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Four dead in U-turn crash

Four people are dead and a child is critically injured after a car carrying out a U-turn crashed into a logging truck on State Highway One near Waipu.

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Video: Courier workers kicking parcels

A Courier Post contractor in the Waikato region will be spoken to after a video was posted on Facebook that apparently shows employees kicking and throwing parcels.

'It wouldn't get past first base'

A Government proposal that ratepayers help cover a potential $130m blowout in the cost of SkyCity's new convention centre is going down poorly with several councillors…

Guilty plea through tears

A man who stabbed his wife and daughter to death in their West Auckland home spent the next seven months trying to dupe health professionals into thinking he was insane…

Glasgow shoppers killed by truck

Six people were killed and at least seven others injured in Glasgow when a bin lorry ploughed into crowds of Christmas shoppers in what appeared to be a tragic accident…


Bus sex attack: man charged

A 22-year-old Hastings man has been charged with five counts of indecent assault while on a bus from Napier to Hastings. The man is alleged to have assaulted the young…


Fight to close the pay gap

The Supreme Court has declined an employer leave to appeal over the pay of a female aged-care worker, in what has become a fight to close the pay gap with men.

Kathmandu shares plunge

Kathmandu's shares have slipped to a near two-year low as the outdoor retailer blames low consumer confidence for a subdued start to Christmas trading in its Australian…

Station buy swells APN's radio foothold

APN News & Media has increased its presence in the Australian broadcasting scene through the purchase of Perth radio station 96FM from rival publisher Fairfax Media.



Rates cash eyed for SkyCity

SkyCity chief executive Nigel Morrison yesterday also confirmed his company wants a taxpayer-funded top-up and was willing to walk away from the deal if it doesn't get…

Partial victory in Red Nose battle

A New Zealand charity has won the right to use Red Nose Day in New Zealand after a challenge by an Australian charity, but it has not won its case outright.

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Greg Smith appointed coach of Black Ferns

Former Chiefs hooker and Waikato coach Greg Smith has been appointed head coach of the New Zealand Black Ferns team through to the next Women's Rugby World Cup in 2017. New…

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