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Perils of duck hunting

Forty-one per cent of injuries associated with game-bird hunting occur during the opening weekend of duck hunting season.

Almost half of game bird hunting injuries happen during the opening weekend of the season.

Killed motorcyclist named

The crash took place on State Highway 5 near the Te Haroto summit.

Taupo man Logan Griffith died after his motorbike crashed into a fence on a Hawke's Bay highway.

Fearless fighter for human rights

The Very Rev John Murray. B: November 5 1929, D February 17 2017.

The Very Rev John Murray worked to bring his church into the present, and dedicated his life to campaigning for what he believed in.

A shade for every face

Once the shade is perfect, the formula is poured into the lipstick mold and left to set for about 15 minutes.

Custom cosmetics are a big deal in New York, and now they're available in Lower Hutt.

Hutt school swindler paroled

The Parole Board believes Donald Hancox does not pose an undue risk to the community and he will be released next month. ...

Donald Hancox admits his actions were illegal, and is freed after 10 months in jail.

Resistance fighter just 'doing what I had to do'.

 Dutch resistance fighter Dora Suuring used her chemistry skills to forge documents that would save scores of Jewish lives, writes Bess Manson.

Congestion eases on SH1

Traffic heading north on the way into Paekakariki on Friday night.

Traffic is flowing freely again after long northbound delays on the Kapiti Coast.

Fake NZ hospital used in scam

A Google listing for the fictitious St Vincent Ranui Hospital, supposedly in the Wellington suburb of Karori.

Foreign doctors were lured by big salaries at a Wellington hospital - but "St Vincent Ranui" doesn't exist.

'We don't need 13 Reasons Why'

Aroha McKenzie lost her daughter, Jacinta, to suicide in 2015 and faces a real experience similar to the controversial ...

Mum reads a heartfelt open letter to teenage daughter who took her own life.

Pokies accused 'collateral damage'

The Department of Internal Affairs said Mike O'Brien was "unsuitable" to be involved in the pokie gambling business.

Inquiry into who was behind pokie machine operations was flawed, says lawyer.

Arson target jailed for drug crimes

Darren McKinley has been jailed for four years and eight months for his part in a gang-backed drug ring.

He was targeted in a Wellington storage facility fire jailed for his part in a drug ring - now he's been jailed.

Slice of history changes hands video

Wallingford homestead, near Waipukarau, was built in the 1890s, and has more recently been developed as a luxury lodge.

Historic Hawke's Bay homestead leaves family ownership after 160 years.

Hotel closure hits wedding plans

The Amora Hotel in Wakefield St is to close for major renovation work.

Couple had venue booked, and invitations sent, when Amora announced closure.

Survival kits a 'recipe for disaster' video

Emergency survival kit contents.

Consumer NZ finds many pre-made survival kits, designed to save lives, lack key items or have poor-quality gear.

Private investigator fights for licence

Private investigator Grace Haden is challenging an attempt to cancel the certificate she needs to work in the industry.

PI described as obsessive and difficult challenges bid to stop her working.

'The family might harass me'

The backyard of Corrinne Oliver's home in Mauriceville after it caught fire on Thursday. The house became engulfed in ...

Woman who allegedly set fire to home of family who took her in now fears retribution.

Stepdad wanted to hit rapist more

A unnamed man from Paraparaumu has denied assaulting Jason Haward, who raped his 15-year-old stepdaughter.

He tells court: "I presume any father put into that situation would react in the same way."

Secretive birds back in Porirua

Shhhh: A rarely-seen fernbird.

 You might not see them but they're still there.

Last play for Taita rugby

Looking at a picture of the promotion winning team of 1976 led Alan Harrington to reorganise a reunion.

 Taita rugby re-union planned for June.

Amazing racing around Oregon

As part of an Amazing Race-style challenge, dozens of people in the travel industry spent 10 days exploring Oregon and ...

The photography skills of a Wellington travel consultant helped a Kiwi team win an Amazing Race-style challenge.

Shelly Bay revamp to start in 2018 video

An artist's impression of what the revamped Shelly Bay could look like.

Face-lift for dilapidated Wellington bay could leave ratepayers $1.5m better off each year.

$1m more needed for arts centre

An artists' impression of the performing arts centre planned for Aotea College.

Aotea College needs another $1million for performing arts centre.

Teen to world champs

Tyler Smith with father and coach Damian Smith at Allegiance Academy in Hastings.

The seven time national champ is ready to take on the world's best

Blind athlete tackles Crazyman race

Blind athlete Neelu Jennings will take on the Crazyman multisport race with support from other participants.

Neelu Jennings won't let her disability bother her when she lines up for the Crazyman race.

Look Who's Talking: Ella Ruth Clifford

Ella-Ruth Clifford, 10, during her visit to the Porirua mayor's office.

This Porirua 10-year-old has big plans for the future.

Sneak peek at Transmission Gully video

The 27-kilometre, four-lane motorway will run inland between Wellington northern suburbs and Paekakariki on the Kapiti ...

After two million man hours, the motorway north of Wellington still isn't halfway built.

Suspcious fire in Lower Hutt

Police and fire crews are at the scene of a shed fire in Lower Hutt this morning.

Police and fire officers are investigating a suspicious fire in the Lower Hutt suburb of Epuni.

Comedy for a cause

All money from SpinningTop's Good Guys comedy show goes directly to projects on the Burma-Thai border.

Your laughter can build a school for displaced migrant children in Myanmar at charity comedy gala.

Amora closed for a year

The Amora Hotel in  Wakefield St is to close for major renovation work.

One of Wellington's largest hotels faces a lengthy closure, just before the Lions arrive.

Sevens decision still pending video

No decision yet on whether Wellington's Westpac Stadium will be given another try at hosting the annual Sevens tournament.

Could a meeting in Tokyo next month say sayonara to Wellington's hosting rights?

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