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Three injured, one in critical condition, after Otaki crash

Three people are injured, one critically, after a serious crash on SH1 north of Wellington, blocking northbound traffic.

Auckland toddler traumatised by falling glass door

Young Harry Ding has been having nightmares after a heavy door toppled on him.

Surgery rescheduled as junior doctors strike for safer working hours

Thousands expected to have clinical appointments or surgery delayed due to action.

Person dead after driving into house

Driver dead after crash - and police suspect they may have had a heart attack.

Hope for executed Kiwi's brother as war crimes inquiry ends after nearly 8 years

Another Cambodian warlord may face trial over execution of sailor Kerry Hamill.

Victim says he was 'brainwashed and violated' by former lover's fraud

Once Brendan Santorini stopped believing Stacey Anne Webb's wild lies, he dedicated himself to exposing her.

Elderly woman with Alzheimer's still missing in Auckland

An elderly woman with Alzheimer's remains missing after failing to return from an afternoon walk.

Rescue of trio in Fiordland National Park

Two rescue volunteers spent a chilly night with three overseas trampers, stuck in Fiordland National Park.

Rescue underway for three women in Fiordland National Park

Rescue co-ordinators are waiting for a break in the weather to send a helicopter to pick up three women in the Fiordland National Park.

Thieves hit The Tool Shed in early morning ram raid

Cops after sightings of a red and brown Holden Rodeo with a broken wing mirror after a second ram-raid.

'Give us her passport': Langdon custody battle intensifies

After runaway yacht saga, Alan Langdon is asking an Australian court for custody of his daughter, Que.

Keeping them fed and watered at the waka ama nationals

Food by the tonnes and water on tap for paddlers at this year's waka ama sprint race at Lake Karapiro

Stranded kayaker plucked from choppy conditions on Lake Taupo

Woman paddled onto Lake Taupo to go fishing but strong winds pushed her 3km offshore.

One injured as Auckland house destroyed in fire

One person injured as fire engulfs property.

Hazmat callout after liquid nitrogen leaks on freight train in South Auckland

Hazmat called in after a gas cylinder shot out clouds of fog on a freight train in South Auckland.

Te Papa's Inspiration Station packs away Kiwis' collectables

For nearly two decades, Kiwis' unique collections have been displayed at Te Papa.

Prime Minister Bill English hopeful of reviving TPP, keen for quick EU deal

PM wants the agreement to go ahead, even without the US, and he's keen for a quick EU trade deal, too.

Bay of Plenty woman missing for three weeks last seen on the West Coast

Shelley Crooks told a friend on December 22 she was hitchhiking to Opotiki from Punakaiki. She hasn't been seen since.

Fire in toilet paper aisle at Hamilton shopping mall

Fire crews are battling a blaze at a Countdown supermarket in Hamilton.

Armed offenders hold-up Waikato dairy

The masked offenders fled northbound on Knighton Rd in Waikato.

Multiple fire crews respond to Waikato house fire

Firefighters take control of house fire near the small Waikato town of Tirau.

'Poor' season for Rangitata River salmon fishery, Fish and Game New Zealand says

He's been fishing at the same spot for 40 years, but Peter Ritchie has never seen the Rangitata River so absent of fish.

More than 600 Canterbury patients affected by second doctors' strike

Hundreds of Canterbury patients are to miss out on surgery during the three-day action.

Boat stuck under bridge on SH1 south of Waikanae

Truck carrying boat gets stuck under rail bridge on State Highway 1 in Waikanae.

Alpaca hoo-ha spells end of HUHA's Manakau branch

Neighbours like the work an animal shelter does - they just don't want it done in their back yard.

Dangerous campervan driving on South Island highway caught on camera

A campervan was filmed drifting across the centre line near Lake Tekapo on Sunday.

Family's message to hit and run driver who killed teen skateboarder: 'Why couldn't you stop?'

Teen skateboarder Jacob Pakura's family issues tearful plea to driver to come forward. "Please give our family some closure."

Capital rents jump 10 per cent, and are set to go higher

Landlord tells of 600 phone calls and 300 emails in first 48 hours of listing property.

Employment ruling opens door for new principal at Rangiora High School

Commissioner looks to hire new principal after ruling former principal was wrongfully fired.

Emergency services called to crash in Vogeltown, New Plymouth

Police, fire and ambulance staff are at the scene of a car crash in New Plymouth.

Wellington homeowner seeks legal advice over $9000 pipe repair bill

Lawyer casts doubt on council policy, as officials investigate resident's $9000 bill.

ERA upholds Victoria University settlement with former law lecturer

Former Victoria University law lecturer's claims over bullying case are rejected.

Wait nearly over for 150,000 students as NCEA results out on Tuesday

Students are poised to discover their results after a troubled exam season.

Government heads towards ban on microbeads

Government moves towards ban on microbeads in products like bodywash and toothpaste.

The korero of the carving is the most important thing

Carving out a little piece of New Zealand is a source of pride for one Te Atiawa craftsman

Taranaki teenager missing for 10 days

Williams Sales has not been seen for 10 days and police have concerns for his wellbeing.

Police to revise information requests following watchdog complaint

Police have agreed to change the way they request personal information from companies following privacy concerns.

Man overwhelmed by community response after stolen trailer advertisement

Colin Hitchen's phone has been ringing off the hook since placing a tongue-in-cheek ad in the newspaper about his stolen trailer.

Government urged to change legislation about recording military convictions

Politician says an 'oversight' means military convictions do not appear on criminal records.

Man impaled in crash in Karaka, rural south Auckland

Young man critically injured after a car smashed into a fence in rural south Auckland.

'If you are hurting, wear the ribbon': Grieving parents launch yellow ribbons to help prevent more deaths

Tyler Gilbert, 21, died too soon. His parents want to help other young people who may be hurting.

Brian Tamaki's 'spiritual father' Eddie Long dead at 63

Eddie Long, Destiny Church favourite and scandal-ridden pastor, is dead at 63.

Elderly woman with Alzheimer’s missing in Torbay, Auckland

She went out for an afternoon walk and still hadn't returned by 6pm.

Forget blowing out the candles: try blowing out the neighbourhood

"Surprise" for mum rocked the neighbourhood and brought out the cops.

Weather 'bomb' to bring rain, wind

Just as it was starting to feel like summer, damaging winds and torrential rain are on their way.

Police urge drivers to stay away in fire as cars clog road

Gawkers block fire entrance, clog roads and police have had enough.

Labour leader Andrew Little not giving 'false hope' to Pike River families ahead of visit to the West Coast

Andrew Little travelling to Pike River following Winston Peters' sledging of his position.

Owner pleased after historic yacht with $1 reserve sells for $480,000

A 1944 yacht listed for $1 has sold after a frantic two-week auction online.

Little flags away Rongotai, New Plymouth to go list-only for 2017 election

Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle handed inside running for Labour in Rongotai seat.

More than 1000 Hawke's Bay, Wellington and Hutt Valley patients affected by strike action

From 7am on Tuesday, junior hospital doctors will walk out for 73 hours.