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Woman reveals cost of stolen diesel as Wilson Parking beefs up security after 'several' drill and drain thefts
Woman's gas tank replacement cost $1K, took three weeks after tank was drained by thieves.
Petrol tanks drilled and drained leaving motorists with no gas and costly bills
Replacement tanks cost upward of $700 - and that's not including the gas.
Teen girl describes brain surgery when fully awake
'Incredible success' as tumour removed from young girl's brain when awake.
Builder spends $300k to realise big-rig childhood dream
The impressive big-rig and car are the same as those in the famous Burt Reynolds flick.
'He's a buzzy guy': Kiwi fan gets inked after on-stage encounter with Post Malone
US megastar leaves mark on hearts (and backs) of Kiwi concertgoers.
'Youngest ever': Teen's rare surgery to remove brain tumour while fully awake
The 15-year-old will have surgery tomorrow while fully awake.
Yachties rush to save drowning man tangled in upturned kayak
Crew rescued the exhausted man who had been tangled in the upturned kayak for an hour.
6yo boy in coma after hit-and-run, whānau pray for full recovery
Major's brothers 'all saw him get hit so they are not good', says his uncle.
Police charge shovel-wielding man after boy injured at protest
The attack on a child at a pro-Palestine rally called a 'cowardly hit from behind'.
Flight lands safely after Auckland Airport emergency
The Air NZ flight from Queenstown reported issues with its landing gear.
Peters and Seymour emerge from 'productive' second meeting
Three-way coalition handshake 80 per cent there, says Act leader.
Snubbed shoppers call for New World to honour MasterChef cookware promotion
Customers who had collected stickers for months are upset at cookware stocks running out.
'I'm gracefully broken': Lena's mum breaks silence on daughter's 30th birthday
Sue Harrap said her journey without Lena remains "heart-shattering".
'We are devastated': Pizza store gutted by fire was pride and joy of family
Owner relieved family with young children living next door were not hurt.
'All the kids were terrified': Fireworks display promoter to investigate after injuries
A fireball and clay plugs went into the crowd, causing burns and a broken hand.
School under fire for sending deadly carcinogen to science students
Chemicals banned in most schools were sent to homes of teenagers in plastic bags.
Correspondence school to withdraw sodium hydroxide from science kit that burnt teen
Te Kura will remove dangerous substances from science kits from next year after boy burnt.
New $10 block of cheese aces taste tests - will it kickstart a price drop?
A store-brand basic has been described as 'actually pretty yum' by a cheese connoisseur.
'Absolutely not safe': School slammed after science experiment ends in skin graft
An industrial chemist said the school should not be sending sodium hydroxide into homes.
West Auckland beach community mourns loss of well-known campaigner
Piha local Bobbie Carroll who campaigned for all cancer sufferers has died.
Driver wins McLaren sponsorship five years after father’s death
Brock Gilchrist has enjoyed a successful year and is now set to race a $375k sportscar.
Fatal fire: One person dead in blaze which tore through Auckland home
Emergency services were at the scene of a two-storey house fire in New Lynn, Auckland.
'Kick in the guts': Coastguard volunteer hit by thieves during fatal distress call
A volunteer involved in rescue during fatal yacht race had work gear stolen.
The cost of a loaf of bread: Why this loaf costs $2.99 at one Pak’nSave and $4.99 at another
Shopper stunned to pay 67 per cent more for a loaf of bread at his local supermarket.
Brave Kiwi teen will have rare and complex brain surgery while fully awake
Tumour sits on the speech and movement part of 15-year-old's brain.
'He had such a special place in my heart': Heartbroken mum fears missing son has drowned
The mother of Firth of Thames fisherman and dad-of-three Samuel McAlister wants him home.
Woman shatters ankle after slip on Auckland Transport tactile dots
Woman who broke leg in three places wants yellow tactile dots replaced.
Fourth vape shop in Auckland mall labelled 'a disgrace'
Community advocates are furious, saying politicians should be doing more.
MasterChef cookware in Australian promotion gets one-star rating from complaining customers
The poorly reviewed cookware looks the same as that in the current New World promotion.
Thieves arrested after filling trolleys in shoplifting spree at Botany mall
Three people will appear in court and one has been referred to youth aid.
Woman loses large lengths of hair after suspected thermostat malfunction with ghd straightener
Ghd apologises for initial 'lack of empathy' when first dealing with complaint.
Potato shortage: Limited supply may risk Friday night fish and chips staple
Bluff fish and chip shop owner told prices will rise with supplies running out fast.
'Burst into tears': Couple win $37m Lotto prize, still show up to work next day
The woman popped into the supermarket for a chocolate bar and on a whim bought a ticket.
'I could lose my leg': Man slips on common yellow footpath dots; AT admits hazard
Leo Breva is one of several pedestrians injured after slips on tactile dots.
'Like a skydiving injury’: Woman breaks leg in three places after slipping on pedestrian dots
At least two people have been hospitalised in the past two weeks after slips.
Nurse & teacher pay: What they earn in Govt deals and how it compares to Aus
Nurses have accepted a new offer and teachers are deciding - so who is better off?
