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Kiwi kids lack basic life skills
New Zealand

Kiwi kids lack basic life skills

Many Kiwi kids can use a cellphone and operate a remote - but can't make their own bed, breakfast or lunch, according to a new survey.

'Our hearts are breaking'
World

'Our hearts are breaking'

'We are stronger than this evil criminal act." That was the message delivered to shocked Victorians after a rampage that left four people dead in Melbourne.

Troubling teen suicide rate
New Zealand

Troubling teen suicide rate

The suicide rate among young Kiwi men aged 20 to 24 in recent years was double the rate of Australian men of the same age group, a study has found.

NZ sailor faces Pearl Harbour charges
New Zealand|Crime

NZ sailor faces Pearl Harbour charges

A junior naval sailor allegedly left a trail of blood, his wallet including Navy ID, and a Chicago Bulls hat when he broke into a US Navy house while stationed in Pearl Harbour.

Top violinist mourned
New Zealand

Top violinist mourned

A victim of the horrific crash at Huntly was First Violinist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Glitch leaves customers without cash
New Zealand

Glitch leaves customers without cash

MasterCard refuses to say how many people were affected by the error, which resulted in some customers being charged more than once for a single purchase.

'We're all absolutely disheartened'
New Zealand

'We're all absolutely disheartened'

About $300 of firewood a Decile 2 Auckland school football team had planned to sell to pay for tournament fees has been stolen from the school's grounds.

Kiwi 'very genuine' and 'gracious'
Sport

Kiwi 'very genuine' and 'gracious'

WATCH: New Zealand distance runner Nikki Hamblin's show of sportsmanship at the Olympics overnight was of no surprise to those who know her.

Recidivist sex offender jailed
New Zealand

Recidivist sex offender jailed

A recidivist sex offender has been jailed for six years for 10 counts of sexual conduct with a 15-year-old girl he met through Tinder.

Polar blast leaves winter coat
New Zealand

Polar blast leaves winter coat

New Zealand last night hunkered down for the big chill - with rugby fans battling sub-zero temperatures at the Super Rugby final.

Weta's hair-raising task
Entertainment

Weta's hair-raising task

Knotting human and yak hair with a tiny crochet needle through holes almost invisible to the naked eye might sound like an odd job description.

Calls to escalate Chiefs investigation
Sport

Calls to escalate Chiefs investigation

The Chiefs have called upon NZ Rugby to escalate the investigation into the team's stripper scandal after allegations a second stripper was mistreated by players.

'I didn't think about my own safety'
New Zealand

'I didn't think about my own safety'

A Maori warden who risked his own safety to assist a man who was shot at an Auckland train station credits a first aid course he did the day before the incident.

Half-price puppies need loving homes
Lifestyle

Half-price puppies need loving homes

Thinking about getting a new family pet? Auckland SPCA is offering 50 dogs and puppies for adoption at half their normal price for the next two weeks.

Sam and Bill's amazing adventure
New Zealand

Sam and Bill's amazing adventure

Sam Olley, 21, didn't hesitate when her "young-at-heart" grandfather invited her on the Southeast Asia trip he'd hoped to share with his late wife.

Young mum had 'heart of gold'
New Zealand

Young mum had 'heart of gold'

The families of the four young people who died in a horror crash near Hamilton are beginning to pay tribute to their loved ones.

'Thank you for your honesty'
New Zealand

'Thank you for your honesty'

When Samson Faulafo and his friends pointed out to a family they'd dropped a $10 note at Denny's, they didn't expect anything in return.

Icy wintry blast about to bring snow
New Zealand

Icy wintry blast about to bring snow

The stormy weather which struck the bulk of the country yesterday should largely lift today but as the week progresses an icy blast will bring snow to both islands.