Five sharks off Kapiti Coast

Sharks have been spotted off the Kapiti Coast.

7 min ago  Police are warning people in the area to stay out of the water.

Man pinned under truck

Westpac Helicopter transported the man to hospital.

6:24 PM  A man is in critical condition after being pinned under the tire of a 15-tonne truck.

Joyce responds to protesters video

Steven Joyce says that trade access is hugely important for a small country like New Zealand.

7:14 PM  OPINION: I'd like to set the record straight on a few matters.

Kiwi found dead in Cambodia

The deceased Kiwi man was found in a Cambodian resort four days ago.

A 72-year-old man was found dead of a suspected heart attack in a Cambodian resort.

Fault delays Auckland trains

A signal fault near Britomart caused delays across the Auckland train network.

7:33 PM  Aucklanders faced delays to train services on Wednesday due to a track fault near Britomart.

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Five sharks off Kapiti Coast

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The face and mouth of a 2.7 metre Bronze Whaler Shark at Te Papa.. Story Lane
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Police are warning people in the area to stay out of the water.

Big delays after serious crash

Traffic backed up after a crash on SH1 at Pukerua Bay.

Crash at Pukerua Bay leaves commuter traffic backed up bumper-to-bumper.

Auckland trains getting back on track

A signal fault near Britomart caused delays across the Auckland train network.

Aucklanders faced delays to train services on Wednesday due to a track fault near Britomart.

'We've got 12 kids coming, honest'

The 26-bunk Waitawheta Hut.

Group of trampers exploit loophole that allows infants to stay for free in DOC huts - by making up 12 of them.

Fat, and in denial

A problem of perception: Kiwis don't think they are as fat as they really are.

Kiwis are deluded about how overweight we really are, study finds.

Police slammed for inaction on burglaries

Police commissioner Mike Bush said police are focusing on doing more to solve burglaries.

Number of burglaries solved drops below 10 per cent in some parts of NZ.

Bridges of national significance

Rachel Trimble, who is also Minister Simon Bridges' sister with her fiance National MP Simon O'Connor.

National MP Simon O'Connor left the priesthood for politics and now he's marrying a Cabinet Minister's sister.

Kiwis to save refugee lives

An IRB safety test at Bethells Beach in 2012.

Lifeguards from Auckland's Bethells Beach are heading to Greece to help with the migrant crisis.

Steven Joyce's response to protesters video

Steven Joyce says that trade access is hugely important for a small country like New Zealand.

OPINION: I've been listening to you over the past few years, months and weeks. So, I'd like to set the record straight on a few matters.

Fees to use national parks?

Milford Sound in Fiordland is visited by 1000 vehicles a day at peak times.

Record numbers of international visitors to key conservation spots test DOC's "flat-lined" budget.

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crime

Accused allegedly told police victim was a 'smart arse'

Head injury victim Kahu Vincent during his time at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin.

6:10 PM  A man accused of attempted murder told police the victim was a "smart arse," a court has been told.

Women brawl in driveway

A long-standing feud was reignited after a woman found her tyres slashed.

Visa fraud accused revealed

'I just want to get out of here'

politics

Calls for big cigarette tax hike

There is very "strong scientific ground" for the government to increase taxes on tobacco to cut smoking rates, according to a public health expert.

Raising tobacco taxes by up to 50 per cent could be key to helping NZ reach smoke-free target.

Health budget formula revised

Taranaki DHB may get a smaller share of national health funding after changes were made in the formula that allocates the funding.

Funding to rise for 7 DHBs, and dip for 4 others, after changes to health budget's allocation formula.

Agency sues over 'fake' invoices

Labour's Phil Twyford says Housing NZ's woes are a symptom of the Government's privatisation programme.

Sub-contractor alleged to have invoiced Housing NZ for maintenance work that was never carried out.

$2.5m stairway raises questions

Peter Hughes justified the spending by saying he was not legally allowed to "move money out of [one] bucket and into other buckets of money".

Ministry says it had no choice but to use up $20m it could not move, on a redesign of its office.

education

Student mastering One Direction

One Direction performing in Auckland on October 12, 2013.

A scholarship to research One Direction - welcome to Millie Lovelock's world.

Chinese firm buys Campbell 'castle'

A Chinese company has bought Campbell Park Estate in the Waitaki Valley.

An affiliate company of NZHouseChina has purchased Campbell Park Estate, located in the Waitaki Valley near Oamaru.

Mould and cold hit student health

A mouldy bathroom in a student flat in central Wellington. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association president Jonathan Gee says the room is typical of student flats in the city.

Students tell MPs of "toxic" effect of poor housing on their well-being and academic performance.

Inclusion centre helping boys

Guidance counsellor Jonathan Loan with inclusion centre co-ordinator and facilitator Sandi Charles.

The centre used to be a toilet block, and was converted by staff members, with local businesses donating time and materials.

health

Hamilton GP who admitted misconduct named

A Hamilton GP who admitted inappropriately prescribing drugs has been named by the New Zealand Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.

The Waikato doctor admitted professional misconduct after prescribing high doses of addictive drugs to patients with drug dependency problems.

Mould and cold hit student health

A mouldy bathroom in a student flat in central Wellington. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association president Jonathan Gee says the room is typical of student flats in the city.

Students tell MPs of "toxic" effect of poor housing on their well-being and academic performance.

Doctors to text smokers

Wendy Moody of New Plymouth believed smokers receiving text messages from their doctors wasn't likely to make anyone decide to quit.

Would texts from your doctor help you quit smoking?

Health budget formula revised

Taranaki DHB may get a smaller share of national health funding after changes were made in the formula that allocates the funding.

Funding to rise for 7 DHBs, and dip for 4 others including Auckland, after changes to health budget's allocation formula.

women of influence

Being a woman in a man's world video

Joan Withers had little time to contemplate her award as Westpac Women of Influence supreme winner, going straight into a Mighty River Power shareholder's meeting the next day.

Girls in low-decile schools lack the role models to inspire them to success, says the award-winning business leader.

2015 winners

Winners of the Women of Influence awards 2015.

Businesswoman Joan Withers is named the supreme winner at this year's Women of Influence awards.

Why women start business

Sarah Lin not only helps businesses with their 3D printing needs but she also volunteers for an organisation that helps children in need of prosthetic hands through 3D printing.

Sarah Lin wanted freedom and flexibility when she started her 3D printing company.

Women of Influence finalists: Board and management

Barbara Kendall  volunteers on 13 different executive boards, commissions and working groups nationally and globally for sport representing athletes, woman, New Zealand and Oceania.

The finalists for the 2015 Women of Influence Awards in the Board and Management category.

farming

Age no barrier for Southern Man

Southern man competitor Karl Barkley.

Karl Barkley is 25 years older than some of the other contestants in the Southern Man competition.

Harvester reduces accidents

Kelly Logging's ClimbMAX tree harvestor in action in Marlborough.

A new machine is revolutionising tree harvesting and gaining North American interest.

No live sheep to Mexico

Scenes like this last year as 45,000 ewe hoggets were loaded on trucks after they arrived in Mexico will not re-occur this season.

Controversial shipment of live NZ sheep to Mexico won't be repeated this year but not because of welfare concerns.

No fine for cows in lake

Fish and Game posted this photograph on Twitter of cattle getting "free access" to Canterbury's Lake Taylor.

Warning only for high-profile owners of cattle seen in lake after ECan finds "a few cow pats on the shore".

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