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Police locate man missing from Bulls area

Feilding police have located a 31-year-old man reported missing on Monday.

Christchurch dairy robbed at gunpoint

Police are investigating two Christchurch dairy robberies, one of which was at gunpoint.

It's going to get wetter and wilder

Heavy downpours and gale force winds are due to hammer the North Island overnight Monday, MetService says.

Boozed driver clocks 191kmh on Waikato road

A man was found driving at 191kmh on the Waikato expressway while almost four times the legal alcohol limit.

The New Zealand flag debate - time to care?

OPINION: John Key probably wasn't expecting the typical Kiwi "yeah nah" response.

Smell alerts neighbours to dead man in Porirua state house

Neighbours noticed a smell which led to the discovery of a body in state house in Porirua.

Education union plans to follow midwives to court over gender discrimination

NZEI will launch legal action over unequal pay for education support workers.

Teen who crashed into Kirwee petrol station has 'no hope' of paying for damage

Teenage drink-driver crashes into petrol station pumps, drives off, abandons car, hides in bushes - and avoids the $50K bill.

Richie McCaw backs new flag for New Zealand

Richie McCaw has thrown his support behind the Prime Minister for a flag change.

Blood-covered murder-accused was 'proud' of killing

Jiwan Ram was "proud" of killing partner Bimla Wati, niece tells court.

Wahine flag in Temuka man's possession for almost 50 years

John Walton says he has had the stern flag of the Wahine in his possession since 1968, and until now has only ever told a handful of people.

Contractor finds bomb beneath Taranaki home

"Hey what's that under my bum," insulation worker says after accidentally sitting on a bomb under a home.

A 'descent into unprofessionalism' - Auckland lawyer guilty of misconduct

A controversial Auckland lawyer has once again been found guilty of misconduct.

Banana shortage leaves Wellington supermarket shelves empty

Some Wellington supermarket shelves were banana-free at the weekend as a shortage continues.

Tears as grandmother reunited with cat after house destroyed by fire

She thought her 6-month-old cat, Buddy, was dead. When she heard him meowing, she started crying.

Air NZ joins $9 price war, Jetstar announces new NZ routes

Air NZ offers its own $9 fares after Jetstar opens a sale on its new regional routes.

Nine-year-old NZ girl sent explicit pictures by 56-year-old American man

Florida man, 56, spent months chatting explicitly with a 9-year-old NZ girl.

Jetstar vs Air NZ flight price wars - who wins?

We run the ruler over the airfares on offer to find out who is cheapest.

Waikato online sex-site users extorted for cash

Two Waikato users of online sex sites have been extorted for cash.

Winter 2015: Freezing, wind-blasted, snowbound and flooded

The winter of 2015 had a powerful grip, with multi-decade lows and black ice.

Alleged fake psychiatrist enters no plea in Hamilton District Court

More charges possible for man who allegedly used fake documentation to get job as a psychiatrist.

Afternoon trivia quiz: August 31

Got a good quiz question? Send your questions to stuffdailyquiz@gmail.com

Woman accused of stabbing partner with knife

Charges for woman who allegedly stabbed her partner in an alcohol-fuelled dispute.

The changing face of Ponsonby

Ponsonby is changing with the rest of Auckland, but are there more dicks?

Police examine taxi in connection with late-night Auckland assault

Man bashed in central Auckland is in a stable condition.

Auckland man Dean Phillips still missing

No clues in Auckland man's disappearance.

Wellington's mayor wants Aucklanders to move to the capital

Wellington's mayor says Aucklanders tired of high house prices and long commutes should move to the capital.

Midwives sue Government over pay discrimination

Midwives have lodged the nation's biggest equal pay challenge.

Man accused of attacking Nelson vagrant Lewis Stanton appears in court

The man accused of a chemical attack on a Nelson vagrant has been granted name suppression.

Auckland-based internet retailer Fishpond fined $50k

Auckland-based internet marketplace sold unregulated electronics products, despite five warnings.

Italian tourist charged after fatal crash

An Italian tourist involved in a fatal crash in Northern Southland on Friday has been charged by police.

Burglars steal possessions worth $10,000 while family at home

Theft of laptop with film-makers' creations is the worst loss in home invasion.

Road closed after car hits power pole near Hamilton

A car smashed into a power pole, cutting power to homes north of Hamilton.

All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad announcement 'not politicised': PM

John Key says the Rugby Union wanted to make the World Cup squad announcement from Parliament.

'Some industries dominated by women': John Key on midwives' pay

Midwives' major equal pay court case may be about disparity between industries, rather than sexism: PM.

Christchurch's Garden City reputation at risk if 1500 trees lose protected status

Christchurch's Garden City reputation is at risk as the council proposes to remove the protected status of 1500 trees.

Missing woman and girl found after Waitomo bush search

Missing 51-year-old woman and nine-year-old girl located in Pureora Foerst after overnight search.

Police still looking for kidnapper who cut off monitoring bracelet

Police are still looking for a man who cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet on Saturday night.

Lower North Island shaken by strong earthquake

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake near Eketahuna has rattled the lower North Island.

Flat fire in Hastings

A fire in a Hawke's Bay flat has been put out.

Family concerned for missing Auckland man

Son describes 59-year-old Auckland dad's disappearance "tremendously out of character''

Corrections warned company dumped in the US over bracelet faults here too

Warning for e-monitoring glitch affecting more than 100 criminals.

Midwife in birth case left with 'good standing' cert

A mother and baby died in childbirth, but their midwife has left the country with a certificate.

Fire at Hamilton East School 'suspicious'

A member of the public driving past spotted a fire at Hamilton East School this morning.

Liquor store worker: 'I could die right here'

Liquor store worker thought he might die after he was smashed over the head with a bottle of spirits.

Christchurch bar thanks tattooed punter for 'free publicity'

A Christchurch bar has thanked a customer for the "free publicity" his complaint brought them.

Police wait for report on fatal crash in northern Southland

Police will wait for serious crash report into northern Southland fatal smash before deciding whether to lay charges.

Man and man's best friend saved from the river's clutches

Police rescue man and his best friend from the Waikato River.

Using wood to get a cleaner drink of water

Following a major quake, Wellingtonians may have a local high school student to thank for a clean drink of water.

Mainfreight boss takes swipe at Steven Joyce over rail and technology

New Zealand needs a transport policy that links road, port and rail, Don Braid says.
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