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video Watch: Wanaka fire
Watch: Wanaka fire

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

Big changes for Lotto

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

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

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

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 this evening.

Fiery lakeside blaze extinguished
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
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
Hot cops bring the heat in Remuera

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

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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 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

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

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
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…

video 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
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

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 facing paedophile charges named

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

Schools no longer in lockdown

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

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
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

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

What happened to Nicole Morris?

Police are appealing for information on the death of Nicole Morris last month.

Watch NZH Local Focus: Trendy little libraries for Huntly

It may be the digital age but libraries are coming to a street near you, and they need your books. Made with Funding from…

Fuel inquiry details released

Energy Minister Judith Collins says a fuel price inquiry will assess whether New Zealand petrol companies are raking in…

Man guilty of killing 2-year-old stepson
Man guilty of killing 2-year-old stepson

A Flaxmere man has been found guilty today of killing his 2 year-old stepson.

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