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Lucy Knight receives police bravery award
Lucy Knight receives police bravery award

Lucy Knight has been recognised with a police bravery award for intervening in a violent attack, which left her with a head…

Question time preview: Deputy PM on ponytail-gate

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English will be left to deal with the fallout from the Prime Minister's ponytail pulling in Parliament…

Former AT employees charged in $1m bribery case

Three people including former employees of Auckland Transport and Rodney District Council have been charged over bribery…

Appeal after port interim injunction denied

A Devonport resident is planning to file an appeal after the High Court in Auckland declined an interim injunction to stop…

Govt mulling investment property probe
Govt mulling investment property probe

Greater resources for the taxman to investigate property deals are being considered in this year's budget.

Trial begins for man accused of pulling women's teeth with pliers
Trial begins for man accused of pulling women's teeth with pliers

The trial of a man who has been accused of tearing women’s teeth out with pliers while having sex with them, began at Wellington…

South Auckland stand-off
South Auckland stand-off

Negotiations are underway with an armed man in south Auckland, police say.

NZ@Noon: Parking meter thieves
NZ@Noon: Parking meter thieves

Parking meter thieves and Bay of Plenty camaraderie are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today…

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Vouchers urged for social services
Vouchers urged for social services

A major shift to more voucher-type funding of social services, including health and education, is proposed…

Family of four escape house fire

Updated Four people, including a young child, escaped without injury after a blazing house fire in South Waikato early today that…

Nepal earthquake: 'Pure terror' for homebound Kiwi

Lucette Dillon says she will never be able to describe the “pure terror” she experienced in Kathmandu on Saturday, as the…

Nepal: Kiwis unaccounted for in single digits

The number of New Zealanders unaccounted for in Nepal is down to single figures, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says.

NZ breakthrough could prevent disease
NZ breakthrough could prevent disease

A breakthrough by New Zealand scientists could lead to a vaccine to treat a ghastly disease which mostly…

Cave Creek disaster 20 years later

Virginia Pawsey says today will be a day to remember her son, who died in the Cave Creek platform collapse, and reflect…

Trial date set for corrupt use of info charge

A two-day trial was set down for Andrew Leicester Burne in May, at Wellington District Court today. He is charged with corrupt…

Police investigating child death due to brain injury

A 15-month-old Greymouth boy died at Auckland's Starship Hospital last Thursday due to a bleed on his brain, police say…

Otago med student wins Miss World NZ 2015

Brains, brawn and beauty helped University of Otago medical student Deborah Lambie win the 2015 Miss World New Zealand crown…

'Disgusting' oil spill clogs estuary
'Disgusting' oil spill clogs estuary

Thick, black oil washed up on properties as far as Mangatapu last night after a spill in Tauranga Port…

Felon asked Facebook if he should flee

Man who was jailed for pouring petrol on a teenager and setting him alight asked Facebook users if he should run while out…

Floods cause police vehicle write-offs

Two flood-damaged police cars were written off in one year, with more than $71,991 being spent on repairing vehicles in…

Dead Kiwi part of Hillary trekking group

Greg Kay, the New Zealander who died from a heart attack after the Nepal earthquake, was part of the trekking group led…

Dotcom's Banks statement 'fantasy'

Kim Dotcom’s new statement in the John Banks case is a “fantasy and a nonsense”, according to the former politician’s QC…

Millbrook's new $50 million plan
Millbrook's new $50 million plan

Millbrook Resort plans to spend $50 million on a new golf and residential development.

Nepal: USAR stood down

A New Zealand search and rescue team that was due to leave for earthquake-devastated Nepal last night has been stood down…

Fears student tramper swept away

Police fear a missing University of Otago student could have been swept away in a flooded river during a tramp in Mt Aspiring…

Cops take action in Livingstone case

Police have taken action against some of their own after failing to protect Katherine Webb and her children, but those involved…

Blessie murder accused revealed

Updated The face of the man accused of murdering Auckland woman Blessie Gotingco can now be revealed, although his name remains…

Flooding causes havoc in Wellington
Flooding causes havoc in Wellington

Flooding is causing problems throughout Wellington this morning, with the Fire Service called to 30…

Man, 33, critically hurt in Paengaroa crash

A 33-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries in a head-on collision on State Highway 33 at Paengaroa last night.

Air NZ stops some regional flights today

Air New Zealand ceases operating services to and from Kaitaia, Whakatane and Westport today.

GPs: Why we charge for under 6s

The Ministry of Health has released the names of the 11 clinics which had not opted into the "zero fees" scheme for under…

Dad on lifesaving mission for son

Robbie Martin is used to helping youths in his local community. Now the community is helping to raise $10k so he can fly…

Kiwi climber's frantic Everest escape
Kiwi climber's frantic Everest escape

Terrified Kiwi Everest trekker Elizabeth Farrington clung to a large rock for dear life as Saturday's…

Isis doctor failed at Otago

An Australian doctor branded the "new face" of Isis tried to get into medical school in New Zealand, but failed after a…

Fear US student swept to her death

Police fear a missing University of Otago student may have been swept away in a flooded river during a tramp in Mt Aspiring…

PM to urge Saudis on trade

John Key will arrive in Saudi Arabia today with the hope of getting high-level commitment from the new King to a free trade…

Three pedestrians killed over weekend

Five deadly crashes in Mercer, New Plymouth, Rotorua, and in Whakatane claimed six lives over the long weekend.

Rare golden 'Koran' on show in NZ
Rare golden 'Koran' on show in NZ

A 200-year-old "golden Koran", which contains pages layered in gold, will be displayed at Auckland's…

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Opinion

Why I think ponytailgate is nonsense Why I think ponytailgate is nonsense

I dutifully give my 7-year-old daughter's ponytail…

If JK desires Blues success, he must go If JK desires Blues success, he must go

Judge me after three years, Blues coach Sir John Kirwan…

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Quizzes

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Asset carve-up
Sideswipe: Asset carve-up

Break-up revenge can be acrimonious, but seldom is it so well-thought out and executed.

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Element magazine

Encouraging the right kind of picky eating
Encouraging the right kind of picky eating

With three children-ages two, five and seven-Anna Bordignon lives a chaotic life; but not too hectic to send her kids off…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (APRIL 24) ANZAC weekend forecast
video WeatherWatch: (APRIL 24) ANZAC weekend forecast

Weatherwatch.co.nz weather analyst Philip Duncan reports on the upcoming weekend weather.

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Property

KiwiSaver: House bus instead of house?
KiwiSaver: House bus instead of house?

Instead of using KiwiSaver to buy your first house but be tied to one place, get a home on wheels and wake up to a new view…

Airport hub expanding rapidly
Chris Dibble: Lack of office space sparks development
Cornwall Park Trust proposal rejected
Film studio option for ex-airbase
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