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Bikie gang 'disgusting' for drowning out the Last Post at Waiouru

Members of a motorbike gang turned up late to a dawn service then roared off during the Last Post.

Mans dies in Auckland boating accident

A man has died after a small dinghy capsized near an Auckland boat ramp.

Wellington reflects at Anzac Eve Parade

The Anzac Parade marking 100 years since the Gallipoli landings captured the capital.

Fresh from Gallipoli, a student's first dawn service

As Harrison Cooper stood at the Dawn Service in Cranmer Sq, his mind was elsewhere: Gallipoli. 

Anzac Day: New Zealand marks Gallipoli centenary

"Today we stand side by side, from this dawn to dusk in New Zealand, Australia, and Turkey."

Anzac day: Citizens' ceremony at Wellington's Cenotaph

Hundreds turned out for a moving ceremony at Wellington's Cenotaph this morning.

Recap: Anzac Day dawn ceremonies

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis were up early to mark Anzac Day at countless dawn ceremonies around the country.

Tears flow at Hamilton's Anzac Day ceremony

Thousands gathered at Hamilton's Memorial Park to remember those who sacrificed their lives for their country.

Auckland dawn service draws 30,000

As dawn broke over the Auckland Museum, 30,000 gathered in silence to remember New Zealand's war dead.

Pukeahu National War Memorial hosts first Anzac service

Wellington's Pukeahu National War Memorial hosted its inaugural dawn ceremony, the first to mark the Anzac centenary.

Community house blaze leaves tenants 'distraught'

A fire has destroyed a community house in Nelson overnight, leaving its occupants "distraught".

Cave Creek: A survivor's story

Tuesday marks 20 years since the Cave Creek disaster which killed 14 people on the West Coast.

Photos: ANZAC Day around the world

Photos from the Anzac Day services from around the world.

Edward Livingstone's descent into 'primal, wounded hateful self'

How did the Livingstone children come to die at the hands of their father? Martin van Beynen reports from Dunedin.

John Key visits thousands of Kiwis gathered in Gallipoli

In Turkey, 10,000 Kiwis and Australians waiting for the Anzac day dawn service to begin.

Man dead in Rotorua car crash

A man has died in a car crash in Rotorua.

Henderson's donkey a harrowing Gallipoli tale

In 1914 Dick Henderson was a young trainee Auckland school teacher who had no intention of becoming a war hero.

Body found on State Highway 1 near Auckland

Police are investigating after a body was found on an expressway south of Auckland.

West Coast to mark 20 years since Cave Creek

A West Coast memorial service will mark 20 years since 14 people died in an accident at Cave Creek.

Photos: Anzac Day 2015

Photos from the Anzac Day dawn services around the country.

'Heroic' attempt to save children

Chris Foot cared more about the kids than he did about the shotgun.

Anzac story worthy of Peter Jackson glory

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Forget Dam Busters, Peter Jackson's talents may be better served paying tribute to the No. 75 (NZ) Squadron.

Pedestrian killed after being hit by car in Whakatane

A pedestrian dead after being struck by a car in Whakatane.

World War I soldier's relatives sought for medals

A Waitara man is looking for the relatives of a soldier so he can reunite them with his medals.

Precious metal delivered to Gallipoli

Labour leader Andrew Little played an unusual role upon arrival in Turkey for Gallipoli commemorations - that of delivery boy.

Governor-General, Prime Minister reflect on Anzac Day

Anzac Day is a time to reflect on the impact of conflict on communities and on New Zealand's brave servicemen and women, Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae says.

Wellington joins Auckland in call for motorway tolls

Wellington to support Auckland in a bid to change the Government's mind on motorway tolls.

Fresh hope for unsolved cold cases is on its way as the DNA profile bank turns 20

New technology could use DNA to determine everything down to the colour of a suspect's hair.

World War I photographs brought back to life by Weta Digital

Weta Digital has used some digital wizardry to transformed WWI black and white photograph into colourful scenes.

Labour leader delivers precious medal

Labour leader Andrew Little played an unusual role upon arrival in Turkey for Gallipoli commemorations - that of delivery boy.

Influenza outbreak prompts immunisation warning

Seven people have been sent to hospital with flu and one has died in the latest flu outbreak in South Canterbury.

Call for justice over Weekes triplets

Parents of triplets killed in Qatar mall fire distressed the sheikh convicted of manslaughter is yet to serve any prison time.

'Severe' 6.2 earthquake hits near South Island's St Arnaud

A "severe" earthquake measuring 6.2 hit inland from Kaikoura, rattling Wellington and Christchurch.

Car thief caught after spectacular police pursuit

Hub caps flew as driver tried - and failed - to flee police down wrong side of road.

John Key walks through Gallipoli's battlefields

Prime Minister John Key has walked through Gallipoli's fields of the dead, paying tribute to Kiwis lost during the doomed campaign.

Burglars steal war veteran's medals days before Anzac Day

Burglars ransacked a Christchurch widow's home, stealing her late husband's World War II medals days.

Police probe Greymouth toddler death

Police are investigating the death of a 15-month-old Greymouth boy.

Want to hold the Government to account on climate change? Now's your chance

In a novel political twist, the Greens are giving New Zealanders the chance to figuratively join the parliamentary bullpen and ask a question of the Government.

Navy crew ready for Anzac sail past in Aegean Sea

A fleet of international navy ships will slip silently though the Dardanelles straits in the dead of night.

Police in Anzac security boost after jihadist video

Police take further security measures after Kiwi jihadist urges Anzac Day attacks.

Police suspend search for missing hunter Murray Edge

The search for missing Dunedin hunter Murray Edge has been suspended while police trawl through information.

Former Southland mayor Frana Cardno dies

Finance minister and former Clutha-Southland MP Bill English has shared his memories of former Southland District Council mayor Frana Cardno.

Joker rapist gets 10 years jail

Man who acted like Batman villain and subjected four women to series of violent sexual assaults slammed as "calculating" and "predatory".

Lobby groups given limited role in Lecretia Seales assisted dying test case

A terminally ill Wellington lawyer taking a test case on assisted dying, will have to deal with interest groups having a say in her case on a limited basis.

Nurse tests negative for Ebola

New Zealand nurse who developed Ebola-like symptoms after returning from Sierra Leone does not have the killer disease. 

St Arnaud quake: What you need to know

A "severe" magnitude 6.2 which struck 36km south east of St Arnaud has caused a major mobile outtage.

Wellington goes back in time with the Anzac Street Parade

Wellington was like a film-set today as thousands turned out to take part in the Anzac Street Parade.

Peter Jackson marches after parade vehicle breaks down

Sir Peter Jackson's parade took an unplanned detour on Friday when the vehicle he was in broke down.

Stand-off over 'racist' artwork

Art gallery staff would not the discuss an offensive print, says artist.

Bluebridge ferry hangs sharp left to avoid Wellington kayaker

A Wellington kayaker played an accidental game of chicken with a ferry.
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