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A miracle of a kakapo chick

Kakapo chick from a crushed and mended egg beats the odds to boost endangered population.

Cyclone's tail strikes

7 min ago High winds and rain batter Auckland as the remains of Cyclone Ita moves down the country. | Wellington slips

Police officer attacked

6:11am A police officer is in hospital after being attacked while trying to break up a brawl in Auckland.

Fatal crash blocks SH1

7:38am A person is dead after a crash between a truck and a car on State Highway 1 in north Otago.

Garden centres snub Easter law

A rebellious garden centre prepares to again flout the Government's "archaic" Easter trading laws.

'I hope he rots in jail'

Aaron Rhys McDonald Former flatmate of killer Aaron Rhys McDonald not surprised by his latest crime spree after seeing him succumb to drugs.

Victim took in killer

Amy Farrall welcomed Aaron Rhys McDonald into her home because she felt sorry for him. | Drugs behind killer's violence

Armed while shoplifting

Tyre thieves 'gutless'

Adviser defends Collins

Judith Collins A senior Beehive adviser has taken the unusual step of going public to back her minister, Judith Collins.

Hot Genesis debut forecast

Shares in Genesis Energy could surge when it lists on the NZX today, fund managers predict.

Shock news: Greens favour privatisation

PM rejects 'fat tax'

Critics slam Labour truck proposal

Labour's plan to ban trucks from fast lanes and make it cheaper to own some vehicles gets mixed reaction.

Gifts and gushing fans

CAtherine in Wellington A modern Beatlemania gripped Wellington as William and Catherine greeted thousands of near-hysterical fans.

Royal tour: Winners and losers

Prince George's first foreign trip was always going to be a big deal. Some came out of the tour well and others less so

Royal tour: a capital sendoff

A moment for the mums

Royals a treat

Tour has made William and Kate into New Zealand's favourite family friends.

Marc Ellis makes a leap

marc ellis Former student Marc Ellis has returned to Wellesley College to celebrate its centenary.

Swimmer dips her toe in business world

Olympic swimmer Amaka Gessler is climbing out of the pool and into the business world.

Classes preserve Hindi

Kept in dark on NCEA errors

Umaga encourages kids to set goals

Counties Manukau coach Tana Umaga has been visiting Auckland schools, inspiring a new generation of rugby players.

Earthquake stress plea to insurers

Stressed, anxious man Insurers need to better recognise and respond to the stress many of their customers are under, a disaster recovery psychologist says.

Stoned at work

Many Kiwis are getting high before work - and employers are undertaking drug testing themselves.

Breast cancer battle scars

Legal highs a factor in son's death

Star move sparks cancer catch

Lucky save for woman after star Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy prompted her to get checked.

Plant up and running

Alliance group The Alliance Group has finished commissioning its $25 million rendering plant.

Big plans for farm

The new owners of Taranaki's landmark Onetai Station want to realise its potential as a beef and sheep farm.

More feed than cows to eat it

Fodder beet a likely option

Mystery silo

A Taranaki family is keen to find out more about a silage silo built on their farm in 1931.

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