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Man jailed for burning down family home
Man jailed for burning down family home

A Dunedin man who burned down his family home four days after his marriage fell apart has been jailed for three-and-a-half…

'It was everywhere': The wildfire that took their homes

They described it as explosive, extreme and rampant; and tonight the wildfire that cost residents of an idyllic Whitianga…

Ministry silent on penalties for DHBs

Ministry to "review its position" on financial penalties to DHBs for strike-induced surgery delays.

Sacked principal won't push for reinstatement

Former Rangiora High School principal Peggy Burrows who was wrongfully sacked from her job will not appeal a decision rejecting…

Divers search for Alzheimer's sufferer
Divers search for Alzheimer's sufferer

Divers have been called in to search waterways for an elderly woman with Alzheimer's.

Andrew Little ditches the glasses
Andrew Little ditches the glasses

The Labour leader ditched his glasses in favour of contacts at his party's first caucus meeting of the year.

Dog theft and suspicious behaviour in Southland
Dog theft and suspicious behaviour in Southland

Southern Police are warning residents to keep their pets safe after the theft of an American Bulldog and reports of suspicious…

Family to farewell hit-and-run victim
Family to farewell hit-and-run victim

The family have invited those who stopped and helped their dying boy to join them at his funeral tomorrow.

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Skateboarder hit and run: CCTV indicates alleged driver under the influence
Skateboarder hit and run: CCTV indicates alleged driver under the influence

CCTV footage has emerged indicating a man who allegedly hit and killed a skateboarder was under the…

Gang ambush witness describes gunfire

"Pop, pop, pop": A witness to an extraordinary gang clash on the streets of Whakatane has described how frightened motorists…

Homeless - and pregnant - in Auckland

A pregnant, homeless woman said Sir Bob Jones' idea of outlawing begging won't stop people from hitting the streets.

King-hit bar fracas: Police talk to witnesses

Westport police say they are making progress in identifying who knocked out a local publican and broke his nephew's jaw…

McDonald's knife wounds: Two charged
McDonald's knife wounds: Two charged

Two men have been charged following an incident at Napier McDonald's in which a man suffered knife wounds…

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Pregnant women living on the streets of Auckland.

Little proposes new solution for Pike River

Labour leader Andrew Little is proposing a new solution to recover bodies in the Pike River coal mine.

Tourists shocked at speedy van break-in

It took a German tourist couple only 20 seconds to find themselves more than $2000 out of pocket after thieves targeted…

NZ's obsession with inequality

COMMENT: If New Zealand was to have a statue at the entrance to Auckland or Wellington harbour, it would likely be a "Statue…

'Who has a gun? Shoot back'
'Who has a gun? Shoot back'

Shocking footage of the moment shots were fired during a gang clash in Whakatane has emerged.

Coast weather bomb: Worst after midnight

The worst of the West Coast's wet weather should be over by dawn tomorrow, says Hokitika weather observer Mark Crompton.

Pot smoker calls cops on drug-deal scam

Tricked out of her money, a would-be pot buyer went to the police - but her complaint could land her in hot water.

Funeral director tells of Strongman disaster

Greymouth funeral director Laurie Anisy was a trainee and just two weeks shy of his 17th birthday when he got word there…

Cost of bollards at Parliament tops $1m

Labour MP Trevor Mallard started asking questions after his car was hit by new security bollards at Parliament - and has…

Auckland beggars respond to Sir Bob
Auckland beggars respond to Sir Bob

Beggars turned the table on Sir Bob Jones, calling him a "self-righteous pig" and other expletives when…

Mount Maunganui properties evacuated

A number of residents are being evacuated following a chemical spill in Mt Maunganui.

Andrew Little visits Pike River picket line

Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little visited the Pike River families late this morning at the picket line, just hours…

City Mission agrees with Jones on beggars

The Auckland City Mission agrees with property magnate Sir Robert Jones on the need to rid city streets of beggars.

Farm scare prompts push for beacon use

Taking a personal locator beacon out with you on the farm could be a life-saver Dannevirke's Emily Mott believes.

video Watch NZH Focus: Christopher Liddell appointed to Trump's administration
Watch NZH Focus: Christopher Liddell appointed to Trump's administration

US President-elect Donald Trump has appointed New Zealand businessman Christopher Liddell as assistant…

video Watch NZH Focus: Reactions to Sir Bob Jones' comments on beggars

Tristram Clayton hits the streets to get reactions from Auckland's homeless about Sir Bob Jones' comments on beggars.

Shark found washed up on beach

A shark has washed up on an Auckland beach this morning.

Tourists: Why should we pay their bills?

COMMENT: New Zealand taxpayers are getting a bad deal from ACC's generosity to tourists, writes Bernadine Oliver-Kerby.

Two sentenced after longboarding death

Two people in a car which was shielding a longboarder from traffic before fatally hitting him were sentenced today.

New Year's Day hit-and-run police appeal
New Year's Day hit-and-run police appeal

Police appeal for a motorist who chased a hit-and-run vehicle to come forward.

The mystery of Kerry Riley: where is he?

Police have not given up hope of finding missing Waverley man Kerry Riley alive.

Wild Whitianga fire: 'Everything's gone'

Valiant effort by neighbours not enough to save homes of shocked Whitianga locals.

Police seek footage of BoP gang clash

Police appeal for film of a funeral procession after shots were fired during a gang clash in Whakatane yesterday.

Six years to replace rare roses after mystery spray

Returning an internationally significant rose garden at Dunedin's Northern Cemetery to its former glory will be a ''huge…

Sex abuser bribed children with lollies
Sex abuser bribed children with lollies

A Central Otago man who sexually abused two female relatives for more than seven years, bribing them…

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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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Property

Kiwis could lose homes if rates rise
Kiwis could lose homes if rates rise

Some Kiwis could face losing their homes if interest rates rise but we are not as far under water as our Australian neighbours…

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