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Watch: 'Nana power' - Plucky woman stands ground as sledgehammer-wielding man raids money shop
Police are investigating after the man fled from the mall with a bag-load of cash.
Thief smashes into money shop with sledgehammer, steals cash bag in terrifying heist
The man disguised in a balaclava used brute force to get through a side window.
'Get out of the house': Residents' desperate plea as townhouses went up in flames
Police investigating the fire are also appealing for video footage.
Hit-and-run driver who left young child critically injured is tracked down
Police are still appealing for any CCTV footage from the area.
Police investigating if four fires overnight in Auckland are linked
A house fire, commercial property fire and two vehicle fires were reported overnight.
'Here we go again': Oranga Tamariki slammed in wake of toddler's death
The comments come amid fears more children will die if issues aren't addressed.
Auckland couple win $6.3m Powerball, baulk at cost of business class
The couple are looking forward to not having to worry about the future.
'Sun on the horizon' - Thunderstorms and rain to end the week before finer days are upon us
The better weather is expected to last through to at least the middle of the month.
'Move as quickly as we can': Luxon says coalition negotiations moving forward
The final count of election votes will be revealed on Friday.
Crash near Raglan claims the life of father of four
The two-vehicle fatal crash occurred on Sunday.
'My boxes are packed': Caretaker PM Chris Hipkins exiting stage left
Hipkins speaks of a 'frustrating' transition process.
French citizen rescued from yacht off North Cape during wild weather
The French national is being taken to Kerikeri to meet Customs officials.
Snow to sea level: Central, southern regions prepare for polar blast
MetService has issued more than 20 weather warnings and watches.
Pedestrian dies in Te Awamutu after being struck by car
The road is expected to be closed for several hours.
What is Tropical Cyclone Lola’s path? MetService keeps eye on storm over Vanuatu
New Zealand's north may feel some of the winds generated by cyclone
'They could have done better' - Mayor Wayne Brown reacts to MetService review of Auckland floods
The review concluded that the forecaster's models performed poorly.
Labour Weekend road toll increased to four hours before end of period
Three people also died on New Zealand roads on Friday before the road toll period began.
'Extremely concerned': Search for missing kayaker, 29, continues
Michaela Leger was last seen entering the water at Raumati Beach on Saturday night.
'Words cannot express our sorrow': Investigation after boat race death
The sailor died after being struck by the yacht's boom.
'Chaos': Travellers face long queues at Auckland Airport due to extra flight
The extra flight meant there were an additional 480 passengers going through customs.
Debris from wrecked luxury launch litters pristine Coromandel beach
The 15m luxury vessel was taken apart after it sank near Mercury Bay.
‘My first and best adventure buddy’: Dr Tom Mulholland farewelled by hundreds after sudden death
Dr Tom Mulholland died suddenly in Wellington earlier this month.
Her coffin was snatched from a hearse - 15 years later, her family get closure
The woman's body was taken from the back of a hearse after a family dispute.
'Deeply ashamed': Quiz team dressed in KKK costumes apologises
Attendees of the event were outraged when the group turned up.
Snow closes roads, falling in Wellington hills, as temperatures plummet
The cold blast will continue to creep up the country today.
Drones being used in search for missing fisherman in Raglan
The fisherman went missing four days ago.
Ban on Te Huia train travelling through Auckland lifted
KiwiRail said passengers will travel for free for one week from the relaunch.
Watch: Footage of Kiri Allan's crash aftermath emerges, stunned ute owner surveys wreck
The owner of the ute says the force of the crash pushed it a full car park spot forward.
Blaze rips through Kāinga Ora site strongly opposed by community
A resident of the area said the housing project had received backlash from the community.
Auckland fire crews battling two major fires, Great South Rd closed
Motorists are advised to avoid Great South Rd this morning.
Football Ferns and Fifa not a target of Auckland hotel fire, police make arrest
The Herald understands the team escaped through a stairwell, running through thick smoke.
'The weather is going to go downhill': Northland and Auckland in firing line
Heavy rain to hit top of the north from Thursday evening, and there's snow down south.
'Screaming in agony': Kiwi surfer faces long and painful recovery after wipeout
The surfing legend suffered broken ribs and spinal injuries.
Te Huia train user calls for service providers to pay extra travel costs through to Auckland
She is calling for Te Huia to cover passengers extra travel costs.
