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Bus and car collide

Emergency services have rushed to a car and bus collision on Auckland's North Shore.

Three people hurt after a crash between a car and bus on Auckland's North Shore.

House destroyed by fire

Fire fighters are battling a house fire in Mangere, south Auckland.

The house, in Mangere, south Auckland, was empty when it caught alight.

Refugees to settle in Invercargill

Invercargill will soon be home to refugees, after it was named as a new settlement area.

Invercargill has been chosen as a new refugee settlement.

Car and truck crash near Rotorua

St John were at the scene of the crash on SH5, near Rotorua.

A car and truck have crashed on State Highway 5 in the Rotorua region.

SC Schools in clusters double

Glenavy School principal Kate Mansfield says lots of schools are not getting on board, but her students can only get ...

More than 80 per cent of South Canterbury schools are involved in a Community of Learning

Serious Saturday night assault

The assault happened on Bryant Road, not far from Te Rapa Road, police said.

A woman was assaulted on a Hamilton street.

Dumped Moroney has no Plan B

Labour MP Sue Moroney will leave parliament in September.

Pressure is on Labour to field a candidate in Hamilton West.

Fake gun scares drivers

Emergency services have been called to an incident on Pages Rd, Linwood, on Monday afternoon.

A man holding an imitation pistol stood in front of a car and demanded the driver get out.

Willie Jackson 'crisis' meeting

Labour leader Andrew Little announced Willie Jackson would be running on the party's list while up at Waitangi earlier ...

It's understood the Labour list ranking committee will meet Monday night to reassess Willie Jackson's list spot.

Drone users warned after heli incident

Franz Josef police have spoken with two drone users about flying near a heliport in the past week.

Illegal drone use near a West Coast heliport is creating a "huge risk" for the community, police say.

$25k scholarship for Pasifika students

Sisilia Teu will use her scholarship to study ICT at Otago.

Mangere East girl Sisilia Teu will be using her $25,000 to study ICT at the University of Otago.

Asthma can kill

In 2015, asthma was the cause of 7446 overnight hospitalisations.

Asthma causes 63 deaths a year on average in New Zealand.

She's a hard road in Kapiti video

Wendy Crawford and Margaret Crawford have a go at pronouncing the Maori street names.

Locals tackle the supposedly "unpronounceable" Maori road names proposed for the old SH1.

Crash claims 'good-hearted guy'

Ross Leslie Hallgarth, 54, of Hastings, has been named as the man who died in the Saturday crash. (File photo)

 Police still looking for vehicle that failed to stop after a smash near Hastings.

'Baby' shark attacked tourist

Catlins Surf School owner Nick Smart says the injured woman is recovering well.

Shark that attacked a French woman was less Jaws and more an oversized Dory.

Families weren't duped - police video

Video footage shows robot and two workers inside the Pike River mine shaft, three months after explosion killed 29 men.

Police say families were told about a robot inside the Pike River mine three months after 29 men were killed.

Waikato to pick up med school baton

An artist's impression of the proposed Waikato medical school's primary teaching base and student centre.

Auckland University dropped the ball when it decided against creating a graduate-entry medical programme.

Call for mandatory cat de-sexing

The Manawatu SPCA started 2017 overwhelmed by unwanted kittens resulting from owners not desexing their cats.

Clampdown needed to stop nuisance cat numbers as SPCA sees "increase in hatred towards cats".

Carer cries in court

Lynn Euphemia Abraham, 59, has denied 11 charges of assault against a child.

Early childhood carer cries in court in Auckland as she recounts her colleague's alleged abuse of children.

Migration could top new jobs

Tourists visiting the Church of the Good Shepherd in Tekapo. Record visitor numbers have boosted employment in tourism ...

The economy is expanding quickly, but so are the numbers joining the workforce.

Police say fatal Tirau fire suspicious video

Firefighters on Little St after being called to the fire at 3.30am.

Residents are shocked after a woman's body was found inside burnt-out Waikato home.

Former prostitute back behind bars

Jan Yorke on her way to stand trial in the High Cort at New Plymouth in 1996 for the murder of Nikki Goodwin in 1995.

Former Taranaki prostitute Jan Yorke - who killed a woman in 1995 - is back in jail because she's a risk.

Living without power

Ron Matthews has gone without power for 19 months because he can't afford to pay the bills.

Ron Matthews has switched off his electricity. He says it's a luxury he can't afford.

Truck takes out veranda on main street

Safety barriers will be in place until repairs are complete after a veranda was damaged by a truck on Sunday.

Taumarunui Police can't confirm if a truck driver who drover away after hitting a pole that caused a shop verandah to collapse will be charged.

'Eternal spring' boosts duck numbers

Les Martin from Hunting and Fishing Taranaki tries out a portable maimai ahead of the opening of the duck shooting ...

The damp spring and summer have had their benefits for some.

'I don't regret it'

A jury at Wellington District Court has found the unnamed stepfather guilty of assault with intent to injure. (File photo)

A man who attacked his stepdaughter's rapist says he did what any father would do.

Prutsiriporn trial: 'Keep an open mind'

Jindarat Prutsiriporn, 50, died of head injuries after falling, bound and gagged, from the boot of a car.

Jury told not to let evidence the accused were involved in organised crime to influence them.

School's in, asbestos is out

Protest over the asbestos removal originally scheduled during school hours started in March.

Parents can now breathe easy after a contentious asbestos removal has been completed.

Childcare funding battle continues

Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Jackie Blue says affordable childcare would help younger women into local ...

A Hurunui District councillor is taking her baby to meetings because there is no childcare subsidy.

Military still talking, Hager says

Investigative journalist and author Nicky Hager will speak about his book 'Hit and Run' in Palmerston North on Wednesday.

Nicky Hager hasn't given up hope of an inquiry into an alleged botched SAS raid in Afghanistan.

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