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Police hunt tyre-slasher

Hawke's Bay police are searching for the person responsible for a series of car-tyre slashings.

Hawke's Bay tyre repair shops have been busy following a spate of slashings.

'Dangerous' wanted man caught

Wanted man Koru Meihana Coker has been arrested by police.

A 'dangerous' wanted man has been arrested by police.

Rescue turns focus on Kaye Stewart mystery

Retired Wellington physiotherapist Kaye Stewart, who went missing in June 2005 in Rimutaka Forest Park and is presumed dead.

One of Wellington's enduring mysteries may get a helping hand after a missing runner's rescue in Rimutaka Forest Park.

Man killed after rolling vehicle in Hawke's Bay

150714 News Photo: Stuart Short. 
Gun incident: Fire, ambulance police and armed defenders converged on Grace Crescent on Monday night for a 6-hour stand off with an armed, wanted man.

A man has been found dead in rural Hawke's Bay after he rolled an all terrain vehicle near his home. 

Police alert on forced marriages

Indian culture and custom expert Pushpa Wood says there are blurred lines between arranged marriages – which could often be successful – and those she labelled "coercive".

NZ faces a growing problem of forced and underage marriages, as well as bride-burning and acid attacks.

How healthy is your community?

Where are nation's most dangerous drinkers?

Hawke's Bay has NZ's most dangerous drinkers - but nobody is sure why.

Sunday-Star Times wins weekly newspaper of the year

Sunday-Star editor Jonathan Milne, whose newspaper won weekly newspaper of the year at the Canon Media Awards 2015.

Victory for the Sunday Star-Times in weekly newspaper of the year highlighted a strong showing at the Canon Media Awards by Fairfax New Zealand journalists on Friday night.

Opponents set out euthanasia case

Lecretia Seales is an acclaimed cook and was treated to chef Sam Pope making a five-course meal for her at home.

Lecretia Seales' court case extends beyond her, and puts others' lives at risk, opponents say.

Wellington

'Dangerous' wanted man caught

Wanted man Koru Meihana Coker has been arrested by police.

A 'dangerous' wanted man has been arrested by police.

How healthy is your community?

Where are nation's most dangerous drinkers?

Hawke's Bay has NZ's most dangerous drinkers - but nobody is sure why.

Wairarapa

Netball 'a victim of sexism'

Netball players at Masterton's Colombo Rd courts are putting up with substandard facilities while male-dominated sports enjoy lavish upgrades, a Wairarapa netball administrator says.

While male sports get upgrades, Wairarapa's netballers play on a dark court known as The Dungeon.

Partner mourns "ray of sunshine"

Shirley Mareikura, 44, of Masterton, was killed in a car crash at Mt Bruce north of Masterton on Wednesday night.

Partner of crash victim Shirley Mareikura had premonition of tragedy when siren sounded.

Porirua

Vandals hit Titahi Bay School

Some of 21 windows smashed during a vandalism spree at Titahi Bay school overnight on Thursday.

Primary school has 21 windows smashed in overnight attack.

Bail for Tawa killing charge

Bruce Coker died after suffering a head injury.

Accused gets electronically monitored bail on a charge of manslaughter of Bruce Coker at Tawa.

Kapiti

Historic mall announces expansion

Concept design for an expanded  food court at Coastlands Shopping Centre.

Mall uses vacant space

Long road to recovery for flood family

Anja Ferguson, right, with Charlotte and Hannah Maguire, front and middle, in their now-drained lounge. With them is friend Jazmin Doughty, whose family put the Ferguson/Maguire clan up for the night after the flood.

A week on from widespread flooding in Kapiti, the Fergusons are living in hotel while cleaning up their home.

Hutt Valley

Nothing trivial about John

John Ogilvie lost his fullback spot to Bob Scott in 1954, when the former All Black joined Petone.

John Ogilvie lost his fullback spot in the Petone rugby team to Bob Scott in 1954.

'My boots are stuck' video

Lilyanne Aloiai, 7, does some fishing in the floods outside her house in Naenae on May 14.

A 7-year-old's take on last week's floods has been watched by thousands.

Hawke's Bay

Police hunt tyre-slasher

Hawke's Bay police are searching for the person responsible for a series of car-tyre slashings.

Hawke's Bay tyre repair shops have been busy following a spate of slashings.

Man killed after rolling vehicle in Hawke's Bay

150714 News Photo: Stuart Short. 
Gun incident: Fire, ambulance police and armed defenders converged on Grace Crescent on Monday night for a 6-hour stand off with an armed, wanted man.

A man has been found dead in rural Hawke's Bay after he rolled an all terrain vehicle near his home. 

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