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Missing cyclist found

Police

A cyclist who went missing between Wairoa and Gisborne has been found safe and well.

Fruit fly restrictions lifted

Queensland fruit fly

There have been no further fruit fly discoveries in the Whangarei area.

Man arrested after Gisborne shooting

Police

A 42-year-old Gisborne man will appear in court tomorrow following the shooting of a 39-year-old man in the city this morning.

Massive slip at Macraes Mine

Macraes Goldmine

New Zealand's largest gold mine has been shut down after heavy rain caused a massive slip.

Australia looks to NZ for disability reform ideas

winz

Australian minister wants a "good look" at NZ-inspired ideas for reforming disability pensions.

Police hunt Wellington sex assailant

Police

There are fears a sexual offender is targeting women in Wellington following two violent attacks.

Thousands still without power

West Coast Cyclone Ita

Hot water and power remain out to some Auckland and West Coast homes after Thursday's storm.

Candidates chase Polynesian votes

labour hopeful jerome mika

Candidates are trying to engage Polynesian voters in an attempt to win three crucial South Auckland seats.

Crash victim a 'caring' war veteran

alan hammond

A pedestrian hit by a car was a loving family man who played the Last Post on Anzac Day for 15 years.

Anzac bugle earned its bum notes

Ken Davie

When the bugle sounds at Auckland's domain this Anzac Day it will sound strained and sometimes flat.

NZ Anglicans deny huge Fiji land sale

Natoavatu strap

NZ Anglicans deny selling land parcel in Fiji to help people of Kiribati escape global warming.

Poof! Bar's name changed in a pop

Ponsonby bar Poof! has agreed to change its name

An Auckland gay bar attempted wordplay - but some called its name a "kick in the face".

Second lot of buses burned in arson

bus burning

Suspicious fire destroys three buses at a Wellington depot, just months after a similar attack.

Christchurch tickets scoop Easter lottery

Lotto ticket

Five Lotto tickets bought in Christchurch have won major prizes in last night's draw. 

Victim's family back cut jail term

Gavel

A drink driver who caused the death of an Auckland mother has had his prison sentence halved on appeal.

Spoiling for a fight

Retired Supreme Court Judge Bill Wilson

Top judge Bill Wilson quit after misconduct allegations.He tells Steve Kilgallon how he rebuilt his life.

Speed turns wet blanket to petrolhead

Greg Murphy

What's it like to race a V8 supercar? Shabnam Dastgheib joins Greg Murphy to find out.

Easter bunny has dietitians hopping mad

Easter egg

Dietitians warn that bigger is not better when it comes to Easter chocolate.

Motorsport legend clips pilot's wings

Warbirds over Wanaka 2014

A motorsport legend went nose to tail with world aerobatic champion at the Warbirds over Wanaka airshow.

NZ winning the war on meningitis

Vaccination child

Doctors say meningitis could be almost entirely eliminated in NZ as early as the end of 2015.

Shop around for new law

easter bun

OPINION: NZ's shop trading laws are one of the last bastions of religious tradition, union strong-arming and pork-barrel politics.

NZ 'dodged bullet' on Brash - ex MP

deborah coddington

A former colleague of Don Brash has slammed him as a racist and a chauvinist.

Car catches fire on motorway

Emergency services vehicles

Auckland’s Southern Motorway has been reopened following a car fire tonight.

Helicopter crashes beside Taupo hospital

Helicopter, chopper

One crew member suffered minor injuries when a helicopter crashed next to Taupo hospital today.

Woman attacked in Wellington

Police

A young woman fought off a 'sexually motivated' attack last night in a part of the city police know to be unsafe.

Man struck by car named

Police

Police have named the man who died after being struck by a vehicle yesterday morning.

Man charged with police assault remanded

Police

A man charged with assaulting police officer has been remanded in custody over Easter.

Rescue from raging waters

damage

A dramatic rescue for a woman trapped on the roof of her submerged car, after heavy weather lashes the country.

Ita's tail leaves a brutal sting

West Coast Cyclone Ita

The brutal force of nature gave the West Coast an unforgettable Good Friday. Now the clean up begins.

Inside the Mei Fan murder case

mei fan

A closer look inside the complex Mei Fan murder inquiry that led to the arrest of her husband, Michael Preston.

NZ bubble 'going to burst'

NZ money, cash

New Zealand's economic boom will pop, and with dramatic results, US experts say.

Man in Manawatu grabs girl, 11

Police

Kids are being urged to keep safe after an attack on an 11-year-old girl outside a dairy.

Man jailed for attacks on partner

Gavel

A Manawatu man has been sent to prison for attacks on partner.

Relief as offender removed

Police

A high-risk paedophile will be moved from a Palmerston North suburb after community concern.

Wet Easter Egg hunt in store for Kiwis

Wellington rain

It will be an indoor Easter egg hunt for most Kiwis, with heavy showers forecast today and tomorrow.

Coes Ford campers evacuated

camping

Fire crews were forced to evacuate campers from a spot near the Selwyn river last night after fears that rising waters might leave them stranded.

Ex-meth house turns into renovation nightmare

Kevin Middleton

A couple are $25,000 out of pocket after decontaminating their home which was once used as a p-lab.

Charlie's whiskers go west for child cancer

Faumuina

All Black Charlie Faumuina is no longer the "big grizzly" he once was. His trademark beard was shaved off last weekend to raise money for child cancer.

Global Drugs Survey: The politics of pot

smoking

Most users of cannabis would not use more if the drug became legal, survey reveals.

Couple milk house colour scheme

Fonterra home Orepuki

Fonterra gets some free advertising after a home owner unknowingly paints house in its colours.

Vinyl making a comeback

Roger Liddle

International Record Store Day is a chance to visit independent record stores and celebrate vinyl.

English upbeat despite 'average' proceeds

Genesis

Funds raised through the partial sale of Genesis Energy may be lower than they could have been, with taxpayers getting good value only "on average" over the sales process, the finance minister has admitted.

Finding solace in helping others

Jayne Crothall

The murder of her daughter led one mother to support victims of similar violent crimes.

Family puts brave face on battle

Daniel Williamson

A potentially life-saving operation for a Lower Hutt toddler has been called off, leaving no more treatment options.

Deaths came 'out of the blue'

Police

Police investigating an apparent murder-suicide of a couple in North Otago say they had no history of domestic violence and their deaths came "out of the blue".

Survey shows we're hard-core royal fans

Prince William and Catherine

The royal visit visit may have restored our faith in the monarchy.

Red-zone the flood-prone houses - Dalziel

Canterbury flooding

Christchurch's mayor will lobby for flood-prone homes to be red zoned.

Hospital bug prompts warning over hygiene

Hospital corridor, generic

A gastro-bug has struck around 10 Waikato Hospital staff over the past week.

'Staggering' cat numbers in city study - Morgan

Lulu strap

The Wellington suburb of Brooklyn has been identified as a feline flashpoint in a new cat-tracking study by environmental campaigner Gareth Morgan.

Dunne: No conflict in son's job

Peter Dunne

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says there is no conflict in his son working for the legal-high industry.
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