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Concerns for missing man
Concerns for missing man

Christopher Neal was last seen in Pahiatua on Monday evening.

Police looking for wanted remand prisoner

Tuakana Matthews failed to return from a release to attend his father's funeral in Whangarei.

video Watch: Taika Waiti NZer of the Year

Taika Waititi talks to Cherie Howie from LA about winning the award and his latest projects

Taika Waititi named NZer of the Year

Taika Waititi says he is "really happy and proud" to be chosen as New Zealander of the Year.

Watch: Eliza matches her PB
video Watch: Eliza matches her PB

Olympic hero Eliza McCartney matched her NZ record at an exhibition jump-off in Britomart

Convicted murderer a 'beautiful person'
Convicted murderer a 'beautiful person'

A woman who says she is the wife of double murderer Jason Reihana has spoken out in his defence after he was treated for…

Mayors vote to replace DWC's John Sturgeon
Mayors vote to replace DWC's John Sturgeon

Development West Coast chairman John Sturgeon has had his term cut short by four months.

Strange lights: Witness comes forward
Strange lights: Witness comes forward

Another witness has reported seeing strange lights over Greymouth last week.

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video Watch: Akaroa bus crash
Watch: Akaroa bus crash

A tourist bus and a passenger car collided sending the bus down a bank and several people ferried to…

Serious Fraud Office raid on WDC staffer

A Westland District Council staff member is at the centre of an SFO probe.

Toddler's death 'true horror' says Crown

A well-educated father went from a "gentle giant" to a killer when he forced his two-year-old daughter's face against a…

33-year-old man charged after axe attack

A 33-year-old man has been charged after an axe attack in Greymouth.

Good news on Port Hills fire effort
Good news on Port Hills fire effort

Firefighters are pulling back from the Worsleys area, as the situation in Christchurch continues to…

Missing church pews 'were never stolen'

A miscommunication, and not a burglary, is behind 10 church pews going missing.

NZ should do more on refugees: Amnesty

The treatment of autistic man Ashley Peacock has been raised in Amnesty International's latest annual report on human rights…

video WATCH NZH FOCUS: DB Breweries' mission to save our beaches

Tristram Clayton talks to DB Breweries about it's ground breaking environmental initiative to produce sand from used beer…

More than 500 scallops in illegal haul

Aggressive divers took more than 500 scallops in an incident at Whangarei Heads.

Bus crash passengers were from Akaroa cruise ship
Bus crash passengers were from Akaroa cruise ship

Watch: The bus, carrying more than 30 people, collided with a car just after 5pm and crashed down a…

'Strong leads' on pervert, police say

Cops are warning of a serial masturbator in Queenstown.

Act to reveal policy to help prisoners

The party that pushed for the three-strikes law now eyes prisoner rehabilitation.

video Watch NZH Focus: Caviar for Kids?

Bernadine Oliver-Kerby investigates the strange occurrence of Caviar on kids Breakfast plates. Paleo Pete likes to treat…

'Let me feel you': MP's plea to The Boss

Justice Minister Amy Adams' passionate plea to Bruce Springsteen went unanswered - the closest she got to him was on the…

video Watch NZH Focus: Ross Taylor Smashes Record
Watch NZH Focus: Ross Taylor Smashes Record

Ross Taylor has joined elite New Zealand company at Hagley Oval today. When he reached 50 he completed…

AOS called to false report of kidnapping

Police and the Armed Offenders Squad swarmed a Canterbury property today, only to find no one there.

Genter and Ardern strike up friendship

The least bitter rivalry in New Zealand politics has broken out in Mt Albert.

Cosplay maid service 'too sexy' for Japan Day

Organisers of an annual festival to showcase Japanese culture in Auckland has banned cosplay maids - saying they are "too…

Pilot's lucky escape after plane crash

A pilot was lucky to walk away from a plane crash in South Auckland unharmed today.

Three injured in SH2 crash
Three injured in SH2 crash

4:22pm : A 75-year-old man has been airlifted to Waikato hospital after a crash which has closed State…

Rejections don't deter Tinder traveller

After 11 days of using Tinder to get from Cape Reinga to Bluff, Rotorua's Ash Gower-Rudman admits he is sick of the dating…

Who's the 'real' party for Maori?

The newly-announced Mana-Maori electoral deal is already causing acrimony, writes Bryce Edwards.

Body of missing Taupo angler found

The body of missing woman Barbara Thomson has been found by police.

Diver's death: Inexperience, solo ascent blamed

Inexperience and a solo ascent contributed to a scuba diver's drowning death.

Man jailed for attempted murder of brother
Man jailed for attempted murder of brother

A long-term meth user who stabbed his brother has received a lengthy jail term.

Privacy breach: $18k compo for humiliation

A student leader has been awarded $18,000 compensation after a privacy breach.

Deported students to leave NZ by Monday

Eight Indian students facing deportation for immigration fraud have agreed to leave New Zealand by Monday but they are also…

Trans community fights back

The transgender community has responded to a Kiwi teenager who spoke out about her school's decision to allow a transgender…

Drug mum starts fire, 6yo and gran die

A house fire which claimed two lives has been linked to "spotting cannabis".

Alleged victim 'provocatively dressed'
Alleged victim 'provocatively dressed'

Cricketer tells court alleged rape victim was looking for 'male attention'.

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A third of school-aged Kiwi children are overweight…

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Maori

No pressure, says 1983 winners' leader
No pressure, says 1983 winners' leader

A Te Matatini life member who was one of the stars of the national kapa haka festival the last time it was held in Hawke's…

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Te Matatini set to spark again
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