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Blaze at Auckland pub and bottle store
Blaze at Auckland pub and bottle store

Firefighters are battling a blaze at a Pakuranga pub.

Rise of the blue whales

In 2015, the first year of a three-year survey 33 blue whales were sighted in the South Taranaki Bight, this year there…

Fire destroys classrooms at Auckland high school

A shocking start to the new year continues for a school rocked by tragedy as fire rips through its technology block.

NZ cocaine bust: The missing '35kg'

Police claim $4.86m worth of cocaine may have been imported into New Zealand from South America by Christchurch man in 2014…

Eight more teachers for cluster
Eight more teachers for cluster

8 Teachers at Waitakere College help lift Maori and Pacific students' achievement.

Under-spend: Flagship education policy
Under-spend: Flagship education policy

A massive under-spend of more than $330 million for a flagship Government educational policy has been revealed.

Spectacle in store for Air Force's 80th
Spectacle in store for Air Force's 80th

The Royal New Zealand Air Force 2017 Air Tattoo is celebrating the 80th anniversary of our Air Force.

Bus crash: Two tourists hospitalised
Bus crash: Two tourists hospitalised

The vehicle plunged down the bank after a collision with a car, two of the six injured remain in hospital.

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Final campaigning before Mt Albert votes
Final campaigning before Mt Albert votes

What do Mt Albert voters think about tomorrow's byelection? Housing and National's no-show are both…

P-contaminated house must be fixed

Blenheim home owner enraged to find her rented home faces a huge decontamination bill for P.

Solar system: What you need to know

Group of planets orbiting dwarf star best shot yet at finding life out there, writes Sarah Kaplan.

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.

Barry Soper: The elephant on the river bank
Barry Soper: The elephant on the river bank

Standing on the banks of a tidal river out west of Auckland on a scorching day it was tempting to take…

Parkinson's disease vector discovered

NZ research may hold key to disease treatment to stop spread from cell to cell.

Christchurch man imports 6kg of cocaine

A FedEx package was sent from Venezuela to Rakaia in Canterbury which police believed was full of cocaine.

Peters and McClay - rendezvous in Paris

Ministerial expenses show over $1m spent in 3 months - and an intriguing dinner date.

Hager: Westpac must reveal all privacy breaches

Nicky Hager says he will take Westpac to the Human Rights Tribunal.

PM says travel ban rule is case by case basis
PM says travel ban rule is case by case basis

Bill English will only let his ministers take partners on overseas trips if there is a need for it.

Portraits offer rare insight into gang

A Sydney photographer has managed to pry open a window into the lives of Black Power members with a series of candid portraits…

Bus recovered after Akaroa crash

Two US passengers from the cruise ship remain in Christchurch Hospital.

video Watch: Waitakere Community of Learners

Eight extra teachers will help lift Māori and Pacific students' achievement in one of the country's most advanced "Communities…

Six-year fight for justice rewarded

Tamsin Trainor, who took a private prosecution against the man who attacked and tried to strangle her, finally saw her attacker…

Quake shakes and breaks Soviet liner
Quake shakes and breaks Soviet liner

The giant November 2016 earthquake has snapped the top decks from a sunken Soviet cruise liner in the…

video Watch: Black Caps training session for Levin teen

Erin Buckland wins her cricket team a training session with the black caps in Wellington

David Seymour: Older and bolder

David Seymour is on a mission to rebuild the Act Party.

Cleaners fined $39k for toxic discharge

Judge blasts company's measures to prevent chemicals running into stream as 'completely inadequate'.

Major drug bust in South Canterbury

A major hydroponic cannabis growing operation, with more than 800 plants, has been found by police in South Canterbury.

Car flips on main street in Te Kuiti
Car flips on main street in Te Kuiti

A car has flipped on the main street of Te Kuiti but it appears the driver and passenger escaped relatively…

Unravelling a ring of paedophiles

Global paedophile ring that allegedly involved a Kiwi man was brought down by an innocent image of a boy getting a henna…

Arrest after five shot in Whangarei

A 21-year-old man has been arrested following a shooting in Whangarei which involved people from two gangs.

video Watch NZH Focus: Nasa discovers new solar system

Tristram Clayton interviews Grant Christie, Astronomer at Auckland Observatory, about the discovery of a new solar system…

'The brother we will never get to know'

These sisters will grow up wondering what their big brother would have been like.

Free GP visits after Port Hills fires
Free GP visits after Port Hills fires

People affected by fires may be entitled to free doctor visits.

Early morning ram raid at Huntly Mobil

Seven people in stolen cars were involved in an early morning ram raid.

Man accused of machete attack granted name suppression

Name suppression granted for man accused of almost severing victim's hand.

Average gambler lost $616 last year

Casinos had the largest increase in gambling, new figures show.

Kingston Flyer has been sold

A Queenstown consortium has bought historic steam train.

Jailed for campaign of terror
Jailed for campaign of terror

A self-styled mob president who terrorised a woman for more than a decade has been jailed for 18-and-a-half…

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