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Homicide case: 'Drugs in Maggie's body'
Homicide case: 'Drugs in Maggie's body'

Toxicology results from the second autopsy performed on Maggie Watson showed traces of chemicals or drugs in her system…

Child, 4, dies as flu virus takes hold

A 4-year-old boy has died of flu in what experts are warning is one of the most intense seasons in recent years.

First homes depend on bank of parents

More than three-quarters of people struggling to get on the property ladder say they won't be able to buy a house in the…

Auckland to miss out on online voting

Aucklanders won't be able to choose their next council at the click of a mouse because it is too big.

Ashley Madison: Second school principal caught
Ashley Madison: Second school principal caught

A principal has been caught using his school email account for the Ashley Madison website.

Pub 'an insult to Maori culture'
Pub 'an insult to Maori culture'

Former All Black Byron Kelleher has been slammed for cultural insensitivity over the launch of his new pub Haka Corner.

School hires guards to deter riff-raff
School hires guards to deter riff-raff

An Auckland school has hired two security guards to ward off undesirables during school hours.

NZ needs to let in more refugees
NZ needs to let in more refugees

New Zealand's annual refugee quota of 750 has not changed since 1987. We're falling shamefully short every year in how much…

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Gang fears lead to rise in segregation
Gang fears lead to rise in segregation

An increasing number of at-risk prisoners are being put in segregation.

Once upon a time in a Mexican jail

I was in a little town in the South of Mexico a few years back when I inadvertently found the local prison.

'We love people who say hi darling'

A pizzeria has come to the rescue of Luca Cicioni, the tourist who lasted one day in his forklift job after saying "hi darling"…

Lecturer juggles work and passion

A lecturer who's a self-confessed circus aficionado has more than a few tricks up his sleeve when it comes to keeping students…

All is well - Alex got a job
All is well - Alex got a job

I awoke Monday to the happy news that Alex Hazlehurst had finally secured a job in London befitting…

'Earthquake baby' heads to school

Dianthe Barnard was born as the earth rolled and shook on 4 Sept 2010, but the girl's first day of school is less likely…

Man injured after electric shock

A man has been injured after suffering an electric shock in West Auckland this evening.

Person trapped in vehicle after collision

Firefighters are battling to free the person from the car and the extent of their injuries are unknown.

Punters fork up for sex shop memorabilia

Signage from The Pleasure Chest, one of Karangahape Rd's oldest sex shops, was bought by a London-based Kiwi for $2662.

Serious injuries after two-car crash
Serious injuries after two-car crash

Firefighters had to free an injured motorist after a two-car crash in St Johns, Auckland.

Drink driver had four children in car

A drunk driver who allegedly led police on a short but high speed chase had four children in the car with her.

Photos: Spring lambs liven up Takapuna street

A piece of the country came to Takapuna today when three spring lambs arrived at The Department Store.

Home with $1 reserve sells for $605,000

An Auckland home which went to auction with a $1 reserve has been snapped up by an investor for a much larger sum.

Teens write off cars in crash following police chase

Five teenagers who allegedly stole a car crashed into the front yard of a house and wrote off two other cars after a police…

More support required to help kids in need, says Children's Commissioner
More support required to help kids in need, says Children's Commissioner

More financial support is needed for caregivers of vulnerable children to do their job properly, says…

Teen 'cut free' from car after crash

An 18 year old had to be cut from a vehicle after he crashed into the back of a parked truck in Dunedin last night, police…

Plane crash: Woman now in 'comfortable' condition

Anne Warner and her husband Alan escaped from a light plane crash that left them with a number of injuries.

Man rushed to hospital after stabbing

A man was rushed to hospital after being stabbed in a residential Hamilton neighbourhood this morning.

'We need New Zealand to act'

Former PM Helen Clark says there needs to be a "a lift in ambition" among countries around the world in setting and hitting…

Wanted man caught by police
Wanted man caught by police

A man who allegedly breached his parole conditions by removing his electronic monitoring bracelet and…

Spring set for a wet start

Batten down the hatches - spring is on the way and its first week brings wet and windy weather.

Fight club claims 'shocking' say Serco

Allegations of prison fight clubs and other violence at Mt Eden Corrections Facility are "shocking" the boss of prison operator…

Victim 'female' in Church assault

A woman has been identified as the victim of an assault in Hamilton, after a large amount of human blood was discovered…

'He was a lovely boy'

Two senior school sports games on Auckland's North Shore have been rescheduled to let friends of a Long Bay College student…

Kauri dieback disease still rampant in ranges
Kauri dieback disease still rampant in ranges

Kauri dieback disease is still ravaging Auckland's Waitakere Ranges.

Two injured in Papatoetoe crash

Two people were injured when a car ploughed into a parked car in south Auckland last night.

Pedestrian struck by car in West Auckland

A West Auckland pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious injuries suffered when he was hit by a car last night.

Camera sting nabs carer

A retirement village set up an elaborate hidden-camera sting to catch one of its workers, after residents complained that…

Secret Diary of One Direction

Mike Hosking I was lying next to the Prime Minister when the news came through that One Direction might be going their…

Dairy stabber: 'everybody let him down'
Dairy stabber: 'everybody let him down'

A 13-year-old boy convicted of manslaughter was supposed to be taken into CYF care a month before he…

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Opinion

Three reasons Aucklanders should move to Wellington Three reasons Aucklanders should move to Wellington

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says more Aucklanders…

Sausage and eggs don't mix Sausage and eggs don't mix

Researchers have found a link between frequent consumption…

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Quizzes

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Sideswipe: Tuneful tomatoes
Sideswipe: Tuneful tomatoes

One persons leg of lamb is someone else's chance to get high...

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Element magazine

Five courses of sustainable
Five courses of sustainable

It's no wonder that New Zealanders feel connected to fish. With the fourth largest exclusive economic fishing zone and the…

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WeatherWatch: (Aug 28) Your weekend forecast
video WeatherWatch: (Aug 28) Your weekend forecast

The weather across New Zealand is moving in slow motion – and we have a number of low pressure systems to cross the country…

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