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Power outage affects 17,000 homes
Power outage affects 17,000 homes

The outage has affected a swathe of West Auckland from Henderson to Avondale.

Blasphemy law to stay - for now

Plan to repeal blasphemy laws shot down in Parliament.

Man with no helmet cycles down motorway

Man seen riding a push-bike on Auckland's North Western motorway.

Kiwi smashes bungy jump world record

A New Zealander makes his mark with 430 leaps off Auckland Harbour Bridge in 4.5 hours.

Multi-national Coastguard exercise over Auckland
Multi-national Coastguard exercise over Auckland

A United States' Coastguard Hercules C-150 was among those involved in the exercise.

video Watch: David Carter and Trevor Mallard on Auditor General

David Carter says he has "complete confidence" in Auditor General Martin Matthews.

Focus: Auckland Rescue Helicopter saves lives
video Focus: Auckland Rescue Helicopter saves lives

Joanna Harris survived a horrific car crash with the help of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust.

Watch: US Coastguard mission in Auckland Harbour
video Watch: US Coastguard mission in Auckland Harbour

The US and NZ Coastguards performed a joint 'rescue' mission in Auckland harbour today.

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Psychiatric orders 'violate' human rights
Psychiatric orders 'violate' human rights

A standard NZ psychiatry practice may violate human rights conventions, say researchers.

Estate agent pleads for licence

Aaron Drever is appealing the cancellation of his real estate licence

Craig v Slater: Thankfully, end is nigh

COMMENT: The defamation trial looks set to fizzle out, Monday at the latest.

The student suing the NZ government

A Hamilton student's climate-change case against the Government now to get an airing.

Do you support GST-free tampons?
Do you support GST-free tampons?

A school project is gaining momentum in the push to take GST off pads and tampons.

Auditor-General to stand down

His suitability to continue in the role is being reviewed, the Speaker has announced.

St Lukes carjacking: Victim tells of shock

Good Samaritan recounts moments after terrifying carjacking in suburban Auckland.

Plane with engine trouble lands safely

A full emergency was declared today as a small plane prepared to land in Hamilton.

House fire leaves man in critical condition
House fire leaves man in critical condition

House fire leaves man in critical condition

Watchdog loses power to vet estate agents

Real Estate Agents Authority stripped of power to force police checks.

Man wins $1m off Lotto bonus ticket

A lucky lotto player won $1 million thanks to a free ticket.

Nasty gash: Ambo refused to elderly man

Aupito Pupu Lolesio was refused an ambulance after suffering a gash in a fall.

Manhunt stirs up central North Island

The man is wanted on a range of serious offences, police say.

Bill who? Winston the Facebook king
Bill who? Winston the Facebook king

Facebook has released data on New Zealand politicians.

Emotional plea for mental health inquiry

Mental health patients' stories will give most people sleepless nights, one mother says.

Privacy Commissioner warns on new law

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has criticised new anti-money laundering legislation.

Man appears in court charged with baby's murder

A man has appeared in court for the murder of his baby girl.

Mum quietly drugged her own daughter

A mother who secretly gave her daughter schizophrenia medicine has been sentenced.

Finding the humour in Alzheimers
Finding the humour in Alzheimers

Pauline Plewinski says the greatest skill anyone in her line of work needs is humour.

Kids lose tech classes, playing fields

School overcrowding is shutting some students out of technology classes and playing fields

Auckland eatery bans food critics with trespass notice

Peter Calder's distaste of venison sparks ire of Auckland restaurateurs.

Lions security will note Manchester: PM

No indication of heightened risk in New Zealand, Prime Minister says.

Watch NZH Local Focus: Sold! Horowhenua's pensioner housing gone

But the council won't say who the buyer is - yet. Made with funding from NZ On Air.

Why we misunderstand psychopathy
Why we misunderstand psychopathy

Psychopathy is a "widely misunderstood" form of personality disorder, an expert explains.

Baker threatened by masked robbers

Baker was told she would be hurt if she didn't hand over cash.

People returning to Mosul says Kiwi solider

Kiwi deputy Coalition commander says victory in the west has been harder.

Man denies charge relating to stolen Newshub car

A man charged with stealing a TV crew's car has appeared in court.

Scrap immigration changes say eateries

Cafe cuts hours as fears of immigration changes grow.

Man denies woman's manslaughter
Man denies woman's manslaughter

A man has entered not guilty pleas relating to the death of a woman in Taupo.

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