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Victim 'female' in Church assault
Victim 'female' in Church assault

A woman has been identified as the victim of an assault in Hamilton, after a large amount of human blood was discovered…

'He was a lovely boy'

Two senior school sports games on Auckland's North Shore have been rescheduled to let friends of a Long Bay College student…

Kauri dieback disease still rampant in ranges

Kauri dieback disease is still ravaging Auckland's Waitakere Ranges.

Two injured in Papatoetoe crash

Two people were injured when a car ploughed into a parked car in south Auckland last night.

Pedestrian struck by car in West Auckland
Pedestrian struck by car in West Auckland

A West Auckland pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious injuries suffered when he was hit by a car last night.

Suspected police chase leads to crash
Suspected police chase leads to crash

A suspected stolen car crashed into the front yard of a house in Mt Wellington early this morning, after an apparent police…

Camera sting nabs carer
Camera sting nabs carer

A retirement village set up an elaborate hidden-camera sting to catch one of its workers, after residents complained that…

Secret Diary of One Direction
Secret Diary of One Direction

Mike Hosking I was lying next to the Prime Minister when the news came through that One Direction might be going their…

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Dairy stabber: 'everybody let him down'
Dairy stabber: 'everybody let him down'

A 13-year-old boy convicted of manslaughter was supposed to be taken into CYF care a month before he…

Hire goes from 'hi darling' to 'bye job'

An Italian forklift driver has lost his job after greeting his female manager with the words "hi darling".

Real homes, make-believe furniture

Virtual furniture is being superimposed into empty rooms for real estate adverts to attract potential buyers.

Foreign buyers: voters want evidence

Only one in five voters do not support a ban on foreigners buying houses - but most of the others want to see evidence of…

Million views for beachfront links
Million views for beachfront links

New Zealand's newest beachside golf course is to open on October 1 with membership by invitation only…

Households in for payout from trust

Hundreds of thousands of Auckland households can expect an increased dividend payment of $345 in late September from the…

Squeeze on in internet parking start-ups

Auckland's parking space has become even more crowded with at least three internet start-ups competing to become the "Uber…

High-flyer happy to be out of the closet

For years Harold Hillman lived a lie to get ahead. He gained status, a good income but felt like a fake.

Quad bike death after 'low risk' classification

A day after the Government pushed new health and safety legislation through Parliament a sharemilker died in a quad bike…

Science and Tech: Michelle Dickinson
Science and Tech: Michelle Dickinson

Superconductivity research stinks! Rotorua, famous for its lake, geyser and distinctive smell, may have…

Strange but true

Being neurotic can mean constant worry - but amid all of that gloom lies some pretty powerful bursts of creativity.

How we raised a killer

One piece of evidence seems to sum up the disturbing childhood of the boy who killed Arun Kumar.

OE driven by career misses point

The practice of New Zealanders in their 20s throwing caution to the wind and heading off to London on extended working holidays…

Report paves way for CYF redesign

Children's Commissioner Russell Wills has done the Government a huge favour with his State of Care report this week, whether…

video Car hits pedestrian in West Auckland
Car hits pedestrian in West Auckland

A pedestrian is in a critical condition after being struck by a car in west Auckland last night.

video Stolen car crashes into front yard in Mt Wellington

A suspected stolen car crashed into the front yard of a house in Mt Wellington early this morning, after an apparent police…

Half a stamp stirs a whole lot of interest

It may be only half a stamp, but it's worth the price of a new Toyota Corolla.

Cities wise to toxic hazard

Wellington City Councillor Iona Pannett applauded Porirua's move but said there were no plans to introduce a similar bylaw…

video Honey proves to be a natural way to control acne

New Zealand researchers have shown that a kanuka honey formulation can help control acne.

Ape 'clamped on' - Kiwi tourist relives attack
Ape 'clamped on' - Kiwi tourist relives attack

Hurt trekker hopes mother Orang-utan will not be punished after attack in Indoesnia cuts trip short.

Kiwis in group guide died protecting

Five New Zealanders were shielded from a marauding lion by an experienced Zimbabwean safari guide who was killed in the…

Chinese community stake claim to shipwreck items

The SS Ventnor was on a repatriation mission to China when it struck a reef and sank off the Hokianga coast in 1902.

Wet weather on its way

Kiwis across the country should make the most of today's sunshine and warm temperatures as wet weather is on its way.

Two crashes causing delays in Auckland

Traffic is still heavy from the city to Mt Wellington, the NZTA tweeted. There are also delays west of the city.

Police name man killed in Southland crash
Police name man killed in Southland crash

He was 44-year-old Pradeep Edirisinghe of Sri Lanka.

Girl's death no accident, say police

Four-year-old Maggie Watson was found dead in the Onehunga house she shared with her mum. Police believe she was killed.

Concern over number of beds for aged residential care

Some West Coast District Health Board staff are worried Westport won't have enough hospital and aged residential care beds…

School fire investigated

Fire investigators were today sifting through the charred remains of a classroom block gutted by fire at Hari Hari early…

Staff laid off to make way for footpath

A business that stayed loyal to post-quake, inner-city Christchurch laid off staff after the Government's rebuild agency…

SkyCity convention centre resource content likely to be granted
SkyCity convention centre resource content likely to be granted

Resource consent for SkyCity's international convention centre should be granted, an Auckland Council…

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Opinion

David Leggat: Goodbye, Africa ... hello Australia David Leggat: Goodbye, Africa ... hello Australia

With New Zealand now out of Africa, and the home international…

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Auckland Council chief executive Stephen Town is displaying…

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Five courses of sustainable
Five courses of sustainable

It's no wonder that New Zealanders feel connected to fish. With the fourth largest exclusive economic fishing zone and the…

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WeatherWatch: (Aug 28) Your weekend forecast
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The weather across New Zealand is moving in slow motion – and we have a number of low pressure systems to cross the country…

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