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Heartbreak after $15,000 engagement ring 'stolen'
Heartbreak after $15,000 engagement ring 'stolen'

North Shore couple Mimoza Ilieva and Christopher Sutton have been left devastated after the ring was allegedly stolen from…

video 12th man celebrates wicket

Willy Nicholls, New Zealand Cricket's Digital & Communications Executive takes the field for New Zealand against Zimbabwe…

Labour likely to lose Mallard's seat

A decision by Labour's Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard to stand on the list only next election makes it more likely the seat…

Government could fill gap on housing tender

The state may fill the gap left by a big shortfall in a tender for community housing, Prime Minister John Key says.

Drunk woman drove to police station
Drunk woman drove to police station

An intoxicated woman drove herself to the local cop shop and told police she was too drunk to drive.

NZTA could take control of rail planning under Labour
NZTA could take control of rail planning under Labour

Labour would consider giving the NZ Transport Agency responsibility for rail planning.

Man found at reserve named
Man found at reserve named

The man found dead in Auckland's Orakei Reserve on Saturday has been revealed as 36-year-old Socksay Chansy.

Psychiatrist sacked for failing to disclose complaint
Psychiatrist sacked for failing to disclose complaint

Psychiatrist sacked by Waikato DHB for failing to tell of patient's complaint against him.

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Chris Gallavin: Baby Moko - why the Court of Appeal should substitute manslaughter with murder
Chris Gallavin: Baby Moko - why the Court of Appeal should substitute manslaughter with murder

COMMENT: Let's face facts - the Court of Appeal is not going to do this - but the fact remains that…

Police hunt Mongrel Mob leader

Hawke's Bay Police are seeking Paul Ashley Chadwick, who has a warrant for his arrest in relation to a charge of wounding…

Shot man remains critical - investigation continues

Rotorua police are talking to a number of people in regards to the shooting of a 35 year-old man by a police officer on…

Rest home criticised following elderly man's death

An elderly man suffering from prostate cancer died just days after his condition deteriorated while in a rest home that's…

West Coast seafront closed after wild weather
West Coast seafront closed after wild weather

Wild weather yesterday aggravated coastal erosion at Cobden, with the car park at Jellyman Park now…

Men wanted after removing electronic bracelets

Police in Auckland and Wellington are seeking two men who have removed electronic monitoring bracelets.

Trump is not the harbinger of doom

The world won't end if Donald Trump is elected President of the United States, a leading New Zealand political scientist…

More than $120m advance benefit payments

Beneficiaries received more than $120 million in advance benefit payments last year for essential costs such as schooling…

NZ popular with overseas students

More overseas students are choosing New Zealand as their study destination.

1500 police requests to TradeMe
1500 police requests to TradeMe

TradeMe received more than 1500 requests for customer information from police in the past year - as…

Pest-free NZ project a 'game changer'

Updated The Government has revealed what it calls the most ambitious conservation project in the world - exterminating all rats…

Tribunal: Officers disrespect Maori

Corrections staff are often disrespectful to Maori - and a drastic culture change is needed to reduce re-offending rates…

Man arrested over Petone bank robbery

A Hutt Valley man accused of robbing a bank will appear in court next week.

Marae closes its doors to homeless

Te Puea Memorial Marae says the tidal wave of homelessness has subsided.

Prison adds 100 new beds
Prison adds 100 new beds

Capacity at Hawke's Bay Prison is being increased by 100 beds as New Zealand tries to house a record…

video Government announces 'predator-free by 2050' project

The Government has revealed what it calls the most ambitious conservation project in the world - exterminating all rats…

Cricket rape trial: 'I wanted to sleep'

The woman who alleges she was raped by a Northern Districts cricket player has no memory of some of the events of the night…

Manslaughter charge after child shot

A man has been charged with manslaughter over the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old in her Mangere home.

NZ@Noon: Model hits out at bullies

A Northland woman, and plus-size model, tells of online body shaming and abuse, and the capacity at Hawke's Bay prison will…

Hundreds of students flock to Bay for kapa haka
Hundreds of students flock to Bay for kapa haka

Hundreds of teenaged students have arrived in Hawke's Bay for the national secondary schools kapa haka…

Police tight-lipped over bomb scare

Police remain tight-lipped on whether they have made progress in finding the person responsible for a bomb scare at Queenstown…

Rapper sentenced for injuring officer

Karlos Diamond, aka Mr Sicc, who injured the police officer after an alleged spat with a US rap star, wants to address his…

Labour leader's Little problem

An election hoarding outside Andrew Little's New Plymouth office has been sabotaged to resemble a famous mouse and animated…

video WeatherWatch: Is A Polar Blast On The Horizon?

It was a dramatic weekend with winds close to 200km/h, snow, downpours and dramatic temperatures. This week isn't so crazy…

UPDATE: House fire in Turangi
UPDATE: House fire in Turangi

Fire services are currently at a house fire in Turangi.

$500,000 school contract with no tender

A trust with close ties to the Government - including former All Black and National Party supporter Michael Jones - was…

Three car crash outside Christchurch

An ambulance is rushing to the scene of a three car crash outside Christchurch this morning, with reports of a person being…

Massive hole appears on Waikato road

A gaping chasm has appeared in a south Waikato road as councils across the North Island begin to take stock of damage in…

Trevor Mallard to run for Speaker

The Labour MP has confirmed plans to give up his electorate seat to run for the job of Speaker.

Rogue dogs kill sheep in Napier
Rogue dogs kill sheep in Napier

Napier residents want action as a pair of pitbulls are believed to be roaming Bluff Hill, causing the…

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Opinion

Is history repeating itself in the US? Is history repeating itself in the US?

COMMENT: Political rancour, social division and threats…

Offspring is back - but why? Offspring is back - but why?

COMMENT: Last season saw Offspring reach a definitive…

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Sideswipe: You have been warned
Sideswipe: You have been warned

People exist, and they're out there! You have been warned! (Spotted at a local council office by @Bridget-Burdett).

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WeatherWatch: The Gales Are Returning
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The season WeatherWatch.co.nz dubbed as "Sprinter" earlier this week (windy Spring plus winter) returns this weekend. Saturday…

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