Debbie Ngarewa-Packer: Govt looks weak on sea bed mining while other nations move to stop it

Demonstrators carry banners and flags during a protest outside the venue hosting the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon on June 29. Photo / AP OPINIONS: Last week I got to experience my first Member’s Bill being pulled out of the biscuit tin. As a party of two the odds of getting pulled are not … Read more

Operation Emoji: Man kept $1.5 million in cash hidden in hydraulic compartment under bed

Calebh Simpson, 31, was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment for operating a meth lab while on electronically-monitored bail. Photo / Andrew Warner Hiding $1.5 million in methamphetamine profits in a hydraulically-operated compartment under his bed, a man was sprung by police after he got family members to deposit the money into prison spending accounts. Calebh … Read more