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Family trying to raise $700,000 for dad’s life-saving cancer treatment in Australia
Simon Hayes has diffuse large B cell lymphoma, an aggressive form of blood cancer
Widow hits out again in doco stoush over Jonah Lomu's legacy
The All Black great's widow is fighting for exclusive rights to his trademark.
Watch: Car engulfed in flames on Waikato Expressway
It is not known how the fire began and it took firefighters close to an hour to extinguish
Protesters descend on Wellington and Auckland streets to decry Gaza conflict
An estimated 5000-7000 were gathered in Aotea Square to call for a ceasefire.
'Complete disaster': AA hits out at AT after shoppers stuck in traffic jam for hours
One shopper was even forced to wet herself while being trapped in the car for hours.
Auckland beachgoers rejoice: Beaches safe to swim at after major sewage leak
Swimming, fishing, and paddling can now resume as the country begins to heat up
Wayne Brown floats $5 per trip Auckland highway congestion charge
'It isn't the law you have to get to school in a BMW,' says mayor.
Leaked email: Labour MP's team blames Hipkins for poor election showing - report
The Greens, the late manifesto and poor morale also made the list of things to 'chuck'.
'Couldn’t believe it': Homeless man turns $5 into $106k with Melbourne Cup bet
Punter says he will use his winnings to put a deposit down on a house.
'Nothing better to do': Auckland venue owner accused of humiliating fan queued up for show
The owner said he couldn't understand why the fans were waiting so long.
30 rescue staff hunt for missing Whangamatā man with dog
Jordan, 29, has not been seen for a week already.
Watch: Dairy hit by criminals three times in 36 hours, owner wants out
The theft and burglaries have cost his business $32,000 in a short space of time.
Toy gun causes commotion in central Auckland suburb
The Eagle helicopter was used to track the car through Point Chevalier.
Watch: Hundreds of children fill Auckland suburb for Halloween
At least 3000 people young and old were out tonight, a resident estimates.
‘Not out of the woods yet’: Conserve water notice as ex-cyclone Lola sweeps North Island
Today is expected to bring another round of thunderstorms and strong winds.
Wild weather: Roads closed with over 100mm of rain, 130km/h wind gusts
Several places across the top of the North Island have recorded over 100mm of rain.
Lanes closed on Harbour Bridge as ex-cyclone bears down; thousands without power
Wind gusts reaching 142km/h have already been recorded in Cape Rēinga.
Mt Albert Grammar students claim final days of term cut to avoid 'prank day'
Students claim even the teachers were not told today would mark the end of their classes.
Peters doubles down on bizarre claims with new social media post
This is Peters' third post to social media in a series of astonishing claims.
Police seize huge amounts of drugs and lay 80-plus charges in drug ring bust
The seizures included 5kg of methamphetamine and 3.5kg of cocaine.
Peters' bizarre post claims Ardern never told him of terrorist's email
Commenters point out PM's office confirmed day after the attack it had received the email.
Vanuatu bracing for TC Lola: 'We're praying the cyclone will turn'
A Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson said officials are monitoring Lola.
NZ pensioner arrested for smuggling heroin after believing he was getting Covid award
The 77-year-old believed he was picking up a Covid-19 award on behalf of the country.
Labour Weekend road toll at three, crash in central North Island leaves one critically injured
Three people have died on our roads since Friday as the holiday draws to a close.
'Westlake legend' killed during yacht race just weeks away from retiring from teaching
"School won't be the same without him," Westlake Boys' principal tells students.
Four Waiwera water slides find new home in Northland
Arguably the most iconic slide was too damaged by vandals to salvage.
People gather in Auckland to mourn those killed in Gaza
Vigil comes as hundreds of wounded Palestinians were killed during a hospital strike
Gang violence: Police obtain special licence to investigate as tensions rise
Local rival gangs Mongrel Mob and Black Power are at the centre of a new operation.
Israel-Hamas war: Hundreds gather for Auckland vigil
Multiple party leaders also weighed in on their thoughts on the situation.
'Praying to get out': Kiwi church group stranded in Jerusalem amid conflict
'I'm not going to feel safe until I touch New Zealand soil.'
'Everyone here is scared': Kiwi in Israel fears husband will be called to war
An Israeli-born woman living in New Zealand has grave fears for her family in Israel.
'Terrifying': Kiwis fear for family and friends in Israel after surprise attack
There are 87 New Zealanders registered as being in Israel.
Broadcasting Minister slams Winston Peters after trainwreck interview
Peters called Tame a “dirt merchant” during the tense interview.
Former PM Dame Jacinda Ardern rubs shoulders with Hollywood A-listers at New York gala
She ditched the Harvard library for a New York ballroom for a night of glamour.
Lomu doco stoush: Estate says widow’s trademarks 'unauthorised'
Jonah Lomu’s widow, estate executor at odds over who owns the late superstar's trademark.
'Damaging' wind gusts tipped to blast Auckland, Coromandel this weekend
This is just the start of a wild few weeks according to forecasters.
'Pretty grim': Thunderstorms and severe gales to lash Auckland, North Island
No corner of the country will escape the wild weather, with more to come next week.
Legal experts discuss Jonah Lomu widow's trademark claim
His widow, Nadene Lomu, is claiming the documentary would breach her trademark.
Poll shows Chlöe Swarbrick in fight to hold Auckland Central
The candidates vying for the electorate took the stage in the city Tuesday night.
Hail, flooding possible in Waikato; 100km/h winds for Auckland this weekend
More wild weather is forecast as a trough of low pressure moves over the country.
Scammers distort photos of Kiwi stars to sell weight loss pills
Hilary Barry has been forced to once again warn her fans not to fall for a scam.
Twizel blaze: High winds ground choppers; firefighters hope for rain
Chief says fire 'very difficult to fight'.
Twizel blaze: High winds ground choppers; firefighters hope for rain
Fire chief says: 'We're in for a hell of a time'.
Coromandel community meeting on gang violence gets heated
Locals were left fearful after the Rebels gang spent the weekend terrorising the town.
Two police officers hospitalised after trying to arrest fleeing driver
Both officers were in moderate condition when they were transported to Auckland Hospital.