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Family escapes car after it bursts into flames
Family escapes car after it bursts into flames

A dad and three children escaped uninjured when their car burst into flames in Queenstown.

Teacher charged with kidnapping

A Northland teacher charged with kidnapping is alleged to have locked an unruly student in a room, letting him out only…

Elderly man trapped in truck crash

A man is trapped in a car and critically injured after a truck and car collided on State Highway 1 south of Whangarei.

Laser creates 3D crime scene images

A new laser that can build a 3D colour image of crime scenes will bring new clarity to New Zealand courtrooms.

Balloon crash, MH370 inspire 'Watch List'
Balloon crash, MH370 inspire 'Watch List'

Tragedies such as the Carterton balloon crash and MH370 have influenced the creation of a "Watch List" designed to highlight…

Cops hunt masked duo
Cops hunt masked duo

Two masked people who appear to be carrying firearms are being sought by police after frightening people around Auckland…

Kiwifruit businesses breach laws in Bay of Plenty
Kiwifruit businesses breach laws in Bay of Plenty

The Government's employment watchdog has taken enforcement action against eight employers in the Bay of Plenty Kiwifruit…

'I wasn't sure how to help myself'
'I wasn't sure how to help myself'

Suspended healthcare professional who admitted repeatedly viewing images of children being sexually abused is lobbying to…

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Changes follow Antarctica plane drama
Changes follow Antarctica plane drama

Air Force has changed its procedures following a difficult landing in near white-out conditions in Antarctica…

Pike River should become 'Great Walk'

The Government has ordered a feasibility study into a new ‘great walk’ from the Pike River Mine site and over the Paparoa…

NZ@Noon: 'Thrill-seekers' test patience

Stolen cows in Wanganui and thrillseekers in the Bay of Plenty - these are just two of the stories making headlines around…

Housing affordability fell 14 per cent last year

Housing affordability across New Zealand fell 14 percent in the year ending November 2014, with Auckland's lack of affordability…

$14k of P allegedly pulled from undies
$14k of P allegedly pulled from undies

A gang member in Northland was arrested after allegedly pulling a bag of methamphetamine out of his…

Sutton's bosses won't attend leaving do

Roger Sutton’s two major bosses are staying away from his farewell bash this afternoon.

Heat hampers Arthur's Pass fire fight

Efforts to contain a large scrub fire which ripped through more than 300ha at Arthurs Pass this week may take longer than…

'One of those people everybody liked'

The brother of a NZ-born woman found dead on a Thai island says he's been overwhelmed by people's generosity in helping…

Years to wait for breast reconstruction

A 33-year-old Dunedin woman left with just one breast after cancer says she's waited two years for surgery - and will have…

Parking fee stoush: Fines 'unlawful'
Parking fee stoush: Fines 'unlawful'

Lawyers say fines levied by a private car park provider aren't legal, after a Dunedin woman slammed…

Man attacked, robbed in central Wellington

Witnesses are being sought after a Wellington man suffered a suspected broken eye socket when he was robbed while walking…

Sam Judd: Carbon crop crisis

History has shown us time and again that the point of chaos arrives in society when people have nothing to eat or feed their…

City boss facing jail for tax dodge

After months of maintaining his innocence ex-Heart of the City boss Alex Swney phoned his parents to say he was going to…

Banks faces retrial over electoral return

Former Act Party leader John Banks will face a retrial for filing a false electoral return, Solicitor-General Mike Heron…

Hulme quick to back Catton
Hulme quick to back Catton

New Zealand's original Booker Prize winner has defended her successor after Eleanor Catton was criticised…

Key has 'forgotten where he came from'

John Key grew up in a state house in Christchurch, and many residents of his old street say they're disappointed at his…

Teachers struggle to find voice

Being a teacher doesn't just mean losing your patience with unruly pupils - it can also mean losing your voice.

Scorcher puts heat on fan supplies

Aucklanders desperate for a reprieve from the summer heat have shopped The Warehouse in Downtown Auckland out of fans.

Motorbike crash victim meets his hero

When a motocross accident left a young man severely injured, he didn't lose hope. Instead he looked to his motorbike heroes…

Labour's big ideas on small business
Labour's big ideas on small business

Labour leader Andrew Little's pledge to make small business a priority in the next two years has lifted…

Opinion: 'Market' swept under the rug

It is difficult to erase the suspicion that the social housing policy is motivated by ideology as much as anything else…

Len Brown joins house-hunting fray

Len Brown and his wife Shan Inglis have sold their big South Auckland home and are now getting first-hand knowledge of the…

Art deco building to be a facade

The historic former headquarters of lingerie company Berlei, standing in the way of the $500 million-plus SkyCity International…

Rants&Raves: Show your #

Traffic congestion could be reduced if the council made it compulsory for commercial premises to display their number.

Inmate spike pushes cells to limit
Inmate spike pushes cells to limit

Police stations have become "mini prisons" because of an unexpected overflow of inmates and a senior…

Pilot's bike idea flies the globe

A Kiwi adventure pilot who decided to strap mountain bikes under the wings of his plane is surprised to find himself suddenly…

Opinion: Do right by Bain

Mike Hosking on why he believes we owe David Bain: 'He was found not guilty after being inside for 13 of the most potentially…

Key's lost opportunity

State of the Nation speeches, so called, are really about the state of the government or the party in opposition at the…

WWl: Writer's sorrow at war loss

Inscribed on one of the bells in the National War Memorial is a tribute to Leslie Heron Beauchamp.

CCTV cameras mounted on lights
CCTV cameras mounted on lights

No, says Auckland Transport, they are not red light cameras. They are traffic management CCTV cameras…

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Opinion

Dita De Boni: Key rocks on with trickle-down groupies Dita De Boni: Key rocks on with trickle-down groupies

Those at Davos, seemingly representing the interests…

What happened to Johnny? What happened to Johnny?

In his latest comedy caper Mortdecai, Johnny Depp…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: A Little similar?
Sideswipe: A Little similar?

Mercedes-owning kayaker does a runner

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Element magazine

Opinion: Ebola a threat to chimps and apes too
Opinion: Ebola a threat to chimps and apes too

There is a side to the Ebola crisis that, perhaps understandably, has received little media attention: the threat it poses…

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Hot, sunny weekend on way
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Hot, sunny, weather is moving in to most parts of New Zealand this weekend, including Monday for Auckland Anniversary. …

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Property

Chinese bought most NZ land in 2014
Chinese bought most NZ land in 2014

Americans have been the biggest buyers of New Zealand land in the past five years although the Chinese topped the list in…

Little's big speech focuses on jobs
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