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SkyCity plan 'looks like a beached ship'
SkyCity plan 'looks like a beached ship'

The revamped design of the SkyCity convention centre has divided critics, with one urban design expert saying it looks like…

Counselling service forced to shut doors this week

Embattled counselling service Relationships Aotearoa says it has been forced to shut its doors by the end of the week, leaving…

Man charged over sex assault on teenage girl

A man has been charged in relation to a sex assault on a young teenage girl in Waihi last week. The 31-year-old local man…

Saudi farm 'compensates' for live sheep ban

New Zealand spent more than $11.5 million to help establish a demonstration farm in Saudi Arabia after Foreign Minister…

Bike thief caught on camera
Bike thief caught on camera

A stocky middle-aged man has been spotted stealing schoolboy's pushbikes. Six bicycles have been reported stolen from bike…

Pike River: Judicial review into charges wraps up
Pike River: Judicial review into charges wraps up

A lawyer for WorkSafe NZ says Pike River Coal had already been held to account when charges against former chief executive…

Cause of man's death in police station cell still unknown
Cause of man's death in police station cell still unknown

An investigation has begun into how he died and preliminary enquiries suggest it was not suspicious, police said.

Car smashes into sushi store
Car smashes into sushi store

One person is injured after a car smashed into a sushi restaurant in Botany this afternoon. The crash happened at the intersection…

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Hammer 'smashed' man
Hammer 'smashed' man

Workers from rival stores launched into a dramatic chase through a popular mall after a shoplifter taking…

Nepalese mum dreams of reunion

Mamta Khanal dreams of the day she will see her son again, give him a hug and tell him he no longer has to sleep on the…

Driver killed in Hamilton crash named

A driver who died after crashing a vehicle into a tree near Hamilton last Friday has been named by police. Hamilton man…

Kiwis struggle with accepting mental illness

New Zealanders are accepting of diversity, sexuality and religion but not of mental illness.

DHB picks up pensioner's $1471 ambulance bill
DHB picks up pensioner's $1471 ambulance bill

The West Coast District Health Board has agreed to pick up a $1471 bill St John sent a Greymouth pensioner…

Man burned by school boiler

A caretaker at an Auckland school has been hospitalised with facial burns after an accident with a boiler today.

Missing boy: Interpol on high alert

Interpol is on high alert and is helping New Zealand police in the mysterious disappearance of John Beckenridge and his…

Man who died in diving accident named

A man who died in a diving incident at Queen Charlotte Sound in Marlborough yesterday has been named. He was Michael John…

Huge warning buoy washes up

No planes flying into Wellington Airport or boats sailing in the waters around site were put in any risk after a warning…

Nelson scrub fire caught just in time
Nelson scrub fire caught just in time

Rapid action by firefighters in Nelson this afternoon saved a plantation on an inner city hillside…

Fight to save native tree lost

A native tree at the centre of a heated community petition is today being cut down. The 22-metre pohutukawa at Fergusson…

Details of schoolboy's accident to be released

Details of an incident which left a 9-year-old boy fighting for his life are expected to be released later today, police…

Body recovered from Rotorua stream

Discovery of body in stream that cuts through quiet suburb has residents "freaked out".

Car flips in low-speed crash

A car managed to end up on its roof after flipping at low-speed in a quiet, residential Tauranga street this morning.

Community sheds locks for teenager
Community sheds locks for teenager

The Otaki community has shown their solidarity and rallied together to help raise funds for 16-year-old…

Charity brings mum to tears

A massive outpouring of support in cash and kind has reduced a solo mum of four children struggling to pay power bills to…

Insanity possible in indecent assault case

A man accused of trying to kiss teenage girls on Auckland's North Shore may have been insane when he made his advances.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder kids 19 times more likely to cause trouble

Youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder are 19 times more likely to get into trouble with the law than other people…

Maui dolphin numbers hit all time low

A new warning has sounded for the world’s smallest dolphin, with a New Zealand researcher now reporting there are less than…

PM: Isis gains won't affect NZ troops
PM: Isis gains won't affect NZ troops

John Keys says NZ Defence Force chiefs have not shared the same concerns as US leaders about willingness…

Guilty of pawn shop murders

Zarn Tarapata has been found guilty of the murders of two store workers at Ezy Cash in South Auckland.

Big sister scares off alleged kidnapper

A 10-year-old girl helped scare off a man who attempted to abduct her 5-year-old brother from outside a Hastings school…

NZ@Noon: Celebrity special treatment and the 'lolly police'

Tauranga council criticised for special celebrity treatment and the "lolly police" in Northland are just two of the stories…

Second man injured after fall at Hastings refuse station

A second person has suffered injuries after falling into a dumping area at the Hastings Refuse Transfer Station. A man…

Tomahawk killer demands therapy
Tomahawk killer demands therapy

John Ericson, who struck his wife Sandra with a tomahawk 22 times while she slept, says he can't get…

'No law to allow for euthanasia'

A woman looking to end her life with the help of a doctor before her illness makes the last months of her life unbearable…

Driver investigated after 'psycho joyride'

Police and the Ministry of Education are investigating a bus driver who allegedly took up to 60 school kids on a mad 17km…

Guilty plea over AB fireworks explosion

The company behind an All Blacks pre-match fireworks display that exploded into the crowd injuring three fans has pleaded…

Hamilton assault not gang-related

An assault in central Hamilton yesterday afternoon was not gang-related, police say.

Student bars shut down
Student bars shut down

It was announced on the Capone's and Boogie Nites Facebook pages that the bars were closed yesterday…

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Opinion

Ageing All Blacks: Are they too old? Ageing All Blacks: Are they too old?

Remember the uproar about the ageing All Blacks amid…

Serious news deserves TV platform Serious news deserves TV platform

News of Campbell Live's axing was met with widespread…

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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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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Just friends
Sideswipe: Just friends

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

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Element magazine

Ten ways to get great soil
Ten ways to get great soil

1.Balance the sweet and sour Test and adjust the pH of your soil. A $25 pH test kit is a prime investment. If the pH is…

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

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