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Pass the pale ale; VB drinker dips toes into craft beer world
Start to get some malty, fruity, hops on this pale ale journey.
VB-drinking rugby fan takes on five Kiwi craft breweries
Kevin Holmes usually only drinks VB. How will he get on with a series of craft beers?
Live: 103 cases; new Chch, Ōpōtiki, Akl care home worker infections
There has been a steady decline in new case numbers in recent days.
Live: 1000 operations a week delayed as hospitals plan for Covid case surge
Andrew Little says he's aware of the lockdown's effects businesspeople's mental health.
Live: Hipkins rules out a snap level 4 return - for now
Chris Hipkins will also reveal more information for schools this afternoon.
Covid-19: West Auckland dairy among latest locations of interest
There are just three new locations of interest as of 4pm.
Covid-19: Op shops and hardware store latest Katikati locations of interest
Three Katikati locations of interest have been announced this morning.
Wild spring weather: Heavy rain lashes North Island, set to ease Friday
It's going to be a wet day all round, but tomorrow will be slightly better.
The big drench: Long, slow system to bring heavy rain
Parts of Nelson have received 70mm in 12 hours - with another 12 to go.
The guide to surviving that long wait for a Covid test
With some experiencing waits of close to 12 hours, you need to be prepared.
Live: Govt blames power companies' 'commercial decisions' for outages
Not acceptable for Kiwis to be without power on coldest night of year: Woods.
Search called off after surfer reported missing now believed to be safe
The search was put on hold at 6.25 as all surfers were accounted for.
Three sperm whales stranded on Dargaville beach all now dead
The three male whales washed up on Monday night and died the following morning.
'Frigging ridiculous': Checkpoint chaos - delays of up to 10 hours for families
A long, painful wait for hundreds of motorists as police set up checkpoints.
The great summer exodus: Motorists warned as traffic slows to a crawl
The NZ Transport Agency is warning motorists to expect the roads to be busy today.
'Outrageous': Port hits out as trucks carrying Xmas cargo back on road to Auckland
Twelve hundred shipping containers were offloaded at Northport.
The southerly switch: Muggy nights move out for cool change
The southerly change will likely bring frosts, or snow, to some areas of the South Island.
'Extremely dangerous': Multiple shots fired at police during pursuit
Several shots were fired at police during a pursuit in Whangarei last night.
Death in a suburban street: 'You should have stopped' - Judge to man at sentencing
Takotoroa Māreikura's death has had a devastating affect on her family.
Up to 8 people injured after crash involving three cars and a truck
NZTA is urging motorists to take care on the roads given recent wild weather.
Auckland ports report: 'Give the $2m back' - Manukau preferred over Northland
The $2m report eyes up the Manukau Harbour and not Northland as the new port option.
NZ's on track for lowest monthly road toll in 55 years: Why no one is celebrating
New Zealand state highways are seeing an average 75 per cent less traffic due to lockdown.
Having a hangi Christmas? Give Fire and Emergency NZ a heads-up
FENZ have already attended a large number of call-outs which was a waste of resources.
Spy in the sky: Drones the new tool in burglars' arsenal
A former burglar has revealed a new tool being used by criminals - drones.
Cornwallis sea rescue: Family thank French firefighter; children still scarred
Greg Dixon was chuffed to be able to thank the French firefighter for her actions.
$60 Eminem T-shirt disintegrates before being worn
Selene Campbell paid $60 for her tee that's falling apart before she's even worn it.
Police forced to apologise to teen after officer's antics
Whangarei mother hopes incident will give others confidence to also complain.
Likely rain reprieve as royals arrive in Wellington
Prince Harry and Meghan should have a rain-free landing this afternoon.
Kawerau retirement plan dashed after tenants trash home
She ended up being too scared to move in and bought a house in Invercargill instead.
'I didn't think I'd get caught', serial agg robber tells judge
Michael Carroll's offending stretched from Hamilton to Whangarei totalling 16 charges.
Arrest made in McLaren Falls homicide investigation
Man charged with helping dispose of victim Mitchell Paterson's body.
36 flights cancelled; 9000 passengers affected as fuel crisis bites
Thirty six flights have today been cancelled, 13 of which are international.