13-yr-old Taupo boy missing
13-yr-old Taupo boy missing

A 13 year-old boy has gone missing and police are appealing for the public to help find him.

Bus passenger and driver injured

A bus passenger and a driver of a car have been injured in a serious crash in East Auckland this afternoon.

Meet the Greens new co-leader

The Wellington-based MP, who has only been in Parliament for seven months, was confirmed as the successor to Russel Norman…

Transport glitches at U-20 opener

The opening match of the under-20 Football World Cup has not run smoothly for some, with public transport issues causing…

Single malt salute for fallen Air Force
Single malt salute for fallen Air Force

Bottles of special whisky will be auctioned tonight to mark the retirement of the Iroquois helicopter fleet and raise money…

Violent walkway attack in Tauranga
Violent walkway attack in Tauranga

A 42-year-old Tauranga man was in hospital with serious head injuries after the assault.

Ferry break down stalls long weekend
Ferry break down stalls long weekend

One of Fuller’s Waiheke ferries broke down this morning and was forced to turn around and return to Auckland.

Hook attack victim speaks out
Hook attack victim speaks out

Brian Ross cannot find words to describe the pain he felt when his genitals were ripped with a metal hook.


'Green the new mainstream'
'Green the new mainstream'

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says her party's 25th year has been its most successful yet.

'Housing should be transferred to iwi'

A representative of the Iwi Chairs Forum said this morning that iwi should have state houses transferred to them for free…

Convicted of cop killing denied parole

A man who beat a police officer to death has been denied parole in his first hearing since he was jailed in 1999.

One dead after Te Puke crash

A 32-year-old woman was attempting to do a U-turn when her vehicle was struck by a logging truck outside of Te Puke this…

Teen driver hospitalised after crash
Teen driver hospitalised after crash

A teenage driver has been transferred to hospital following a crash in Dairy Flat, north of Auckland…

Mangere Muslim school in money probe

The country's largest Muslim school is under investigation for the way it spent public money after complaints were made…

'Sorry for calling you fat'

Spies swapped emails about the internet entrepreneur's weight and wife while mocking his chances of getting New Zealand…

23 games in 22 days for WC mates

The group left Wellington last night and were due to arrive in Auckland in the early hours of this morning for the tournament…

'Our dad was an honest cop'

In the family's first ever interview, the daughters of a police officer involved in the Crewe murder case say their father…

Forever linked with right-to-die debate
Forever linked with right-to-die debate

Whatever happens at the High Court at Wellington, Lecretia Seales will forever be linked to the euthanasia…

Grieving family still expect dad's return

"I don't feel like he's gone forever because he's just gone for a trip and he's going to be back" says wife of man who died…

Coroner reopens cold-case

The death of a woman who was part of a Middlemore Hospital study will be analysed afresh by a coroner, 11 years after her…

Do-up fetches similar price to done-up

Slim price differential at auction for neighbouring Mt Eden homes, one in original state and one renovated.

Euthanasia strikes a nerve

Here’s hoping the High Court can robustly defend the sanctity of life, writes John Roughan.

Kiwi kids failing to grasp maths - report
Kiwi kids failing to grasp maths - report

Too many children are failing to grasp maths fundamentals such as fractions and decimals, according…

Greens' image newbie's challenge

The demise of the Alliance should give the Green Party pause for thought, writes John Armstrong.

Auckland's projects revealed

Surplus Crown land at Manukau, Avondale, Massey East and Hobsonville are set to be offered up to private development companies…

Theft of heirloom reopens wounds

An old olive wood Bible has been stolen from an Auckland family in a brazen daylight burglary - and they are now offering…

Uncertain territory for driverless cars

Driverless cars could soon be commonplace on our roads - but officials are still grappling with issues including who is…

Fran O'Sullivan: Saudi deal bribe or facilitation payment?
Fran O'Sullivan: Saudi deal bribe or facilitation payment?

Murray McCully's secret Saudi deal is attracting far too much adverse comment on the international stage…

Auckland's season of discontent

Suzanne McFadden revisits the occupation of Bastion Point, a defining moment in the Maori land struggles of the 1970s.

Greens need injection of new ideas

The Green Party will provide a pointer to the extent of its political ambition today when it chooses a co-leader to replace…

Under-20 World Cup a treat for fans

The timing of the Fifa corruption scandal will do nothing to diminish spectacle - especially if NZ do well.

Leftovers a hefty headache

McDonald’s audits leftovers as other stores explain policies on where discarded fresh produce ends up.

Steve Braunias and the $1.4b walk
Steve Braunias and the $1.4b walk

The Big Read: The Waterview Connection is the biggest and most complex roading scheme in NZ. Steve Braunias…

Man photoshopped child-abuse images

An Auckland man who photoshopped young girls' faces onto already "objectionable material" has avoided jail so he can continue…

Convicted fraudster loses appeal

A bankrupt property developer jailed for a $47 million mortgage fraud has lost an appeal against both his conviction and…

No jail for slashing open man's scrotum

A man who had his testicles ripped out with a dirty hook says he’s disgusted the man who responsible has avoided jail time…

Weather: What to expect this weekend

For warmth, look north and east this long weekend, forecasters say.

Warning for drivers ahead of weekend
Warning for drivers ahead of weekend

Police are hoping New Zealand will avoid a repeat of last year's Queen's Birthday road horror and have…

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Friday's new must-see TV
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Overshadowed by other seismic shifts in our TV landscape, Maori TV recently debuted local Friday-night comedies Brown Eye…

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The cost of quality living, how to act if you suddenly find yourself invited to the Oscars, and a PC user gone mad.

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Leanne Frisbie, director of Auckland-based ethical public relations agency Passion PR, was visiting Sydney in 2012 when…

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Sit on the deck and listen to the bells

Clever bed hidden in the wall makes sure you are always ready for unexpected guests at your city pad, writes Donna McIntyre…

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