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Man catches fire while fuelling boat
Man catches fire while fuelling boat

A man suffered serious burns to most of his body after the boat he was in burst into flames while he was filling the tank…

I'll discuss backlash with foreign press: Catton

Author says she'll discuss “inflammatory, vicious and patronising things that have been broadcast and published in NZ this…

'Kiwis have been generous to author'

The Taxpayers’ Union says Kiwis have done more than enough to support under-fire author Eleanor Catton, who received upward…

Police name Bulls crash victim

Police have named the man who died in a crash on SH3 near Bulls this morning. He was Shane Edgecombe, 20, of Wanganui.

This year, summer lasts until April
This year, summer lasts until April

If you’re struggling to adapt to this month’s warmer than normal temperatures, get used to it: the balmy weather is set…

Four commissioners appointed for Rena wreck decision
Four commissioners appointed for Rena wreck decision

Four commissioners have been appointed to decide whether a resource consent should be granted allowing part of the Rena…

Clusters of boys suffer after botched circumcisions
Clusters of boys suffer after botched circumcisions

A cluster of up to 10 adolescent boys have suffered bleeding and infections from circumcisions that have gone wrong.

Mother, son recovering after rescue
Mother, son recovering after rescue

A mother and her son who were swept out to sea at a Hawkes Bay beach have been discharged from hospital and are back home…

National

Prominent New Zealander charged with serious offences
Prominent New Zealander charged with serious offences

A prominent New Zealander has been charged with serious offences, but a blanket suppression order means…

Masked couple may face charges

Two masked people frightening passers-by around Auckland this week may face charges.

Glenn signals end to Warriors fight

Businessman wants to transfer his half share of the Warriors to a charitable trust for the benefit of the rugby league community…

Loony tag gone thanks to him

Norman’s major achievement was to drag Greens out of its Opposition mindset and prod it towards the mainstream.

Fatal fall: Adventurer took risky route
Fatal fall: Adventurer took risky route

Experienced tramper died after taking a dangerous coastal route in Kahurangi National Park, coroner…

PM: National did not ask Sabin to quit

Prime Minister said his office was told yesterday Mike Sabin intended to resign after MP announced this morning he was standing…

Tourist smokes P outside police station

Stories making headlines around the regions include a tourist smoking P in his car outside a police station and a rampaging…

Burial service for brothers held today

The burial service for two brothers who drowned at a popular surf beach north of Gisborne at the weekend will be held today…

Dead puppy in suitcase 'suspicious'

The death of a puppy found inside a suitcase in a Milton cemetery is being treated as suspicious, a SPCA Otago inspector…

Catton's father takes on Plunket
Catton's father takes on Plunket

Author's father blasts Sean Plunket for branding her an "ungrateful hua" as Catton herself tweets written…

Man torches house, drinks while it burns

A man has admitted setting fire to a house he was building with his ex-partner, dousing it in kerosene and watching it burn…

Mayor: Parking fines 'exorbitant'

Dunedin City Council is to review parking arrangements at Forsyth Barr Stadium, after Wilson Parking's $65 fines were slammed…

Turei: It's a vote of confidence in me

Russel Norman’s resignation as Green Party co-leader hailed by Metiria Turei as a vote of confidence in her leadership…

Peter O'Connor: Schools chance to bridge class gap

As schools return, thousands of 5-year-olds will be having their first day at school. They, and their parents, approach…

Teen attacked couple while they slept
Teen attacked couple while they slept

A teenager has admitted carrying out a vicious attack on an elderly couple while they slept in their…

String of North Island car crashes

A pedestrian has died near Tauranga, one man was found dead in his car near Palmerston North and four people were injured…

Hero retiree saves mother and son

When Ian Waterson saw a mother and her child being swept out to sea he ran outside, jumped onto his 4WD farmbike and drove…

Thousands miss cut for university

A big drop in the number of students able to study at tertiary level has prompted calls for the NZQA to review new University…

Warning of Cricket World Cup visa rort

Travellers with no intention of attending Cricket World Cup games are taking advantage of a transtasman arrangement allowing…

Safety upgrade urged after train fatal
Safety upgrade urged after train fatal

There are calls for improvements at the rail crossing in Morningside, Auckland after a man was hit by…

Pensioners feeling financial squeeze

Auckland's elderly, many on fixed incomes, are struggling to pay rates to meet the rising costs of the Super City.

Future Auckland: Recreation and leisure

In the final part of our Future Auckland series, we aim to stimulate debate.

Most NZ rivers too dirty for a swim

Two-thirds of more than 160 monitored river swimming sites in NZ have been deemed unsafe for a dip. Where are the worst…

Now it's CSI New Zealand

Cutting-edge laser technology that can quickly build a 3D model of a crime scene will bring new clarity to New Zealand courtrooms…

No-shows at Roger Sutton's farewell
No-shows at Roger Sutton's farewell

A number of people chose not to attend Canterbury recovery boss Roger Sutton's farewell bash yesterday…

Green light for quarry apartments

A new special housing area for up to 90 apartments is approved - but the tenants will potentially have to tolerate years…

Brownlee bats for renewed Hagley Oval

Amid a brace of political resignations, Gerry Brownlee took a cricket bat to a Cabinet colleague today - to celebrate new-look…

video Russel Norman resigns

Russel Norman resigns as co-leader of the Green Party so he can spend more time with his family.

Get real, Len, look at trams

Auckland mayor is struggling to put together a budget that will accommodate his magnificent obsession, the $2.5b underground…

Paul Thomas: Shedding light on 'The Luminaries' stoush
Paul Thomas: Shedding light on 'The Luminaries' stoush

Eleanor Catton's Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Luminaries shows she knows a thing or two about…

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Opinion

Brian Fallow: Greece to Europe - "Enough!" Brian Fallow: Greece to Europe - "Enough!"

Greek voters have sent Europe's leaders a message:…

Toby Manhire: Look at the state we're in Toby Manhire: Look at the state we're in

The National and Labour leaders’ grandly titled annual…

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Quizzes

3pm Distractions Quiz January 30 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz January 30

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Life & Style quiz: January 30 quiz Life & Style quiz: January 30

How well do you know what has been happening in Life…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Ship-shape Plunket
Sideswipe: Ship-shape Plunket

Smooth sax icon Kenny G practically invented Starbucks' Frappuccino, apparently. An uncle introduced Kenny to founder Howard…

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Element magazine

Recipe: Introducing Misters Cafe
Recipe: Introducing Misters Cafe

Head chef and co-founder of wholefoods café Misters, Alex Brayne, says the new Wyndham Street eatery is the end result of…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (JAN 30) Some rain coming
video WeatherWatch: (JAN 30) Some rain coming

Some rain is on the way - but it’s not an overly wet weekend nationally. The West Coast is most exposed to rain, so too…

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Aucklands 175th Anniversary

Fireworks display to celebrate anniversary
video Fireworks display to celebrate anniversary

To celebrate Auckland Anniversary Weekend there was a dazzling fireworks display from the SkyTower and three barges 300m…

Father of Auckland needed bail-out
Kiwis touch down for Xmas
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Property

Chinese buy two Auckland islands
Chinese buy two Auckland islands

Chinese interests snap up two islands linked to the mainland for $41.5m. They plan to use them for a $130.6m six-star luxury…

Malcolm Rands: Housing with emphasis on homeliness
Opinions split on Irish example
Chinese bought most NZ land in 2014
Housing affordability fell 14 per cent last year
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