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Basin Reserve flyover not going ahead
Basin Reserve flyover not going ahead

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) announced today it had decided not to appeal the High Court's ruling, which upheld…

Entrepreneur to donate $10m to cancer research

A Chinese entrepreneur who suffers from cancer will make a generous $10 million donation towards research into the deadly…

Wheel clamping: Company issues $450 penalty

They promised it would never cost more than $200 - but one company owner who made the pledge has a business threatening…

Pressure mounting on NZ over refugees

The heat is on New Zealand to increase our three decade-old refugee quota and make an emergency intake as the refugee crisis…

Tipene jury can't reach decision
Tipene jury can't reach decision

Judge says if they could not come to an agreement they would be discharged and there would likely be a retrial with a new…

Inmates knit blankets for abandoned animals
Inmates knit blankets for abandoned animals

Inmates at Rolleston Prison have been showing their softer side, knitting blankets for abandoned and homeless animals rescued…

Bay frauds total $700k in July
Bay frauds total $700k in July

Bay of Plenty beneficiaries have ripped off the welfare system by more than $700,000 in a month and an expert says 'a lot…

Tragic photo rallies protesters
Tragic photo rallies protesters

The picture of a toddler lying dead on a Turkish beach was front of mind for many of about 100 protesters who gathered at…

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'Cunning' thief burgles home in daylight
'Cunning' thief burgles home in daylight

Residents are being warned to be on their guard after a "cunning" thief managed to burgle a Hamilton…

Waikaremoana bridge collapses

Updated Tourists survive an 8-metre fall into a river after a cable on a Lake Waikaremoana Track bridge snapped.

Man found guilty of flashing jogger

A high-flying professional has been found guilty of exposing himself in a central Auckland reserve, but says he will fight…

Father left beaten and lying in a ditch

Police have cordoned off an area of Whitianga after a man was found fighting for his life on a roadside after an assault…

Farmer injured in bull attack
Farmer injured in bull attack

A man in his 60s has been attacked by a large bull on a Hawke's Bay farm this morning.

Wedding woes

Stories making headlines around the regions today include wedding woes for two brides and a group of students with a stomach-churning…

Fundraising underway for family of fatal fire

Fundraising efforts are underway to help a Palmerston North family struck by a deadly house fire.

Teen to remain in jail until murder trial

An Auckland teen charged with murder, who allegedly escaped bail and evaded authorities for four days, will remain behind…

New security measures in airports

Pests and diseases are less likely to breach NZ's borders after four new biosecurity x-ray machines were installed in three…

Kiwis urged to give more to charities
Kiwis urged to give more to charities

Tomorrow is International Day of Charity and kiwis are being urged to do their bit more regularly.

Watch: Auckland's traffic ninja

A man in West Auckland took it upon himself to direct traffic at a busy intersection during a power cut.

Kiwi officer wins top Australasian award

Anita Dixon, who has been an officer for nearly 20 years, has been named the most outstanding female leader by the Australasian…

Temperatures to reach sub-zero

A blast of wintry air is set to bite this weekend - with temperatures plummeting as we head into the second week of spring…

Con man fronts up with $20k to avoid jail

A Dunedin con man has met a judge's ultimatum to front up with $20,000 reparation this morning in order to avoid jail time. Mrinal…

Twin babies had more than 36 fractures
Twin babies had more than 36 fractures

Couple jailed for a total of nearly eight years for neglect.

Police investigate Nelson ram raid

An apparent ram raid of a car parts supplier in Nelson this morning is being investigated by police.

Police hunt violent offender on the run

Police are hunting for violent offender Casey Cowan who has removed his electronically monitored anklet in Avondale.

Refugee crisis: What can you do to help?

There are currently around 52 million refugees around the world - numbers not seen since the end of World War II.

PM wrong - doing nothing not an option

COMMENT: When faced with the biggest humanitarian crisis on the planet today, John Key got it very, very wrong, writes Rachel…

Family fled to neighbours as fire broke out
Family fled to neighbours as fire broke out

One person was treated for smoke inhalation and the house was badly damaged in Tauranga.

Woman told to give up husband's body

A neighbour tried to convince a woman to give up her dead husband's body that had lain in a Porirua flat for weeks.

Refugee crisis: Pressure on Key

Millions of refugees have fled Syria since 2011 but the number New Zealand has taken in would almost fit in one of Auckland's…

Live: Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know today - news, sport, entertainment, traffic, travel and weather information.

video WeatherWatch: (Sept 04) Weekend southerly blast

We have an unsettled weather pattern this weekend with a low affecting Northland briefly then a widespread southerly change…

List of shoddy schools kept secret
List of shoddy schools kept secret

A list of the country's most leaky and mouldy schools is being kept secret by the Government so Crown…

Rise in seals ashore sign of recovery: DoC

Experts believe a sharp rise in seals coming ashore around New Zealand's coastline is a sign of their gradual recovery from…

Clamping: a win for the people

Wheel clamping in New Zealand is set to become a thing of the past with a new code of conduct that aims to almost eliminate…

Fans get chance to live like captain

A former England rugby captain is opening his own home for visitors to stay in during the World Cup - but you've got no…

Backlash builds as MP offers apologies

Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson, who was once lauded for his "big gay rainbow" speech in support of same-sex marriage, has…

Guards remain at college
Guards remain at college

Security guards remained stationed outside Opotiki College yesterday while its principal remained silent…

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Opinion

Tracey Barnett: Would you host a refugee? Tracey Barnett: Would you host a refugee?

Tracey Barnett asks, will our PM continue to defend…

Toby Manhire: Let's run up the red flag Toby Manhire: Let's run up the red flag

The shunned triangular concept is less annoying than…

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Quizzes

3pm Distractions Quiz September 4 quiz 3pm Distractions Quiz September 4

Test your knowledge and sharpen your mid-afternoon…

Rugby World Cup quiz: September 4 quiz Rugby World Cup quiz: September 4

Test your Rugby World Cup knowledge. If you think…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Fear of curbs
Sideswipe: Fear of curbs

Island holiday not what you'd expect and scammers in China try to buy this guy's boat...

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Element magazine

Creating a food forest
Creating a food forest

Last time you took a stroll through some of our native bush what did you see? Lots of vegetation no doubt! If you examine…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (Sept 02) Stormy weather coming
video WeatherWatch: (Sept 02) Stormy weather coming

The next two days see a cooler sou’west change but sunnier spells increasing, especially in the South Island. But by Friday…

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