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Little girl left heartbroken by thief

Dyer Street School pupil Maia Graham, 9, holds a picture of her dad.

Maia Graham, 9, loses laptop with precious photos of her late dad.

Mercy flight upset

Nelson woman Tamika White, bottom left, remains in Nelson Hospital following a brain hemorrhage that left her on life support. Pictured from top left, with her brothers Kelly White, Michael White and sister Julie Brown.

Family of woman on life support angry after they were unable to get flights refunded on compassionate grounds.

Ash tattoos on the rise video

Wellington mum Sarah Field got tattooed with black ink that was mixed with her daughter's ashes.

An increasing number of people are taking memorial tattoos a step further than most.

Failed flyover cost taxpayers $12m

The proposed $90 million Basin Reserve flyover project is now officially dead.

NZTA has officially abandoned its plans for a Basin Reserve flyover.

One-punch killer guilty

BRUCE COKER: Tangi took place on Boxing Day.

A High Court jury has found Cruz Murray guilty of manslaughter after a fatal single punch felled Bruce Coker.

Snow forecast for Rimutakas

Snow is set to fall to 400m on the Rimutaka hill overnight Saturday, which could cause headaches for motorists this weekend.

A wintry chill hits the capital this weekend as an icy front looms from the south

Serial rapist denied parole

Michael John Carroll in 2003 – six months before he was recalled to prison for disappearing from a live-in treatment centre in Christchurch.

A serial rapist with an "appalling history" of offending against women will stay in jail after he was declined parole. 

Bouncy slide owner charged

The giant slide was closed after the February accident while police and a Worksafe NZ inspector interviewed witnesses and workers.

Owner of a "mammoth slide" which collapsed in Masterton charged with obstructing a health and safety inspector.

Wellington

Failed flyover cost taxpayers $12m

The proposed $90 million Basin Reserve flyover project is now officially dead.

NZTA has officially abandoned its plans for a Basin Reserve flyover.

Mana Island a sanctuary and deathtrap gallery

A topographical map commissioned in 1873 by the government's first tenant farmer, John Fortescue.

Tiny Mana Island has a big history, hosting legendary explorer Kupe and launching New Zealand's wool industry.

Wairarapa

Snow forecast for Rimutakas

Snow is set to fall to 400m on the Rimutaka hill overnight Saturday, which could cause headaches for motorists this weekend.

A wintry chill hits the capital this weekend as an icy front looms from the south

Bouncy slide owner charged

The giant slide was closed after the February accident while police and a Worksafe NZ inspector interviewed witnesses and workers.

Owner of a "mammoth slide" which collapsed in Masterton charged with obstructing a health and safety inspector.

Porirua

One-punch killer guilty

BRUCE COKER: Tangi took place on Boxing Day.

A High Court jury has found Cruz Murray guilty of manslaughter after a fatal single punch felled Bruce Coker.

Mana Island a sanctuary and deathtrap gallery

A topographical map commissioned in 1873 by the government's first tenant farmer, John Fortescue.

Tiny Mana Island has a big history, hosting legendary explorer Kupe and launching New Zealand's wool industry.

Kapiti

Failed Kapiti Arts Trail applications overturned

Rona Morton-Grant has been allowed to take her place on the Kapiti Arts Trail after her the decision to reject her application was overturned.

Artists who had their Kapiti Arts Trail applications rejected are now being allowed to take their places on the trail.

Defiant park users confront construction machinery

Workers driving heavy machinery in Queen Elizabeth Park face walkers and cyclists continuing into construction areas despite 'no entry' signs and verbal warnings.

Walkers and cyclists are putting themselves in danger near heavy machinery in Queen Elizabeth Park, and some have abused workers.

Hutt Valley

Little girl left heartbroken by thief

Dyer Street School pupil Maia Graham, 9, holds a picture of her dad.

Maia Graham, 9, loses laptop with precious photos of her late dad.

Fire destroys Wainuiomata flat

No one was home in a Wainuiomata house destroyed by fire this morning.

Hawke's Bay

Staff involved in blackmarket issued warning

Hawke's Bay Seafoods premises were raided by MPI compliance officers on Wednesday

Seafood company co-operating with authorities over investigation into blackmarket operation.

Opening performance honours Tama Huata

Tama Huata, Hastings, was the founder of the National Waiata Maori Music Awards, an annual event honouring those working in Maori music.

The opening performance of this year's National Waiata Maori Music Awards will be a special tribute to the event's founder.

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