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Chad sheds dreads for cancer support

Nine years' worth of growth falls to the floor

Nine years' worth of dreadlocks fell to the floor in minutes all for Shave for a Cure.

Woman remains in hospital after suspected gang altercation in Masterton

A woman is in intensive care after a suspected altercation between rival gangs in Masterton.

Wellington's Golden Mile needs safety review, coroner says

Venessa Green's death points to need for safety review of Golden Mile, coroner says.

Dead sparrows found with wire rings round their necks in Wellington

A bird killer with a penchant for trinkets is on the loose in Wellington.

Kapiti Expressway given seal of approval

The biggest road to be built through the Kapiti Coast for decades is beginning to look like, well, a road.

Kiwi nurse Bronni McBain tells of Ebola scare

Ebola redzone nurse Bronni McBain says her time in West Africa was 'heart-wrenching'.

Man charged over racist rant on Wellington bus

Hutt Valley police have arrested and charged a man over a racist rant incident filmed by a bus passenger.

Otaki pair go to court over unsafe bridge

An Otaki couple are heading to court after a frustrating 15-year battle over a "shonky" bridge preventing them from building their dream home.

Lab investment in Wellington 'shows commitment'

A $3.3m investment is being made in Wakefield Hospital by its new owners.

Wellington's CubaDupa revives carnival atmosphere

Electricity in the air for CubaDupa

Sporadic weekend rain did nothing to dampen the vibe at Wellington's inaugural CubaDupa street festival.

Woman injured in suspected gang altercation in Masterton

Extra police deployed from Wellington to Masterton to help calm volatile gang scene.

Color Run fun in Upper Hutt

Almost 4000 people descended on Upper Hutt and paid to frolic amid bursts of rainbow-hued powder.

Boy critically injured in mountain bike event

A boy has been flown to hospital with critical injuries after falling off his mountain bike at a Hawke's Bay event.

Cricket fans get ready for big night at MCG for final

Melbourne is abuzz and the sun is shining ahead of the Cricket World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia at the MCG.

Look out cobber, the Beige Brigade is in town

#BacktheBlackCaps while wearing brown

A reinforced Beige Brigade will be making a splash of understated colour at the CWC final.

Car crashes into central Wellington house, concrete mixer into Kapiti garage

Ian Sinclair thought it was a quake, but it was actually a car hitting the flat next door.

$80m hi-tech tower to replace Wellington's BP House

A new $80 million office block is set to replace the quake-damaged BP House on Wellington's waterfront.

Young UCOL chefs tackle yolky eggs

Palmerston North's most promising chefs appear to be able to take the heat after producing perfect yolky eggs and velvety hollandaise.

Phoenix fans want missing banner back

The Wellington Phoenix's fan club will be without a key piece of kit for tomorrow's first home game.

Lundy's future in balance

The jury in Mark Lundy's retrial will be sent out on Monday to consider whether he is guilty or not guilty of bludgeoning his family to death.

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park provides space to remember

A space worthy of honouring the sacrifice of thousands of Kiwi servicemen and women can now be enjoyed by Wellingtonians and visitors.

Mayors agree to fund up to half of Wellington airport's runway extension

Mayors are pledging ratepayers' money to help get a longer Wellington Airport runway.

Shedding 62kg to shake a family curse

Standing next to his grandfather's grave was a life-changing moment for Mark Sosene.

Super dupa carnival as Cuba transforms

CubaDupa to go ahead 'rain or shine'

Brianne Kerr has done it. Now it is Cuba St's turn to transform from ordinary to extraordinary.

Teen's death rocks the shearing community

Sudden death of promising shearer Shaylyn Te Huia, 16, causes shockwaves.

Fast-response tow trucks to keep Wellington traffic flowing

An emergency tow truck will be stationed next to Wellington's urban motorway to reduce the gridlock.

Minister berates capital's DHB

Jonathan Coleman has admonished Wellington's DHB for its "recurring pattern of poor performance".

D-day for 1080 threat to infant formula

As the deadline for a threat to contaminate infant baby formula with 1080 looms the activists speak out.

Phillip John Smith denied parole

Convicted murderer and paedophile Phillip John Smith has been denied parole.

Rain forecast for Wellington CubaDupa's carnival

Rain looks likely to fall on Wellington's inaugural CubaDupa festival.

Police closing in on racist ranter on Wellington bus

The net is closing in on a man who unleashed a racist tirade against passengers on a Wellington bus.

Peter Dunne takes on New Zealand comedians

MP Peter Dunne dismisses all Kiwi comedians, then expresses dismay to find himself the butt of their jokes.

Carterton's Beehive bacon factory evacuated after gas leak

Five workers were taken to hospital this morning after a gas leak at a Carterton bacon factory.

Nighttime Lift of Levin balloon event reignited

Popular balloon event back in the air

A nighttime balloon event could take off again at the Lift off Levin festival thanks to community support.

What your hot drink says about you

What does it mean to be Team Coffee or Team Tea?

School's neighbour stumped by creeping roots

Clive Peters thought he had the perfect neighbour – until the school's trees tore up his driveway.

Review for blood-sugar meters after 150 diabetics' complaints

Authorities deny claims blood meters are dodgy despite car crashes, children in hospital.

NZ needs national antidote database to combat chronic shortage

Study finds no NZ hospital has enough antidote on hand to treat even one patient for a full day.

Akatarawa Rd closed between Upper Hutt and Waikanae

The Akatarawa Rd between Upper Hutt and Waikanae is closed after a truck got stuck.

Three arrests after Napier KFC robbed at gunpoint

Two women and a man have been arrested over the gunpoint robbery of Napier's KFC.

Hawke's Bay mayors clash over amalgamation

Head-to-head debate over amalgamation pits Napier mayor against Hastings counterpart.

Great peal of sorrow rang out across Wellington

On Anzac Day 1932 50,000 people gathered to dedicate Mt Cook's carillon, the new National War Memorial.

Cricket bowls a yorker to Phoenix

Table-topping Phoenix face playing to a near-empty stadium thanks to Sunday's Cricket World Cup final.

C'mon bosses, give cricket fans a break

Bosses should be willing to cut their staff a little slack come Monday morning, Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce says.

'The soft, sweet music stole out of the latticed tower'

A great peal of sorrow and remembrance rang out over Wellington on Anzac Day 1932.

National has botched this by-election

OPINION: National has botched the Northland by-election and not even the party machine is likely to retrieve it.

Call for drug companies to disclose giveaways

The murky financial ties between doctors and drug companies need to be exposed or patients will be the likely victims, a group of health experts say.

Man arrested at cricket game

A wanted man has been arrested by plain-clothes cop in the middle of a cricket game at Wellington's Basin Reserve.

Giant pot plants in Welllington street vandalised

The damage to giant pot plants in an inner-city street is "like punching a puppy in the face", a cafe owner says. 

Kapiti boy without leg dreams of riding a bike

Five-year-old Lucas Robins, born without a calf bone and a deformed thigh bone, has ridden a bike.
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