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Toxic algae found in Hutt River

Dog owners have been warned to keep their animals away from the Hutt River after toxic algae were found in it.

Young woman found dead

Former Wellington woman found dead in Thailand had been tipped as a future PM, father says.

Upper Hutt rail station upgrade under way

Work has started on replacement of the Upper Hutt railway station.

Wairarapa scrub fire doused

A scrub fire that covered at least 20 hectares at Cape Palliser in Wairarapa has been put out.

Drowned man identified

The body of a man found in the Whanganui River has been identified as Jayden Tilby.

Councillor interrupts interview

An interview turned awkward today after a councillor barged in front of Wellington's mayor.

New midwives to undergo extra year of monitoring

Rapist handed 13 yrs

'Dead' cat claws himself out of grave

His owner thought Bart was a goner, but five days after being buried this fearless feline clawed his way home.

'No clemency' for Bali nine pair

Indonesian President Joko Widodo vows to stay firm on death penalty for Bali nine pair convicted of drug offences.

Frozen parody 'School is closed'

Nine dead as gunmen storm Tripoli hotel

Victims' plea to pope over abuse

A man and woman who say they were abused by a priest and a Catholic school teacher ask Pope Francis to investigate their cases.

An unsung musical hero

johnny cooper Johnny Cooper, who died this week, was a modest hero of the New Zealand music scene.

Life story: Community-minded 'Nan'

"Nan" Wright will be remembered as the life and soul of Newtown's Te Ara Hou apartments.

Farm manager had world at his feet

Purpose, burgers, and help for kids

Goldswain dedicated to air rescue service

John Goldswain was a lifesaver to many through his association with the Life Flight Trust.

Key opts for state of state houses over state of the nation

Prime Minister John Key's scene-setter for the political year today was not so much a state of the nation speech as a state of the nation's state houses speech.

The state of it: Key speaks

Your quick guide to the Prime Minister's annual state of the nation speech.

Little targets unemployment in state of nation speech

Andrew Little Speech: State of the Nation

State house sale plan slammed

National's social housing plan about looking after "private developer mates" says Labour.

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