Motorcyclist dead after fleeing from Auckland police and crashing
The rider lost control shortly after police started pursuing them.
'It took a real team effort': Police praise brave officers who rescued survivors from fiery crash
A couple died at the scene while six others were taken to hosptial.
Te Huia to remain funded by taxpayer dollars despite reduce service, extra fares
Te Huia commuters now face spending more than five hours a day on public transport.
'Look after each other up there': Young couple killed in fiery Hamilton crash
The couple died at the scene while six others were taken to hosptial.
Two people fight for their lives after fiery truck and car crash
The pair were pulled from the car by police officers as it went up in flames.
Police heroes: Two lives saved in fiery crash after quick actions
Emergency services staff are being treated for smoke inhalation.
'Best results we've ever seen' - Clinical trial results set new benchmark for cancer treatment
The new treatment is said to be less toxic and quicker.
Uncle of footballer injured in hit-and-run hopes person comes forward
The man has suffered injuries all over his body and is in Wellington Hospital.
'Our stomachs dropped' - Mother diagnosed with cancer weeks after son born micro-premature
A Givealittle page has been created to help support the family through the tough time.
'Stop delaying' - Kiwi detained in Thailand frustrated with embassy over deportation
Michael Salinger was detained in Thailand over a month ago.
'Appalling conditions': Kiwi detained in Thai jail after being caught with drugs
His family are working hard to get him out of Thailand.
Woman refused entry to Brisbane bar over moko kauae
The woman's efforts to explain the cultural significance of her tā moko went unheard.
Motorist describes moments before fatal Waikato Expressway crash
A motorist was confused to see headlights coming towards her at speed on the highway.
Man arrested after woman dragged by hair from a Ngāruawāhia bottle shop
He is facing charges of kidnapping and assault.
Auckland motorway gridlock: Hour-long bus delays as rain hampers Easter holiday traffic
The Easter holiday rush is causing gridlock across Auckland motorways and city streets.
Auckland residents violently attacked on street by large mob
One person is in hospital awaiting surgery after being cut.
'It was what we were hoping for': Trinity Oliver's family speaks out after guilty verdict
A jury has found Trinity Oliver's killer guilty of murder.
'She was gone': Napier flood survivor forced to let go of friend in raging floodwaters
Gareth Jones held on to his friend for as long as he could before being struck by debris.
Cyclone Gabrielle: People all over the world waiting to hear if family members are safe in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay
A South African family who immigrated to New Zealand four weeks ago are missing.
'I genuinely thought they were all gone': Family cling to log for eight hours in floodwaters
A Hawke’s Bay family, including a 7-year-old boy, are lucky to be alive.
Families make desperate pleas to know if Hawke's Bay-based loved ones are safe
Police have set up an online tool to help families find missing people.
Cyclone Gabrielle: Red-stickered home in Coromandel falls off foundation
A major slip smashed into the property north of Thames during the last month's deluge.
'He didn't hear it': Elderly man rescued from his Coromandel home after slip
The 95-year-old was sleeping and had his hearing aids out at the time of the slip.
Slip slams into Coromandel home, other houses evacuated
Another house is teetering on the edge of the cliff.
Auckland floods: North Shore community rallies to gather supplies for those in need
Calls for those in need to go and collect the supplies.
'Happiest years of his life in NZ': Retired teacher swept to death in floods
Retired high school teacher was a devoted husband, father and grandad.
Weather: 'Here it comes' - weather system that caused deadly deluge tracking back over top of North Island
Warnings and watches are in place for regions across the top half of the North Island.
'I'm going to have to bury another child': Mum faces new heartbreak
Woman's first daughter died aged 6 with disorder that is now affecting her second child.
Watch: Search for missing teen after Ōpoutere death, calls for Surf Life Saving patrols
A water, air and land search continues for a missing teenager at Ōpoutere.
Marokopa mystery one year on: Details of possible sightings emerge
Tom Phillips and his three children have been missing for over a year.
Warkworth assault: Father undergoing intense speech therapy to get back home to family
Mark MacLean suffered severe brain injuries after being beaten on his driveway.
‘You can’t live life with regrets’: Jamie’s remarkable journey after dune surfing accident left her paralysed
Jamie Astwood was only 10 when she was paralysed in a dune surfing accident.