It may be Christmas, but it was business as usual for the shift workers at Fonterra's Te Rapa factory.
Three youths running from a fire at a school throw bottles at firefighters.
One-year-old Maddox Parker has just reached a miracle milestone - his first birthday.Â
Festive cheer is alive and well in Ngaruawahia where people have rallied to help a family burgled of their Christmas presents from under the tree.
Emergency services are responding to a crash near Cambridge.
LIC is not ruling out redundancies when two of the farming co-operative's subsidiaries are merged next year.
Dean Brownlie looks set to bolster the Northern Knights for their opening one-day match on Saturday.
The first sunrise of the New Year is only a few horizons away.
As other car makers line the C-class in their cross-hairs, Mercedes-Benz decides to move the goal posts.
An array of colourful floats entertained the masses at Te Awamutu Christmas parade.
A conglomerate of artists including Pharrell Williams threatens YouTube with $1b copyright lawsuit.
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