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Truck blaze on Auckland motorway
Truck blaze on Auckland motorway

The blaze sent a plume of black smoke into the air above the South Western Motorway.

video Truck fire on motorway

A truck is on fire on south-western motorway near Lambie Drive

Man who drove drunk to police station jailed

A man who drank a bottle of bourbon before driving his vehicle to a police station to talk to police was jailed for six…

Pharmacy student faces more drugs charges

A student is held in custody after being charged with possession of amphetamine and steroids while on bail awaiting trial…

Local dancer on stage with Rihanna
Local dancer on stage with Rihanna

One of Kaea Pearce's biggest dreams has come true as the Whangarei dancer shared the stage with Rihanna during her performance…

Young politician made a 'difference'
Young politician made a 'difference'

Learning golf and appearing in Auckland house sale videos, Sarah Higgins was a dynamic high achiever who expressed joy in…

Driver hit by thrown Jim Beam bottle
Driver hit by thrown Jim Beam bottle

Police say a man is "lucky to be alive" after someone threw a empty bottle of Jim Beam through his windscreen while he was…

Where not to sit your driver licence test
Where not to sit your driver licence test

Anyone looking to sit their restricted drivers licence test in Hastings better know their stuff - it has the third-lowest…

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NZH Focus: Did aliens send us a message?
NZH Focus: Did aliens send us a message?

In this morning's Focus: Could aliens have sent a 'strong message' from space? And Apple gets a massive…

Baby dies after being sent home twice

Two Kiwi parents living in Perth are distraught after their baby boy died of suspected meningitis after being sent home…

Kiwi dies after four-storey balcony fall

A Dunedin man's body was found by hotel workers on the terrace of a resort after a night of heavy drinking.

Clark says she remains strong contender

Exclusive: Helen Clark has vowed to fight on as she plans the next phase of her campaign to become Secretary-General of…

Cartoon: How to break through glass celling
What next mayor needs to do on transport

COMMENT: The stake involved in sorting out Auckland's transport system are incredibly high - and the next mayor has to get…

video Watch NZH Focus: Message from deep space?

Watch NZH Focus: Could Aliens have sent a ‘strong message’ from deep in space, scientists are investigating a signal from…

Safe cars can come cheap

Some of the safest cars in the year's AA Used Car Safety Ratings can be snapped up for less than $10,000.

AT's airport rail link decision 'flawed'
AT's airport rail link decision 'flawed'

The report which spurred AT's decision to rule out heavy rail between the city centre and Auckland Airport…

video Richie McCaw's Chasing Great premiere

McCaw and Gemma Flynn star in the red carpet premier to launch his film

Kiwi model: I'd vote Trump if I was eligible

Kiwi model Kylie Bax says New Zealanders are unfairly judging her friend Donald Trump from a distance and she would vote…

Apology for 'misery' of water crisis

Hastings mayor Lawrence Yule has apologised to a crowd of hundreds gathered tonight in Havelock North.

video Bridge crash causes tailbacks

Southbound traffic on Northern motorway grinds to a halt after a crash on the Harbour Bridge

Six-car crash causes delays
Six-car crash causes delays

NZTA spokeswoman Sarah Azam said a crash that backed up traffic on the Harbour Bridge has now been cleared…

Young politician expressed zest for life

Sarah Higgins, a dynamic high achiever who was an Auckland politician and real estate agent, died suddenly, shocking fellow…

Postie hurt after being hit by car

A Kapiti Coast postie was hit by a car during her morning run and had to be flown to hospital by helicopter after suffering…

Where worst learner drivers live

Anyone looking to sit their restricted in this part of NZ better know their stuff - it has the lowest pass rate in the country…

New ethnic party ruffles feathers

PM John Key and NZ First leader Winston Peters say a new political party focusing on ethnic communities is unnecessary.

Christian man caned kids with bamboo
Christian man caned kids with bamboo

A New Zealand man has been sentenced to five months' home detention after caning his two children under…

Killer to stay behind bars

The man who raped and killed Owaka teenager Kylie Smith will remain behind bars for at least another five years.

video Dairy attack full video

A father and son defend their Te Awa dairy from armed attackers

Innocent man held at gunpoint

An innocent man was left shaken after being held at gunpoint by police, who mistook him for fugitive gunman Joshua Kite.

'Drugs, desperation and the thrill'

This is what police say drives Kiwi burglars.

Parents seek justice after coroner inquiry
Parents seek justice after coroner inquiry

Parents of an Air Force sergeant killed in a fatal Anzac Day helicopter crash say they have been let…

video CCTV of Te Awa dairy attack

Father and son owners of a Te Awa dairy fend off two armed attackers

Kiwis stars fight human trafficking

Day one of Petra Bagust and Ido Drent's journey through Southeast Asia to experience first-hand what's being done to fight…

KFC Brawl: Very lucky no one hurt - police

Two teens have been charged and two more referred to Youth Aid following a street brawl that spilled into a South Auckland…

video Thank you New Zealand

NZ Blood have produced a video thanking Kiwis for stepping up in their recent blood donor drive

UPDATE: Driver on run after police chase
UPDATE: Driver on run after police chase

UPDATE: Senior Sergeant Mike Membery of the Bay of Plenty Police District Command Centre said police…

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We're quick to compromise our principles when we want…

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Thanks to social media, other people's parenting styles…

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