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Risk of seals dying during SH1 roadworks
Risk of seals dying during SH1 roadworks

Breeding colony of 2000 seals north of Kaikoura at risk as part of SH1 rebuild.

Govt sets 2040 'swimmable' rivers target

New target would require cleaning up 10,000km of waterways at a cost of $2 billion.

Man who hit cop with car jailed

Man who described himself as 'NZ's worst nightmare' jailed for hitting cop.

NZ man extradited to face child sex charges

The Kiwi man is allegedly involved in a global child sex offender network.

Child rapist on 24/7 monitoring after breaching supervision conditions
Child rapist on 24/7 monitoring after breaching supervision conditions

A rapist who invited a prostitute to his residential care home will be monitored 24 hours a day for the next year as part…

750 new homes for Wellington
750 new homes for Wellington

Justin Lester hopes the council can develop affordable homes for first home buyers.

Christchurch earthquake remembered
Christchurch earthquake remembered

COMMENT: Yesterday our nation paused just before one o'clock to remember.

Watch NZH Focus: Air NZ profit drops
video Watch NZH Focus: Air NZ profit drops

Air New Zealand has posted a whopping 24% drop in first half profit compared to the same period a year earlier.. but the…

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March Madness nears
March Madness nears

As traffic nears its annual peak, Auckland Transport adds buses and trains.

Decrease in teen mothers on welfare

Number of teen mothers on welfare has more than halved since 2009, Government says.

Ban for bosses who exploit migrant workers

From April, employers who use migrant workers and breach employment standards will be banned from taking on overseas workers…

'Throw book' at rustlers - Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is calling for harsher penalties to combat livestock thefts. The call comes after two local men were…

video Watch NZH Focus: The fallout over no Vodafone/Sky merger
Watch NZH Focus: The fallout over no Vodafone/Sky merger

Tristram Clayton talks to Mark Jennings about the implications of the commerce commission decision to…

Bizarre interceptions at NZ border

Live crabs, stink bugs and ''miracle water'' are some of the most bizarre things intercepted at NZ's border.

Emotional start to Te Matatini performances

National kappa haka festival Te Matatini has started in Hastings today with an emotionally charged opening performance from…

Meth importer jailed for 16 years

Merkins Bah Agu was vulnerable when he started being a "catcher" for meth hauls, a judge has ruled.

Students upset at assaults by non-students

Four Otago students were seriously assaulted by non-students.

Driver freed after power lines come down
Driver freed after power lines come down

Driver trapped in cab after live wires come down on a truck.

Person freed from rolled car on Desert Rd

A person was trapped after their car rolled on the Desert Rd this morning. A police spokeswoman said a female was taken…

Rugby player pleads guilty to assault

A rugby player accused of assaulting a woman with intent to rape her has pleaded guilty.

Moses mistook Christians for gang members

A Ruakaka man who thought foreign Mormon missionaries going door-to-door in Ruakaka were gang members and drove them off…

Officer's Taser use 'unjustified'

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has ruled that a new cop's use of a taser on a man fleeing a potential crime scene…

Satellite pictures show fire devastation
Satellite pictures show fire devastation

Burned vegetation clear in satellite images of Christchurch Port Hills.

Giraffe dies at Wellington Zoo

Tisa the giraffe died after complications followed a health check.

Motorcyclist dies after hitting fence

Rider dies after motorcycle crash in the Tasman District.

Boy wounded by wire at Auckland school

Boy wounded by wire at Auckland high school.

Motorcyclist injured after collision with bus

A motorcyclist who collided with a school bus south of Whangarei was flown to the Middlemore Hospital with spinal injuries. The…

Orca visit wows Raglan locals
Orca visit wows Raglan locals

Orca put on a graceful show in Raglan.

Dancing gran signs off from Facebook

Jarryd Stoneman and his Kiwi nan Katie Thomas, 94, went viral in March last year when he asked her to dance.

Delays expected on SH4 after truck crash

Delays likely after Waikato truck crash.

Shouting, arguing before shots rang out

Woman heard fighting and crying before five people were shot in Whangarei last night.

1930s Tauranga home uninhabitable

A 1930s Brookfield bungalow with views to Mauao has been deemed ''uninhabitable'' by the Tauranga City Council and will…

Accommodation chocka for festival
Accommodation chocka for festival

Hawke's Bay accommodation providers are "bulging at the seams" with Te Matatini kicking off yesterday. An…

Tribute for father, son killed in crash

Gisborne woman seeks help to create a special memorial to her trucker husband and son, killed together in a road crash.

Expert backs alleged killer's testimony

Napier High Court has heard forensic opinion in contrasts to the prosecution's.

New haka for Te Matatini

Muriwhenua Kapa Haka will perform a special new haka, Ko te Wharetapu o Muriwhenua, at the national championships, Te Matatini…

American cruise ship passengers injured

American tourists are the most seriously injured in yesterday's horror bus smash.

'Tenants from hell' leave $100k repair bill
'Tenants from hell' leave $100k repair bill

$100,000 worth of damage to Auckland house leaves landlord fuming.

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