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Shot dead after machete threat

26022017 News. CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ.  Police at the scene in Mana where a man was Fatally shot by police.

Machete-wielding man, 44, died after being shot once in the shoulder by a police officer at Porirua.

Family's nightmare after nasty crash

Brendon Demmocks, who is fighting for his life after a horror accident on The Murray River, with his nephew Riley, in a ...

Kiwi man Brendon Demmocks has been left in a coma after a horror water accident in Melbourne.

Wellington Nat MP resigns

The end of the line for National's Wellington MP Wellington's Paul Foster-Bell. He's announced he won't contest the ...

National loses another MP, his announcement coming amid a fierce battle to oust him from seat.

Female prison population overflows

An overflow of prisoners from Arohata Women's Prison in Tawa, Wellington, are being held in a unit separate to the men ...

Rising numbers mean female prisoners are now housed in a unit of a Wellington men's prison.

Sad story behind famous fountain video

The capital's famous harbour fountain had some bittersweet beginnings.

Welcome to Orphic Egg

Tish Scott at her Orphic Egg gallery in Bay View.

A small gallery in Hawke's Bay will be filled with matchboxes this August

Feeding bellies not landfill

Volunteers from the Hastings Nourished for Nil team.

Hawke's Bay's brand new food re-direction service is on a roll.

Man arrested over gunshots

Police have charged a 51-year-old man over a domestic incident in central Hawke's Bay on Saturday night.

Domestic incident allegedly involving a shotgun sparked armed offenders' squad callout in Hawke's Bay.

Wellington

Family's nightmare after nasty crash

Brendon Demmocks, who is fighting for his life after a horror accident on The Murray River, with his nephew Riley, in a ...

Kiwi man Brendon Demmocks has been left in a coma after a horror water accident in Melbourne.

Time to take keys from top cop?

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has been forced to own up to a drink driving conviction, after months spent trying to ...

OPINION: It's a crying shame our police hierarchy is so willing to sweep a drink-drive conviction under the carpet.

Wairarapa

Don't panic, airshow organisers tell ticket holders

The Yak 52 team sits forlornly on Hood Aerodrome as rain continues to pour down.

Wings Over Wairarapa organisers are advising ticket-holders to be patient with ticket refunds.

Milking sheep up for auction video

The Kings aim to encourage others into the industry .

Dairy sheep will be up for auction in Carterton next month, in a Kiwi first.

Porirua

'Temporary' closure lasts nine months

Porirua Police Station has been closed at the weekends since June 2016.

There's still nobody home at the police stations in two North Island cities on weekends.

Clifford's piano falls quiet

Cliiford Matthews, who tinkled the ivories at Longview Home in Tawa for 38 years before recently giving up.

The Porirua 86-year-old is closing the lid on teaching after 38 years.

Kapiti

Bumpy start, smooth finish

The Mackays to Peka Peka section of the Kapiti expressway, from Poplar Ave, with a pedestrian over bridge.

The $630m Kapiti expressway's been dubbed NZ's best road, but it's had big challenges.

'It's money well spent' video

The expressway runs for 18 kilometres through central Kapiti, and includes a second bridge over the Waikanae River.

First section of Kapiti expressway, north of Wellington, opens to traffic - and rave reviews.

Hutt Valley

Hospice surprise $1.35m buyer

Britannia House trust chair Stephen Fitzjohn is delighted that it as been purchased by Te Omanga Hospice for $1.35 ...

Te Omanga Hospice purchases former Petone rest home.

Woman barricades herself in MP's office

The most recent health data shows the use of seclusion among adult mental health patients has dropped in the last six months.

Police had to deal with former mental health patient, who did not feel safe outside of Trevor Mallard's office.

Hawke's Bay

Welcome to Orphic Egg

Tish Scott at her Orphic Egg gallery in Bay View.

A small gallery in Hawke's Bay will be filled with matchboxes this August

Feeding bellies not landfill

Volunteers from the Hastings Nourished for Nil team.

Hawke's Bay's brand new food re-direction service is on a roll.

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