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Teen sex, alcohol and social media in spotlight at trial
Teen sex, alcohol and social media in spotlight at trial

A case involving teenage sex, alcohol and social media is continuing to unravel in the New Plymouth High Court. A teenager's…

Kidnapped baby's mother still waiting for answers

The mother of a baby kidnapped from Middlemore Hospital is still waiting to hear the findings of a review into security. Elsje…

Most National party donations come from undisclosed sources

Nearly 80 per cent of donations to the National party over a three-year period were from undisclosed sources, research by…

Dunedin wins Gigatown race

Dunedin has been announced as the winner of Chorus' Gigatown competition, winning the country's fastest broadband. As the…

Carteron man jailed for 11 sexual offences
Carteron man jailed for 11 sexual offences

A Carterton man who was found guilty of 11 sexual offences against young girls has been sentenced to 10 and a half years…

Postie fired over erratic riding wins job back
Postie fired over erratic riding wins job back

A motorcycle postman who was sacked after allegedly riding erratically while using his mobile phone has won his job back. Murray…

PM admits text exchange
PM admits text exchange

John Key this afternoon confirmed he was in touch with attack blogger Cameron Slater about the Cheryl Gwyn report the night…

Auckland Housing Accord surpasses expectations - mayor
Auckland Housing Accord surpasses expectations - mayor

A plan aimed at tackling Auckland's housing supply shortage has surpassed expectations in its first year, the Government…

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Four rescued from lake in Rotorua
Four rescued from lake in Rotorua

A water rescue was underway in Rotorua tonight after four people on an overloaded boat were pulled from…

Motorcyclist dead following Queenstown crash

A motorcyclist is dead following a crash involving a van and two motorcycles in Queenstown this evening. Police said emergency…

Alleged drug mule detained after Chch smash

The 32-year-old female passenger and alleged drug mule involved in a police pursuit that ended in a crash on Yaldhurst Road…

Breakthrough in getting legal help for Smith - lawyer

Captured fugitive Phillip John Smith's New Zealand lawyer says the pair have achieved a breakthrough getting legal help…

Coatsworth quits as Labour president
Coatsworth quits as Labour president

Moira Coatsworth has resigned as President of the Labour Party and will stand down in mid-December.

One Tree Hill debris sale blocked

A man has been arrested after trying to sell the remnants of the pine tree that stood on Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill on Trade…

Police search for 'dangerous' gang member

Police are searching for a gang member with three warrants to arrest who is deemed dangerous. Detective Senior Sergeant…

Goff in the gun over leak of SIS report

NZ’s spy watchdog Cheryl Gwyn is to investigate Labour MP Phil Goff’s acknowledgement he disclosed findings from her SIS…

Waterfront 'fitness bombed'

Soldiers “fitness bombed” joggers on Auckland’s waterfront as part of a campaign to improve the fitness of those wanting…

How much did Dotcom spend?
How much did Dotcom spend?

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom says his three-year, $10m legal fight against extradition to the US has left…

No conviction over spectacular smash

A spectacular maritime collision will cost an Auckland finance company executive more than $11,000 but he has avoided a…

Community service for train death

A young man who was behind the wheel of a ute that hit a commuter train in Wairarapa, killing his 15-year-old girlfriend…

Mfat chief executive moves to NZ Racing Board

Foreign Affairs and Trade chief executive John Allen is resigning to take up a role in the private sector.

Elderly woman still critical after police chase

An elderly woman is still in a critical condition two days after being innocently caught up in a police chase, while the…

New school decile ratings released
New school decile ratings released

New decile ratings for more than 2400 schools across the country have been released by the Ministry…

NZ@Noon: Teens 'cry wolf' and a selfless gesture

A teenage prank gone wrong and a young girls selfless gesture are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions…

Police blitz nets over 200 infringement notices

A motorist caught driving at 177 km/h in Otago was one of more than 200 infringements police issued over a four-day blitz…

Kim Dotcom: I'm broke

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom says his three-year, $10m legal fight against extradition to the US has left him 'officially broke'…

SIS surveillance legislation may not get support

The Government’s plans to allow the SIS to conduct surveillance without a warrant for up to 48 hours may not get enough…

Disease-carrying tick found on West Coast
Disease-carrying tick found on West Coast

A blood-borne, tick-carried parasite, which causes serious a disease in cattle, has been identified…

Man jailed for attempting to violate tourist

A man who attempted to sexually violate a tourist in Westport in June has been sentenced to four years and eight months…

New rules for flying drones in NZ

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is asking the public as well as industry professionals to have their say on the proposed…

Murder-accused can now be named

A man accused of killing a woman in their Auckland home can now be named.

Phil Rudd's strange court behaviour

Ex-AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd appeared in court this morning, where he winked at media, drummed a rhythm on the dock then jumped…

Mobility scooter rider dies after crash
Mobility scooter rider dies after crash

An elderly woman who was riding a mobility scooter when she was hit by a truck in Katikati on Monday…

Hospital spends $73k - on a fish tank

A fish tank at cash-strapped Dunedin Hospital cost $73,000 to install and more than $1000 a week to run in its first year…

'Name and shame' exploitative bosses

The labour watchdog says it's time for communities to take a stand against migrant workers being exploited by their bosses…

Make fire 'look like a robbery'

A West Auckland business owner is accused of paying someone to burn down his factory for an insurance payout of more than…

Woman critical after Onehunga crash

Police have reopened a road following a serious crash in Auckland last night.

River crash: 'I owe you my life'
River crash: 'I owe you my life'

Three heroes have been honoured for their bravery after they jumped into a freezing stream to rescue…

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Opinion

Opinion: Terrorists? Spies bigger threat Opinion: Terrorists? Spies bigger threat

Only in a topsy-turvy world would it be seen as rational…

Opinion: John Key defends indefensible Opinion: John Key defends indefensible

Political correspondent John Armstrong asks: what…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Stubborn stacker
Sideswipe: Stubborn stacker

It's my warehouse and I'll stack if I want to, stack if I want to ...

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Element magazine

Festivals with a conscience
Festivals with a conscience

Raggamuffin Music Festival is a concert of urban and reggae music that has stepped up for the second time to support charitable…

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WeatherWatch: (NOV 26) Spring on its way out
video WeatherWatch: (NOV 26) Spring on its way out

As we approach the last official weekend of spring the forecast is, well, typically spring-like! We have more wind, rain…

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Property

Kids' flying fox irks residents
Kids' flying fox irks residents

The days of children screaming in delight as they whiz along a flying fox might be numbered at one Auckland housing development…

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