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Jurors had to decide if shooting could be justified as self-defence in south Auckland murder trial.
All voting booths on Auckland's North Shore favoured the National Party in the last 2014 election.
Work has started to join two central Auckland cycleways.
A three-stage, $1.45 billion proposal could connect Auckland and Hamilton at 160kmh.
A Wellington couple chose renovation over building, and it worked a treat.
Just when we thought it was over, winter is once again rearing its head in Wellington.
Judge doubts sex worker's evidence and finds absent Inderjyot Singh not guilty.
Watch the moment police storm a hostage situation in Lower Hutt with stun grenades.
Man who worked as security guard at Richie McCaw's wedding jailed for over 13 years after shooting two women and robbing six pubs.
Environment Canterbury chairman David Bedford has stepped down from his role due to health issues.
Idea to offer one hour of free parking at all Christchurch City Council-owned off-street car parks will go before councillors.
A man has been arrested shortly after allegedly robbing a dairy at knifepoint.
New information leads police probing 1987 murder of Chris Bush to "persons of interest".
It was third time unlucky for Ali Taipari in his attempts to stay one step ahead of the police.
The search for "unpredictable" Rollie James Heke has been elevated to a national level.
Buildings at the Hamilton school have sat vacant for 13 years.
A former freelance reporter tells of terror overseas and how he's come to the sweet life in New Zealand.
It really does sound like one of the best jobs...where we do we sign up?
Police are seeking information about sports club burglaries.
Up to 90mm of rain could fall on the mountain today.
Tanemahuta Gray is a choreographer and director who now calls Feilding home.
The anger of a man who blew holes in police stations with a shotgun boils over in prison.
A 53-year-old woman was found dead in her home.
A newbie to the Manawatu political scene has an uphill battle to turn Palmerston North blue for National.
Homegrown Tasman star Liam Squire is in the ABs starting lineup for Bledisloe opener.
Two cases of mumps have been reported in Nelson after an outbreak in Auckland.
When Sean Davis took over Video Ezy in Nelson, there were 60 others. Now there are just 17.
Wild weather expected to ease by afternoon ... but more rain is forecast for the weekend.
It's Friday night and that means one thing: takeaway time. But under the batter, where does your fish come from?
It's almost like people don't like the sun, amazing wine and [fairly] cheap houses.
Three young people in Marlborough have contracted the mumps.
Blenheim Lotto player strikes it lucky with $1m win.
Scott Tweedie left fulltime work to pursue his dream, and he's sharing that dream with others.
Proposal to redevelop Timaru Hospital moves up a gear with plans afoot to rebuild.
Ashburton man on trial in Timaru for rape has charge against him dismissed.
Timaru mother organises community Hope Walk to create awareness around suicide.
Invercargill fish and chip shop filmed with fish laid out on the roof of the store faces investigation, but owners claim it wasn't for sale.
Southland police constable allegedly sent inappropriate text messages to a woman who had sought out police assistance.
Mayor Tim Shadbolt says new brand "isn't as pretentious" as previous efforts.
Ministry for Primary Industries says animal welfare cases like recent Castlerock Dairies cow neglect court case are bad for "Team NZ".