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NZ Police: Can you do the running man?
NZ Police: Can you do the running man?

NZ's police are regularly running after men as part of their day to day jobs - but this time they've decided to try their…

Rare skink appears to be making a comeback

Searchers looking just north of Hokitika for one of the rarest vertebrate animals in the country have struck gold.

Man tries to sell employer's car

A Christchurch man who tried to sell his employer's car was arrested in Greymouth yesterday.

Parole denied: Man deemed high risk to teenage girls

A man who lured Christchurch schoolgirls with drugs in exchange for sexual favours must remain behind bars for at least…

Refugee quota will be lifted, says Key
Refugee quota will be lifted, says Key

Prime Minister John Key has signalled New Zealand's annual refugee quota will be lifted from the current levels of 750.

Investors may be forced to sell $6m farm
Investors may be forced to sell $6m farm

Two Argentine investors could be forced to sell a $6 million New Zealand farm if they are found to have misled the Overseas…

Deep fryer cause of Hamilton blaze
Deep fryer cause of Hamilton blaze

A blaze which severely damaged a Hamilton bakery was caused by a deep fryer being left on.

Andrew Dickens: Look to families for problems - not school system
Andrew Dickens: Look to families for problems - not school system

COMMENT: In 2008 John Key said National Standards will lift education. Who bought that? National Standards is only a measuring…

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Couple sentenced after MPI fishing bust
Couple sentenced after MPI fishing bust

MPI's crackdown on illegal fishing activity in Hawke's Bay and Mahia has netted two more people.

Bank robbed in broad daylight

Police are investigating the "aggravated robbery" of a bank on Jackson St, Petone, about midday.

New Children's Commissioner appointed

Judge Andrew Becroft will replace paediatrician Dr Russell Wills, whose five-year term ends in July.

Pregnant mum killed in Northland crash

Tributes pour in for a pregnant mother who was one of two people killed in a two-car crash over the weekend.

Drawings by Kiwi artist go under hammer
Drawings by Kiwi artist go under hammer

Drawings by one of New Zealand's long-forgotten great artists have surfaced at an auction in Los Angeles…

Major fuel spill at Devonport Naval Base

Up to 30,000 litres of diesel has leaked from a tank.

NZH Focus: 'I woke up, there's a dead body beside me'

A 62-year-old man is accused of stabbing to death a friend after they shared a roast dinner and sank a couple of bottles…

Peter Hughes new State Services Commissioner

A highly respected chief executive who is leading an overhaul of the Ministry of Education has been named the new head of…

Email was 'sloppily written': Key

Prime Minister John Key said that his personal lawyer Ken Whitney had misrepresented him in an email to former Revenue Minister…

Injured glider pilot dies
Injured glider pilot dies

A man seriously hurt in a glider crash at Tauranga Airport two days ago has died.

NZ@Noon: Minor injuries after being hit by a train

A person hit by a train miraculously suffers only minimal injuries, and a man is recovering in hospital following a shark…

NZH Focus: Can Kiwis overcome scandal?

WATCH: We get the latest from our Rugby league writer Michael Burgess who's in Sydney ahead of the Kiwis game on Friday.

Data modelling may shape criminals' punishment

PricewaterhouseCoopers has been contracted to help develop statistical modelling that could have a big influence on how…

Woman hit by train walks away

A woman hit by a train in the Bay of Plenty today has walked away with minimal injuries.

'Merciful sentence' for mother
'Merciful sentence' for mother

A woman who attempted to take her own life and the lives of her three children has avoided jail time…

Tourist admits careless driving causing deaths

An American tourist has admitted careless driving causing the deaths of two women, and injuring a man, near Kerikeri on…

Man hospitalised after shark bite

A man is recovering in hospital after being bitten by a shark in the Coromandel.

Lynley Tulloch: Habitat crowding lame excuse for duck hunting

COMMENT: As with all good stories there are two sides. In this case there is the duck and the hunter. I am interested in…

Woman killed after bus crash named

Police have released the name of the woman who was killed on Te Ngae Rd on Saturday night.

Hatea Loop set to be lit
Hatea Loop set to be lit

An unlit section of Whangarei's Hatea Loop will have lights installed the end of July. The Whangarei…

Who is the greatest duck-caller of them all?

Contestants taking part in the Bay of Plenty round of the national duck-calling contest pitted their duck impersonation…

Gehan Gunasekara: Trust a vital asset as NZ faces future

COMMENT: Data-driven businesses are the way forward, and spying rules must be tight for others to use our services.

Napier tipped for record warm spells

Weather stays true to the stereotypes but there are a few surprises, with wind and rain reaching warning levels at times…

Fog causes nine-car pile-up

A nine-car crash in heavy fog on Auckland's Greenhithe Bridge is causing some delay for north-bound motorists.

Masterton runaways found
Masterton runaways found

Police and family searchers have found two young runaways near a lake several kilometres from their…

Mike Hosking: National Standards flawed but workable

COMMENT: We have a major employment problem in this country, writes Mike Hosking. Kids entering the job market with poor…

Two trucks collide north of Hamilton

Two trucks have collided near State Highway 1, north of Hamilton, but neither driver appears to have suffered any serious…

Convicted killer denied parole

Convicted killer and drug dealer Dean Wickliffe has been refused parole because he poses an "undue risk" to the community…

Alan Duff: Time to get your gear off
Alan Duff: Time to get your gear off

COMMENT: You know life can change for a few people to something unrecognisable. But I don't think the…

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Opinion

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The fear is MediaWorks is losing too much talent…

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Quizzes

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Hold the massage, thanks
Sideswipe: Hold the massage, thanks

You'll wish you'd just booked in for the feet and facial.

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Element magazine

Splore to bring 100 acts to Tapapakanga Regional Park
Splore to bring 100 acts to Tapapakanga Regional Park

Splore is New Zealand's longest running music, art and performance festival and this year will feature over 100 acts at…

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Weather Watch

Weather Watch: Extraordinarily warm start to May
video Weather Watch: Extraordinarily warm start to May

Daytime highs in the mid-20s when they should be in the mid to late teens, that is the forecast for a number of regions…

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Property

Harcourts says houses for sale drops a quarter
Harcourts says houses for sale drops a quarter

The number of Auckland and Northland houses for sale has dropped by nearly a quarter in the past year and lack of supply…

Little's rental bill facing fight
Houses trumping latest council CVs
Comment: Can civil rights law stop AirBnb racism?
A few home truths for our leaders
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Crime

Murder accused: 'I just got rid of her'
Murder accused: 'I just got rid of her'

A man accused of killing his partner and her daughter told undercover officers the woman had become aggressive and threatening…

Priest found guilty of raping schoolgirls
Teen serial sex attacker still at large
Accused posed on graves of victims
Rape and kidnap mystery solved
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