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Myrtle rust spreads to Waikato's Te Kuiti
Myrtle rust spreads to Waikato's Te Kuiti

Myrtle rust has been detected at a nursery in the Waikato town of Te Kuiti.

Patient testifies against doctor

The Crown's case continues today.

Fatality after car and truck crash

Drivers warned to avoid Saddle Hill Rd in Dunedin.

Quake kids more resilient, study finds

Christchurch quake kids are more resistant to other pressures in life, a study finds.

TV crew's car stolen from outside the courthouse
TV crew's car stolen from outside the courthouse

A TV news crew's vehicle was stolen from outside the Rotorua Courthouse this morning.

Man shot by police denied bail
Man shot by police denied bail

Man shot by police in Christchurch denied bail again

Ngaro didn't consider offering resignation
Ngaro didn't consider offering resignation

Labour leader Andrew Little says Alfred Ngaro should be dismissed.

Bill English rips into Labour on housing
Bill English rips into Labour on housing

Labour says Auckland's prime parkland cannot be swallowed up by housing.

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video Watch: 'Not bad for a boy from Invercargill'

Prime Minister Bill English is excited for the first test launch for Rocket Lab this week

New alcohol-detection anklets

The anklets detect alcohol through sweat.

White fantail spotted in Whangarei
White fantail spotted in Whangarei

A rare white piwakawaka, or fantail, has been captured in Whangarei - on camera.

Hot-car death: Grandmother guilty

Grandmother guilty of manslaughter after baby died as she smoked drugs.

Man found injured fell from vehicle

The man found injured on the side of a road north of Rotorua had fallen from a vehicle.

video 'I'd probably take up drugs'

Judith Collins would need a joint to work with Gareth Morgan she tells Radio Live's Ryan Bridge.

Craig set aside $1m to 'destroy me'

Rachel MacGregor says Colin Craig tried to bully her from going to court with her claims.

Paintball shooter jailed for 25 months
Paintball shooter jailed for 25 months

A paintball shooter who cost a young woman her eye has been jailed for 25 months.

Two teens charged with robbery after petrol station heist

Teenagers charged with aggravated robbery after petrol station hold-up.

Axe-wielding girls raid liquor store

Teenage girls armed with tomahawks robbed a Kerikeri shop of cash and alcohol.

Kiwis face new tax on house sale profits

Kiwis face a new tax on house sale profits in the latest Australian policy surprise.

'I'd probably take up drugs': Collins

Minister Judith Collins quips she'd turn to drugs to deal with Gareth Morgan.

Dunedin man allegedly violated girl
Dunedin man allegedly violated girl

It is alleged the defendant would lure her into his bed and play "rough games" with her.

Brrrrrr! Cold snap hits the north of NZ

A northwester warmed parts of the south, as those in the upper North Island shiver.

Meth and illegal firearms keep AOS busy

Rise of meth and guns have resulted in one of the busiest years for Southern AOS.

Police get their boy - and his dad

The father of 14-year-old fleeing driver had been caught a night earlier.

Tourist winched from bush near Raglan after getting lost

A female tourist was winched off Mt Karioi, Raglan after being found by SAR at 3.30am

Diner's complaint over restaurant awards
Diner's complaint over restaurant awards

Claim billboards for Top 50 restaurant awards are 'offensive, misleading and deceptive'.

Two die after being struck by cars

Two people killed after being struck by cars on North Island roads.

'Single most reckless act of driving'

'I just put my foot down': Driver's excuse for 'suicidal' speed.

Edgecumbe inquiry 'looking for answers'

Inquiry head Sir Michael Cullen says it is not yet known why stopbank breached.

House fire in Meremere treated as suspicious

Police to investigate if a fire in a Waikato property was deliberately lit.

Court hears of sex attacks on patients
Court hears of sex attacks on patients

GP denies five counts of stupefying and eight of indecent assault after four men complain.

Planks sticking out of car downtown dangerous

It was lucky no one was sideswiped by planks protruding from a car's rear window.

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Bomb threat: Bus exchange evacuated

Woman arrested last night after claiming she had a bomb.

DoC reviewing inquiry led by fraudster

New allegations have been made about convicted fraudster Joanne Harrison.

Disappointment at US waiver refusal
Disappointment at US waiver refusal

The papers show efforts to get a US waiver for police to interview Embassy staffer.

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