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TPPA tips over video

While the TPP is expected to see widespread tariff reduction, Japan, Canada and Mexico may retain restrictions on dairy products.

In welcome news for Kiwi dairy farmers, Trans Pacific Partnership talks in Hawaii have failed.

Jake's socking All Blacks plea

Jake Maclean, 9, has made a video explaining why he is the All Blacks greatest fan as his entry in the All Blacks to the Nation competition.

Jake Maclean has one thing to say: Hey, James Broadhurst - come home to Taranaki and sign your sock.

Train hits car in Hampden

A train and a car have collided near Hampden.

A motorist has escaped uninjured from a collision with a train.

Group attacks tourists

Two male tourists have been attacked at the Vagabond Backpackers Hostel in Christchurch.

Two backpackers left badly injured, one with a broken jaw, after an early morning attack by 8 people in Christchurch.

Leaders want witch doctors outed

Indian Community leaders Thakur Ranjit Singh and Pratima Nand speak at the meeting.

Indian leaders call themselves "Sadhu busters" in a bid to drive witch doctors out of the country.

Ride-by for Connor video

Millie Elder-Holmes at the Head Hunters headquarters in Auckland for the memorial.

Hundreds turn out to help Millie Elder-Holmes remember her slain boyfriend, a year on.

Winston to boost NZ First, or resign

Winston Peters at a meeting in Rotorua.

Winston Peters vows to quit if NZ First doesn't triple in size. Sort of.

Five years without a body to bury

Sonya Rockhouse and Anna Osborne at Parliament this week, with 291 crosses to mark New Zealand workplace deaths since the Pike River disaster.

The story of the Pike River disaster has been told by the women left behind. PHILIP MATTHEWS reports.

Fraud accused doc: Pray yourself better

Waikato hospital. A doctor accused of fraud worked for the Waikato DHB.

A patient is angry over the advice and medication she was given by a doctor accused of fraud.

Severe rain for West Coast

A burst of heavy rain is expected in Westland on Saturday, with rainy patches elsewhere.

Most places can expect some rain this weekend, but MetService warns to keep an eye on next week's forecast.

No, it's not a UFO

The clouds are commonly mistaken for UFOs.

It's a lenticular - relax, that doesn't mean we can expect little green men. Most likely.

Man with 'faded' face scars sought

Police want to identify man in indecent assault.

Police in South Auckland need help identifying a man involved in an indecent assault.

Duncan Garner: Keep evil in prison

FFXENT. Supplied image of Duncan Garner and Heather du Plessis-Allan for Story.

OPINION: Imagine making a mistake that would later cost an innocent woman her life.

Obese teens need surgery access video

Keightley Teece,18, who lost over 70kg following bariatric surgery last year, with his 4XL overalls.

Weight-loss surgery is being denied to the growing population of obese teenagers, a surgeon says.

Oops, we mislaid NZ's only copy of the TPP

"The last thing we want to do is leave this in the back of the cab – and sure enough that's the last thing we did."

Trade Minister Tim Groser reveals the real reason New Zealanders have so little information about the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Stopbank residents in shock video

Marsden St resident Richard Ashton is still in shock after hearing he may have to sell his house to Greater Wellington Regional Council so they can build a new stopbank along the Hutt River.

Residents and businesses have mixed feelings about flood protection plan to buy up their properties.

Skilled workers still needed

Taranaki Futures Got a Trade, Got it Made seminar at Inglewood High School. Vanessa Howarth, 17, is working at Airspresso Cafe and Tyler Summerfield, 16, is doing a cooking course at WITT.

The internet is still not going to give you a haircut.

Woman killed in Queenstown car crash

Police are attending a serious motor vehicle accident on SH6 between Queenstown and Arrowtown on Friday afternoon. Traffic diversions are in place.

A woman is dead after a car crash near Queenstown.

Big Sugar blames parents

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The soft drink industry says "don't blame us" for the rotting teeth of toddlers.

'He opened his eyes, he even waved' video

Hunter McGillivray is an active happy boy - a miracle considering he almost drowned and had to placed in an induced coma at Starship Hospital.

Doctors were unsure if three-year-old Hunter McGillivray would survive a near drowning in an effluent trap.

Prison inquiry into armed inmate

Rimutaka prison is investigating how a prisoner managed to get a weapon to court.

How did remand prisoner have weapon when he appeared in Wellington court?

Summit wraps up 'NZ month' at UN

Murray McCully in the president's chair at the United Nations Security Council in New York.

It's a wrap - after a month in the hot seat, New Zealand finishes up its presidency of the UN Security Council.

Is Steven Joyce a fashionista?

Serial fashion show patron, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce dons a bow tie at one of the many events he is invited to.

Steven Joyce will return to the catwalk next week when he attends a fashion show in Vietnam.

Missing bikers survive freezing night near Mosgiel


Police are searching for two men who failed to return from Berwick Forest, near Dunedin.

Chemical lake fears spark meeting

South Canterbury rvier campaigners fear Lake Opuha's sediment contains harmful chemicals.

Senior ECan members have met South Canterbury river campaigners about their claims of chemical contamination in Lake Opuha.

Peters isn't going anywhere

"Do you play chess? Politics is like chess. You have got to think of all the options."

He's well past retirement age but the NZ First leader is already planning to run for office again in 2017.

Father-of-two lost in gorge crash

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News: Fatal crash in Karangahake Gorge. Senior Sargent Stephen Ambler.

Pukekohe father-of-two Steven Perry was the victim of a serious smash near Karangahake Gorge on Thursday.

MH370 debris brings comfort and trauma

Massey University Associate Professor of Disaster Mental Health Sarb Johal.

“It makes their loss real, which is both a comfort and a trauma.”

A different way to see video

Having gone blind in later life, Elaine Waters has had to learn to see differently.

Almost 170,000 Kiwis have some form of vision loss. All of them see the world differently.

'I can't believe this is happening' video

A Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter paramedic attends to Scott Wallis in the tender boat to the left of the launch Maraqeta.

Scott Wallis broke his leg at sea and the skipper put out a mayday call. Then the vessel started sinking.

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