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Child burnt in barbecue accident
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 complainant's Hamilton…

Preston denied murder appeal
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
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
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.

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video Watch NZH Focus: Mercy Ship volunteers make a difference
Watch NZH Focus: Mercy Ship volunteers make a difference

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

Pressure mounts for lifelong visas to quake parents

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

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'
'No mother wants a dead hero'

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

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

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

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'
Dotcom on extradition, claims 'victory'

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

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

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

Sewage spill at Wellington surf beach

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

4.8-magnitude quake strikes Canterbury
4.8-magnitude quake strikes Canterbury

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

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

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

video Watch: Forgotten victims of the Christchurch quake

Numerous victims in the CTV building were the single daughters of Chinese families who had supported their children to a…

video Watch: Bill English on Adrian Orr’s remuneration package
Watch: Bill English on Adrian Orr’s remuneration package

Prime Minister Bill English comments on Adrian Orr’s remuneration package, one he is not happy about…

Family of man killed in car crash watched on

The family of a man who died in a car crash near New Plymouth saw the tragic accident happen right before their eyes. Abu…

Police name man who died in Awakino crash

Police have named the man who died in a car crash on State Highway 3 north of New Plymouth yesterday.

Auckland tackles freedom camping issue

Auckland Council is beginning a two-month pilot "dispersal" programme that could see freedom camping visitors encouraged…

Colour boost for Auckland's pink path

Auckland's $18m pink cycleway will be getting a new layer of sun protection that will give its faded appearance a more durable…

Electorate deal for Maori seats
Electorate deal for Maori seats

In a bid to win back all seven Maori seats, Mana Movement will contest only the Te Tai Tokerau seat…

Rare double rainbow as summer sets in

Wellingtonians were treated to a spectacular double rainbow last night, ahead of what is expected to be a glorious, sunshine-filled…

Anchor's aweigh? Or just away?

Taranaki Regional Council is investigating whether one of the anchors used in the Waipipi Iron Sand operation has been removed…

Section of motorway closed after crash

A section of Auckland's southern motorway is closed after two trucks crashed near the Bombay Hills.

Watch: Harawira on his comeback deal

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: If Hone Harawira could do it all over again, he would not get into bed with Kim Dotcom.

Pharmac considers funding women's hygiene products
Pharmac considers funding women's hygiene products

Pharmac is considering funding women's hygiene products as the cost leaves some resorting to rags and…

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