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Toddler's death 'true horror' says judge
Toddler's death 'true horror' says judge

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

Good news on Port Hills fire effort

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

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…

WATCH NZH FOCUS: DB Breweries' mission to save our beaches
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
More than 500 scallops in illegal haul

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

Akaroa tourist bus crash: 2 critically injured, 5 seriously
Akaroa tourist bus crash: 2 critically injured, 5 seriously

Live updates: The bus, carrying more than 30 people, collided with a car just after 5pm and crashed down a bank.

'Strong leads' on pervert, police say
'Strong leads' on pervert, police say

Cops are warning of a serial masturbator in Queenstown.

National

Act to reveal policy to help prisoners
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

Ross Taylor has joined elite New Zealand company at Hagley Oval today. When he reached 50 he completed 6000 ODI runs, just…

AOS called to false report of kidnapping
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

4:22pm : A 75-year-old man has been airlifted to Waikato hospital after a crash which has closed State Highway 2. Two other…

Rejections don't deter Tinder traveller
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…

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

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

Privacy breach: $18k compo for humiliation
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'

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

Inquest set for Christie Marceau homicide
Inquest set for Christie Marceau homicide

A date has been set for an inquest into the death of Auckland teen Christie Marceau.

Dotcom: 'I'll get the case thrown out'

Kim Dotcom claims that there was a major error made at the outset of his case which will bring it all tumbling down.

Police: Beggars not being targeted

Police say it's not unusual for them to prosecute beggars who are asking for money but don't need it. The comment comes…

Zoo marks anniversary of bear rescue

Today marks the 20th anniversary of one of Wellington Zoo's sun bears being rescued from Cambodia, where he was found chained…

video Watch NZH Focus: Refugees and immigrants gain Survival English

Jean Harding, manager of English Language partners West Auckland Branch and Mareena Ilyas a dedicated English teacher, talk…

Teen slams school's trans toilet policy
Teen slams school's trans toilet policy

A Kiwi teenager has spoken out about her school's decision to allow a transgender student to use the…

Father jailed after killing 2yo daughter

Engineer jailed after placing toddler face down on pillow, after she kicked off blanket.

Bypass crash: Woman stable but critical

A 47-year-old Northland woman remains in a stable but critical condition following a serious vehicle crash on the Kamo bypass. The…

Quake memorial: 'My Daddy. I'm 13'

Watch live: The names of the 185 people who died have been inscribed along 40m of the 121m long wall that sits next to the…

Voluntary euthanasia: A plea from the heart

I thank the committee for the opportunity to make a personal submission on voluntary euthanasia which I believe to be one…

Making breakfast leads to fall
Making breakfast leads to fall

Waiting for home help to arrive and worried that she would be left to fend for herself, 96-year-old…

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Opinion

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A third of school-aged Kiwi children are overweight…

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COMMENT: Self-service checkouts give us speed, nimbleness…

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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…

Joint iwi fishing venture for Hawke's Bay
Brian Rudman: Why the young don't vote
Te Matatini welcome to pack the park
Te Matatini set to spark again
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