New legs for Penny

Amputee mum's surgery hope

Meningococcal septicaemia survivor Penny Gifkins hopes innovative surgery will transform her life.
Penny Gifkin

Drowning man rescued

17 min ago Man and woman swim 50m to rescue an unconscious man in Wellington Harbour.

Site's 'minor' flaws

5:00am An audit of a new accident-hit roundabout has found only minor to moderate safety issues.

Woman attacked

A Wellington woman has fended off a man but not before he sexually assaulted her.

Leaning tower of windy Wellington

5:00am Airways New Zealand is planning a 32-metre airport control tower with a 12.5 degree lean.

Support for cancer sufferer

5:00am Claire Prebble's battle with incurable melanoma has won support from as far afield as Bahrain.

Kiwi nurse's Ebola scare

Ebola redzone nurse Bronni McBain says her time in West Africa was 'heart-wrenching'.

Charges laid over racist rant

Hutt Valley police have arrested and charged a man over a racist rant incident filmed by a bus passenger.

Supermarkets stay vigilant over 1080

Sex-romp participant leaves for UK

Otaki pair go to court over unsafe bridge

An Otaki couple are heading to court after a frustrating 15-year battle over a "shonky" bridge preventing them from building their dream home.

Spies request data from Trade Me

The SIS is increasingly asking for Trade Me's help to sniff out security threats.

Warehouse starts CEO search

Big-box retailer is looking for a new chief executive to replace Mark Powell who leaves next year.

Gravel-diggers 'land-banking'

How to survive the Easter onslaught

Rain brings some relief

A number of game-changing rainfalls over the past two weeks have brought much-needed drought relief for South Canterbury farmers.

Nash urges dump of power-price plan

Labour is being urged to dump its controversial NZ Power policy by its own energy spokesman.

Peters to resign as list MP

Northland's new MP Winston Peters has confirmed he will resign from the list - making it harder for the Government to govern.

RMA changes 'ripped up'

Let the fingerpointing begin

Nats will look to grab seat back off Peters

National is not giving up on wresting Northland back off Winston Peters.

Northland win a shot in the arm

As the watchdog of the north, Winston Peters will harry the Government to help the poor whites he now represents.

Bitter defeat the first hole in the dam

National is moving fast to fix the damage caused by Northland's by-election.

Dear Baz and the boys

Asterix and The Outsiders

Who can't you call? Ghost buses

Why do so many empty buses seem to be heading to the mystical suburb known as Not In Service?

Bbeals: Inspired by Flashdance

CubaDupa's Bbeals is named for the star of an old dance movie which made millions but was panned by critics.

Get Hard fails the funny test

New Ferrell-Hart comedy Get Hard limps along.

Workmen busy at Empire Cinema

Cinderella: A fairytale with depth?

Gary Clark Jr: Saviour of the blues

The 'new Hendrix' Gary Clark Jr and supermodel Nicole Trunfio are in NZ for Clark's three-date tour.

Red socks became national uniform

Red socks meant so much more than ruined laundry to any Kiwi glued to their television screens in 1995.

It's carnival time

Rain has not dampen the carnivale spirit as thousands soak up party vibes at Wellington's CubaDupa festival.

What 'broadcasting shouldn't be'

The best thing in sliced bread

African beauty

Comments on her outfits has lead Ghanaian-born Pinaman Owusu-Banahene to create the African Fashion Festival.

Hurricanes prime big guns for Stormers clash

Bring back the big guns - that is the indication out of the Hurricanes' camp for this weekend.

Pulse back in business after win over Magic in Wellington

Central Pulse on form in impressive 49-38 win over the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic in Wellington.

Lewis poised to make All Whites debut against South Korea

Sydney FC too good for Phoenix

Elliott performed his CWC role to perfection for NZ

Australians pick on supposed weak links, not that Grant Elliott is anything of the sort now.

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