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Man tasered in West Auckland dispute
Man tasered in West Auckland dispute

Police say the incident escalated rapidly with a variety of weapons - including bats, a machete and a rifle - being used…

One dead in Wellington stabbing

Breaking Three other people were transported to Wellington Hospital by ambulance, while one person was assisting police with inquiries…

Nelson teen Alex Renton dies

The Nelson teenager who was granted special dispensation to use medical cannabis has died.

Younger students face testing times

School students face more testing after the Education Minister revealed options to assess pupils aged 13 and 14.

'Her beautiful face is still everywhere'
'Her beautiful face is still everywhere'

Lecretia Seales' husband Matt Vickers has posted his first blog since her death, saying the last few weeks had been difficult…

Man killed in Clevedon crash named
Man killed in Clevedon crash named

The man who died in a crash near Clevedon last Thursday was Shaan Singh.

Gang member on the run from police
Gang member on the run from police

Police say Ivan Carr, 34, has an extensive criminal history involving violence and is a patched member of the Rebel gang…

Would you buy an electric car?
Would you buy an electric car?

New research has shown that most Kiwis feel "positive" about electric vehicles and are willing to drive one in the future…

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Flood-striken regions brace for more rain
Flood-striken regions brace for more rain

Heavy rain is expected to drench the South Island tomorrow and then make its way up the country - possibly…

Bus passengers stranded for six hours

Passengers stranded at Waitomo by a broken-down bus are understood to be on their way to New Plymouth on a replacement vehicle…

Troubled car rego scheme to 'deliver real benefits'

ACC minister Nikki Kaye says the glitches that have plagued the system have the side-benefit of getting Kiwis talking about…

High number of police ambivalent about jobs

The number of New Zealand Police feeling “meh” about their jobs is alarming, says an employment expert.

Clark: NZ should prepare for unexpected
Clark: NZ should prepare for unexpected

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says New Zealand has to be ready for anything to happen as it assumes…

New bill to give Govt control over state houses

New legislation, tabled in Parliament today, is designed to facilitate National's plan to sell up to 8000 state houses to…

Trampers personally thank rescue team

Five trampers who were rescued from a ravine drove more than 120km to hand-deliver a basket of baked goods to the chopper…

Train and oil tanker collide

The driver of a truck has been pulled out of the cab uninjured after colliding with a train.

Murderer assaults prison officers

A convicted murderer has been transferred out of Whanganui Prison after assaulting two prison officers.

Schoolgirl speaks out about speech
Schoolgirl speaks out about speech

The schoolgirl at the centre of a row about a provocative speech has spoken out this afternoon, saying…

When the cat met the kiwi

The same team that recently captured two male kiwi having a testosterone-fuelled scrap have now caught this chance encounter…

Legendary Gallipoli painting expected to fetch $500k

A legendary Gallipoli painting, once believed to be of Anzac legend John Simpson and his donkey, is expected to fetch $500,000…

Principal accused of attack in 'white rage'

Peter Lawrence Clague is on trial at Auckland District Court charged with male assaults female.

Man charged over bomb hoax

A man has been charged with threatening to harm people or property after a suspicious package was left in a toilet block…

Drug deal caught on surveillance camera
Drug deal caught on surveillance camera

A woman who admitted her role in a drug ring running from an Auckland restaurant has now turned to give…

Sonny Tau to stay on as iwi chair

Ngapuhi will keep Sonny Tau on as iwi chairman despite his removal as chair of the iwi’s Treaty settlement body, Tuhoronuku…

Suppression for man accused of accessing child porn

The lawyer for a professional man accused of accessing child pornography has argued that publication of his name would result…

Container crane crash leaves driver in serious condition

The driver of a container crane is in a serious condition after it crashed in Otago. Police said officers were called to…

Another big, bad El Nino?

Weather patterns suggest NZ could be in for another horror El Nino like that of 1997 and 1998, which resulted in a severe…

Tiger tooth among bizarre items seized by biosecurity staff
Tiger tooth among bizarre items seized by biosecurity staff

Fruit fly-infested chillies, dried frogs and a tiger tooth are among the weird goods travellers have…

Principal pleads not guilty to domestic assault

A Kiwi principal at the helm of one of a prestigious English school has flown home to defend a domestic violence charge…

Doctors to offer free check-ups to kids

Up to 96 per cent of GP clinics nationwide will offer free check-ups to under-13 year-olds under a Government policy which…

Car rego system causes more headaches

Yet another glitch has hit the “new and improved” troubled car rego system.

NZ@Noon: Unusual companion and rotten reality

A rotten reality for a Bay of Island school and an unusual companion for a Greytown builder are just two of the stories…

Tom Haig: Are teachers really lazy?
Tom Haig: Are teachers really lazy?

So following on from puffer jackets a few weeks ago, the big education story of the moment is a student…

Scrapping of waste monitoring programme defended

Environment Minister Nick Smith has rejected criticism his Government is putting the environment at risk by scrapping funding…

Man claimed to be 'fictional entity'

A man who fell off a moped and said his identity was a fiction created by the State has been rebuked for trying to be "funny"…

Subsidised transport to benefit students

Heavily-subsidised transport will next year see South Waikato students bussed up to study each day at the University of…

Man charged over Hamilton bomb threat

A man has been charged with threatening to harm people or property after a suspicious package was left in a toilet block…

Court rules Family First is a charity
Court rules Family First is a charity

A charities lawyer says charities can now speak out on political issues without fear after a landmark…

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Opinion

Brian Rudman: Govt works blind in state house plan Brian Rudman: Govt works blind in state house plan

What remains unclear in this long, drawn-out "make-an-offer"…

Government hacking reaches new levels Government hacking reaches new levels

Tech blogger Juha Saarinen on government spy agencies…

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Pedestrian helpers making some cross
Pedestrian helpers making some cross

A crowd-funding page has popped up to bail Greece out and check out this incredible rollercoaster.

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Element magazine

Opinion: Bright funding future for Kiwi clean tech
Opinion: Bright funding future for Kiwi clean tech

The launch of Greenhouse Capital - New Zealand's first and only dedicated clean tech investors - was announced at the New…

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Weather Watch

WeatherWatch: (July 01) Will Wanganui flood again?
video WeatherWatch: (July 01) Will Wanganui flood again?

A lot going on our skies at the moment – a late season tropical cyclone to our north, 2 very bright lights (Jupiter and…

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