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Batten down the hatches - Tuesday marks the seasonal change and by then much of the country will be in the grip of lashing winds and heavy rain.

'We need New Zealand to act'

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says there needs to be a "a lift in ambition" among countries around the world in setting and hitting targets to combat climate change…

'He was a lovely boy'

Two senior school sports games on Auckland's North Shore have been rescheduled to let friends of a Long Bay College student attend his funeral today.

School boy cleared of rape charge

A prefect at an elite US boarding school has been cleared of raping a 15-year old girl following a case which exposed a culture of sexual harassment and bullying.

Wanted man caught by police

A man who allegedly breached his parole conditions by removing his electronic monitoring bracelet and fleeing his Wellington address has been caught by police.


Victim 'female' in Church assault

A woman has been identified as the victim of an assault in Hamilton, after a large amount of human blood was discovered behind a church in the city.



YouTube's game streaming challenge

YouTube stepped into the world of game-streaming Wednesday with the official launch of YouTube Gaming — its answer to Amazon's popular Twitch. The new section…

Turning over old leave

Reader: I am getting ready to give notice at my employer in New York state. I planned to use my accrued vacation time during my last two days, because our handbook states…


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