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Police leave teen in locked room
Police leave teen in locked room

Police have confirmed a 14-year-old girl was left locked in an interview room for several hours.

Govt to appeal landmark Rena wreck ruling

A landmark court ruling which allows councils to place restrictions on fishing is being challenged by the Government.

Dotcom's new 'billion dollar' biz stalls

Kim Dotcom's new business Megaupload 2.0 appears to have hit a last-minute snag, stopping its launch.

Roading companies slammed by judge for lax health and safety

If either of two construction companies in charge of a Waikato road works site had followed key Health and Safety procedures…

Watch: Penguin dances, is sprinkled with water
Watch: Penguin dances, is sprinkled with water

Kelly Tarlton's hosted happy scenes for World Penguin Day yesterday.

NZ's favourite family beaches revealed
NZ's favourite family beaches revealed

There's more to a great beach and sand and surf.

Coromandel fire: Investigations into cause continue
Coromandel fire: Investigations into cause continue

Authorities continue their investigations to find out the exact cause of a huge fire that destroyed several homes on the…

Gang members hold gun to man's head
Gang members hold gun to man's head

The 33-year-old man's child saw gang members hold a shotgun to father's head.

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Weekend weather: Grab some rays before a big wet arrives
Weekend weather: Grab some rays before a big wet arrives

Grab some sunshine while you can because the rain returns on Sunday.

Search continues for missing person

Authorities are still searching for a person thought to be missing after they were spotted entering the water at a Dunedin…

Van full of children crashes

Children on a school holiday programme escaped major injury when the van they were in hit a tree.

Auckland woman named Sailor of the Year

Auckland woman Jo Stewart has reached the big time, being named the Royal New Zealand Navy's Sailor of the Year for 2016…

Queue for social housing grows longer
Queue for social housing grows longer

Nearly 5000 people are now in the queue for social housing across the country.

Car flips after Christchurch crash

There has been a two-car crash on Ilam Road in Christchurch, and photos taken at the scene showed one car flipped on its…

Lamingtons, cheese rolls for Scott Base's 60th

Lamingtons and cheese rolls will be on the menu when New Zealand's Scott Base celebrates its 60th year this weekend.

Search for woman enters day five

The 73-year-old has not been seen since she left her Torbay home on Monday.

Man dies on Qantas flight

A man has died despite the efforts of a nurse and cabin crew on a Qantas plane bound for Melbourne.

Kiwi wins top bravery medal
Kiwi wins top bravery medal

Murray Michie the first Kiwi in 50 years to win international bravery award after he used pocket knife…

Cyclist in truck crash named

Police have named the man killed in Wednesday's crash.

Four injured in Marlborough plane crash

Four people will be flown to hospital after a plane bounced off a remote runway in Marlborough.

Police search for dangerous man

Police have said Shawn Nicholas Harding is dangerous and should not be approached.

Banned from contacting Auckland Council

Gary Osborne is one of 31 people with restrictions on calling or sending emails to Auckland Council.

Vandalism last straw for HUHA
Vandalism last straw for HUHA

Animal rescue charity HUHA has put its Manakau property on the market, with vandalism of a gate securing…

Animal shelter holds small flock of sheep

Little Bo-Peep, your sheep are bleating and still all fleeting.

Strong winds forecast for race day

Hold on to your fascinators: Wellington Cup Day is going to be windy.

CIA spies monitor Tauranga's drug trade

American spies have monitored Tauranga drug traffickers as they gather intelligence on the worldwide trade in narcotics. The…

The challenges of NCEA

A crisis-ridden exam season has raised new concerns about some of the unintended by-products of the National Certificate…

Warning after photography agency breaches mum's privacy
Warning after photography agency breaches mum's privacy

The Privacy Commissioner has found a photography business misled a mother "about almost everything"…

Man charged with 10 Northland arsons

A Northland man has been charged with lighting 10 fires in the Kaipara area that have destroyed areas of conservation land…

Northland: A post-apocalyptic vision

Climate change scientists have projected continued global greenhouse gas emissions would heat Northland heat up more than…

Yes, it's snowing in the middle of summer

It might be the middle of summer but that hasn't stopped the snow from falling.

Rain not enough for parched Northland

Yesterday's rain, and a downpour predicted for the weekend, will not be enough to dampen Northland's parched soil, Niwa…

10 things the CIA told Washington about New Zealand
10 things the CIA told Washington about New Zealand

The CIA has released records that show US concerns about the rise of communism in New Zealand and Russia's…

Man climbs into dog pound

A man who climbed the fence to the dog pound told the court there was no sign on the gate telling him he couldn't. Oliver…

Fatal Flat Bush fire cause undetermined

Fire investigators are unable to work out what started a house fire that has now claimed four lives.

Water runs out as aquifer level drops

The low water level in the Heretaunga aquifer is making itself felt outside of Hastings. Residents and businesses not…

Stolen licence used in crimes

A Whanganui fraudster was sent to jail on Tuesday. Gregory Hina pleaded guilty in Whanganui District Court to two charges…

One injured in early morning caravan fire
One injured in early morning caravan fire

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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Gear Friday: Fujifilm X-T2 digital camera Gear Friday: Fujifilm X-T2 digital camera

COMMENT: Juha Saarinen reviews the Fujifilm X-T2 camera…

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COMMENT: A new global villain has emerged at the Alpine…

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Weather: Drizzle clears for fine NYE
Weather: Drizzle clears for fine NYE

A weak cold front will bring cloud, drizzle and showers to the country over the next few days but should clear in time for…

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