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Someone close to balloon pilot Lance Hopping should have stopped him using cannabis before the doomed flight, the daughter of one of the victims says. Sarah Scarlett, whose father Howard Cox and stepmother Diana Cox were among the 10 passengers who
Tour operators must be tested for drugs, families of the victims of the Carterton ballooning tragedy say...Under the influence of cannabis, balloon pilot Lance Hopping showed poor judgement and made poor decisions which contributed to 11 people dying
The Ministry of Education said the exercise to establish how much force its school buildings could withstand had saved it hundreds of millions of dollars in earthquake-strengthening costs...It turned out to be more than three times that experienced
A classic bit of trans-Tasman stirring gave Sean Barnes the inspiration he needed to launch a unique food business. "How does a Kiwi make a small business? He starts off huge, then he slowly whittles it away to nothing," an Aussie friend teased.
Wellingtonians are embracing inner-city living, with nearly 13,000 now calling the CBD home. Census figures published yesterday show that, while the population in many of the southern and western suburbs has stagnated, the inner city is thriving.
Georgina Beyer was once one of our highest-profile MPs and fought battles over prostitution and civil unions. But the former drag queen and Carterton mayor is now fighting a very personal battle. A night of glamour and sparkles is how the tribute
Stuart Edwards and his wife, Lucia, left fulltime government work in Wellington to run a cycle-hire company, Green Jersey Cycle Tours, which they started in Carterton last year. Having invested $30,000 so far, the company now has a fleet of 32 bikes
A Carterton wood processing plant has been fined $33,000 and ordered to pay $5000 reparation after one of its workers suffered severe burns when he got caught in a conveyer belt. Juken New Zealand was sentenced in Masterton District Court this
Jury resumes rape and kidnap deliberations NZ Newswire June 24, 2013, 4:02 am A jury is set to resume deliberations in the case of a Wairarapa man accused of raping and kidnapping a teenager. Michael Lihou, 44, denies that he raped, assaulted,
A jury has been told it should not damn a man accused of rape and abduction because, as a "lost soul", he had offended in an allegedly similar way in 1988...But lawyer Noel Sainsbury said the 17-year-old who accused Lihou, 44, of raping and abducting