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High-speed crash kills four near Hamilton, witnesses report 'racing' before impact

Shortly before a crash that killed four young people, a man confronted the car's driver about his speed.

Running nose, shaky knees and blurred sight? It must be the national chilli-eating competition

The fire breathersĀ of professional chilli-eating world are out in force.

Lotto punters strike it lucky - but Powerball still up for grabs

Four lucky punters pocket $250,000 - but the biggest jackpot in three years is still up for grabs.

Boy hurt in petrol explosion in Porirua

The 11-year-old was playing at a friend's house when he was hit in the face by an exploding petrol can, leaving him with serious injuries.

Marama Fox isn't the first MP to tell tobacco companies to 'butt out' of New Zealand's affairs

MP's boilover with Imperial Tobacco's spin doctor isn't the first timeĀ big tobacco's been told off.

Feilding woman found safe in Wellington after going missing for four days

Feilding woman missing for four days found in Wellington suburb.

MP Marama Fox calls Imperial Tobacco spokesman a 'peddler of death' on The Nation

Marama Fox walks off TV set after comparing tobacco boss to Nazi Germany leader.

ASOS clothing website back up and running

Website up and running after being down for nearly 24 hours.

ASOS website up and running again

Shoppers rejoice, the fashion website is online once more after being down for 24 hours.

Teens' 'brazen and bold' crime spree in Huntly

Two 16 year olds went house to house in Huntly, ransacking the homes and stealing $5000 worth of goods in a chilly bag.

West Auckland resident wakes to broken glass after hearing shots fired at van

Auckland residents rattled after slug gun fired at cars overnight.

Royal New Zealand Navy celebrates 30 years of women at sea

A career dedicated to the sea, but forbidden to board a ship. Such was life for women in the navy.

Subdivision rules designed to keep Marlborough homeowners in check

The bizarre subdivision rules designed to keep homeowners in check.

Fire fighters attend house fire in Mt Roskill

A house in Mt Roskill has been badly damaged after it caught fire on Monday morning.

NCEA pathways made clearer with new Massey Uni credit-tracking app

A new app has been designed to help students see their progress through the qualifications system.

Suspicious fire burns through Wellington medical centre

Suspicious fire causes extensive damage to a medical centre in Wellington.

Serious crash in Bay of Plenty

A serious crash trapped one person in a Bay of Plenty crash on State Highway 29A.

Wet, wild weekend for much of North Island, top of South Island

Heavy rain is already falling in Northland and much of the country is in for stormy weather.

Stories of heartbreak and hope all in a day's work in the Family Court

Stories of pain and heartbreak are all in a day's work at the Family Court in New Plymouth.

Palmerston North kayaker balances training with full time firefighting

As Olympic athletes make final preparations, one had to finish a shift at the fire station first.

Fish and chips choices get ethical as Forest and Bird releases new Best Fish Guide

Deciding between battered or crumbed is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to making the right order at the local fish and chip shop.

'Moderate' earthquake rattles central New Zealand

Early sleepers and late-night revellers were given a shake by a 4.7 quake.

Teina Pora: The end is in sight, but one hurdle remains

It's like the best and worst holiday movie scene ever; the reality of the Free Teina Pora campaign, Cook Island style.

Brexit: Manawatu-based UK expats divided over results

The UK's decision to exit the EU has drawn mixed reaction's from Manawatu's expat community.

Christchurch 12-year-old Alex Donaldson found 'safe and well' after disappearance

A 12-year-old boy has been found "safe and well" after disappearing from his home.

Family only metres from Christchurch Girls' High School zone, but miss out

Elsie just misses out on being in the zone for Christchurch single sex college.

Does Brexit wreck it for New Zealand?

John Key probably texted his old buddy David Cameron more than his commiserations.

Person trapped after vehicle collision near Matamata

Fire brigade use rescue equipment to free person trapped in a rolled car.

Kiwi in charge of world anti-drugs agency lifts lid on First XV rugby doping

World sport's anti-drugs boss says Kiwi schoolboys are easy targets for steroid peddlers.

Emergency services give CPR at Waikato riverside

Emergency services find a person after a search along the the Waikato riverside walk.

Brexit: NZ politicians weigh in on referendum

PM John Key says he respects the UK's decision, while Andrew Little highlights global negatives.

Safety report on Wellington's Island Bay Cycleway finds multiple problems

Safety audit of Wellington's controversial Island Bay cycleway discovers a range of problems.

Scottish Shop turns Welsh to welcomes rugby fans to Dunedin

New Zealand's Scottish city turns Welsh in the lead-up to Saturday's sold-out match between the All Blacks and Wales.

SH57 to get $10m safety upgrade after three fatal crashes in 15 months

State Highway to get a $10 million upgrade after three fatal car crashes in just over 12 months

Teina Pora: Prosecute Malcolm Rewa for the murder I was jailed for

WATCH: His name has been cleared of murder. Now Teina Pora has a message for the real killer.

Southland District Council to consider supporting Haast to Hollyford toll road

The Southland District Council will discuss whether to support the toll road at a meeting next week.

Brexit: Brits living in NZ speak of shock, sadness and delight

British people in NZ spoke of their shock, sadness and delight as Britain voted to leave the EU on Friday.

Rongotea man faces jail for failing to pay employees' income tax

Manawatu man may go to jail for failing to pay nearly $140,000 of income tax.

One person freed in crash north of Hamilton

Four people were involved in a car and truck collision on Friday afternoon.

Lyttelton Primary School debate: Bullying or kids being kids?

Parents complain of bullying culture but primary school says "we can't stop everything that happens in playtime".

Disoriented man in Britomart tunnel causes Auckland train delays

Auckland trains were briefly delayed after a disoriented man blocked the Britomart tunnel.

CYF sorry about Walmsley abuse

Child Youth and Family wants any victims of abuse or neglect in its Oamaru home to come forward.

Traffic disruptions following serious crash in north Auckland crash

State Highway 1 in north Auckland is now open but traffic is heavy following a serious crash involving two motorbikes and car.

Hard-to-read signs may limit legal force of overstaying parking charges

Knee-high signs and small typefaces may make parking penalties legally dubious, says an expert.

Christchurch man Matthew Garland Kelly admits 'buying' toddler violation video

Christchurch man paid an Auckland woman $300 to send him a video of her sexually violating a toddler.

Possum hunting on the West Coast

The West Coast still has some die-hard possum hunters determined to keep going despite many challenges.

Negative result in suspected Levin measles case

A suspected case of the measles in Levin has come back with a negative result.

'City oasis' in Auckland boasts hidden courtyard and dog bath

The star feature would have to be the outdoor courtyard, with a plunge pool, a tree and a waterfall.

Australian deportee sentenced for historical sex charges in Hawke's Bay

The man was deported from Australia and faced historical sex charges when he returned to New Zealand.
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