The identity of a 43-year-old man who is accused of drink-driving and allegedly running over two girls in Ohope is to remain a secret, for now.
The Rotorua office of the Department of Conservation will lose three permanent positions after the Government announced its final re-structure.
A Whakatane man hopes his quest to bring back Georgie Pie has something to do with the Kiwi icon being re-introduced.
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A man sentenced to two months in prison begged a judge to keep him locked up for an extra day so he could pocket a $350 Winz grant. In the Masterton District Court this week, Darryl Leonard Connor, 37, pleaded guilty to two charges of breaching a protection order and one of receiving stolen property. Judge Tom Broadmore had decided to sentence Connor to two months' jail but changed his mind after a plea from Connor to impose an extra day, making him eligible for a Work and Income Steps to Freedom grant, at taxpayers' expense. Defence lawyer Virginia Pearson said Connor wanted to be eligible…
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