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Ex-King's College teacher jailed for historical child sex abuse; call for NZ victims
The school is promising support and co-operation in any future police probe.
'Don't tell a soul': Wairoa Mayor's advice to $10m Lotto winner
The small Hawke's Bay town has had it tough in 2023. Did a local's fortunes change?
'Feeling is surreal' - Workers succumb to toxic gas in frantic bid to save colleague
A worker raised the alarm after watching her colleagues become overwhelmed by fumes.
Dog-loving Auckland couple who died in crash named, family, friends mourn devoted pair
The pair, married for 54 years, were long-time members of the Auckland Beagle Club.
Covid-19 in wastewater jumps in Auckland: Driver infection 'surge' sees buses canned
But an expert says it may not necessarily signal the start of our next wave.
'Shut up or be killed': Manhunt under way after schoolgirl abducted, brutally assaulted
The 15-year-old heard a tapping on the door before finding an armed stranger in her home.
Ex-broadcaster Liz Gunn pleads not guilty over airport scuffle
The 63-year-old is fighting to get airport security footage.
Dramatic images: Police cars shot up, blast damage inches from driver
The gunman opened fire at police cars as they gave chase across west Auckland.
'Totally devastated': Wife of man who drowned at Piha had lost parents, brother to Covid
To lose a couple like that is 'heartwrenching', the United Piha Surf Lifesaving boss says.
Raging seas threaten to take historic Coromandel boating club
Volunteers are now battling to save the historic club's building from the sea.
Live: Wet weekend - electrical storm threat for Coromandel, Auckland north
There's no respite from the bad weather with thunderstorms forecast Saturday
Live: Coromandel cut off; SH25 blocked by fallen trees, floods, slips
The holiday hotspot is bearing the brunt of a subtropical storm, with communities cut off.
Quake tsunami destroys boats on Lake Taupō: 150 aftershocks rock North Island after 5.6 tremor
The quake and scores of aftershocks made for a sleepless night and left a trail of damage.
Death rate jumps 10 per cent, Covid-19 sees NZ mortality rate climb to new high
Latest statistics show how Covid has shaped New Zealand's rising death rate.
Police out in force at West Auckland home after man shot
An injured and bleeding man is believed to have driven himself to a city petrol station.
'I don't know how I'll get around': Car theft victim's dismay after reckless joyride
The mum-to-be had only bought the car a week ago.
Woman to appear in court over nine-year-old cold case killing, faces arson and murder charges
The 62-year-old accused was granted bail and remanded to reappear later this month.
'Tried to find her': Brother's grief as sister he evicted from family home dies in car
Court action taken to get the 72-year-old to leave home where she had lived with her mum.
She died alone in her car: Residents repeatedly sought help for homeless pensioner
"We told them she's not going to survive winter and she'll die in that car."
Irish rugby hero's life-saving kiss: All Blacks fan brought back from dead
A last-minute trip, a scream in a carpark - and a father's life is saved.
Otago University bomb threat: Woman sent hoax to hide failure from parents
'I will make the mosque attacks look like child's play,' her emails said.
Auckland Harbour Bridge protest: Police to block walkers, fears of lives at 'massive risk'
With thousands sick with Covid, one city councillor says it's the last thing we need.
'This virus is quite clearly not done with us yet' - Bloomfield
New Zealand's first case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been found in MIQ.
Testing crisis: Auckland doctors warn of five-day wait for results
'It's a problem if people who are positive don't know for several days.'
'Dad needed hospital': Family to lodge complaint after man isolating at home dies with Covid
He wanted people to say, 'You're sick, you should go to hospital' but no one did."
Funeral director surprised to learn of top cop's border breach
A funeral director says tikanga Māori is able to be upheld despite border restrictions.
Snow in Wellington, giant wave warning - storm surging north
Low temperatures, snow and large waves unleashed across New Zealand today.
'The money left over wouldn't stretch to a new sweater': Beneficiary bags budget
Two solo parents at either end of NZ are doing it tough and wonder if much will change.
MIQ hotel Covid case: 'At least five Auckland homes in a form of lockdown'
More tests planned, Ministry of Health says.
'Such a beautiful person': Young chef dies in charter-boat tragedy
Police are still investigating the circumstances that led to the boat tragedy.
'I was losing my hair': Infected Auckland woman's Covid nightmare
Every physical movement became a chore but worse was to come when she couldn't breathe.
Sticky nights, and violent skies: More thunderstorms possible for North Island
Sticky days and nights to hang around a little longer.
Four families, one school and a rule breaker: Papatoetoe cluster unravelled
So far there 15 people in this growing cluster. Here's how it evolved.
Surprise call from director general of health to school closed by outbreak
Papatoeote High School into its third day as a testing centre.
Neighbouring schools on high alert after latest Papatoetoe High School Covid scare
Pupils are staying away from school as Covid fears for elderly keep them away from class.
Covid-19: Police reveal checkpoint trips and lockdown breaches
Police release the first set of statistics after the region was sent into a snap lockdown.
Covid 19 Coronavirus: Food parcels to tide over seaside community cut off by lockdown border change
The Government won't be changing border lines but is trying to save locals a long trip.
No jab, no job: The company where all new staff need Covid vaccine
Those wanting to get a job with Arvida must agree to have a Covid vaccination.
PM ponders tougher rules for returnees after completing managed isolation
Fresh alarm as more community cases surface. Major and events under threat.
Kaipara locals face 100km round trip for Covid test
Kaipara residents want more testing stations closer to their rural communities.
A month into mask-wearing on public transport and not a single ticket
Saturday marks a month since it became mandatory to wear masks on public transport.