US zoo's Māori mishap

Californian zoo opens Australian animal exhibit with a group of "native" Māori performers. 

BNZ customers irate

BNZ ATM out of service on Ponsonby Road, Auckland.

12 min ago  Fallout from major outage begins: "How does a multimillion-dollar business not have a back up?"

Multi-vehicle crash closes SH1

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Brit solution to Kiwi crisis?

2:18 PM  Partitioning properties, London-style, could help to ease NZ's housing shortage.

Wintry gales to hit east of NZ

Parts of NZ are set for a blast of frigid southerly gales over the next couple of days.

Gloriavale docos 'vetted' video

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Motorcyclist seriously injured

A car and motorbike have crashed on the corner of Frankly and Clawton Streets in New Plymouth.

11 min ago  A New Plymouth road is blocked with emergency services at the scene of a crash.

Driver flees from police

Police looking for a fleeing driver in Napier say it's lucky the night did not end in tragedy.

A man in his 70s was found dead in the water at Waikawa Bay.

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14 min ago  The body of a man in his 70s has been found in a bay near Picton.

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    One of the last verified photographs of a Fiordland moose, taken in 1952.

    NZ's 100-year moose hunt

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    Blayne Slabbert: "The smartphone may be the best gadget invented but it's made some people adopt bad social habits."

    OPINION: The smartphone may be the best gadget invented but it's made some people adopt bad social habits.

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    "When video chatting, look at the other person not at the TV in the background."

    Video calling makes tech dreams come true

    Thirty years ago it was a Jetsons-style dream. Now we need a reminder not to do it in the bathroom.


    Saving Scott's historic hut gallery

    David and Valerie Crichton have given the historic hut used by polar explorers to the people of Christchurch.

    Sitting high and proud on Godley Head, a humble hut dating back to the heroic era of Antarctic exploration has been given a new life.

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    It's bleak and cold. Something's got to be done, and a new lipstick is cheaper than a week in Fiji.

    Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex, has been awarded a coat of arms after her marriage to Prince Harry.

    Markle's US coat of arms video

    A dove, three quills and some Californian poppies, as the new Duchess continues to put her mark on UK traditions.

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    Cut booze, bacon to avoid cancer

    Processed meats such as bacon have been found to increase the chance of bowel disease.

    Major study reveals ditching alcohol, bacon and sugary drinks can reduce cancer risk by 40 per cent.

    Avoid the mid-life crisis

    Not everyone splashes out on a racy convertible or dumps their partner for a newer model, but mid-lifers commonly wonder, is this it?

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    After 15 years of anorexia, Millie Thomas had the bones of an 80-year-old, her body eating itself from the inside out.

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    Kids come first - Simon Wright and Creghan Molloy-Wright.

    'Unfortunately, people in hospitality do burn themselves out.'

    Winter porridge put to the test

    We went looking and found some of the best porridge in Christchurch.

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    French Cafe sold to closest rivals

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    Henk Smit has told a packed out Sir Don Rowlands Centre that his farm has Mycoplasma bovis.

    Waikato dairy farmer Henk Smit has told a packed farmer meeting how his farm got Mycoplasma bovis.

    Lincoln's joint $206m facility delayed

     A joint $206 million Lincoln University and AgResearch facility at the Lincoln campus will start construction later this year,

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    JK Rowling novels are turned into British drama series, CB Strike

    Feline duo Chip and Micro live with vet nurse McGregor

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    Vet nurse Jo McGregor talks about the biggest trouble maker on set of Fanimals.


    Newlyweds' Irish 'mini-moon' video

    It is believed that they will spend a day or two in Dublin in July, before their real honeymoon later in the year.

    It is believed that they will spend a day or two in Dublin in July, before their real honeymoon later in the year.

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    The practice doesn't just inconvenience air passengers, it's dangerous.

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    The practice doesn't just inconvenience air passengers, it's dangerous.


    Fatal Uber's emergency braking off video

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    Early report shows Uber crash which killed woman had emergency systems turned off.

    Modern car tech lets you down

    Modern technology in cars is great. Great but far from perfect sometimes.

    Kiwi buyers aren't interested in shifting gears themsleves, so has the manual transmission made its last shift?

    Is driving manual dead?

    Driving enthusiasts love manual transmissions, but is anyone else buying them?

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    Concrete skies contrasting with the turquoise ocean made for a breathtaking scene.


    Aussies could score double win

    The Chiefs will need another big game from Brodie Retallick when they face the Waratahs in Hamilton.

    OPINION: After finally notching a win against a Kiwi Super Rugby team, Australian sides are eyeing dual successes.

    Is Pakistan tour worth risk?

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    All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith catches former Wallabies winger Adam Ashley-Cooper with a high shot back in 2015.

    'Below the nipple line' please

    World Rugby is trialling law changes that include lowering the height of tackles to reduce risk of serious head injuries.


    Who let the Myco monster in?

    Duncan Garner: "This disease was here in 2015. So what did the National Government do? It did as little as possible."

    OPINION: MPI is looking useless in the face of the latest devastating disease.

    Get rid of the mortgage

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    I can feel my youth slipping away

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    OPINION: That carefree optimism has been replaced by anger and frustration.

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    Spiritual Human Evolution (SHE) guru Bernie Prior in a 2007 photo.

    This spiritual master and chocolatier lives with 10 women - whom some call devotees, others a harem.

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    One of the last verified photographs of a Fiordland moose, taken in 1952.

    Ten Canadian moose landed here more than 100 years ago. A few intrepid Kiwis have been searching the Fiordland wilderness for them ever since.

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    It takes courage to stand up to friends and disagree with their behaviour.

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