Tribunal needed for funding fairness
Tribunal needed for funding fairness

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'Champagne stunt an utter disaster'

Judith Collins described a champagne stunt by SFO boss Adam Feeley as an "utter disaster" that threatened to overshadow…

Row over prime land

Two Auckland Council bodies are at loggerheads over whether 20ha of land at Hobsonville Pt should be used for housing or…

Kayaker lost to the waves

Tangi preparations were under way last night for a 21-year-old man who died after he fell from his kayak in the Eastern…

Burglar too hi-vis for own good
Burglar too hi-vis for own good

A man deliberately dressed like a council worker to lure an elderly woman away from her house in a plush Auckland suburb…

North to feel winter's chill
North to feel winter's chill

Updated Parts of New Zealand are in for a dusting of snow as a cold wave of icy winter weather sweeps north.

Saving strangers' lives
Saving strangers' lives

Underwater in an upside down helicopter and blindfolded is not an unusual situation for David Greenberg.

Rants & Raves: Stop breaking my car
Rants & Raves: Stop breaking my car

New Zealanders tell us what they love about life in New Zealand - and what needs to change.


Ask Phoebe: Cat statue - two tales
Ask Phoebe: Cat statue - two tales

I am interested in the statue of a cat sitting on a ball reaching for the sky that stands in the courtyard…

McCully's call for peace talks a tall order

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Aid programme brought a new challenge

Geoffrey Pownall had thought his time with the Rotary Club was done.

Reluctant hero the heart of reserve

A once-dangerous stand of pine trees on Waiheke Island has been transformed into a beautiful botanic reserve thanks to a…

Twelve Questions: Sam Judd
Twelve Questions: Sam Judd

Sam Judd is the co-founder of Sustainable Coastlines, an organisation that works with businesses, school…

video All Blacks: Nerves makes Ellis 'a funny man'

Head All Blacks coach Steve Hansen feels recalled halfback Andy Ellis is trying to hide his nerves at being back in black…

Ultra-marathon Buller District's next big event?

An off-road ultra-marathon on The Old Ghost Road could become the Buller District's next big event.

Manawatu Gorge closed after crash

An oil spill from a truck caused a crash on the Manawatu Gorge road this evening, injuring the occupants of a vehicle and…

Rotorua marathon legend dies

Colin Smyth made history on May 2 this year by finishing all 50 Rotorua Marathon events.

'Give tenants a voice'
'Give tenants a voice'

Habitat for Humanity has asked the Government to consult state house tenants before selling up to 1600…

Man found in Wellington Harbour named

Members of the public saw the body of Finbarr Clabby, 39, near Queens Wharf and alerted emergency services about 10.40am…

Film idea stirs row over prime land

Auckland Council bureaucrats are at odds over whether 20ha of land at Hobsonville Point should be used for housing or a…

Glitch: Thousands of documents unsent

A widespread computer fault meant that nearly 6000 hospital patients’ electronic discharge documents were not sent to their…

PM kicks Labour over balls

Labour's plans for a feel-good announcement in the lead up to the All Blacks Samoa rugby game were gazumped by Prime Minister…

Quake jolts central South Island
Quake jolts central South Island

GeoNet reports the 15km-deep quake struck 40km west of Twizel at 5.45pm.

National bowel screening from 2017, indicates Minister

Dr Coleman’s announcement is the first concrete commitment from the Government to establishing a national bowel screening…

Flights cancelled, delayed due to icy blast

At least two flights have been cancelled as a result of the icy blast down South, while others were delayed this morning…

Body found after man fell from kayak

Police and Coastguard started a search with the assistance of a helicopter after being advised by family members at about…

Blessie's killer: New twist

The family of Blessie Gotingco are disappointed after her killer's identity remains suppressed.

Waldronville murder-accused in court
Waldronville murder-accused in court

The man faces two charges — murdering Vicki Lee Warrington and wounding a male with intent to cause…

Hundreds farewell twin killed in crash

The partner of Sophie Langston vowed at her funeral to look after her twin sister for the rest of his life.

Catholics called upon to save town's church

Catholics are being called en-masse to attend Mass in Ross to save the town's last remaining church from closure.

Warning after washing machine fire

People are asking people to check they aren't using appliances that have been recalled after a washing machine fire over…

Cambridge crash victim named

The motorist who died after a crash between her car and a truck and trailer unit in the Waikato has been named by police…

Top US military commander visits NZ
Top US military commander visits NZ

The United State's top Pacific military commander is in New Zealand on his first visit in the role and…

Oh deer! Police hunt escaped animals

Police are trying to round up nine deer which are on the loose in Mosgiel.

Yachtie rescued after medical emergency

Police have rescued a man from a yacht on the Waitemata Harbour, where he was having a medical emergency.

Rescue underway after man spotted clinging to bridge

A water rescue is underway in Christchurch where a man is clinging to a bridge pillar in the Waimakariri River.

Investigation into fatal farm accident

Police and safety investigators are looking into a fatal farm accident in Southland.

Primary teacher 'touched girls'
Primary teacher 'touched girls'

Teacher accused of indecently touching nine girls aged under 12.

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