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Dotcom predicts: 'It's not over yet'
Dotcom predicts: 'It's not over yet'

Kim Dotcom has lost latest bid against extradition but says at least two years of legal battles remain before he faces the…

Homes could go for huge water plant

Residents of Oratia are fighting a proposal by Auckland's water company to take their homes for a $300 million-plus water-treatment…

Alan Duff: Just another day in Godzone

COMMENT: Looking in our backyard at the familiar and the challenging, everything is so New Zealand, eh? Yeah-nah.

David Fisher: Who won the Dotcom case

COMMENT: The latest decision that Kim Dotcom would have to go to the United States contained a key win for the internet…

Labour unsure who'll follow Ardern
Labour unsure who'll follow Ardern

Labour has still not settled on who its new MP will be if Jacinda Ardern wins the Mt Albert by-election on Saturday.

Editorial: Disasters need national response
Editorial: Disasters need national response

It may be wondered whether a country of NZ's size and population is well served by such a fragmented civil defence organisation…

Soper:Harawira's deal classic potpourri
Soper:Harawira's deal classic potpourri

COMMENT: It's your classic political potpourri which makes even Donald Trump look disciplined, although that's probably…

Kit Howden: Parks are getting overcrowded
Kit Howden: Parks are getting overcrowded

• Kit Howden is a park volunteer and represented New Zealand at the 2016 World Park Ranger Congress. Parks provide…

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Opinion: Kaitaia could be our safest place
Opinion: Kaitaia could be our safest place

COMMENT: The November 14 Kaikoura earthquake and its widespread damage is a reminder that nature imposes…

photos Cartoons: February 20th - February 26th

Our cartoonists Rod Emmerson, Guy Body and Peter Bromhead share their views of events from around the world this week.

video Watch: Watercare threat to Oratia

A plan to build a wastewater treatment plant could destroy up to 18 homes says local Paul GOldsmith

Fires in historic Auckland buildings tonight

The fires occurred at Bankside Cottage, which is more than 130 years old, and the George Courts building.

video Watch: A life full of love
Watch: A life full of love

Steve Askin is remembered in an emotional eulogy from his father at a packed Wigram Airbase

Child burnt in barbecue accident

A five-year-old child has been burnt in a barbecue accident in South Auckland tonight.

World shearing record broken in Southland

Southland shearer Leon Samuels today set a new world solo eight-hours strongwool ewe-shearing record after a tally of 605…

Brazen Starship thieves' spending spree

Police have released images of a man and three women allegedly using a bank card that had earlier been stolen from a victim…

School community deals with triple tragedy

The Long Bay College community is reeling after three deaths in the school community this year.

Scott Kuggeleijn's rape trial begins
Scott Kuggeleijn's rape trial begins

The 25-year-old faces a charge of sexual violation by way of rape after the alleged incident in the…

Preston denied murder appeal

The man convicted of murdering his estranged wife in a frenzied knife attack has had his appeal dismissed. Michael Preston…

Indecent assault reported under bridge

Police are making enquiries into a reported indecent assault in Silverdale last night.

Port Hills fire latest: Some cordons remain

While firefighters are making progress with the Port Hills fires, the fire area remains at 2075ha this afternoon.

video Watch NZH Focus: Mercy Ship volunteers make a difference

Tristram Clayton catches up with Kiwi Mercy Ship volunteers Jonathan and Stephanie Clark about their extraordinary adventures…

Pressure mounts for lifelong visas to quake parents
Pressure mounts for lifelong visas to quake parents

Pressure is mounting for the Government to reconsider the plea for lifelong visitor visas from Chinese…

What happened to Nadine?

Mystery surrounds death of Kiwi woman living in Sydney found with slashed wrists next to a note saying 'he did it'.

Audrey Young: Mana Maori deal goes further than most

COMMENT: Unlike other electoral accommodations, the Mana Maori deal is devoid of subtlety.

'No mother wants a dead hero'

While stories of chopper pilot's courage in fighting the Taliban were shared, mum Leslie spoke about true heroes making…

The parents who lost everything

Watch: A group of Chinese families who lost their only children in the Christchurch quake feel failed by two governments…

Historic villa: Police probe suspicious fire
Historic villa: Police probe suspicious fire

Police are investigating a suspicious fire involving a historic Hastings villa that was due to be relocated…

Death of missing women devastates Chinese community

The Chinese community in Wellington is devastated by the death of a missing elderly woman, after banding together for the…

video Watch NZH Focus: The Dragon Taniwha conference begins

Hawke’s Bay iwi Ngati Kahungunu are welcoming some of China’s most influential businesses on to the Waipatu marae. The inaugural…

Dotcom on extradition, claims 'victory'

In an exclusive interview, Kim Dotcom claims legal victory, despite the High Court saying he's still eligible for extradition…

Kim Dotcom eligible for extradition

Kim Dotcom and his three co-accused are eligible for extradition to the US, the High Court has ruled in a decision just…

Attack on 14-year-old girl: Man sought
Attack on 14-year-old girl: Man sought

Investigations into the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl while walking on a Greymouth track…

Sewage spill at Wellington surf beach

Wastewater has leaked at the popular Wellington surf beach of Lyall Bay.

4.8-magnitude quake strikes Canterbury

Nearly 800 people reported feeling the 4.8-magnitude aftershock that has struck near Culverden in North Canterburty this…

Emergency beacon saves tramper's life

Taking an emergency beacon with him on a tramp saved a diabetic man's life this weekend. The man was part of a group which…

Patients in ward with double murderer
Patients in ward with double murderer

Double-murderer Jason Reihana was treated at Waikato Hospital earlier this month next to patients unaware…

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