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Restaurant to pay $22K in lost wages
Restaurant to pay $22K in lost wages

An Auckland restaurant has been ordered to pay $22,000 for failing to pay wages and holiday pay to migrant workers, in the…

'Horror' at vigil violence

The families of three house fire victims are "horrified" that gatherings intended to pay respects to their loved ones have…

Man threatened to bite cop, flooded police cell

A man who threatened to bite off a policeman's nose and flooded a police cell has been advised by a judge to listen to probation…

Sacked teacher seeking $243k

A private school teacher sacked from a Hawkes Bay school is seeking almost $250,000 for lost income.

Golf pro arrested at airport
Golf pro arrested at airport

A golf professional was arrested at Auckland Airport while trying to flee the country yesterday, police say.

Stowaway mouse found inside baguette
Stowaway mouse found inside baguette

A mouse's bid to stowaway in a hollowed-out baguette from the Cook Islands to New Zealand has failed after biosecurity officials…

Girl, 3, run over in driveway
Girl, 3, run over in driveway

A 3-year-old girl from West Auckland died this morning after she was hit by a car a relative was driving.

Fatal crash: Cops seek passenger
Fatal crash: Cops seek passenger

Teenager Tatum Rhind died and two others were badly injured after car crashed into a tree in Auckland.

National

China President: Labour a 'trail blazer'
China President: Labour a 'trail blazer'

Updated China's President Xi Jinping this morning met new Labour leader Andrew Little and paid tribute to the…

Maramema Roderick appointed Maori TV's top job

Maori Television has appointed veteran journalist Maramena Roderick to the position of interim head of news and current…

One dead in Whangarei truck crash

A person has died in a crash between a car and a truck on State Highway 1 south of Whangarei.

Police deliver emergency toastie

Stories making headlines around the region today include an enthusiastic police patrol who delivered a toastie to an elderly…

Queued for 14 hours for a $5 voucher
Queued for 14 hours for a $5 voucher

Nursing student Lee Howard-Mizsey camped outside new Kmart store in Whangarei after hearing rumours…

Wilson jailed for parole breach

Serial sex-offender Stewart Murray Wilson has been sentenced to six months in jail for breaching his parole conditions.

Taranaki climbers died of hypothermia

The two Auckland climbers died after becoming stranded near the summit of Mt Taranaki in freezing conditions on Labour Weekend…

Who's sabotaging the bra fence?

Two women wearing hi-vis vests seen snipping off bras from Cardrona Valley's famous bra fence. But locals have assured:…

Gull investigating docked petrol wages

Gull has launched an investigation into claims petrol station attendants wages were docked when customers drive off without…

Muhammad Rizalman pleads not guilty
Muhammad Rizalman pleads not guilty

Former Malaysian High Commission staffer has been charged with burglary and assault with intent to commit…

Hearing 'medical miracle'

Colin Anderson had been deaf for so long that he'd forgotten what his own voice sounded like.

Kiwi workers have 17,000km commute

Auckland commuters stuck in motorway traffic might spare a thought for meatworkers who travel more than 17,000km to work…

New notes brighter, bolder

New banknotes set to be released late next year will cost around $80 million.

Principal subject of council inquiry

A principal who headed a school that lost more than 55 teachers in four years is under investigation by the Teachers Council…

Upgrade, but no Nonu for China
Upgrade, but no Nonu for China

The appearance of All Black Ma'a Nonu at Premier House yesterday to give President Xi Jinping of China…

Extra $75m needed for IT reset

Auckland Council staff say $25 million of "avoided costs" have been saved by switching technology providers early.

Skater's death referred to coroner

The death of a 22-year-old student who fell from his skateboard and suffered a fatal head injury has been referred to the…

Editorial: Tram plan way off track as a cheap link to airport

If Auckland transport planners are seriously considering trams as a cheaper form of rail service to the airport, they should…

Appeal for urgency in Brazil case

A week after Phillip John Smith's arrest in Rio de Janeiro, there's still no firm indication of when he will be back in…

Axing of HBL reflects poorly on Ryall - Labour
Axing of HBL reflects poorly on Ryall - Labour

The axing of cost-cutting company Health Benefits Limited is a blot on former health minister Tony Ryall's…

Anger and sadness for grieving family

Greg Johnston's life was shattered the moment he received a phone call to say his little sister was unaccounted for in a…

Fresh NZ oysters and salmon about to tempt the jet set

Freshly shucked New Zealand oysters could soon be served on aircraft flying to China, following a partnership with Al Brown…

Resignation at Cera 'insensitive'

Adecision to allow shamed Canterbury earthquake recovery boss Roger Sutton to quit at a tearful press conference in the…

Successful parole bid by fraudster

A recidivist fraudster who stole more than $450,000 from a top Auckland couple, using the money to fund her wedding that…

Did the wings work?
Did the wings work?

Anthony Dixon is happy to be back. The chief executive of electronics technology company Times-7 was…

App inspires people to make fitness their mission

The New Zealand Defence Force has released a free "Force Fit" mobile app, which delivers training expertise it has amassed…

Frizzell praises 'jaunty' notes

There has been a mixed reaction to the bolder and brighter design of the new notes. New Zealand artist Dick Frizzell had…

Another round of 'blame the victim'?

The Roger Sutton case and some men's reaction to it show we still have to change attitudes to workplace harassment, writes…

A fire has broken out on a new stretch of motorway
A fire has broken out on a new stretch of motorway

Northern fire communications shift manager Peter Stevenson said firefighters were called to the scene…

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Opinion

Bryce Edwards: Who runs New Zealand? Bryce Edwards: Who runs New Zealand?

Who runs New Zealand? That’s one of the big questions…

PC gone mad - or PR flop? PC gone mad - or PR flop?

Public relations is back in the news, with controversy…

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Quizzes

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Number problem
Sideswipe: Number problem

The difference between 8 and 6? Well, eight is all curly, six is not. It's like you never left A US cremation service…

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Element magazine

Opinion: New IPCC report busts climate change myths
Opinion: New IPCC report busts climate change myths

The headline statements of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's new Synthesis Report - unequivocal climate change…

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WeatherWatch: (NOV 21) Unsettled Weekend
video WeatherWatch: (NOV 21) Unsettled Weekend

Spring is still very much in the air but there are some signs it’s starting to fade as higher pressure and drier weather…

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