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Police investigating after man found dead outside Te Awamutu property

Police are treating the death of a man found in a Waikato town as unexplained.

Motorcyclist killed after police motorcycle pursuit in Mangere East, Auckland

Speeding motorcyclist dies in police pursuit after failing to stop in south Auckland.

Owner of mirror sought after car hits man near Hamilton

The man was hit by a car while walking along Tauwhare Rd at 1am Sunday.

Police seek man in hoody over two deliberately lit fires on a Rotorua street

Police believe one man is linked to a flurry of crime, including three fires, on a Rotorua street early Sunday.

Family shocked after sudden death on west coast farm

Bryan Edmonds stopped for a glass of water. An hour later he was found dead on the West Coast dairy farm.

Government may back down on immigration changes

The Government is likely to scrub out major changes to immigration law that were announced in April.

Flood evacuee returns to find home surrounded by water

Resident returns to find floodwater has washed through her quake-damaged home.

Curfew suggested to fix Hamilton boy racer problem

Boy racers and residents met face to face to talk about rising tensions in Te Kowhai.

Large slip closes State Highway 25A on Coromandel Peninsula

Main arterial road likely to be closed until the morning after 50m slip closed SH25A.

The corgis worth a queen's ransom - couple pay $20,000 to bring dogs to NZ

Couple shell out $20,000 to bring their beloved dogs to join them in NZ.

Large land slip comes down blocking Coromandel highway

The slip stretches 50 metres wide near the summit of the Kopu-Hikuai Rd.

Police hunt for attackers after teen set upon in Masterton bar

Police are still hunting for a group who bashed teen outside bar.

#Twinning: Sisters celebrate turning 100

Identical twin sisters from Otago have beaten the one-in-700 million odds.

Mayors urge Government to take more action on climate change now

Government must do more, due to the "irreversible nature" of climate change, 39 NZ mayors say.

Appeal to help families in need with assistance dogs

A labrador named Lady has changed a young autistic boy's life "overnight".

Fire service warns homeowners to check non-compliant fireplaces after spate of fires

Builders failing to install multi-fuel fireplaces to New Zealand safety standards are responsible for a spate of fires around the Wakatipu basin, the fire service says.

Support pours in for a Kapiti Coast hospital as 10,000 sign petition

Nearly 10,000 people have signed a petition, citing "critical need" for better care.

Timaru mayor praises weather response as focus turns to clean up effort

Timaru's mayor has praised the response to the weekend's storm, as the weather eases and attention turns to the clean up effort.

Car buried by slip in Roseneath, Wellington

Owner was at a party when he discovered his Mazda 6 under a pile of dirt on the side of the road.

Invercargill left for bread as flooding blocks city from the rest

Invercargill people shopping for their weekend bread might have been left empty-handed.

Flood-hit Chch residents may not be allowed home yet as water subsides

Parts of flood-hit of Christchurch will stay no-go areas, even though flood waters are receding.

Government setting up new housing infrastructure company, will invest $600m

The Government is pouring $600m into infrastructure that will support 23,300 new Auckland homes.

Waikato DHB boss Nigel Murray's spending questioned

Waikato DHB remains tight-lipped over private meeting.

Otago flooding state of emergency in place until Monday

Civil Defence continues to assess damage from major flooding as attention turns to big clean-up.

Labour vows to end 'post-code lottery' of cancer care

The Labour Party wants to get rid of the "post-code lottery" of cancer care in New Zealand.

Wellington bars snub offer of licence fee waiver if they make outdoor dining smokefree

Council offers to waive outdoor licence fee - but Wellington bars aren't tempted.

Ice makes roads slippery after flooding throughout Clutha and Otago

Floodwaters turned to ice on many Otago roads after the region's lashing in the last few days.

Massive snow dumps overwhelm Roundhill and Mount Dobson ski fields

South Canterbury's ski fields will be primed for the rest of the season after huge snow dumps.

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Otago farm almost entirely submerged by flood waters

John Parks has seen some bad floods on his Taieri Plains farm, but this one was different.

The people working behind the scenes on South Canterbury's flood response

Hundreds of people worked tirelessly across South Canterbury in the worst flooding in years.

Clean up begins as flood waters abate in Christchurch

By the time Ange Bates and Chris Benn moved their work van, 'the cars were gone'.

Zealandia plans bush classroom in expansion of education programme

Wellington eco-sanctuary to expand educational offerings for schoolchildren.

Rain eases in flood-ravaged south, western areas brace for fresh drenching

Flood-hit parts of the South Island go into clean-up mode, as western areas brace for another hammering.

A 9-year-old girl has drowned in a bath in south Auckland

An Auckland family is "really raw at the moment" after a young child drowned at home.

Photos: Heavy rain eases but South Island flooding remains

Winter storm subsides, leaving slips, road closures, sewerage leaks and damaged properties in its wake.

Perfect storm brings down more than 100 trees

Dave Esler says it was "crazy" as 300mm of rain and high winds rip through the trees on his Timaru property.

Trampers airlifted from Tongariro Alpine Crossing

A rescue helicopter has airlifted trampers from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Rangitata business owner seeks answers after floodwaters swamp her property

A shop owner who lost animals in rapidly rising floodwaters questions why her property was inundated.

NZ's 2017 rich list sneak peek

The biggest number of newcomers is expected to join the list in over 20 years.

Watch: Social media has made mental health 'a huge' election issue - Mike King

Without social media mental health would not be on the election agenda, says Mike King

Kaitangata looks to welcome more than a dozen new families after global campaign

A year ago they were offering new settlers a 3-bed home for just $185k, so did Kaitangata's gamble pay off?

Southern storm: What you need to know

The latest weather forecasts, road closures and sanitation risks in flood-hit regions.

A Slice of Heaven, episode two: The vexed question of immigration

Immigration looks set to become a key issue in this year's general election. So why do we find it so hard to talk about?

Weather eases across South Canterbury providing respite for water-logged areas

South Canterbury starts to dry out as rain stops and sun comes out.

Feel Brave: Little stories about big feelings for kids

Avril McDonald will be travelling the country visiting schools and children's charities to share the Feel Brave work.

National push for plastic bag change sees survey on use, disposal and levy

National push for plastic bag change sees Marlborough survey canvas opinion on use, disposal and levy.

Doctors urge patients to learn when they actually need antibiotics

Play your part in keeping superbugs at bay: Doctors urge patients to learn what's good for them.

Mounted Benneydale police officer

Senior Constable Bill Eivers has been patrolling on horseback for the past 15 years.

David Bain's prison guard and close family friend speaks out on the murders

A new podcast on the Bain murders features the first interview with a prison guard who knew David before and after he went to jail.
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