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'No co-habiting couples need apply'
'No co-habiting couples need apply'

An advertisement for a sharemilker which ruled out de facto couples has sparked criticism.

Watch NZH Local Focus: Rotorua Mayor ahead of the game on forecast population decline

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick discusses the release of the Maxim Institute population decline report today, and what the…

Mayor promises staff travel crackdown

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is cracking down on travel, hospitality and gifts for council staff.

University student cheated twice

A student caught with handwritten notes twice during the same examination was among 50 disciplined for dishonest practices…

Kiwi tourism bucket list released
Kiwi tourism bucket list released

Swimming with dolphins in Akaroa has topped Australia's list of the best bucket list experiences in New Zealand. Also…

Motorcyclist dies in crash with truck
Motorcyclist dies in crash with truck

Police are at the crash in Central Otago, near the intersection of Springvale Rd and SH85.

Lost pet pooch sold online
Lost pet pooch sold online

A dognapped pooch sold within hours of going missing is back with her family.

Just 466 failed drug tests since 2013
Just 466 failed drug tests since 2013

How do Prime Minister Bill English's comments about drug tests stack up with official data?

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Woman says she's too fat for a seatbelt
Woman says she's too fat for a seatbelt

A Kiwi woman who was filmed not wearing a seat belt said she can't wear the safety device because it…

Dome Valley jury see 3D image of wounds

The Dome Valley victim was smashed in the head at least seven times, a court has heard.

Watch NZH Local Focus: Whanganui Mayor rejects Maxim report on decline

Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall has rejected a report by the Maxim Institute suggesting many regions like his will drop…

Firefighters battle Long Bay bush fire

Firefighters are battling a bush fire on Auckland's North Shore.

Chinese tourist thought to be missing believed to be in contact with family
Chinese tourist thought to be missing believed to be in contact with family

A Chinese tourist who has not been seen since she left her Auckland hotel room last week is thought…

Prison investigation, report into safety

A major investigation has been carried out at Auckland South Corrections Facility after concerns were raised about the level…

video Watch NZH Focus: Customs makes record drug seizures

Customs makes its largest number of drug seizures ever. Statistics for 2016 show a record 4,165 individual seizures…

Glen Innes tenant may seek rehearing

Glen Innes tenant Niki Rauti may seek rehearing after losing Tenancy Tribunal case.

More anger over water plant plans in Waitakere foothills

A small community fighting a "sprawling industrial complex" in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges is feeling betrayed…

Fatal police shooting 'not a Porirua event'
Fatal police shooting 'not a Porirua event'

Porirua's mayor stresses the shooting incident "had nothing to do with Porirua".

Man attempts to abduct 11yo schoolgirl

A man has attempted to grab an 11-year-old girl on her way to school in Auckland, according to police.

Sea lion death: 52-year-old man arrested

A 52-year-old man has been arrested after the death of a sea lion in November.

Gumboot throwing champs: 'It's technique'

Kurt Bayer went to the Gumboot Throwing Champs as a reporter, and left a champ.

CNN set to showcase Kiwi culture

CNN is set to take Kiwi culture to the world as part of an upcoming TV show.

Political Roundup: Problems and potential in the Greens
Political Roundup: Problems and potential in the Greens

The Green Party has a talent problem, writes Bryce Edwards.

DOC rangers coming up against violent gangs

Conservation officials working in remote parts of New Zealand are increasingly reporting dangerous encounters with gangs…

Buller woman makes NZ rugby history

A Buller woman has become the first woman to head a rugby board in New Zealand.

Cows in water supply shock town

Residents react to photographs of cows wading in the river which feeds the local water supply.

Sports shop ram raided twice in 5 weeks

Stirling Sports hadn't even replaced its shop front before it was ram raided for the second time in five weeks. At around…

Watch: Kiwi's boat disaster goes viral
Watch: Kiwi's boat disaster goes viral

A jetboater has gone viral on social media after posting a misadventure in his boat on Facebook.

Serious injuries after car fire in Leeston

A man suffering serious injuries is to be flown to hospital after a car fire in Canterbury.

Escape at CYF youth justice facility

A staff member was injured when two teenagers escaped from a CYF youth justice residence in Auckland.

Body recovered after diver goes missing

No formal identification has been made yet.

How much pocket money do kids get?

Kiwi children, aged 9 to 18, have revealed how much pocket money they receive.

Man's detective work shuts polluting site
Man's detective work shuts polluting site

A truck wash operating on a reserve has been shut down after a resident discovered polluted water was…

Pilots win Wellington Airport runway fight

Court of Appeal rules Wellington Airport safety areas need a second look.

Newlyweds sent wrong marriage certificate

A newly wed Auckland couple have been left flummoxed after excitedly awaiting their marriage certificate - only to receive…

Blindness bars top graduate from jobs

Top marketing graduate Kyal Little is still looking for a job 18 months after graduating - because he hasn't yet found an…

'Biker camaraderie something to admire'

Want to know what patched gangs do for fun? This is it, writes sociologist Jarrod Gilbert.

Team deployed to rescue cavers
Team deployed to rescue cavers

An injured woman is lying injured at the bottom of the country's deepest cave.

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