Broken bones, concussions: Yellow tactile dots for sight-impaired a slippery hazard
Urgent action needed on dangerous yellow dots that are slippery when wet.
Auckland Zoo raises prices, blames soaring cost to feed animals
Non-Aucklanders will now pay the same ticket price as international visitors.
Final Countdown: Supermarket giant rebranding back to Woolworths
The transformation will cost $400 million.
Dog left with torn ear and stitches after attack at doggy daycare
Owners of attacked dog want the incident reported but daycare refused citing privacy.
Family refused refund after claims $135k Audi 'unsafe'
The family car has mould and corrosion and has been flagged as damaged by NZTA.
DoorDash arrives in Auckland: Where you'll be able to use the app
Big competition for UberEats as DoorDash offers a month of free delivery.
'Extremely disappointed': 677 WoFs done by uncertified inspector now invalid
Waka Kotahi says the tests weren’t carried out by a certified inspector.
DoorDash: Watch out Uber Eats - new home delivery player in Auckland
The US giant will compete with Ubereats and locals Delivereasy and Menulog.
Lunch-box favourite could be harder to find as bad weather affects crops and transport
Flooded orchards and slips on roads mean gaps in the supply of some fruit and veges.
Petrol panic: Queues at service stations before fuel tax returns
Experts are warning motorists to fuel up early before prices rise at the weekend.
Zuru bath toy recall: Plastic fin on Baby Shark stabbed, cut children
More than 7.5 million of the toys are being recalled worldwide after stabbing injuries.
Pain at the pump: Motorists urged to fuel up early to avoid shortages, $3 per litre for some
It's less than a week before the fuel tax is reinstated.
No power in some households, high prices in others
Our most vulnerable and cash-strapped NZers are paying around 15 per cent more for power.
Calls for security guard outside North Shore McDonald’s
A mother has revealed her daughter was attacked at same restaurant in February.
Glenfield assault: Girl, 12, recovering at home with family
The mum of a girl beaten five years ago says she has offered her support to the victim.
Cost of living bites: Chef Simon Gault reveals more Kiwis are cooking at home
The chef's survey finds 70 per cent of respondents are staying in rather than dining out.
Family trespassed from all Domino’s NZ stores after claim of metal screw in pizza
Pizza chain manager calls police after unhappy father returns to store.
Exposed: Retailers' sneaky tactics to make you spend more at the till
PriceSpy and Consumer NZ share their tips for saving cash and avoiding the sales trap.
'Sad reality': Supermarket staff fitted with bodycams to combat rising crime
Crime prevention or breach of privacy? Not all are happy with bodycams at the checkout.
Huge 73c per litre petrol price difference - drivers urged to ‘shop around’
The price range between the cheapest and most expensive fuel is currently at its greatest.
Pak’nSaves compared: Why is the same cheese $6 more expensive at one?
The same cheese at Pak'nSave Mangere is 60 per cent more expensive than across town.
High-performance $110,000 Tesla listed for $1 reserve - so what’s the catch?
The stunning 4WD high-performance plug-in was damaged in the Auckland floods.
‘Nightmare’: Woman demands refund after sixth attempt to fix scratched Tesla
Tesla NZ to face the Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal for the second time.
Western Springs College students told to ‘uninvite’ partners to school ball because of number restrictions
Year 12 and 13 students with partners outside school will have to go dateless to ball.
Measles outbreak: Teachers to have blood tests to check immunity before they return to school
A second case confirmed at the school leaves uncertainty for the faculty.
Judith Collins steps in to help owner of rental destroyed by vandals
Police have taken samples from a house destroyed after tenants were evicted.
‘To me, it’s theft’: More BPMe app users complain of being charged twice
BP insists there are no known issues with petrol app despite customer's claims.
'Felt like a criminal': App error sees drivers wrongly accused of failing to pay for gas
Woman on tight budget in tears after being wrongly accused of failing to pay for petrol.
Watch: ‘There is nothing left’ - vandals demolish rental after tenants evicted
It is like nothing I have seen. Everything was destroyed."
'Sitting in the car crying': $79k Tesla sold with scratched paintwork
Tesla has had five attempts in four months to remove scratches from the brand-new car.
Cost of living: Tips on how to get through the year without zapping the enjoyment
Saving a little money in all areas of your life adds up.
No school for 20 days: How to keep kids happy without breaking the bank
Top tips to get through the school holidays.
'Too scared' to drive $67k car: Mercedes sold back to dealer after five malfunctions
The luxury car was supposed to be a retirement 'treat', but left her too scared to drive.
Posie Parker juice-thrower on getting death threats - and 40 offers of legal support
'With everything I have been through in my life, this is nothing.'
Channing Tatum lookalike Will Parfitt bringing his kind of magic to NZ
Parfitt has more TikTok followers than the Hollywood heartthrob he is often compared to.
Leo Molloy accuses police of being ‘weak as piss’ after $50k damage at bar
Four people spoken to by police but no arrests.
Couple sell new $135k Mercedes back to dealer at huge loss after seatbelt breakages
The car was listed for $20,000 more the day after the dealer bought it back.
'Not happy': Woman returns $175k Mercedes-Benz to mechanic 20 times
Ongoing faults with a seatbelt meant the car was unusable half the time, the owner says.