National - Radio New Zealand Ōamaru Harbour accommodation development to be built within next year 2018-07-19T18:02:07.000000000+12:00 A boutique accommodation development will be built at the Ōamaru Harbour within the next year. Couple admit defrauding trust of half a million 2018-07-19T17:00:53.000000000+12:00 A Christchurch couple have admitted stealing half a million dollars from a government-funded trust for disabled people in order to fund a lavish lifestyle. Auckland rates up 2.5 percent, average $2500 a year 2018-07-19T16:56:50.000000000+12:00 Auckland households will pay an average of $2500 in rates this year after the city council announced a 2.5 percent general increase. Nelson doctor convicted for toilet filming named as Sam Wilson 2018-07-19T15:16:53.000000000+12:00 A Nelson cardiologist has lost his six month battle to stop his name from being published after he was convicted of secretly filming women using the toilet. Social service provider finance manager jailed for fraud 2018-07-19T15:12:00.000000000+12:00 A former manager of a Hamilton-based social services provider has been jailed for nearly two and half years for fraud. Neil Raymond Swain's appeal for murder thrown out 2018-07-19T14:39:10.000000000+12:00 A man convicted of murdering his friend, hiding the body for 11 days, sealing it in a drum and dumping it in the Whanganui River has had his appeal thrown out. Dunedin waterfront: Govt to contribute $800k to development 2018-07-19T14:32:51.000000000+12:00 The government will contribute more than $800,000 to the development of Dunedin's waterfront. IPCA strongly condemns police tactics in Kawerau siege 2018-07-19T14:29:26.000000000+12:00 Police have been strongly criticised for the way they carried out an armed operation that left four police officers seriously injured. Stricter rules urged as forestry deaths rise again 2018-07-19T14:04:22.000000000+12:00 The mother of a forestry worker killed in 2013 fears industry deaths are on the rise again and says the campaign to save lives has suffered since union leader Helen Kelly died two years ago. Supreme Court put under the microscope 2018-07-19T12:35:38.000000000+12:00 The way in which New Zealand's Supreme Court communicates its decisions to the wider public is currently under close scrutiny by a group of US researchers.