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Woman injured after falling on rocks
Woman injured after falling on rocks

A woman has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after she fell on rocks walking along a popular North Shore beach…

Two serious water incidents at falls

Updated Emergency services have been called to the scene of two incidents at waterfalls today.

Large fire at high school in Hokitika

The Fire Service is currently battling a large blaze at a high school in Hokitika.

Capsized boaties rescued from harbour

Two boats came to the rescue of three stricken boaties thrown into Manukau Harbour when their vessel capsized this morning…

Teen dies after jumping from bridge in Raglan
Teen dies after jumping from bridge in Raglan

Updated A teenage boy has died after jumping from a foot bridge in Raglan early this afternoon.

Holiday traffic: Mayhem begins
Holiday traffic: Mayhem begins

Traffic is beginning to build at both ends of the North Island as holidaymakers make their way home.

Gunfight in Coromandel
Gunfight in Coromandel

Two people arrested after armed stand-off at a Coromandel holiday spot.

Concerns after girl struck by jetski
Concerns after girl struck by jetski

A stretch of the Waikato River near Tuakau popular with both power craft and swimmers will come in for extra policing today…

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Search for swimmer suspended
Search for swimmer suspended

Police have suspended their search for a man believed missing in the Waikato River.

'Well-respected' glider pilot killed

The gliding community is mourning the pilot who was found dead among the wreckage of his aircraft northwest of Twizel last…

Royals mark Waitangi with pendant

Charles and Camilla send New Zealanders a greeting in te reo Maori and reveal a golden pendant given to them during last…

Four people stuck in cable car

Four people spent several hours suspended in 150 metres in the air after technical problems caused a cable car to stop near…

Ohakea crash victim named
Ohakea crash victim named

A man who died after being flung from a vehicle in a crash near Ohakea early on Saturday morning has…

Teacher resigns over sex with pupil

Her resignation from King's High School in Dunedin follows rumours nude photos of her were being shared by pupils on social…

Body found in burning car

Police are working to identify the body and determine the cause of the fire in a Toyota Corolla station wagon at Tuamarina…

Your holiday Monday weather

Enjoy the last day of the last long weekend of summer - it's going to be a good one.

Auckland's fruit fly scare is over

The Ministry for Primary Industries says restrictions on moving fruit and vegetables within Auckland are no longer in place…

View to a thrill: THAT fence comes down
View to a thrill: THAT fence comes down

After a year-long struggle and half a million dollars, Roseneath couple Peter and Sylvia Aitchison have…

NZ now safer for our kids

Child safety advocates are hailing the reduction in child deaths and hospital admissions from unintentional injuries.

video Rocketing fans let passion fly high

One of New Zealand's biggest rockets was launched yesterday as part of the New Zealand Rocketry Association's annual open…

Drones an option to replace Orions

The military is considering using unmanned drones to patrol waters surrounding New Zealand.

Chinese New Year party hits top gear

Today marks the biggest day of Chinese New Year celebrations with plenty of festivities to ensure good luck for the year…

Big scare as mother hit in shop
Big scare as mother hit in shop

A liquor store owner whose mother was allegedly assaulted in his shop has described the moment he saw…

Rants & Raves: Light atop Rangitoto

Thanks to the iwi of Tamaki Collective and Ateed for the beacon of light atop Rangitoto.

Rocketing fans let passion fly high

One of New Zealand's biggest rockets was launched yesterday as part of the New Zealand Rocketry Association's annual open…

Daycare plan stirs up Campbells Bay locals

Plan to transform a church into a daycare centre have locals fuming about the loss of native bush, construction of noise…

Motorcyclist killed on way home from event

The motorcycle community is shocked and saddened after losing one of its members in a fatal crash involving a tourist driver…

Lunchtime treat at Mt Roskill school
Lunchtime treat at Mt Roskill school

Healthy scroggin and fruit pottles are replacing chips as lunch for some Mt Roskill schoolchildren.

Editorial: Chinese New Year adds to city vibrancy

By happy coincidence, today is not only the "Mondayised" holiday for Waitangi Day, but also New Year's Day on the Chinese…

McCully: 'We cannot allow this'

Foreign Minister condemns long-range rocket launch by North Korea.

Pedestrians hit by cars in Auckland

A man has been seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle in Mt Eden overnight.

'What am I going to do without him'
'What am I going to do without him'

Despite a broken jaw, deputy health and disability commissioner Rose Wall has been able to express her…

Armed man sparked major callout

An armed man roaming residential streets Napier sparked a major police callout.

11-year-old girl struck by jetski

The girl was recovering in hospital last night after being struck by a jetski on the Waikato River, near the Les Batkin…

Ngapuhi leader wants artefacts back

A museum at Waitangi that opened to the public today has already been hit with a demand for the return of objects including…

Woman attacked in Dunedin

A 40-year-old woman was seriously assaulted about 6am today in a residential street in Dunedin.

Police take keys, car off tourists
Police take keys, car off tourists

Police in the Mackenzie Country removed the car keys from a tourist couple after they nearly caused…

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Opinion

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Harold Hillman talks tangible boundaries between work…

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Here's a new way in which the internet offends the…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: Beach towel drama
Sideswipe: Beach towel drama

A reader writes:"We would like to apologise to the poor swimmer, who would have been extremely annoyed to find their towel…

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Element magazine

11 Things to Know About Splore
11 Things to Know About Splore

Splore Festival, which will be held from 19-21 February at Tapapakanga Regional Park, Auckland, is an annual event embodying…

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WeatherWatch: Waitangi weekend
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Weather analyst Philip Duncan tells us where the rain is this coming waitangi weekend.

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