State of emergency demanded for crisis
State of emergency demanded for crisis

Labour's housing spokesman is demanding a state of emergency over the housing crisis.

Police seek armed man after Hauraki crimes

Armed police search Thames property fo man wanted after burglaries and thefts

Woman taken to hospital after crash

A three-car nose to tail collision on Auckland's Southern Motorway early this morning has seen one women taken to hospital…

Two sons lost in suspected murders

A family has lost two sons to suspected murder in the space of just six months - with one of the mens' bodies still missing…

One arrest after All Blacks test
One arrest after All Blacks test

Just one arrest was made at the All Blacks-Wallabies rugby test in Wellington last night although 19 people were thrown…

Family 'extremely worried' about son
Family 'extremely worried' about son

The family of a New Zealand man who's been missing in Western Australia for almost a week say the 23-year-old may be on…

Woman dead after Tauranga crash
Woman dead after Tauranga crash

Updated One person has died in a car accident near Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty this morning.

Lost tickets a wallet-buster
Lost tickets a wallet-buster

Auckland Council is charging customers three full days parking fees if they lose their ticket at three of its central city…


More servants than the Crawleys
More servants than the Crawleys

Although modern-day servants might not live under our roofs, Paul Little argues some households employ…

'Housewives' shows reality of NZ divide

COMMENT: There are two NZs on display and each is as un-Kiwi as the other.

Tragedy after joy: New dad's illness

Priorities have changed for opera star Anna Leese Guidi and her winemaker husband Stefano Guidi after they were told Stefano…

RAK up an act of kindness

On Thursday it is Random Acts of Kindness Day - the ideal opportunity to do someone a good turn.

Home is where the yurt is
Home is where the yurt is

When your days are filled with the quick-paced glitz and stresses of show business, the simple life…

Wild winds blow in the Spring

A low-pressure system developing north of New Zealand meant today and tomorrow would be a bit gloomy with cloud but mostly…

Life, kids and being Jacinda

She is hotly tipped as a future Prime Minister, but Auckland MP Jacinda Ardern thinks that having children and a life is…

Flour-power the new big fresh

Amano Bakery, at Britomart, is installing its own flour mill.

Paul Little: Totally way too COOL for School

COMMENT: You just have to look at try-hard sexy acronym to know something's up. "Psst, kid - do you want to go to school?…

Happening foodies post fave dishes online
Happening foodies post fave dishes online

Social media's appetite for food pictures has been insatiable during Restaurant Month - and not only…

There's something in the food, too

When the water you drink can no longer be trusted, it throws everything into disarray.

Airline staff lacking in judgment

Surely an inflatable doll in the cockpit is just a bit of harmless fun?

Rodney Hide: No sex, please, we're Gen Z

COMMENT: I suggest teenagers are doing their sexual exploration online by sending each other naughty pictures and watching…

Editorial: Pride in personal services

Much as modern audiences loved Downton Abbey, few would have felt any connection with the culture of service in the grand…

video Watch: Dream McCaw movie role for Auckland 9-year-old.
Watch: Dream McCaw movie role for Auckland 9-year-old.

Trailer footage from Transmission Films/Augusto. Meet Arlo Feeney, the schoolboy actor who got…

Vector restores power after stormy night

Power has been restored to most of Vector's northern network after weather chaos struck overnight - but some homes may still…

Kiwi family face deportation from the UK

A Kiwi farming family who emigrated to the UK, have been "cruelly" ordered to leave after making a mistake with their immigration…

Arrest after alleged baby snatching

A man has been charged following an incident involving a mother and baby today.

Missing teen's uncle praises community support

The uncle of a Taranaki teen missing since his boat capsized six days ago has praised the support of the community, as the…

Search for wanted man underway in Thames
Search for wanted man underway in Thames

Police say an operation in the Hauraki District this afternoon is a search for a person wanted under…

Simulated crash stops Auckland traffic

An Auckland CBD street was turned into the scene of a spectacular two-car crash today, with injured victims being freed…

Kiwi model devours 3000 calories of BK

Nela Zisser is a tiny model, but that doesn't stop her from putting away 3000 calories of Burger King fries in 11 minutes…

Olympians thrill Cambridge crowds

The small Waikato town of Cambridge welcomed home its champion Olympians today.

Police arrest five, find details of 100s in meth bust

Five people have been arrested in a meth bust on the North Shore - and police have found details of "hundreds" of their…

AB's bugging scandal a 'wake-up call'
AB's bugging scandal a 'wake-up call'

The All Blacks bugging scandal means people must realise other sports in New Zealand are also targets…

Hostess blames friend for leaked video

The Air New Zealand flight attendant snapped in a snapchat video spitting water is blaming a friend for "hacking" her account…

Minister asked to intervene in visa scam

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse is being asked to intervene and save a group of Indian students from deportation.

Search continues for Northland gunman

Updated Police have released the name of a man who's believed to have shot at police in Northland early yesterday morning.

Fleeing man caught after police chase

At least four police cars and a dog handler were involved in a hunt for a man who tried to evade arrest near Hamilton today…

Robber bashed as victim fights back
Robber bashed as victim fights back

Two heavily masked and disguised robbers had to flee for their own as a corner-store owner and his son…

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