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Portuguese man now allowed entry
Portuguese man now allowed entry

Immigration New Zealand has done a U-turn and will allow a Portuguese man into the country after initially denying him on…

Trampers invented kids to book out hut

Families invented 12 children for booking so they could have hut all to themselves.

Police firm on pursuit policy

Police will not change guidelines on when officers should pursue fleeing drivers, despite its independent watchdog wanting…

Endless surge strains DHB

New immigrants to Auckland unfamiliar with the health system are turning up to hospitals when they should be going to doctors…

Pedestrian barriers removed for taking departing Alice to port
Pedestrian barriers removed for taking departing Alice to port

The main drive was shifted on the back of a 48-axle, double-width trailer, pulled by three tractor units with another one…

Blue flag returns a bit bluer
Blue flag returns a bit bluer

It was a case of second time lucky as the alternative New Zealand flag was hoisted on the Auckland Harbour Bridge this week…

Rants & Raves: Berm turned into vege garden
Rants & Raves: Berm turned into vege garden

Over the past couple of months a small vegetable garden has sprung up on the berm at the top of Jeffs Rd in Flat Bush.

Watch: Speeding car crashes car into laundromat
video Watch: Speeding car crashes car into laundromat

A car driven by a suspected drink-driver crashed into a laundromat in Portage Rd, Papatoetoe, late last night, causing extensive…

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Does this service for parents go too far?
Does this service for parents go too far?

Parents worried about cyberbullying can now pay to get their child's phone forensically investigated…

Fear of God: It's what makes us nicer

Scientists have found a long-awaited explanation as to why humans have for centuries maintained orderly societies: the fear…

Jake Bailey on how he beat cancer

Christchurch student won hearts around the world with his inspiring speech.

Half her life's been in jail. Now she's free

Natalie Fenton was just 15 when she was jailed in 2000 for stabbing a man to death with a steak knife.

Speeding car crashes into laundromat
Speeding car crashes into laundromat

A car driven by a suspected drink-driver crashed into a laundromat in Portage Rd, Papatoetoe, late last…

$7.1m Lotto ticket sold in Tauranga

It is the third time Powerball First Division has been struck this year, coming just over two weeks since a ticket bought…

Peters' $100k fishing challenge to PM

Winston Peters has offered to pay John Key's favourite charity if the PM can find evidence that the New Zealand First leader…

Suspected homicide in Whangarei

One man is dead and another is in custody following a suspected homicide just north of Whangarei tonight.

'Any family's worst nightmare'

Neighbours have described the moment a search turned to tragedy when a 1-year-old boy was found drowned last night.

Barry Soper: Is Annette King our Hillary Clinton?
Barry Soper: Is Annette King our Hillary Clinton?

Listening to the Labour veteran Annette King banging on in Parliament's bear pit the comparison floated…

Andrew Dickens: Waitangi Day is proof that deja vu exists

So the annual festival of self flagellation, otherwise known as Waitangi Day is over for another year, writes Andrew Dickens…

One seriously injured in crash

One person was seriously injured this evening in a crash north of Wellington that closed the busy road in and out of the…

Police pursuit guidance not set to change

Police guidance on when officers should pursue fleeing drivers is not set to change -- despite its independent watchdog…

Man critical after being pinned under truck

A man is being air-lifted to Whangarei Hospital in a critical condition after he became pinned under his work-truck.

Tracey Patient's family thanks public
Tracey Patient's family thanks public

The family of Tracey Patient has been "overwhelmed by the level of support" since police made a new…

How many burglaries are being solved?

In Auckland, fewer than one in 10 cases are being solved.

Belly up: Water 'sabotage' kills pet fish

Punakaiki residents say they want to be told if chlorine is added to their drinking-water supply.

Larry Williams: Trump on top, Clinton humiliated

Listen to Larry Williams now on Larry Williams Drive, 4pm-7pm.

Law change needed to tackle cross-border crime

The growing problem of cross-border crime means the law should be changed to ensure New Zealand does its part, a review…

Man jailed for rape after online meet-up
Man jailed for rape after online meet-up

A Christchurch man who raped a woman in his home after meeting her online has been jailed for three…

Woman accused of visa fraud named

The Waikato woman accused of visa fraud involving Filipinos has had her name suppression appeal dismissed.

Convicted murderer Natalie Fenton to be released

Fenton was just 15 when she was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Raymond Mullins, and has now spent more…

Five sharks spotted near beach

Police said the sharks were seen off the Kapiti Coast, near Peka Peka Beach and Waikanae Beach, by a Heliworx helicopter…

Overhaul to blow police budget by $11m

A troubled overhaul of a payroll and HR system for police will blow its budget by more than $11 million. Police confirmed…

Battling a shock cancer diagnosis in your 20s
Battling a shock cancer diagnosis in your 20s

She's a young woman battling the big C but is determined to ease the way for others in their 20s facing…

Kayakers stuck in the mud rescued

Two kayakers stuck in the mud in Waitemata Harbour - one up to his waist - have been rescued by a helicopter winching them…

Advocacy groups keen on more tobacco tax

The Government should continue to hike taxes on tobacco and raise them to at least 20 per cent a year, health professionals…

Napier mother murder accused appears in court

The man accused of murdering young Napier mother Victoria Foster has appeared again in court. Chazz Hayden Hall, 28, who…

Lovers jailed for 17 years

Two lovers who committed the "heartless and brutal killing" of one of their spouses will spend at least 17 years behind…

Health groups call for more tax on tobacco
Health groups call for more tax on tobacco

Parliament heard today that further tax hikes should be introduced over the next few years to curb smoking…

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Element magazine

To anti foul, or not to anti foul?
To anti foul, or not to anti foul?

Anti foul paints work like this: you slap them on, and put the boat back in the water. From that day forth, the bottom of…

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Weather: Cyclone to head towards NZ
video Weather: Cyclone to head towards NZ

A significant tropical cyclone is developing north of New Zealand near Vanuatu and may grow in to a severe tropical cyclone…

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Crime

David Fisher: Kim Dotcom might enjoy another summer
David Fisher: Kim Dotcom might enjoy another summer

Kim Dotcom's extradition case will take place this year, but not til August; David Fisher looks at why it's taking so long…

Prisoners at risk, says aid group
Anita Cobby's husband speaks for first time
Armed man sparked major callout
Woman attacked in Dunedin
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