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Teenager feared to have Zika virus after Tonga holiday

Last minute holiday to Tonga leaves young Kiwi waiting to hear if she has Zika virus.

David v Jacinda: Spread the love – take Waitangi Day on the road

In his first column for Fairfax, ACT leader David Seymour has a bold new plan for marking Waitangi Day.

Passengers trapped in Christchurch gondola

Passenger trapped in swaying gondola slams company's "no big deal" response.

Wheelchair-bound athlete barred from race takes complaint to the HRC

An athlete with a disability has complained to the Human Rights Commission after being barred from race.

Person may have been swept into Waikato River near Taupo - reports

Search launched amid fears a person has been swept down the Waikato River.

Waikato University student classifies cyber attacks with Interpol

An international policing organisation is getting a little bit of help from the Waikato.

David Seymour opens up about love and loss - and his new gig as a columnist

A cause, a new love interest - and a new column. 2016 is shaping up as David Seymour's big year.

Four dead on New Zealand roads in less than 24 hours

String of fatal and serious crashes on the roads over Waitangi Weekend called "sad and frustrating."

Baby born on side of state highway

Couple head to midwife as fast as they can but baby too quick for everyone.

Five-year-old left school unnoticed and caught a bus with a stranger

A parent wants action after his daughter escaped from school, but the principal says "schools aren't cages".

Prime Minister John Key target of flying-dildo Waitangi protest

The dildo-throwing nurse is keeping her head down after fellow protesters criticised her move.

Patrick Dixon arrested following manhunt after police shot at in Auckland

Patrick Dixon, sought after a police car was shot at in Auckland, has been arrested in Cambridge.

Dwindling community work sentences threaten local areas

Fewer community work sentences has a knock-on effect for local groups.

Masala Indian restaurant chain assets frozen in High Court order

Restaurant staff revealed they were paid as little as $2.64 an hour, and worked up to 11 hours a day.

Wanderlust Great Lake Taupo shows a yoga awakening

Plenty of stretch, bend and groove were found at Wanderlust Great Lake Taupo.

Karangahake Gorge reopened after serious two-car smash

Three people have been critically injured in head-on crash.

Waitangi Day's annual hikoi opposes TPPA

Clear skies greeted the thousands of people who gathered at Waitangi

Southland's O Te Ika Rama marae marks Waitangi Day

First Waitangi Day commemorations at O Te Ika Rama marae outside of Gore.

Wellington SPCA open day

Claws and paws as SPCA opens its doors.

Young cancer battler spends day as a pirate

What kid doesn't want to be a pirate? The dream came true for this five-year-old with cancer.

Cruise ship Azamara Quest 'hit rocks in Marlborough'

Investigations reveal damage to the liner Azamara Quest and paint on a rock it is alleged to have hit.

Throwing dildo at Steven Joyce appals John Key

Now people around the world think Kiwis celebrate national day by pelting politicians with sex toys, an unamused PM says

TPPA signed, sealed, delivered – it's ours

Has there ever been a more contentious four-letter abbreviation in New Zealand than TPPA.

Hole-some Waitangi Day entertainment in Hamilton

What could have been a staid Waitangi Day ceremony took a potentially rude turn in Hamilton.

Fatal crash near Ohakea

A 23-year-old man has died in a car crash near Ohakea.

Measures in place to stop Zika affecting New Zealand blood supply

That's the Zika health advice from NZ officials to travelling Kiwis.

Wet, windy start to Waitangi Day

The upper North Island experiences rain for Waitangi Day, but thunderstorm risk lowers.

Cook gets day off to watch waka power across the water at Waitangi

A few hundred people watch Waitangi waka ceremony from the shoreline of Te Tii Marae.

Thousands of litres of milk lost as tanker rolls

Thousands of litres of milk spill onto a Coromandel paddock.

Fireworks may have been the cause of suspicious fire at Paritutu rock

Police say they are treating a fire that engulfed landmark Paritutu rock as suspicious.

Father lodges human rights violations complaint against government with UN

An American father-of-two has laid a complaint with the UN alleging the Family Court system in this country violates human rights.

Here's your chance to help buy New Zealand a beach

You could own a slice of one of New Zealand's pristine beaches. Here's what you need to know.

Critically injured man found in Auckland Domain

A man in his 40s suffered head injuries in an attack in one of Auckland's biggest parks.

Double fatal: One victim still to be identified

Police are still trying to identify one of two men killed after their cars collided head-on near Hamilton.

Penny Farthing race at Otira Hotel's Rata Festival

The historic Otira Stagecoach Hotel is celebrating 150 years with a Penny Farthing race.

Crashes keep police and fire crews busy in the north

Take care on the roads this long weekend - the number of accidents are already mounting.

Pedestrian critical after being hit by car in South Auckland

A person has been badly injured at a South Auckland intersection.

Two critical, one serious after car rolls north of Auckland

Three people were left injured after their car rolled.

Beers and tears as family, friends and fans pay tribute to Kelly McGarry

There were beers, tears and hundreds of riders shredding downhill to say goodbye to Kelly McGarry.

Stuff readers: Help buy this Abel Tasman beach

Join us in saving this slice of paradise for the public.

Steven Joyce and #dildogate: Internet goes into overdrive

Internet users in battle of wits after sex toy lobbed at Cabinet minister.

Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard supports boy racer caught clocking up 210kmh in highway race

MP Trevor Mallard asked court to allow a man caught at 210kmh to escape conviction for lying to police.

Wellington's could take back the sewer pipes it 'gifted' residents, which have cost thousands in repairs

Wellington City Council is considering taking back responsibility for sewer pipes it 'gifted' to homeowners 10 years ago.

Political projectiles through history

There's just something magic in throwing things at politicians.

Steven Joyce hit by sex toy thrown by protester at Waitangi

The minister took the flying phallus on the chin.

Te Papa museum's DreamWorks and Gallipoli exhibitions draw crowds

Te Papa museum had its busiest January ever, with Gallipoli and DreamWorks exhibitions drawing crowds.

Axe attacker should be electronically monitored - victim's mum

Parole granted for man who used knife against his former partner until it snapped, and then an axe.

RSA: Our flag is well loved – but it isn't safe

OPINION: The national president of the RSA says every Kiwi should have their say on the flag.

Funeral for Pacer Willacy-Scott, 15, killed in Masterton crash after police chase

Packed funeral for teen remembered for his " awesome, outgoing character".

Record number of Chinese tourists set to hit Canterbury

A record number of Chinese tourists are expected to visit Canterbury over the Chinese New Year.
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