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1:10pm Crown fails to prove Cook Strait ferry captain's failure to find hull gash endangered people.
1:22pm A woman who drove people accused of a vigilante attack told police she thought they would just knock on his door and scare him.
1:20pm Hanging a coat hanger from a sprinkler system caused a Nelson hotel and nightclub to flood.
One person is dead and several other people trapped after a car and truck crash near Invercargill, police say.
Hollywood actor Chris Pine leaves the Ashburton District Court after pleading guilty to drink-drive charges.
Two earthquakes, one a magnitude 7.0, have hit the northern coast of Chile.
Consumer confidence hits its highest level in nine years but a household spending spree is not expected.
A decision is expected today on whether New Zealand's largest alleged fraud trial continues or is stalled, potentially for years.
Under London's streets in Winston Churchill's World War II bunker, young techies are fighting a new kind of war.
In yet another 'so-cringe-worthy-you-can't-help-but-stare' moment, this celeb has shared pics of her new tat.
This treat is based on a recipe in Ladies a Plate - The Collection, by Alexa Johnston.
Mitsubishi launches new Outlander plug-in hybrid electric SUV with the claim it will open a new chapter in NZ's automotive history.
Adam Parore's wedding with his lingerie model girlfriend and a possible TomKat reunion are in this week's gossip mags.
There are many choices for women travellers who don't want to go it alone.
For the last decade the Warriors club has seemed intent on self implosion, Campbell Weal writes.
Blustery wet weather courtesy of ex-tropical cyclone Lusi delivered welcome rain to Waikato farmers but most are not celebrating yet.
Green Party shakes up its party list, promoting James Shaw to within reach of being an MP at the next election.
Ernie Merrick has insisted the FFA revisit its review system after suspect decisions hurt the Phoenix in Melbourne.
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