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Accused feels remorse over fatal blow

Bruce Coker, 48, died from severe brain injuries after a single punch felled him.

Accused killer Cruz Murray says he acted in self-defence when he punched a stranger.

Air Force badge matches flag design

A badge worn by members of RNZAF 3 squadron, has a silver fern and the stars of the southern cross in exactly the same location as the two flags designed by Kyle Lockwood.

A badge that is the "spitting image" of Kyle Lockwood's design is raising questions.

Fire victims' bodies removed video

The fire broke out in the Exeter Cres house shortly before 3am and was well ablaze when crews arrived, police said.

Two bodies, believed to be a grandmother and 6-year-old girl, removed from Palmerston North house.

Company fined for lost fingers

Importer and manufacturer European Profile Company, which trades as Thermalframe, was fined $24,375 and ordered to pay reparation of $17,500 after a worker lost four fingers in a wood cutting machine.

Man who had four fingers chopped off in a workplace accident awarded $17,500 in reparation.

'Give me the money'

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Two men rob the owner of Warspite Dairy and Takeaways, Porirua, at gunpoint on Wednesday evening. The armed robbery was one of three police were called to in Wellington on Wednesday night.

Police were called out to three armed robberies in Wellington overnight.

Obesity research targets hormones

Kiwi scientists are investigating how to harness a hormone that suppresses how much we eat.

Kiwi scientists investigating how to harness a hormone that suppresses appetites.

All Blacks thrill fans video

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All Blacks Ma'a Nonu, Nehe Milner-Skudder and Victor Vito with children from Greytown Early Years childcare centre this morning.

A whole town was in the palm of three All Blacks' large mitts this morning - then it painted them.

Land-swap challenge to dam

Hawke's Bay Regional Council wants to build a 7km-long irrigation reservoir near the foothills of the Ruahine Forest Park.

Forest & Bird oppose conservation land flooding proposal

Wellington

Fire victims' bodies removed video

The fire broke out in the Exeter Cres house shortly before 3am and was well ablaze when crews arrived, police said.

Two bodies, believed to be a grandmother and 6-year-old girl, removed from Palmerston North house.

'Give me the money'

03092015. News. Photo: Supplied 
Two men rob the owner of Warspite Dairy and Takeaways, Porirua, at gunpoint on Wednesday evening. The armed robbery was one of three police were called to in Wellington on Wednesday night.

Police were called out to three armed robberies in Wellington overnight.

Wairarapa

All Blacks thrill fans video

03092015. News. Photo: CALEB HARRIS/FAIRFAX NZ. 
All Blacks Ma'a Nonu, Nehe Milner-Skudder and Victor Vito with children from Greytown Early Years childcare centre this morning.

A whole town was in the palm of three All Blacks' large mitts this morning - then it painted them.

School abuzz for ABs video

Carterton School pupils, from left, Lyon Rodger, Kayne Allanson, Jeordie Fennell, Harry Russell and Georgie-Leigh Te Rangi are thrilled to be meeting three of the All Blacks.

All Blacks' trek around the smaller centres has two Wairarapa towns excited.

Porirua

Truckie wins national hero award

Michael McGregor, whose bravery at an incident this year has been acknowledged with a hero award.

A local truck driver has won the 'NZ Road Transport Hero 2015' award at an event in Christchurch onĀ 

Struggle to identify body

The state house in Titahi Bay where a body was found on Sunday.

Police scour dental records to ID decomposed man in "bizarre" scene.

Kapiti

Birthing photos scoop national awards

Contraction Support, awarded gold at the NZIPP Iris awards, shows a couple clinging together near the beginning of active labour, at Wellington Hospital. Photo: Tamara Milldove.

A young photographer who has turned heads by scooping two prestigious national awards is keen for more people to know about birthing photography.

Multi-million dollar school and church planned

A construction-site themed shindig is planned to launch a major new construction project that will provide a home for Kapiti's Catholic parish. Organiser Bob Houston, left, and project spokesperson Justin du Fresne.

Designers have begun work on a multi-million school and church in Kapiti.

Hutt Valley

Company fined for lost fingers

Importer and manufacturer European Profile Company, which trades as Thermalframe, was fined $24,375 and ordered to pay reparation of $17,500 after a worker lost four fingers in a wood cutting machine.

Man who had four fingers chopped off in a workplace accident awarded $17,500 in reparation.

Gateway Kids sets up in rugby clubrooms

James and Jane Time have launched a second venue for ther Gateway Kids before and after-school care programme - in the Hutt Old Boys Marist clubrooms.

The Gateway Kids before and after-school care programme has set up a new centre in the HOBM rugby clubrooms.

Hawke's Bay

Land-swap challenge to dam

Hawke's Bay Regional Council wants to build a 7km-long irrigation reservoir near the foothills of the Ruahine Forest Park.

Forest & Bird oppose conservation land flooding proposal

Bid to lure girl, 12, into car

Police are searching for two men who tried to lure a Havelock North schoolgirl in to a car.

Hawke's Bay police search for two men who pursued girl as she tried to run away.

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