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Serious crash on State Highway 16
Serious crash on State Highway 16

There has been a serious car crash outside Cooper's Creek Winery on State Highway 16, near Kumeu, this morning.

Man stumbles across shark in surf

A man walking his dogs came across a shark rolling in the surf this morning, near where five sharks were seen yesterday.

Armed man threatens hotel patrons

A Bay of Plenty hotel was held up at gunpoint, with an armed man threatening drinkers and making off with the night's takings…

$7.1m Lotto win remains unclaimed

One lucky punter who purchased a ticket from AJ's Lotto in Tauranga is $7.1 million richer today but they are yet to come…

Is Napier's new 'pier' in disrepair?
Is Napier's new 'pier' in disrepair?

Napier's mayor has defended the city's much-criticised $700,000 "pier to nowhere".

Kiwi claims cancer ointment cure
Kiwi claims cancer ointment cure

A Kiwi woman claims to have cured a melanoma on her chest using black salve ointment, a controversial alternative medicine…

Murder charge following Whangarei death
Murder charge following Whangarei death

A man has been charged with murder after the death of a 61-year-old man at a house north of Whangarei last night.

One injured in school bus crash
One injured in school bus crash

One person has been taken to hospital with moderate injuries after a crash between a school bus and two cars in Christchurch…

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Cyclist killed after being struck by train
Cyclist killed after being struck by train

A cyclist has been killed after colliding with a freight train at a level crossing in Christchurch…

Trampers invented kids to book out hut

Families invented 12 children for booking so they could have hut all to themselves.

Jake Bailey: The headline I didn't want

EXCLUSIVE: Inspirational teen tells Mike Hosking he's taking it one day at a time since beating cancer.

Pair on trial for Black Power murder

The fatal shooting of the president of Black Power-affiliated was murder, Crown prosecutors told a jury in a packed High…

Family First reignites smacking debate
Family First reignites smacking debate

Lobby group calls for the anti-smacking law to be changed to allow light smacking.

Alarming increase of kids locked in cars

More than 200 children and pets have been rescued from locked, hot vehicles over the past two months prompting a warning…

We've found your dog...500km away

A year ago Kauri went missing from his home in suburban Panmure; last week, she turned up at Te Hapara School in Gisborne…

Portuguese man now allowed entry

Immigration New Zealand has done a U-turn and will allow a Portuguese man into the country after initially denying him on…

video Mike's Minute: Lehman Bros Part II

Mike Hosking says European bank stocks are taking a pounding at the moment, over fears we may be heading for a Lehman Brothers…

video Cyclist dies after being struck by train
Cyclist dies after being struck by train

Police say the accident happened at the Fendalton Road crossing in Christchurch, shortly after 8am…

Police firm on pursuit policy

Police will not change guidelines on when officers should pursue fleeing drivers, despite its independent watchdog wanting…

Endless surge strains DHB

New immigrants to Auckland unfamiliar with the health system are turning up to hospitals when they should be going to doctors…

Pedestrian barriers removed for taking departing Alice to port

The main drive was shifted on the back of a 48-axle, double-width trailer, pulled by three tractor units with another one…

Blue flag returns a bit bluer

It was a case of second time lucky as the alternative New Zealand flag was hoisted on the Auckland Harbour Bridge this week…

Rants & Raves: Berm turned into vege garden
Rants & Raves: Berm turned into vege garden

Over the past couple of months a small vegetable garden has sprung up on the berm at the top of Jeffs…

Claire Trevett: Unlike Key to throw toys over dildo incident

Given a lot of adult novelty items on the market are from the US and Canada, the TPP should at least make commemorating…

video Watch: Speeding car crashes car into laundromat

A car driven by a suspected drink-driver crashed into a laundromat in Portage Rd, Papatoetoe, late last night, causing extensive…

Darryn Melrose: Indian students of huge value to NZ

There is plenty of evidence that not only shows the value Indian students place on receiving a NZ education, but also the…

Does this service for parents go too far?

Parents worried about cyberbullying can now pay to get their child's phone forensically investigated to recover deleted…

Fear of God: It's what makes us nicer
Fear of God: It's what makes us nicer

Scientists have found a long-awaited explanation as to why humans have for centuries maintained orderly…

Half her life's been in jail. Now she's free

Natalie Fenton was just 15 when she was jailed in 2000 for stabbing a man to death with a steak knife.

Speeding car crashes into laundromat

A car driven by a suspected drink-driver crashed into a laundromat in Portage Rd, Papatoetoe, late last night, causing extensive…

$7.1m Lotto ticket sold in Tauranga

It is the third time Powerball First Division has been struck this year, coming just over two weeks since a ticket bought…

Peters' $100k fishing challenge to PM

Winston Peters has offered to pay John Key's favourite charity if the PM can find evidence that the New Zealand First leader…

Suspected homicide in Whangarei
Suspected homicide in Whangarei

One man is dead and another is in custody following a suspected homicide just north of Whangarei tonight…

'Any family's worst nightmare'

Neighbours have described the moment a search turned to tragedy when a 1-year-old boy was found drowned last night.

Barry Soper: Is Annette King our Hillary Clinton?

Listening to the Labour veteran Annette King banging on in Parliament's bear pit the comparison floated through my mind. …

Andrew Dickens: Waitangi Day is proof that deja vu exists

So the annual festival of self flagellation, otherwise known as Waitangi Day is over for another year, writes Andrew Dickens…

One seriously injured in crash

One person was seriously injured this evening in a crash north of Wellington that closed the busy road in and out of the…

Police pursuit guidance not set to change
Police pursuit guidance not set to change

Police guidance on when officers should pursue fleeing drivers is not set to change -- despite its independent…

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COMMENT: Player is a great man for admitting his issues…

Fran O'Sullivan: Time for serious rethink on dairy Fran O'Sullivan: Time for serious rethink on dairy

It is time for the industry and the politicians to…

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Element magazine

To anti foul, or not to anti foul?
To anti foul, or not to anti foul?

Anti foul paints work like this: you slap them on, and put the boat back in the water. From that day forth, the bottom of…

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Weather: Cyclone to head towards NZ
video Weather: Cyclone to head towards NZ

A significant tropical cyclone is developing north of New Zealand near Vanuatu and may grow in to a severe tropical cyclone…

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