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Kept apart: Sick parents can't visit kids in NZ
Kept apart: Sick parents can't visit kids in NZ

Chinese immigrant and only-child Chen Wang's biggest wish is to see his 60-year-old mother Jie Qu come through the Auckland…

Hero family: 'We will sing, we will pray'

The family of the helicopter pilot killed while fighting the Port Hills' fires have given him a final gift.

Swimming lessons urged to stop deaths

Labour are calling for greater swimming education at schools to keep young New Zealanders safe in our waterways.

Play the way to rehab rescue dogs

Living the dog life just got a whole lot cooler with a doggie playground complete with a swing bridge, seesaws and tunnels…

'Pay teachers based on student progress'
'Pay teachers based on student progress'

Teachers' pay rates should be based on how much progress their students make in their learning, a report says. The report…

Mt Albert candidates in their own words
Mt Albert candidates in their own words

There are 13 candidates running for Parliament in Mt Albert. Here they say why you should vote for them.

Barry Soper: NZ and Oz unhappy family
Barry Soper: NZ and Oz unhappy family

COMMENT: Perhaps it's time we treated Australians in this country the way they treat us there, showing us for what we really…

Wings grounded by wild, wild wet
Wings grounded by wild, wild wet

Plane buffs are devastated after bad weather forced the cancellation of Wings Over Wairarapa, but none more so than the…

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Waterfront touch of Americana
Waterfront touch of Americana

Ryder Beard was the latest Aucklander to take a swing in the pop-up batting cage.

photos Cartoons: February 20th - February 26th

Our cartoonists Rod Emmerson, Guy Body and Peter Bromhead share their views of events from around the world this week.

Missing Wellington woman found dead

Kebai Liu's body was found in a bush area in Woodridge about 7pm.

Child passenger in 'stolen' car pursuit
Child passenger in 'stolen' car pursuit

Police weren't able to confirm the age of the child.

Car crashes into Papakura home

A car has crashed into a house in South Auckland tonight, injuring three people.

Port Hills fire 'under control': fire chief

Despite the progress, there was still a high risk of flare-ups and forecast weather conditions may present challenges.

Man's 'Thank You' message to Port Hills helicopters

One man who says he's lucky to have his house still intact after the Port Hills blaze is making sure fire fighters know…

Kimonos given a new lease of life in NZ

Old kimonos don't die in New Zealand - they get a modern makeover and a fresh lease of life as fashion accessories.

Kanye catwalk lift for Kiwi sportswear firm
Kanye catwalk lift for Kiwi sportswear firm

Kiwi sportswear company 2XU has grabbed the high-fashion headlines, thanks to their designs being used…

Drop for National but English strong: poll

Former Prime Minister John Key is consigned to a distant memory as PM Bill English inherits almost all of Key's support…

video Watch: Woof - the doggy Pride show

Pampered pooches and their owners turned out for the Pride festival in Western Park this afternoon

One dead in crash after mini-van rolls

One person has died, and a number of others are injured, after a mini-van rolled south of Spring Creek in the Marlborough…

Man clings to bridge as floodwaters rise

A man clinging to a bridge in floodwaters in Kawerau had his phone in his hand and was able to call the fire service for…

Crews contain big blaze in North Otago
Crews contain big blaze in North Otago

Crews have managed to contain a big blaze at high country farm Otematata Station in North Otago.

SH3 reopens after Awakino crash death

One person died while another was airlifted to hospital after a two-car crash on State Highway 3, Awakino.

NZTA fighting back on 'gridlock' claims

The NZ Transport Agency issues a statement after claims its $1.4 billion Waterview tunnel will cause gridlock.

Bishop refutes Brownlee claims on Cathedral

Christchurch's Bishop Victoria Mathews called an emergency media standup in Cathedral Square this afternoon to refute Gerry…

Len Lye Centre struggles to stay afloat

New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre is struggling to pay its bills, with some sculptures broken and unable to be repaired.

Mi-Sex enjoy positive fan reaction
Mi-Sex enjoy positive fan reaction

Mi-Sex will co-headline the Selwyn Sounds concert in Lincoln on March 4 with Dragon.

Victoria Square restoration to begin

The central Christchurch landmark formerly known as Market Square will be fenced off on February 27 to repair damage caused…

Lawyer's bid to reclaim former staunch seat for Labour

Labour's Duncan Webb will go up against current Christchurch Central MP Nicky Wagner for the seat in September's general…

Fallen pilot's wife: 'Thank you'

The wife of the pilot and war hero killed when his helicopter crashed as he fought the Port Hills fires is "amazed" by the…

Incredible 'breaking wave' clouds amaze

Waves were breaking in the Palmerston North sky this morning in a relatively uncommon phenomenon.

Minister: We are not Europe's bad boys
Minister: We are not Europe's bad boys

On a visit to Wellington, Hungary's Foreign Minister Szijjarto talks about being snubbed in Washington…

Up to $10m sought for shopping domain names

An Auckland businessman is auctioning off the domain name shopping.co.nz and its associated domain names which he believes…

Car crash blocks access to Splore

Access to the Splore Festival along the Clevedon-Kawakawa Road is blocked after a car crashed and toppled a power pole.

Wings over Wairarapa cancelled

Wings Over Wairarapa organisers say they are gutted to announce that today's air festival and night shows will be cancelled…

Pilot seriously injured in chopper crash

A helicopter has gone down in a hilly area in the Ruapehu District this morning - the pilot has survived, but was seriously…

Fire evacuees given access to homes
Fire evacuees given access to homes

Fire cordons in Port Hills are being lifted, to give people a few hours' access to their homes.

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