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Home detention for $10K benefit fraud
Home detention for $10K benefit fraud

A woman who "took advantage of a situation" received close to $10,000 in benefits and allowances that she shouldn't have…

Hawkes Bay packhouse fined $40K for non-compliant apples

A Hawkes Bay packhouse has been fined $40,000 after it was found to have exported non-compliant apples to Taiwan.

Keri Hulme defends Catton

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

Body in Whanganui River identified

Police have identified the body that was recovered from the Whanganui River yesterday as Jayden Tilby, 24.

Real estate agent fined over meth house
Real estate agent fined over meth house

An agent who failed to make sure potential buyers were aware a property had tested positive for methamphetamine has been…

Trouble-plagued ship's new woes
Trouble-plagued ship's new woes

Trouble has again hit the Melilla 201. It's been tied up at a Dunedin wharf for two years, and nearly ran aground as it…

Housing plan will 'push up' rent: Little
Housing plan will 'push up' rent: Little

National’s plan to sell off state houses will drive up rents for all renters, Labour leader Andrew Little says.

Police on the hunt after 'suspicious' marae fire
Police on the hunt after 'suspicious' marae fire

Tauranga police are investigating a suspicious fire which occurred in Tareha Lane in Te Maunga last night.

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Tauranga man trapped in machine
Tauranga man trapped in machine

A man who had his hand trapped in a machine in Tauranga has been freed and taken to hospital. The man…

Sabin to keep chairing committee

A National Party MP at the centre of reports he is being investigated by police over an alleged assault will remain as chairman…

Kiwi backpacker found dead in Thailand

A 23-year-old New Zealand-born woman has died while backpacking in Thailand.

21 days to get rid of 22 cats

'The time has come for reality to sink in,' said a judge as he ordered an Invercargill woman to dispose of 22 of cats.

Tourist left abuse photos in rental car
Tourist left abuse photos in rental car

British tourist who left more than 52,000 pictures of child abuse on hard drive in a rental car while…

Company failed to pay minimum wage

A Christchurch construction company breached labour laws by failing to pay the minimum wage and keep employment records…

'Explosive' fire risk for South Island

Department of Conservation gives warning as ground crews launch another onslaught against a large scrub fire ripping through…

How rents have changed in your suburb

Explore how median weekly rent has changed in your suburb since 2001 using our new interactive map.

Tourist who had keys confiscated fined

An Australian tourist driver who had his car keys taken from him by a member of the public while driving on the Lindis Pass…

The Government's new state house plan
The Government's new state house plan

PM John Key has set out plans to expand social housing, sell 8000 state houses and move 5000 better-off…

NZ@Noon: Sports stars turned saviour

Sport stars rally together to help a little boy in Tauranga and a priceless pounamu is restored to a Rotorua grave - just…

Alan Duff: Why Eleanor Catton was right

Alan Duff has sprung to the defence of Eleanor Catton, "especially the country claiming her individual effort. Like any…

Builder admits assault on Jesse Ryder

A Canterbury builder has today admitted assaulting cricket star Jesse Ryder outside a Christchurch bar two years ago.

Key's six state of the nation speeches

Audrey Young takes a look at previous state of the nation speeches, and whether he's delivered on the policy promises made…

Alex Swney admits $2m tax evasion
Alex Swney admits $2m tax evasion

The former boss of Auckland's Heart of the City organisation has this morning pleaded guilty to tax…

New Auckland Council CFO announced

Auckland Council's new chief financial officer is Suzanne Tindal of PwC who takes over from Andrew McKenzie who left last…

Woman burned at petrol station critical

The 29-year-old woman who suffered serious burns outside a Dunedin service station has been transferred to Middlemore Hospital's…

Little's big speech focuses on jobs

"The Labour Party I lead is about jobs, good jobs, skilled jobs, well-paid jobs." Andrew Little has delivered his first…

Eleven mins late, $65 fine

A woman has reacted to what she has described as an ''unbelievable'' and ''extraordinary'' $65 parking fine she received…

Hot time down on the farm
Hot time down on the farm

A teenage farmhand became an accidental hero after keeping a potentially disastrous scrub fire at bay…

Surfer finds body at popular beach

The prayers of a grieving family were answered yesterday when a body believed to be that of missing teenager John Wakelin…

video Little's big speech focuses on jobs

Labour leader Andrew Little has begun broadening Labour's image as as the "jobs party," not just a party for working labour…

85yo's stunning survival after cliff fall

An 85-year-old pensioner who fell 30m from his clifftop property on to rocks had to wriggle out of his pants to reach his…

Kiwis in US braced for megastorm

Kiwis in New York and up the east coast of the United States were last night hunkering down as one of the biggest storms…

Couple forgive after vicious home attack
Couple forgive after vicious home attack

Left bloodied and knocked out in their own home just before Xmas, Dennis and Eileen Phillips don't want…

Plunket: Catton 'ungrateful', 'traitor'

He said what? RadioLive host Sean Plunket has called author Eleanor Catton as an 'ungrateful hua' over her comments...but…

Claws out over Lion Man's new park

"He wants to promote himself, make money out of it at the cost of the animals." The Lion Man's shift to South Africa has…

Fears teen parents are missing out

87 per cent of teenage mums, and virtually all teen fathers, are missing out on education at specialist units designed for…

Lovers of Kiwi apples feel the crunch

A slow start to summer has led to a national shortage of New Zealand-grown apples, with some supermarkets able to offer…

Arthur's Pass fire started in odd spots
Arthur's Pass fire started in odd spots

A scrub fire that spread across 330ha of the Southern Alps may have started in separate areas, police…

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Opinion

Opinion: 'Lickspittles to dictators' club? Opinion: 'Lickspittles to dictators' club?

The things you have to do to keep on side with your…

Opinion: Time to take a stand over TPP Opinion: Time to take a stand over TPP

If New Zealand Cabinet ministers really, really want…

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Quizzes

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Sideswipe: Fishy error
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NZ launches first online green business course
NZ launches first online green business course

What is thought to be the world's first online professional course in green marketing has been launched by the NZ Marketing…

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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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Crime

'Disgraceful' barrister to pay $30K
'Disgraceful' barrister to pay $30K

A former barrister labelled "disgraceful and dishonourable" by a legal watchdog has now been ordered to pay more than $30,000…

Man in court over Palmerston North sex attacks
No prisoner vote 'dangerous precedent'
No plea over attack on elderly couple
Man charged over Tikipunga death
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