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Cases of myrtle rust rise to 25
Cases of myrtle rust rise to 25

Cases of myrtle rust rise to 25

Joyce's Budget tests the Labour-Greens pact

Comment: Labour's struggled to unpick Joyce's Budget - and it seems the Greens like it.

Watch NZH Local Focus: Government's emergency housing not enough

Napier needs more affordable, long-term houses. Made with funding from NZ On Air.

Woman jailed for pretending to be lawyer

A woman pretending to be a lawyer in a relationship row will go to prison.

Horse freed after float accident
Horse freed after float accident

A horse was trapped in a float following a vehicle collision in Pukehamoamoa on Saturday.

Man killed at road works named
Man killed at road works named

Selwyn Patrick Rewa died after hit by a crash while working at a road works site on Friday

Region gearing up for Lions visitors
Region gearing up for Lions visitors

Hawke's Bay is gearing up for its biggest influx of British rugby fans in 12 years.

Roundup: Has Labour blown the Budget?
Roundup: Has Labour blown the Budget?

Has Labour being snookered by a Government positioning itself to win over centrist voters?

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Man accused of six armed hold-ups
Man accused of six armed hold-ups

Alleged gunman now accused of six armed hold-ups of Canterbury pubs.

video Focus: Team NZ flex their foils in America's Cup

Day two of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup qualifiers show Team New Zealand making drastic improvements.

Man sought after Hamilton armed robbery

A man walked in and robbed a bottle store of cash and cigarettes.

Fire engulfs Auckland home

Firefighters from four crews are at the scene of a large Mt Wellington blaze.

video Focus: Regional economic growth

Nelson and a resurgent Northland are the top two fastest-growing regions in the country according to a new economic scoreboard…

PM refuses to budge on drug reform

National has no intention to liberalise NZ's drug laws, Prime Minister Bill English says.

Tax dodging agent with gambling addiction

A real estate agent who dodged $233,000 of tax has been allowed to continue working.

Child killer went on the run

Child killer Robin Pitney failed drugs test and went on the run.

'Sadistic' abuse earns 11-year sentence

Napier man kicked, punched, bit and strangled his partner in abusive relationship.

'She was the only one who helped me'
'She was the only one who helped me'

Woman killed in Auckland car accident once saved a young man's life as others stood by.

Extra beds at youth justice facility

Te Puna Wai ō Tuhinapo in Christchurch has had a troubled history.

Prisoners clean up in battle of bands

A Kiwi music-themed Battle of the Bands behind bars has been won by the prisoners.

video Focus: Very changeable weather

MetService Forecaster Georgina Griffiths runs us through the weather for this week.

Tauranga gets tough on freedom campers

Tauranga authorities will now issue instant fines to freedom campers.

Needed: tinned food and toilet paper
Needed: tinned food and toilet paper

The annual Countdown Winter Appeal has kicked off with a study that reveals those in need.

Coastguard rescue as man overboard in gulf

A man collapsed into the water from his boat and plucked to safety by coastguard.

'Why should we get a free meal anyway?'

Councillor: "I felt sick... when I saw a buffet meal, footed by the ratepayer."

Prime Minister to get chiefly title

Bill English will pick up another title when he visits Samoa this week.

Motorway nightmare after breakdown

Big queues as parts of two major motorways in Auckland were down to a crawl.

Elderly woman's wheels stolen
Elderly woman's wheels stolen

A pensioner's weekend was ruined when she saw all the wheels on her car had been stolen.

Name suppression after social media abuse

A British woman guilty of abuse has been discharged and been grant name suppression.

Fossil fuel protest at Auckland University

An anti fossil fuel protest is underway at Auckland University this morning

Christchurch burglary spree cracked?

In 10 weeks, 83 houses were burgled in Christchurch's north-west suburbs.

video Watch: Time lapse of Aurora Australis

Photographer EkantTakePhotos captured a time laspe of Aurora over Lake Ellesmere. Credit: Ekanttakephotos.com

Bikers honour Edgecumbe flood victims
Bikers honour Edgecumbe flood victims

Hundreds of bikers rode to Edgecumbe to remind flood victims they are not forgotten.

Temperatures plummet to -3.8C in South

Freezing fog is causing airport disruptions and ice warnings on roads.

Clark says smokefree progress too slow

Former PM fears more lives will be lost unless urgent action is taken over smoking.

'Why did you take my baby's waka?'

Theft of van for a special needs 8-year-old a "kick in the guts" for Whangarei family.

Judges dismiss convicted murderer's appeal

A man who ran over his Far North partner twice lost his appeal against murder conviction

Claim lodged over Hole in the Rock
Claim lodged over Hole in the Rock

Northland hapu say coastal claims are not about stopping tourism operations.

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