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Stricter checks at missing boy's school
Stricter checks at missing boy's school

An Invercargill school has changed its roll-checking procedures after a schoolboy, Mike Zhao-Beckenridge, was allegedly…

Bitter chill brings winter white

Snow dusted paddocks as far north as Central Hawkes Bay yesterday after falling heavily on the Rimutaka Hills near Wellington…

Key rejects hard line on Kiwi jihadis

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand could not follow suit if Australia moves to strip a New Zealand-Australian woman…

Armstrong: Front line approaches Kiwis

New Zealand's contingent of military training specialists have barely arrived and the folly of this military (mis)adventure…

Council starts to open books
Council starts to open books

Auckland Council is entering a new era of openness by publishing details about the spending of ratepayer money, says chief…

Kitset shelters offer better protection
Kitset shelters offer better protection

Bus passengers are offered better weather protection and solar-powered lighting from a new range of shelters due for consideration…

10-year passports back - at a price
10-year passports back - at a price

New Zealanders are about to get 10-year passports back, but they will cost more and are still more expensive than in many…

Crabs' sex secret - flex your mussels
Crabs' sex secret - flex your mussels

Forget The Bachelor - it's a tiny crab that takes the cake for the ultimate act of courtship.

National

Hindu temple to open in West
Hindu temple to open in West

Auckland's third new Hindu temple this year will open in Henderson next month.

In the forest, stoats are scaredy cats

What happens when you lock one of New Zealand's most hated predators up with two other notorious killers?

Early taste of winter

The wet weather will linger in Auckland today as the storm that dumped snow around the country moves past New Zealand.

Govt steps in after victim meets killer at shops

Immediate changes to victim notification processes have been made after a man shopping at the supermarket ran into the man…

Rants & Raves: Grape expectations
Rants & Raves: Grape expectations

New Zealanders tell us what they love about life in New Zealand — and what needs to change.

Harbour shellfish treated with caution

A reader writes: Is it safe to eat the oysters growing in clumps in the Manukau Harbour?

Hard to find fault with border levy

In some respects, the Budget's introduction of a border clearance levy seemed like a step back in time.

video Male crab 'tickles' it's way into female's home

Kiwi scientists have observed how the parasitic pea crab, best known as the unwanted surprises we sometimes find inside…

video New Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

As with many big jobs, this one started out small. Auckland’s Mitchell & Stout Architects was only initially asked to upgrade…

Woman's body found off Canterbury coast named
Woman's body found off Canterbury coast named

A Christchurch woman whose body was found off the Canterbury coast on Saturday night has been named…

Pike River case heads back to court

Families of the men killed in the Pike River mine blast say a $3.4 million payment does not equal justice.

NZ 'unlikely' to strip woman's citizenship - PM

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand could not follow suit if Australia moves to strip a New Zealand-Australian woman…

Choice to die 'a sound decision'

The woman fighting to have the option of dying on her own terms says she was not coerced into making the decision before…

Motorcycle crash at Taupo Motorsport Park

A 45-year-old man suffered serious head injuries in a motorcycle crash at Taupo Motorsport Park.

NZ Post rolls out new trikes
NZ Post rolls out new trikes

Three-wheeled vehicles designed to drive on the footpath are part of a New Zealand Post initiative being…

Man who killed journalist loses appeal

The man convicted of murdering veteran reporter Derek Round in Whanganui three years ago has had his appeal dismissed.

Missing Marlborough diver's body found

The body of a diver who failed to surface at Queen Charlotte Sound in Marlborough this morning has been recovered by police…

Asian tourists caught with 12kg of meth

Four Asian tourists are facing life in prison after being caught allegedly trying to smuggle over 12kg of methamphetamine…

Serious assault in Hamilton's CBD

One person has this afternoon been assaulted outside Hamilton City Council's Anglesea Street entrance. A Waikato Police…

NZ drinks maker's copyright fight
NZ drinks maker's copyright fight

Global drinks giant Red Bull has launched legal action against a New Zealand energy drinks maker over…

Rare 'upside down' jellyfish

An unusual "upside down jellyfish" has washed up on St Helier's Beach following this weekend's wild weather. Pauline Blackgrove…

Physio who had sex with patient breached standards

A physiotherapist who had sex with a woman he had been treating has been judged to have breached professional standards…

Fatal stabbing: Accused to be named

A man accused of stabbing a woman to death and attempting to kill another man in central Auckland last week will lose name…

26,000 healthcare workers reject collective agreement

Nurses, midwives and health care assistants at 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) have rejected a proposed collective agreement…

Second Waterview motorway tunnel reaches quarter mark
Second Waterview motorway tunnel reaches quarter mark

The tunnel boring machine Alice is now a quarter of the way into drilling the second motorway tunnel…

Ten-year passports to return this year

Ten year passports are due to return by the end of the year, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has announced.

Pensioner stunned by $1471 ambo bill

A Greymouth pensioner is stunned after receiving a $1471 bill for an ambulance ride to transfer her partner to Christchurch…

Nine-year-old boy in critical condition

A schoolboy is being flown to Auckland's Starship Hospital after he was found hanging from a window.

Hunter rescued from Paringa bush after 40m fall

A visiting hunter from the United States had a cold night in the Paringa bush during a sleety south-westerly storm yesterday…

Right to die case heard in court
Right to die case heard in court

The doctor of a lawyer fighting to be given the option of a doctor assisted death said her patient was…

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Super City

Residents misled by rates hike
Residents misled by rates hike

A 9.9 per cent average rates rise for Auckland households from July is going down badly with residents and ratepayer groups…

Forced rates sale pulled at last minute
Subsidy four times more than Wellington
Auckland housing bubble?
Storm over the port: 1200 march
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Quizzes

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: They are just friends
Sideswipe: They are just friends

Flatmates who share a bedroom for 30 years are just friends.

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Element magazine

KiwiRail costing its options: electric versus diesel
KiwiRail costing its options: electric versus diesel

KiwiRail has received nearly 4000 emails asking that it retain its electric locomotive fleet. This comes after its announcement…

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Weather Watch

Weather: Snow covers Wellington's Rimutaka Ranges
video Weather: Snow covers Wellington's Rimutaka Ranges

Snow covers Wellington's Rimutaka Ranges. Snow fell overnight in Wairarapa down to 300m, with New Zealand Transport Agency…

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Crime

Fatal stabbing: Second victim in stable condition
Fatal stabbing: Second victim in stable condition

The 22-year-old man who was stabbed alongside Parmita Rani at an central Auckland international school is in a stable condition…

How the justice system failed Teina Pora
'Pora was a red herring' - victim's brother
Police cagey over ticket queries
Where are the Beckenridges?
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