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Ten fruit flies found in Auckland
Ten fruit flies found in Auckland

A total of 10 Queensland fruit flies have now been caught in central Auckland.

Tourist driver charged with careless driving causing death

The tourist driver of a rented people mover that crashed and killed one person has been charged with careless driving causing…

Drink-driver narrowly avoids jail

The man who told police he was "too drunk to drive" had taken his mother's car out because he was upset and needed a cigarette. Andreas…

Mystery drone hovers over pool

Featherston primary schools are on the hunt for a mystery drone operator, after a drone was seen hovering over the Featherston…

Live stream: Future of Auckland transport debated
Live stream: Future of Auckland transport debated

About 650 people with an interest in Auckland transport are gathering at the Aotea Centre in Auckland for a debate this…

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ
PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand.

Winz charged over deaths
Winz charged over deaths

WorkSafe has filed a charge against the Ministry of Social Development following the Ashburton Work and Income shootings…

Pharmacist apologises after giving out wrong medication
Pharmacist apologises after giving out wrong medication

A woman spent five days in hospital recovering from liver problems caused by being given the wrong medicine by a pharmacist…

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One dead after car veers off road near Westport
One dead after car veers off road near Westport

A 19-year-old man has died after a car driven by another teenager veered off the road and crashed down…

Zoggs v Sexwax dispute ends at Supreme Court

A long-standing trademark dispute between surfing wax company Sex Wax and swimwear company Zoggs has ended at the Supreme…

Pedestrians sought over fatal crash in Tokoroa

Two pedestrians could hold the key for police investigating the death of a 72-year-old Tokoroa man who died when struck…

MP salary system to be overhauled

Politicians' pay-rises have been cut and their salaries will now be pegged to those of the wider public sector. Prime Minister…

Human remains found on Mt Cook
Human remains found on Mt Cook

Human remains found in Aoraki-Mt Cook National Park could solve a 42-year-old mystery, park rangers…

Strip club's Cricket World Cup ambush

A strip club has received a slap on the wrist for an ambush marketing stunt during Saturday's epic Cricket World Cup clash…

Driver six times over drink drive limit

A woman caught driving drunk after she drove over a traffic island and mounted a kerb was allegedly more than six-and-a-half…

Officer attacked by dog

A police officer has suffered injuries to his entire body after a man assaulted the officer then set his dog on him outside…

Woman awarded $168k over cake

A Napier woman who baked an offensive cake about her former employers has been awarded more than $168,000 in damages following…

Hot, sleepless nights ahead
Hot, sleepless nights ahead

Warm overnight temperatures and a near full moon mean it may be a sleepless few nights for many Kiwis…

Pipi population dying in Whangarei harbour

A massive pipi bed in Whangarei harbour is dying and there are fears the change could destabilise the harbour - and Marsden…

Man charged over dramatic truck crash

A man has been charged with dangerous driving following a dramatic crash on the Auckland motorway last month.

Emotional scenes as body pulled from water at Tolaga Bay

There were emotional scenes on the East Coast north of Gisborne yesterday afternoon as divers located and recovered missing…

SH1 closed at Warkworth after fiery crash

State Highway 1 is closed at Warkworth north of Auckland after a car left the road and caught fire. Emergency services…

NZ@Noon: 'Star' treatment and a brazen thief
NZ@Noon: 'Star' treatment and a brazen thief

A six-year-old boy gets to be a superstar for a day in Napier, and a food thief in Castlecliff - these…

Doctor in traffic tends to crash victim

A woman lying unconscious on the road after a serious crash in the Kaimai Range yesterday was assisted by a doctor who…

video Kids enjoy family day at airport

For the ninth annual Children's Day, Corporate Cabs took kids from Ronald McDonald House, Cure Kids, Kidney Kids and also…

Earthquake off White Island

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck 35km north-east of White Island this morning. The quake was 17km deep and struck at 10.02am…

Rampaging mob leave trail of thefts

An "idiotic" mob trying to get home after a night of drinking stole two cars, broke into 10 more, set a motorbike on fire…

Cricket: Police commend crowd behaviour
Cricket: Police commend crowd behaviour

The crowd behaviour at the England v Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup game in Wellington yesterday has been…

Man charged over vicious home invasion

A 34 year-old man has been charged in connection with a brutal home invasion in central Auckland which left a woman with…

Dunedin council's debt drops by $25 million

The Dunedin City Council's group debt has dropped by more than $25 million on the back of stronger results by its companies…

Burning death: Killers went to brothel

One of the men accused of burning a 21-year-old to death told police in an interview that his co-accused was the killer…

Stadium promises 'completely different ball game' after $1m loss

The company running Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium is promising a "completely different ball game" despite confirming another…

Man in court over Cairns murder of Kiwi
Man in court over Cairns murder of Kiwi

A young man charged with murdering a New Zealander who was found dead on a Cairns footpath will front…

NZ considers initiative to monitor long-haul flights

New Zealand is keeping a close watch on an initiative that will allow planes to be more easily found if they disappear like…

Auckland traffic back to normal after heavy congestion

Severely congested traffic on Auckland's North-Western Motorway this morning is back to normal after city-bound queues extended…

More officials fight online abuse images

Recent UN research found there were one million clicks a day on objectionable material around the world.

Ripper scientist at Lundy trial

A scientist who worked on the Yorkshire Ripper murders says Christine and Amber Lundy's killer would have been "substantially"…

Office of Ethnic Affairs renamed
Office of Ethnic Affairs renamed

The Office of Ethnic Affairs has been renamed the Office of Ethnic Communities and the minister, Sam…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Talk to the foot
Sideswipe: Talk to the foot

Rita noticed the friendly banter going on between these two kea in front of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre at Mt Cook…

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Element magazine

Qiujing Wong: Give it a nudge
Qiujing Wong: Give it a nudge

How to include young people in the world of work is an increasing challenge across the planet. In parts of Europe more than…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (MARCH 02) : Rain makers this week
video WeatherWatch: (MARCH 02) : Rain makers this week

: A number of fronts move in to the country this week – with the North Island furthest away from them it’s likely to be…

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Crime

US man's rampage claims eight
US man's rampage claims eight

A man who may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house…

Malicious letters sent to housewives
17 years to find stolen baby
Dog owner blames himself for attack
'Obsessed' stalker gets case thrown out
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