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‘I’ll miss it a lot’: Chelsea Winter’s luxury Tauranga home finally sells
Celebrity chef’s Bay of Plenty lifestyle property contained her dream kitchen.
One of the Mount’s last original baches sells - but for how much?
Thirty years ago, it changed hands for just $415,000.
Saleswoman criticised by REA is agent selling ex-PM's former home
The agent was found guilty of unsatisfactory conduct by the Real Estate Authority.
Dying wish: Covid dad pleaded for food for family from hospital bed
The father-of-one died almost a month after being admitted to hospital.
Enchanter tragedy: Mates returned to Three Kings to fulfil fishing dream
Cambridge man in shock after losing three friends in one day.
Boat tragedy: Search to resume tomorrow; still one person 'unaccounted for'
The fishing charter boat sank at 11pm last night.
Mayor lashes out at 'morons' behind horrific attack on Waikato Expressway
'A sad day when people are frightened to travel on our roads because of intimidation.'
DHB board member roles scrapped three months before term ends
Time is ticking for DHB board members who won't be needed come July 1.
Russian expat 'shocked and horrified' by country's attack
Igor Anany says the war between Russia and Ukraine is playing heavily on his mind.
'We want to see this protest ended' - Wellington mayor
"... People's views have hardened and I think everyone wants our streets and city back."
19,566 new cases: Supermarket warns of fewer online order slots as 'nearly 1000' staff off work
Suppliers, growers, manufacturers feeling pinch, Countdown says.
Council gives $200,000 towards saving New Chum Beach headland
The charity that purchased the headland wants government agencies to fund some of it.
Council pulls livestream after offensive subtitle blunder
The subtitle on the livestream misread "RAT test" as "rape kit".
The cost of keeping TVNZ staff safe from ongoing abuse
TVNZ spent more than $25,000 on security for its staff in the past year.
National MP breaks arms, fractures spine after falling from platform
National MP out of action after suffering multiple injuries.
'Huge backlog': Covid testing sites swamped - 10% of results taking longer than five days
Some community testing sites continue to face high demand leading to delays in processing.
Falling tree misses killing man by 'half a second'
"I saw the tree, I swore and then there was a bang."
Massive effort given to clear downed trees and to restore power to homes
Most of the power should be restored to the remaining homes today.
Omicron surge - NZ could enter phase 2 within days, long queue at test site
Could the country be moving to phase 2 as Covid-19 cases are expected to rise further?
'He's extremely lucky': Teen allegedly stabbed outside Waikato school
The teen's mother and a teacher were just metres away when he was stabbed by a student.
East Auckland restaurant and Rotorua fast-food joint named as latest high-risk locations of interest
Schools are being hit by new Covid-19 cases within days of opening this year.
Some schools requiring Year 3 students to wear masks
Schoolchildren of all ages are often choosing to wear masks even if they don't have to.
Ōtāhuhu College staff member tests positive for Covid, four staff isolating
Three other staff members are now isolating.
300+ residents, staff at Omicron-linked retirement home test negative
Has Omicron spread further in the community overnight?
Council considers exemption for unvaccinated councillors to attend meetings
Regional council could change policy so any unvaccinated members can attend meetings.
Woman killed by train was with her very young newborn
The baby killed in the Hamilton train tragedy was less than a week old.
Heartbroken Kiwis fear they could be stuck overseas for months and months
Kiwis stuck overseas blame the Government for back-pedalling over decisions.
Bug off: The unpleasant objects hiding in your food
You won't these nasties on the ingredients list.
Mystery surrounds beachside town's new wavy zebra crossing
The arty zebra crossing has caused a stir in the district and will be removed.