Final, frantic last hours of Election 2014

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Elderly victim suffers heart attack

The daughter of an 86-year-old woman robbed by a trio of brazen thieves targeting the elderly at supermarkets has begged them to stop and think about what they are doing…

Jockey banned for seven years

Kiwi jockey David Walker was today disqualified from racing for seven years and fined $5000 after being found guilty of betting on a horse he was riding against.

Meet the man who sold his soul

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a man who sold his soul on Trade Me and a Hastings woman who was offered an 'unsafe' state house.


Long-term Watercare boss steps down

Long-serving Watercare chief executive Mark Ford is stepping down today for health reasons. Board chairman David Clark said in a statement it was a sad day for the…


Belgrave receivers win $8.6m payout

The receivers of a failed finance company have won an $8.6 million judgment against a former director of the company and a terminally ill property developer but the…

John Drinnan: Power shift at Maori TV

Scrapping the roles of senior Maori TV executives Julian Wilcox and Carol Hirschfeld is linked to a makeover of the channel, to provide more te reo content.

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Stolen Jag back, 46 years on

At age 82, Ivan Schneider had given up on finding his luxury Jaguar stolen 46 years ago, until it was recovered on a cargo ship destined for Holland on Thursday.

Life & Style

Is this the best way to relax?

Nicky Park lay in a pod with a shallow filling of salty warm water, naked, floating like a cork, for 60 minutes. It's totally dark, totally silent and totally relaxing…

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Great Scotland-England sport encounters

While we wait for the votes to be counted in the Scottish independence referendum, we look at great Scottish victories over England - and great English wins over Scotland…

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