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One dead, four hurt in stabbing spree
One dead, four hurt in stabbing spree

Updated Several houses remain cordoned off this morning, as police investigate a fatal stabbing spree in Wellington.

Man tasered after neighbourly dispute

Updated A person with a rifle was tasered by police after he did not put the gun down after being called upon to do so.

Email error sparks school apology

A Waikato high school has gone into damage control after an email about an alleged case of family violence was accidentally…

Blues star's dad joins son on Big Sleepout

When Blues player Joe Edwards decided to sleep rough for a night to raise money for the homeless, his dad put his hand up…

Twin's heartbreak: crash kills sister
Twin's heartbreak: crash kills sister

Updated More than $18,000 has been raised to help pay for the funeral of an Auckland woman killed in a car accident while travelling…

Bali trial a farce, says witness
Bali trial a farce, says witness

"The things that I've heard people say online and to my face have astounded me," says pastor Nick Watt.

Twelve Questions: Rewi Spraggon
Twelve Questions: Rewi Spraggon

Maori TV chef Rewi Spraggon talks to Jennifer Dann about Matariki, traditional carving and being a leader.

AT to 'future proof' motorway project
AT to 'future proof' motorway project

Auckland Transport is having to stump of $21 million to “future-proof” a motorway project for trains or trams to the airport…

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New Zealand's growing thirst for water
New Zealand's growing thirst for water

Newly published data shows New Zealand's weekly allocation for water has increased by a third in the…

Honey price blamed on manuka 'gold rush'

The New Zealand average retail price of a 500g jar of honey has risen to about $10 - when it should be around $6 under normal…

Ask Phoebe: 'Carpark theft' in city fringe

People from outer suburbs are parking in Grey Lynn and effectively 'stealing' carparks - what are residents rights and what…

Long-serving paramedic values empathy

Ian Ridley often walks into somebody's life right at the worst point.

Rants & Raves: A prompt passport
Rants & Raves: A prompt passport

A promptly-renewed passport, an overloaded 0800 line, a community of volunteers, and motorway madness…

Dedicated man of the people

Despite being nominated for a Pride of NZ Lifetime Achievement Award by more than one person, he doesn't think he deserves…

Student fears backlash at school

The 15-year-old schoolgirl at the centre of a fracas over a provocative speech says she will miss her last day of classes…

video New 10-year passports 'a world class service'

Maria Robertson, Department of Internal Affairs deputy chief executive, talks about the 10-year passports and the benefits…

Man tasered in West Auckland dispute

Police say the incident escalated rapidly with a variety of weapons - including bats, a machete and a rifle - being used…

One dead in Wellington stabbing
One dead in Wellington stabbing

Three other people were transported to Wellington Hospital by ambulance, while one person was assisting…

Nelson teen Alex Renton dies

The Nelson teenager who was granted special dispensation to use medical cannabis has died.

Younger students face testing times

School students face more testing after the Education Minister revealed options to assess pupils aged 13 and 14.

'Her beautiful face is still everywhere'

Lecretia Seales' husband Matt Vickers has posted his first blog since her death, saying the last few weeks had been difficult…

Man killed in Clevedon crash named

The man who died in a crash near Clevedon last Thursday was Shaan Singh.

Gang member on the run from police
Gang member on the run from police

Police say Ivan Carr, 34, has an extensive criminal history involving violence and is a patched member…

Would you buy an electric car?

New research has shown that most Kiwis feel "positive" about electric vehicles and are willing to drive one in the future…

Flood-striken regions brace for more rain

Heavy rain is expected to drench the South Island tomorrow and then make its way up the country - possibly hitting the Whanganui…

Bus passengers stranded for six hours

Passengers stranded at Waitomo by a broken-down bus are understood to be on their way to New Plymouth on a replacement vehicle…

video Raw: One dead in Wellington stabbing

One person is dead and another three people are injured after a stabbing in Wellington last night. Police have one person…

Troubled car rego scheme to 'deliver real benefits'
Troubled car rego scheme to 'deliver real benefits'

ACC minister Nikki Kaye says the glitches that have plagued the system have the side-benefit of getting…

High number of police ambivalent about jobs

The number of New Zealand Police feeling “meh” about their jobs is alarming, says an employment expert.

Clark: NZ should prepare for unexpected

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says New Zealand has to be ready for anything to happen as it assumes the chair of the…

New bill to give Govt control over state houses

New legislation, tabled in Parliament today, is designed to facilitate National's plan to sell up to 8000 state houses to…

Trampers personally thank rescue team

Five trampers who were rescued from a ravine drove more than 120km to hand-deliver a basket of baked goods to the chopper…

Train and oil tanker collide
Train and oil tanker collide

The driver of a truck has been pulled out of the cab uninjured after colliding with a train.

Murderer assaults prison officers

A convicted murderer has been transferred out of Whanganui Prison after assaulting two prison officers.

Schoolgirl speaks out about speech

The schoolgirl at the centre of a row about a provocative speech has spoken out this afternoon, saying the situation had…

When the cat met the kiwi

The same team that recently captured two male kiwi having a testosterone-fuelled scrap have now caught this chance encounter…

Legendary Gallipoli painting expected to fetch $500k

A legendary Gallipoli painting, once believed to be of Anzac legend John Simpson and his donkey, is expected to fetch $500,000…

Principal accused of attack in 'white rage'
Principal accused of attack in 'white rage'

Peter Lawrence Clague is on trial at Auckland District Court charged with male assaults female.

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Opinion

Selling abroad okay if result is right Selling abroad okay if result is right

If there were any local organisations lining up for…

Lee Suckling: My year without caffeine Lee Suckling: My year without caffeine

It's one year to the week since Lee Suckling had his…

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Quizzes

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Sideswipe

Hand towel hang up
Hand towel hang up

Number of stuffs given when hanging up the bathroom hand towel? Zero.

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Element magazine

Opinion: Bright funding future for Kiwi clean tech
Opinion: Bright funding future for Kiwi clean tech

The launch of Greenhouse Capital - New Zealand's first and only dedicated clean tech investors - was announced at the New…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (July 01) Will Wanganui flood again?
video WeatherWatch: (July 01) Will Wanganui flood again?

A lot going on our skies at the moment – a late season tropical cyclone to our north, 2 very bright lights (Jupiter and…

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