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Water accident leaves Kiwi man in coma
Water accident leaves Kiwi man in coma

Biscuiting outing on Murray River goes horribly wrong for Brendon Demmocks.

Watch NZH Local Focus: Tourists plan New Zealand trip around Te Matatini

Te Matatini is a favoured attraction not only among Kiwi's, but tourists are planning their holidays so they can join in…

One missing, one rescued at Muriwai

A man is missing after he got into difficulty in the water tonight at Muriwai beach on Auckland's west coast.

Festival explodes into colour

They came dressed in white - and left the colour of a rainbow.

Search for swimmer at Lake Karapiro
Search for swimmer at Lake Karapiro

A search is underway for a 21-year-old swimmer who failed to resurface near Waipuke Reserve, say police.

Whangara Mai Tawhiti win at Te Matatini
Whangara Mai Tawhiti win at Te Matatini

After four days of intense competition Te Kapa Haka o Whangara Mai Tawhiti were crowned the Te Matatini 2017 champions.

Two hurt after quad bike rolls
Two hurt after quad bike rolls

The quad bike rolled at Wreck Bay Rd in Ahipara this afternoon.

Watch NZH Local Focus: Te Matatini reaches Asia
Watch NZH Local Focus: Te Matatini reaches Asia

Can't understand Te Reo? Hakarongo Mai will help you out. This year, the live translation service for Te Matatini launched…

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Port Hills fires: 11 cordons still active
Port Hills fires: 11 cordons still active

Eleven cordons are still up and 150 firefighters on the ground in Christchurch.

Farmer's job ad lays out exactly what he's looking for

A South Canterbury farmer is looking for an employee capable of wearing his pants around his bum - instead of his knees…

Pedestrian crossing gets smart

Sick of the little green man turning to red before you've had enough time to cross the road?

Woman finds animal carcass on beach

Days after an animal skin discovery on an Auckland beach, a carcass adds to the intrigue.

Labour speculation: 'Don't expect a change'
Labour speculation: 'Don't expect a change'

"Don't expect any change," says Labour's leader on the deputy speculation.

Paraglider injured near Glenorchy

Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident, near Kinloch, just after 1pm.

Marine voyage successfully completed

Brent Bourgeois and Nathan Pettigrew arrived in Mt Maunganui tonight after paddling and kayaking from Auckland.

MP who challenged 'gay' quake slur to quit

A National MP who challenged Brian Tamaki's "gay" earthquake slur is to resign.

Dad killed in Japan 'larger than life'

A New Zealand ski guide who died after being swept away by an avalanche in Japan was a much-loved and selfless man who lived…

photos Photos: The Holi Festival of Colours Auckland
Photos: The Holi Festival of Colours Auckland

Thousands of people are spending the day at the Holi Festival of Colours.

Top cop: 'Officer acted appropriately'

Wellington's top cop is backing the officer who fatally shot a 44-year-old man.

Motel confidence scam: Man arrested

An alleged "smooth-talking" motel burglar has been arrested in Hamilton.

Woman's horror wait for ankle surgery

People with broken bones are facing agonising delays to have surgery because of an unprecedented number of patients.

Tourist winched to safety in Fiordland

A missing 20-year-old French tramper has been winched to safety in Fiordland.

Aston Martin owner pleads hardship
Aston Martin owner pleads hardship

Being banned from driving his sports car is causing a property mogul "extreme hardship".

New 1080 rules announced

The use of poisons including 1080 and brodifacoum will be subject to new rules after concern about inconsistency between…

video Watch: Holi festival of colour

Thousands celebrate the Hindu festival in Kumeu today

Body found in Manawatu River identified

He was 36-year-old Christopher Adam Neal, who was reported missing on Wednesday.

Morgan's party happy with byelection result

Gareth Morgan's new political party has declared itself happy with its showing in the Mt Albert byelection.

Man stabbed in stomach after fight
Man stabbed in stomach after fight

A man has had surgery and is recovering in Nelson Hospital.

Search resumes for missing diver

A search for a missing diver in the Marlborough Sounds has resumed today.

Tara Brown murder trial set to begin

The man accused of murdering Kiwi-born mum Tara Brown after running her car off the road on the Gold Coast will go on trial…

Police shooting: 'Confronting situation'

Police say they responded appropriately to a 'confronting and dangerous situation'

video Ardern's first day as Mt Albert MP

Jacinda Ardern attends a family day run by Pt Chev Lions

Woman 'shaken' after car smash
Woman 'shaken' after car smash

Robyn Wyber made it barely a few steps down her hallway when her unit was shaken by a massive bang.

Dickens: Our blossoming world

COMMENT: On a road trip to settle his youngest son into university and as he prepares for an empty nest, Andrew Dickens…

Man charged after reportedly firing shotgun

A man has been charged after a shotgun was reportedly fired into the air in central Hawke's Bay last night.

Kiwi killed by avalanche in Japan

A 35-year-old New Zealand man killed while reportedly snowboarding in an off-limits area.

Life after Kaikoura earthquake

A new book explores the drama, the scientific puzzle and the human spirit of the people who live there.

Shorty writer saves dying driver
Shorty writer saves dying driver

In real-life drama, scriptwriter brings car crash victim back from the dead.

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The housing rort that must stop
The housing rort that must stop

It's the bane of every house hunter's existence. Now real estate agents in Victoria are finally being taken to task for…

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