra and the price of milk and its impact on the economy.
First time flyers get a taste of flight, and snow
Did you know that 66,000 New Zealanders over 18 have never taken flight? Over the weekend it all changed for 62 of those flightless Kiwis. In celebration of Jetstar's birthday the airline flew a bunch of first time flyers to Queenstown for a weekend they'll never forget.
Patu Aotearoa hits the mark on positive fitness change
His father’s in the Mongrel Mob, his uncle is the president of the Hastings chapter, and he is one of the most unlikely saviours for those looking to shed a few pounds. Levi Armstrong, co-founder of Patu Aotearoa gym in Hastings, aims to combat obesity while bringing about a positive change to the community.
Netball: Silver Ferns win against Diamonds sink in
The Silver Ferns are looking forward to a day off from playing today, and letting their win over Australia at the World Cup sink in. The New Zealanders shocked the defending champion Diamonds in Sydney in their pool game last night. Their first victory over their trans-Tasman rivals in two years.
New NRL TV deal looks to scrap Anzac Test
The NRL looks to have scrapped the Anzac Test as they confirm a new TV deal with Australia’s Channel Nine. It’s a move that’s being described as a snub to the NZRL who were not informed of the decision before the deal was announced this morning.