Skyline to pay dividend of 20c

Despitea $21million drop in profit, Skyline Enterprises Ltd chief executive Geoff McDonald says there is growing evidence to support a level of “cautious optimism” looking ahead, with the first dividend payment in three years coming before Christmas. The company outlined its financial results to shareholders at its annual meeting in Queenstown on Saturday, reporting a … Read more

Tairāwhiti police search for person with weapon

Police won’t say what weapon the person might have. Photo: RNZ / Marika Khabazi Police in Tairāwhiti are trying to find a person who may have a weapon. Police had earlier closed a section of coastal State Highway 35 near Turihaua Beach, about 20 minutes north of the city. The road has now reopened as … Read more

Nelson City Council approves rezoning for Kākā Valley housing development

The housing development is planned for near the start of the tree-lined Maitai Valley. Photo: RNZ / Tracy Neal Nelson City Council has approved a plan change to allow the rural Kākā Valley to be subdivided for housing. Councillors voted 10-3 majority in favour of rezoning 287 hectares of the Maitai Valley, after a week-long … Read more

Jockey Sam Weatherley banned nine weeks for reckless riding after fellow rider’s death

LISA BURD/Stuff Jockey Sam Weatherley after a win at New Plymouth last year (file photo). One of New Zealand’s top jockeys has been handed a nine-week suspension for “reckless riding” which racing authorities ruled caused the incident that led to the death of fellow rider Taiki Yanagida. Sam Weatherley, 23, was handed the ban on … Read more

Political poll shows National has the edge on Labour

National has the edge on Labour with enough support to form a Government if the election were held tomorrow, according to the latest political poll. A TVNZ/Kantar poll published on Tuesday evening showed the National Party has retained its 37% support in the broadcaster’s poll, meaning it could form a Government with the ACT Party, … Read more

Six arrested in relation to smash-and-grab of Auckland store

Photo: Police have arrested six people in relation to robberies in the Auckland Suburb of Mount Albert. In a statement, Assistant Commissioner Richard Chambers said the Operation Rhino investigation team arrested and charged an 18-year-old male and five youths overnight for their involvement in an aggravated robbery of a retail store within the St … Read more

Poll puts National, Act in power

National and Act could work together to form a Government based on the results of a new political poll. Tonight’s 1News Kantar poll, taken from September 17 to 21, shows National with 37 percent support, the same result it received in August. Labour was up one percentage point on 34. Act was on nine percent, … Read more