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'Ball of fire' in skies over Central NZ
'Ball of fire' in skies over Central NZ

The light was described as being green in colour and was seen in both the upper South and lower North islands.

Body found in Manawatu River

Police are working to notify relatives and complete formal identification of the body.

Tourism entrepreneur on life support

Bishop Brian Tamaki, the leader of Destiny Church, said in a tweet that he was praying for a "miracle" for his little brother…

Heavy traffic after Huntly crash

One lane is closed following a crash between a motorcycle and car on SH1 in Huntly tonight.

Watch: Wanaka fire
video Watch: Wanaka fire

A scrub fire in Wanaka was quickly put out by fire crews

Big changes for Lotto
Big changes for Lotto

More and bigger prizes are promised, but a wager will also cost more.

Task force to tackle meth-related theft
Task force to tackle meth-related theft

A six-month rise in meth-related motorcycle burglaries has led to the creation of a new task force in Wairarapa.

Origin of dog skin remains a mystery
Origin of dog skin remains a mystery

It is still unclear how a piece of freshly-skinned dog flesh ended on Takapuna Beach.

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Crashes add to motorway chaos
Crashes add to motorway chaos

Commuters who live in South Auckland and work in the city are likely to spend well over an hour in traffic…

Fiery lakeside blaze extinguished

A lakeside Wanaka scrub fire that was shooting "huge, big fireballs" into the sky has now been contained.

Collins: fuel intervention last resort

Energy Minister Judith Collins has put the petrol industry on notice to cooperate with a fuel inquiry but says she is reluctant…

Hot cops bring the heat in Remuera

A pair of "model" police officers have taken the internet by storm.

Political Roundup: A boring but important by-election
Political Roundup: A boring but important by-election

COMMENT: The Mt Albert by-election result could be more crucial than many realise.

Aircraft completes Whenuapai landing

Emergency services responded to an incident at Air Force Base Whenuapai earlier this evening.

No sign of missing child in house fire

Firefighters have put out a house fire in South Auckland this evening after reports a child may be inside.

Overhaul of spy agencies to go ahead

Government has agreed to changes to an overhaul of the spy agencies legislation.

Massey students break world record

Massey students have broken a Guinness World Record for O'Week this year.

Watch NZH Local Focus: New i-site promotes new collaborations in Tauranga
Watch NZH Local Focus: New i-site promotes new collaborations in Tauranga

A $5 million dollar proposal to build a state-of-the-art tourist information centre has been approved…

Alleged sexts: Police in 'difficult position'

Police say they do not know the identity of a Whangarei officer accused of sending explicit text messages to a young woman…

Assault on pregnant ex broke baseball bat

Chris Buick's attack on his heavily-pregnant former partner only stopped when she lay on the ground and pretended to be…

NZ Super under threat, warns Peters

"If anyone thinks it is going to be safe after this election, then they had better think again," The NZ First leader says…

Manawatu search for missing man ongoing

The Police Dive Squad has completed a search in the Manawatu River after a missing man's car was found parked nearby. Constable…

video Watch NZH Focus: Liam Malone strives for greatness
Watch NZH Focus: Liam Malone strives for greatness

Paralympian Liam Malone joins Lavina Good as they discuss his goal to become the fastest man alive.

Mt Albert: Little joins Ardern for final day

Andrew Little joined Jacinda Ardern for the final day of Mt Albert campaigning.

Aerial footage shows fire damage

Amazing aerial footage shows the extent of the fire damage in the Port Hills.

Dad whose dog bit son has sentence adjourned again

The man charged with owning a dog which attacked his own son, leaving him hospitalised, has had his sentencing adjourned…

Woman wards off sex attack by biting man

A woman was able to flee a sexually motivated assault, by biting the man who was attacking her.

West Coast aftershocks' links to 1994
West Coast aftershocks' links to 1994

GNS said it could be a delayed aftershock from 1994.

Man charged with murder of Mark Beale

Mark Beale was assaulted and left for dead on a Hawke's Bay beach last month.

Phoenix Foundation to play bush venue

Alternative indie band The Phoenix Foundation is performing in the city on Sunday when Rainbow Springs brings in another…

Spaghetti Junction partly blocked by crash

Crash partly blocking major motorway junction.

Kiwi facing paedophile charges named

Kiwi allegedly involved in a worldwide paedophile ring that abused the adopted son of a gay Australian couple has been named…

Schools no longer in lockdown
Schools no longer in lockdown

A major police operation involving the armed offenders squad has come up empty after police received…

Top cop: 'Hugely disappointed'

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has opened up about a historic drink driving conviction.

video Watch NZ Focus: New Zealand's growing fondness for Craft Beer

New beer consumption figures have confirmed New Zealand's growing fondness for high-strength craft beers. The volume of…

Man arrested following gang-related shooting

Man arrested after five hurt in gang-related shooting.

Baby hit by car north of Auckland

A 1-year-old child survived being hit by a car in a driveway today.

Blaze at Auckland sports bar suspicious
Blaze at Auckland sports bar suspicious

Police have been called in to investigate a blaze at a Pakuranga sports bar.

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