Pebbles Hooper apologises

Pebbles Hooper has caused controversy by describing the deaths of a mother and her three children as being like "natural selection".

Pebbles Hooper "deeply regrets" her "careless actions" in describing Ashburton deaths as "natural selection".

Glow-worm photos go viral

Michael would often only get three or four usable pictures from an entire night in a cave

A Kiwi photographer known as the "king of the time-lapse" has done it again.

A not so crowded house

Legendary Kiwi musician Neil Finn.

Aucklanders turned down the chance to view Neil Finn's $10m Auckland mansion of music royalty.

Another Conservative quits

The Conservative Party board continues to crumble as acting chairman John Stringer resigns.

Colin Craig still won't rule out a return as the imploding party's leader.

Empty house burns down

Firefighters were called to the suspicious blaze on Sunday morning

An abandoned house in Northland has been burnt to the ground in a suspicious blaze

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Empty house burns down in Northland

Firefighters were called to the suspicious blaze on Sunday morning

An abandoned house in Northland has been burnt to the ground in a suspicious blaze

Twins' 'energy and goodness' remembered

Twin sisters Laura and Sophie Langston spent last night side by side watching movies.

Fundraising with a twist gallery

New ambulance station worth the wait

Sport

First-time winners in Wellington marathon

Napier's Ruby Muir was 28sec off the women's course record in winning the Wellington marathon today.

Two runners secured their first marathon wins in Wellington on Sunday morning.

Young rugby player heads to Japan

High school student Anastasia Sekene says playing rugby with older women is a tough ask.

Tai Wesley lead the Southland Sharks to a win over the Supercity Rangers in the NBL semifinals.

Sharks reach NBL final

The Southland Sharks reached the NBL final with a 95-80 semifinal win over the Supercity Rangers

Auckland Faces

Elderly tourist found

Police are searching for a 71-year-old Chinese woman

Police are searching for a 71-year-old woman missing in Auckland

Mexican mum loves NZ

Living in Auckland is all about keeping her balance for Mexican mother of two Linabel Hadlee.

HAPPY HERE: Fou Alene-Tumataiki says New Zealand has ‘‘open arms’’ for Pacific migrants.

Life off 'The Rock'

When Fou Alene-Tumataiki left Niue she forgot her native language. 40 years later, she's teaching it to kids.

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