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Cyclist killed in crash just north of Hokitika

A cyclist has died in a collision with a car on the West Coast.

The Jekylls on Hyde St: Four women trash Dunedin student flat

A student was told he should "lock your door" by four women who trashed his Dunedin flat.

Businessman tied to ACC bribery runs into new cashflow issues

Company linked to man tied up in ACC bribery scandal runs into multi-million dollar trouble.

Former Wairarapa school teacher under Education Council investigation

Former teacher at prestigious Masterton school under investigation as reports swirl of a relationship with a year-13 girl.

Matt Vickers calls on MPs to have 'open mind' about euthanasia

Matt Vickers, husband of Lecretia Seales, has urged MPs to have an "open mind" about euthanasia.

Caregiver charged over hidden camera slap

Family's stress disappears after woman responsible for slapping and manhandling father is charged with assault.

Is it normal to tie a cow to a tractor?

A cow was found chained to a tractor. What was going on?

Site of former Auckland school of horrors sold for $12 million to iwi group

Crown sells site of Auckland school at the centre of appalling child abuse for $12m to iwi group.

Christchurch man with inoperable brain tumour chases music dream

Jonathan Densem has an inoperable tumour, but is determined to leave an album for his sons to remember him by.

Grey day to come for most, with worse on the horizon in the north

Looks like it will be a wet Wednesday, with conditions deteriorating in many places, especially up north.

Bad news for allergy sufferers as pine pollen set to 'cover the whole city'

Get out the antihistamines - there will be no escaping allergy season in the capital.

The risk when large vehicles travel on roads more suited to something smaller

When trucks and buses travel on narrow, winding roads there can be trouble.

Council staff unwilling to cut corners on new Hamilton playground

So what will that buy? A turf maze, secret garden and more.

Person trapped in car after collision with ute in Christchurch

A woman has been taken to Christchurch Hospital after the car she was driving collided with a ute.

Flights cancelled at Christchurch Airport due to fog

Some flights were diverted or cancelled at Christchurch Airport on Tuesday night.

Foxton house bus uninhabitable after fire

A cause of the fire, which seriously damaged the bus, is under investigation.

Driver left with minor injuries after car collides with bridge and goes down bank

The sole occupant suffered minor injuries after the car went down a bank.

Whanganui boy turns to police after losing ball over fence

A Whanganui boy made a poster to help police in their search for his ball.

Government education reform focuses on school-aged children learning from home

A major Government reform of schooling could see classrooms ditched in favour of online learning.

Child hit by car while walking to south Auckland preschool

Young boy walking to kindergarten was hit by a car which broke his leg.

ACC radiation compo requirements 'too hardline'

Opposition MP calls for ACC to alter its rigid approach.

Havelock North water crisis: Two schools and retirement unit shut over gastro outbreak

Gastro bug's return forces more kids to stay home, and retirement unit to close.

Council programme encourages children to become interested in local body elections

The programme is designed for students aged 11 to 15 and gives young Aucklanders a chance to gain knowledge of local government, how it works in Auckland and why voting is so important.

Auckland bouncer allegedly attacks, punches man to the ground

A horrific video has emerged online of a man punching another to the ground outside an Auckland bar.

Inside a grotty Dunedin flat

Black mould on the ceiling, mice in the walls and a rat that steals traps. Welcome to a grotty Dunedin flat.

Poison murderer Colin Bouwer unwell, declines parole to avoid deportation

The South African psychiatrist has been served with a deportation order pending his release from jail.

Hastings mayor puts councillor on notice over gastro outbreak claims

Hastings mayor criticises councillors over gastro outbreak claims.

Fears daughter will 'miss out twice' in change to special education funding

Father supports early intervention for kids with learning disabilities, but says not enough is being done.

Stop-go murder latest: Hooves and bullet grooves

Property search hindered by stags in roar, Winders trial hears.

Feilding students talk of close call with Munich shooting

Feilding students touring Europe got a scare after visiting the site of the Munich shooting the day before it happened.

Search continues for missing 18-year-old after boat capsizes off New Plymouth coast

After more than 30 hours of searching an 18-year-old is still missing in the sea off New Plymouth.

Alleged rapist refuses to call children liars

"I'm Robert Tautari and I did not do those things to those kids."

Investigation uncovers cause of eel deaths in Picton stream

Sewage pumped into Picton stream after tradie gets his connections crossed.

National MPs back lack of conscience vote on Easter Sunday trading bill

National MPs happy to follow the party line, despite personal objections to Easter trading.

Te Waihou walkway blue spring closed to swimmers

Once this secret spot was revealed the crowds arrived and "the impact is extremely clear".

Waikato Regional Council changes mind, names misbehaving member

A regional councillor ordered to write two letters of apology for misbehaving has been named.

Chinese driver who killed motorcyclist could be sent home on Wednesday

Chinese driver who killed motorcyclist could be deported on Wednesday.

Court orders forfeiture of $42.85 million in alleged money laundering case

High Court orders NZ's largest asset seizure ever, taking $42.85m worth from businessman.

Castle St balcony collapse subjected to 'grandstand level loadings'

The collapse of a balcony at a surprise Six60 gig on Castle St, Dunedin, was so rapid people were unable to take evasive action.

Reports of assault prompt safety warning for Victoria University students

Vic Uni students told to take care after reports of incidents near the university.

Residents concerned after reports of indecent exposures in quiet North Shore suburb

There have allegedly been three incidents in six weeks of a man exposing himself to young girls in a North Shore suburb.

Cafe worker Kamaljeet Kaur gets awarded $12,000 after being unpaid for 3 months

Springs Junction cafe claimed staffer volunteered to work to help out a friend.

Opinion: John Key playing loose with the facts on Easter Sunday trading law

OPINION: The PM is playing fast and loose with the facts on the Easter shopping law.

Public apology keeps repeat drink-driver Bay Haika out of prison

Bay Haika's very public apology has helped keep him out of prison for his fourth drink-driving conviction.

Teen arrested in connection with 24/7 Buns Bakery robberies in Christchurch

Police arrest teen in connection with separate robberies at a Christchurch bakery, but several other hold-ups remain unsolved.

Cats dumped in rural areas have Taranaki farmers worried for wildlife

Dumped cats killing native wildlife as DOC admits they have no immediate plan to deal with them.

Killer Beez president Josh Masters allegedly running gang from behind bars

Gang president alleged to be running group from behind bars.

This mum is raising a healthy vegan boy, but vegan and gluten-free worries experts

Ames Hume, 4, is a healthy, well-fed vegan. But special diets are difficult and fraught road.

Fijian woman details cramped, cold conditions she allegedly paid thousands for

Worker stayed in room with no blankets and shared mattress with three others after paying thousands to work in NZ.

West Coast farmer flees after death threats on children, claims police inaction

West Coast farmer faces threatening to kill charge amid claims of late night gun shots, greenstone pilfering, stolen cattle and police inaction.