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Woman impaled by fence post in Mt Eden
Woman impaled by fence post in Mt Eden

A woman has been impaled by a fence post outside an Eden Terrace bar. She was impaled by the leg near Galbraith's Alehouse…

Family rallies around 91yo hurt in theft

The family of a 91-year-old who suffered a head injury in a home invasion are rallying around the great-grandmother to make…

Man falls from balcony after 'domestic dispute' in Hamilton

One man has been injured and another arrested after a "domestic dispute" at a house on Grey St in Hamilton.

State houses sale to go ahead

Advocacy group State Housing Action Incorporated has lost its legal bid to stop the sale of 1124 state houses in Tauranga. State…

Family find meth pipes in new rental
Family find meth pipes in new rental

A family say they are thousands of dollars out of pocket after they discovered methamphetamine pipes in the Auckland rental…

Lotto Powerball jackpot hits $10 million
Lotto Powerball jackpot hits $10 million

Powerball's jackpot has hit double digits after nobody took home the big prize in tonight's Lotto draw.

Canterbury pair located after concerns during West Coast tramping trip
Canterbury pair located after concerns during West Coast tramping trip

A pair of overdue Canterbury trampers had a lucky escape from predicted bad weather last evening after their delayed arrival…

Smile for a Santa selfie
Smile for a Santa selfie

One of scores of Santas who packed Auckland's Myers Park today managed to sneak in a selfie before the Great KidsCan Santa…

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Pike River protest continues as Solid Energy stick by their decision not to enter mine
Pike River protest continues as Solid Energy stick by their decision not to enter mine

Solid Energy has reiterated its decision not to re-enter the Pike River mine on day 23 of the protests…

Deputy mayor removed then reinstated

A Horowhenua District council meeting took a turn for the bizarre, as deputy mayor Ross Campbell was voted out by councillors…

Pike River 'great walk' to be fast-tracked on West Coast

The Paparoa National Park Management Plan has been approved, paving the way for the creation of the Pike 29 great walk and…

Bridges has 'good support' in bid for deputy prime minister role

Simon Bridges has not "formally done the numbers" to gauge support for his bid to become deputy prime minister but feels…

Medical cannabis tour plans thwarted
Medical cannabis tour plans thwarted

The Cannabis Party's plans to offer exclusive tours to California to buy legal cannabis have been thwarted…

Man asks Ponsonby schoolboy to get in car

Police are speaking to a suspect after a man asked an Auckland schoolboy to get into his car this morning.

Horror day on roads: 10 hurt in crashes

At least 10 people have been hurt, one critically and three seriously, after five serious crashes on Waikato and Bay of…

String of Beehive 'lasts' for PM John Key

COMMENT: Prime Minister John Key's retirement announcement sparked a long string of "lasts" for him, even if he did have…

Rabbit shot with bow and arrow on Waiheke Island

A rabbit has been left with puncture wounds after it was shot with arrows five times.

Police shocked at colleague's sudden death
Police shocked at colleague's sudden death

Colleagues of an Auckland police officer who died while refereeing a rugby match are in shock at the…

Judith Collins: 'No tax cuts'

Judith Collins has laid out her policy agenda if she is elected Prime Minister.

New powers on Wellington buildings

Wellington City Council's recovery manager officially has the power to make building owners share the results of their building…

Valerie Adams gives medals to 100s of kids

Valerie Adams awarded medals to hundreds of kids who swam, cycled and ran the South Auckland Weet-Bix Kids' TRYathlon today…

Government raises youth justice age to 18

The move has been welcomed by the Human Rights Commission, but greeted warily by the police union.

Christmas gift guide: the pet edition
Christmas gift guide: the pet edition

We all know the pain of that person who's impossible to buy for - but what about the furry companion…

One trapped as truck, rubbish truck crash

One person is trapped after a "truck versus truck" accident in Auckland west of Manurewa.

Early childhood teacher caught with meth

The provisionally registered teacher was caught in the act by police after they were notified of a "strong smell" emanating…

Kiwis invited to say: Thanks, John Key

The National Party is inviting Kiwis to thank John Key for his 10 years leading the party and eight years' service as Prime…

Tearful farewell for hero cop

Loved ones gathered in Palmerston North todayto farewell the hero cop who died while saving his daughter from the Manawatu…

Northland teacher admits alcoholism
Northland teacher admits alcoholism

A Northland teacher has admitted she's an alcoholic, after incidents including two drink driving convictions…

video Watch: The KidsCan Santa Run

Santa's young and old turned out for the annual KidsCan santa run in Auckland's Myers park this evening.

video Watch NZH Focus: The good, the bad and the quilting

Mary Anne is an inspiration to the people around her as well as the community. She volunteers at a womens prison making…

Second suspicious fire in a month

An abandoned house at Runanga went up in smoke early today - the fourth building fire in the area in a month.

Head Hunters kidnap trial: Verdicts delivered

Eight Head Hunters gang members have been acquitted of the bulk of the 62 serious criminal charges they faced over the kidnapping…

'It was a nasty prank - or it was calculated'
'It was a nasty prank - or it was calculated'

Owners of South Westland salmon farm have "no idea" why someone tampered with water supply, killing…

'Eyes are closed': Man's photo rejected

A man of Asian descent had his passport photo rejected by a government website when its facial recognition software registered…

Two trapped in South Waikato crash

Two people are trapped after a crash involving up to three cars on State Highway 1 in South Waikato.

video Watch NZH Focus: National Party contenders

Join Tristram Clayton as he talks to Newstalk ZB political reporter Barry Soper for the latest updates from the beehive.

Watch NZH Local Focus: Lead is the sweet treat that kills native birds

Kākā numbers are on the rise, looking for food around houses and farms. But these curious birds will eat anything…

One critical after car and truck crash in Waihi
One critical after car and truck crash in Waihi

Emergency services were called to the crash on Martin Rd in Waihi about 1.50pm.

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When Bill English bites back When Bill English bites back

COMMENT: Those of us who've been at the sharp end…

What it's really like to cut your own hair What it's really like to cut your own hair

Going to a hairdresser is expensive. What happens…

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WeatherWatch: Spring pattern returns this weekend
video WeatherWatch: Spring pattern returns this weekend

It's felt like summer in many places this week but the next few days get colder in the south and wetter and windier in the…

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Crime

Actor 'kissed and touched women'
Actor 'kissed and touched women'

A respected actor who taught acting classes in a well-known modelling agency held secret one-on-one sessions where he would…

Knife attack on teen walking in Nelson
Terrified tourists lock their doors
Rash of car fires suspicious
System 'failing prisoners and the public'
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