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Weather gods gatecrash Adele's gig

Adele concertgoers got a drenching last night as a weather bomb hit Auckland.

Our faulty war: the report they fought to keep secret

Ten years in Afghanistan and the only review into the mission was shelved.

Meet Newmarket cafe's smiley staffer

Newmarket café hires Down Syndrome woman in her first paid job.

Taxing times: Kiwis pay $483 too much
Taxing times: Kiwis pay $483 too much

Is the average Kiwi paying $483 a year more in tax because of inflation?

Missing jogger search enters fourth day
Missing jogger search enters fourth day

Police grow more concerned as search for Kim Bambus continues.

Exclusive: To New Zealand, with love
Exclusive: To New Zealand, with love

COMMENT: Visiting Chinese Premier writes exclusively of his regard for NZ.

Hearing loss costs New Zealand $4.9b
Hearing loss costs New Zealand $4.9b

The cost of hearing loss in New Zealand in 2016 hit $4.9b leading to calls for an inquiry,

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Winner-take-all attitude switches off sensitivity
Winner-take-all attitude switches off sensitivity

We learn gentleness and empathy from experiences not a whiteboard

Drowning our marine life in plastic

Journalist's adventure to film the blue whale turns into an environmental horror story.

Barry Soper: Leaders under pressure

You always knew when John Key was under pressure, writes Barry Soper.

Power still out in 800 homes

Multiple power outages are being reported in Auckland as torrential rain hits the city.

Police seeking sightings of missing tramper
Police seeking sightings of missing tramper

An American tramper, last seen on Wednesday, has been reported overdue by his friends.

Defence Force hits back at SAS claims

Defence Force says its troops never operated in the two villages identified in new book.

Whanganui lawyer is chosen by delegates

After a lengthy voting process Harete Hipango was chosen over three others

Sir Richard Branson packs out arena

Billionaire entrepreneur in Auckland tonight where he will be interviewed by John Key.

Poll shows Maori Party up, but hit for PM

Maori party support has surged while Bill English support drops.

First-home buyers lose out to investors
First-home buyers lose out to investors

Investors bought nearly half of all the houses sold in Auckland in the past three months.

Tree falls on car in Morere, near Gisborne

There were two occupants in the car who suffered moderate to minor injuries, police say.

HBRC workplace accident victim named

The HBRC staff member who died in a workplace accident on Friday can now be named.

Big wet hitting Adele, Auckland

Heavy downpours are heading directly for Auckland this evening.

Assault charges upgraded to murder

The victim of a serious assault in Christchurch on Thursday has now died in hospital.

Harry Potter fans survive 24 hr marathon
Harry Potter fans survive 24 hr marathon

About 145 people went to the movie marathon this weekend armed with pillows and blankets.

Watch: Woman skates on motorway

The woman was filmed idly skating along while holding on to a car.

Kiwi scientist's trek to volcanic hotspot

A Kiwi scientist has journeyed to one of the world's most volcanically active regions.

Kiwi's funeral delayed for injured girlfriend

The funeral of the man swept away in Bali will be delayed until his girlfriend can attend.

Beach pee upsets Waitangi locals

A woman peeing on a busy beach 50m from public toilets has sparked an outcry.

Adele fan to miss out after freak accident
Adele fan to miss out after freak accident

A Ruakaka woman will miss the concert after she was sent flying by a kite surfer.

Go green? Kiwi study tests plant-based diet

Is an all-you-can-eat, whole food, plant-based diet the answer to weight loss?

Seven in hospital after head-on crash

Seven people were taken to hospital on Saturday after a serious crash near Hastings.

'We very much remain hopeful'

Police are keeping an open mind of what has happened to missing woman Kim Bambus.

Stranded passengers face 47-hour delay

A "technical problem" forces a 47-hour delay for passengers of a Malaysia Airlines flight.

Car crashes into Ponsonby building
Car crashes into Ponsonby building

A car has crashed into a building in Ponsonby.

Great Barrier Reef: 'See it while you still can'

Our oceans are bearing the brunt of climate change. How much more heat can they take?

Cliff portrait artist's most challenging yet

A Tauranga artist has completed his most challenging portrait yet on a steep hill.

Maori Party could strike deal with Labour

Maori Party will "jump sides" if Labour changes government in this years election.

Reverend blesses 'Satanic' charity campaign

Satanic NZ has launched a "Soles for Satan" drive to buy warm clothing for the homeless.

Downpours predicted for many areas
Downpours predicted for many areas

Weather for Adele's concert tonight forecast to be worst of star's three Auckland dates.

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