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Ultra-marathon Buller District's next big event?
Ultra-marathon Buller District's next big event?

An off-road ultra-marathon on The Old Ghost Road could become the Buller District's next big event.

Manawatu Gorge closed after crash

An oil spill from a truck caused a crash on the Manawatu Gorge road this evening, injuring the occupants of a vehicle and…

Rotorua marathon legend dies

Colin Smyth made history on May 2 this year by finishing all 50 Rotorua Marathon events.

'Give tenants a voice'

Habitat for Humanity has asked the Government to consult state house tenants before selling up to 1600 state houses in Tauranga…

Man found in Wellington Harbour named
Man found in Wellington Harbour named

Members of the public saw the body of Finbarr Clabby, 39, near Queens Wharf and alerted emergency services about 10.40am…

Film idea stirs row over prime land
Film idea stirs row over prime land

Auckland Council bureaucrats are at odds over whether 20ha of land at Hobsonville Point should be used for housing or a…

Glitch: Thousands of documents unsent
Glitch: Thousands of documents unsent

A widespread computer fault meant that nearly 6000 hospital patients’ electronic discharge documents were not sent to their…

PM kicks Labour over balls
PM kicks Labour over balls

Labour's plans for a feel-good announcement in the lead up to the All Blacks Samoa rugby game were gazumped by Prime Minister…

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Quake jolts central South Island
Quake jolts central South Island

GeoNet reports the 15km-deep quake struck 40km west of Twizel at 5.45pm.

National bowel screening from 2017, indicates Minister

Dr Coleman’s announcement is the first concrete commitment from the Government to establishing a national bowel screening…

Flights cancelled, delayed due to icy blast

At least two flights have been cancelled as a result of the icy blast down South, while others were delayed this morning…

Body found after man fell from kayak

Police and Coastguard started a search with the assistance of a helicopter after being advised by family members at about…

Blessie's killer: New twist
Blessie's killer: New twist

The family of Blessie Gotingco are disappointed after her killer's identity remains suppressed.

Waldronville murder-accused in court

The man faces two charges — murdering Vicki Lee Warrington and wounding a male with intent to cause grievous bodily harm…

Hundreds farewell twin killed in crash

The partner of Sophie Langston vowed at her funeral to look after her twin sister for the rest of his life.

Catholics called upon to save town's church

Catholics are being called en-masse to attend Mass in Ross to save the town's last remaining church from closure.

Warning after washing machine fire

People are asking people to check they aren't using appliances that have been recalled after a washing machine fire over…

Cambridge crash victim named
Cambridge crash victim named

The motorist who died after a crash between her car and a truck and trailer unit in the Waikato has…

Top US military commander visits NZ

The United State's top Pacific military commander is in New Zealand on his first visit in the role and will hold talks with…

Oh deer! Police hunt escaped animals

Police are trying to round up nine deer which are on the loose in Mosgiel.

Yachtie rescued after medical emergency

Police have rescued a man from a yacht on the Waitemata Harbour, where he was having a medical emergency.

Rescue underway after man spotted clinging to bridge

A water rescue is underway in Christchurch where a man is clinging to a bridge pillar in the Waimakariri River.

Investigation into fatal farm accident
Investigation into fatal farm accident

Police and safety investigators are looking into a fatal farm accident in Southland.

Primary teacher 'touched girls'

Teacher accused of indecently touching nine girls aged under 12.

'Parents should not be paying' - Ministry

Dozens of parents who pay for extra teacher aide time for their special needs kids say they have no other choice, despite…

'Last thing he said was I love you'

A widow who lost her husband a year ago has just had to endure a "three-day banger" with his birthday, accident and death…

NZ@Noon: Tagging epidemic and 'three-day banger'

A "tagging epidemic" in Northland and a tragic anniversary for a Hawke's Bay woman are just two of the stories making headlines…

Kiwi sues London art dealer for $16m
Kiwi sues London art dealer for $16m

She claims he sold her paintings to a number of New York dealers and failed to hand over the proceeds…

Reforms to EQC outlined

Government has outlined the changes it wants to make to insurance cover after natural disasters, including a doubling of…

Snow expected this week

Parts of New Zealand are in for a dusting of snow as a cold wave of icy winter weather sweeps north.

Ashburton funeral preparations underway

The Cook Islands community are rallying around to help the grieving family of Ashburton mum Cindy George and her three children…

NZ Greeks react to 'no' outcome

Members of Auckland's Greek community have expressed relief at the referendum's outcome.

Runanga supports Sonny Tau
Runanga supports Sonny Tau

A hui held in Kaikohe saw almost 100 kaumatua and kuia support Sonny Tau continuing as chairman of the…

$500K for last spin of the wheel

The Winning Wheel bowed out at the weekend after a decade of colourful spinning.

Lost woman rescued thanks to Facebook message

A woman lost on a Waikato mountain was rescued after contacting her family by Facebook on her phone.

10 most stolen cars - is yours at risk?

AA Insurance list reveals which models are most popular with thieves.

Rare whale in NZ waters

There are signs that the humpback spotted in Cook Strait is the famed Migaloo.

Investigation into death of Chch baby
Investigation into death of Chch baby

Day three of a forensic scene examination is about to get underway, following the death of a 15 month-old…

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Opinion

Craig Elliffe: Bright-line test for house sales lacks lustre Craig Elliffe: Bright-line test for house sales lacks lustre

Craig Elliffe writes: The officials' paper indicates…

Len Brown: Budget milestone a kickstart Len Brown: Budget milestone a kickstart

People are concerned about rates - I am too. But as…

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Super City

Beach-ban all bark and no bite?
Beach-ban all bark and no bite?

Several Auckland local boards have proposed changes to dog regulations, including a complete ban on dogs at Shoal Bay on…

Brian Rudman: Auckland, why hate public toilets?
Six ways Super City can pick up the pace
Party time for Auckland council
Fran O'Sullivan: Has Auckland cooked its goose?
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Quizzes

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Sideswipe

Moody Meals
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What does Siri say and milk distribution costs for across the road..

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Element magazine

On your marks - the green race that's never finished
On your marks - the green race that's never finished

Environmental improvement is a continual journey, according to organisations committed to sustainability. "It has no end…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (July 06) Sea level snow possible
video WeatherWatch: (July 06) Sea level snow possible

A blast of Antarctic air is coming in with snow possible to sea level in some parts of the South Island – but how much will…

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