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VUW name change looms

Victoria University of Wellington's decision over the pending name change will be final on Monday, September 24.

The institution sticks to its guns on Victoria University of Wellington's proposed name change.

Street cordon in Hamilton

Police cordoned off Derby St in Nawton, Hamilton, on Wednesday night.

Residents of Nawton reported hearing gunshots and police have blocked off a road.

Odd draw: Lotto jumps the shark

Forty Kiwis have split Lotto's First Division - the most winners ever.

Forty Kiwis win a share of Lotto's First Division - the most in the game's 30-year history.

Woman trapped after crash

The crash happened on State Highway 29 at Karapiro, not far from the intersection with State Highway 1 (file photo).

The car she was in drove off State Highway 29 in the Waikato, police say.

Won't let son follow dad to jail video

Mead's son is at a much higher risk of ending up in jail than most children.

Lisa Mead lives with her son in "the hood". She refuses to let him become another statistic.

Bay of Plenty house fire

A young family "lost nearly everything" in the blaze, neighbour Su Mars said, and donations can be dropped to Think ...

Multiple 111 calls brought crews to Pongakawa, and a young family is said to have "lost nearly everything".

IPCA to pursue Hager case video

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has confirmed it will release its findings over the police raid on author Nicky ...

IPCA findings over Dirty Politics author's police raid to be released - in due course.

Road re-opens after serious crash

State Highway 2 at Remutaka Hill was closed due to a serious crash.

The Remutaka Hill road has opened again after serious crash left a motorcyclist with critical injuries.

Suffrage dinner unites generations

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, representing the next  
generation of young New Zealand change-makers at the Suffrage 125 ...

Topp Twins say the ongoing fight for women's rights needs to target next generation of boys.

New refugees could settle in Invercargill

Winston Peters, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister of Immigration Iain Lees-Galloway announced a raise in the ...

 The annual refugee quota is set to increase to 1500 in 2020, which may mean more settling in Invercargill.

Pedestrian hit by bus video

A woman was seriously injured after being hit by a bus on Main North Rd in Redwood just after 8am on Wednesday.

A woman is seriously injured after she was hit by a bus in northern Christchurch.

$23,000 granny flat consent shock

Liz Barry is angry she was told consenting fees to put a granny flat on her Hillsborough property for her 76-year-old ...

When Liz Barry decided to build a portable flat for her deaf brother, 76, she was told the consent would cost $1500.

Speeding fines climbing video

Number of speeding tickets issued in 2017 the highest in three years.

More than 205,000 tickets were issued in the past six months, surpassing last year's $74m haul.

SBW's words for du Plessis-Allan

Sonny Bill Williams says it's disheartening to see that in 2018 we're still dealing with people in the media who think ...

Calling Pacific Islands "leeches" on NZ is disheartening and "bigoted" thinking, AB retorts.

30% jail discount for deprivation fair

The appeal was heard in the High Court at Auckland last month.

Rachel Heta stabbed her partner in bed. Her Māori cultural background decreased her sentence.

Deadline to move grounded yacht

A yacht and a Bobcat were grounded on New Brighton Beach last week. The Bobcat has since been removed, but the yacht is ...

Canterbury ratepayers may have to foot the bill to move a yacht grounded on a city beach if the owner does not take action by Monday.

Massey board moves to censure VC

Massey University Vice Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas.

University's board tables motions against vice-chancellor Jan Thomas after Don Brash email revelations.

Call to take drones to OZ

Skybase chief executive Michael Read

Aviation industry figures up in arms at potentially being shut out of airspace across Central Otago so commercial drones can be tested.

Nurse lived in a 'make-belief world'

The Crown seized and sold Linda Olive Aldworth's Rotorua property after she was found guilty of meth-related money ...

Linda Aldworth was a respected nurse of 40 years, living the high life on $340,000 of laundered prison money.

Seven-car crash in Auckland

The incident created heavy traffic on State Highway 20.

One person was trapped and had to be freed after a seven-car crash on Auckland's south western motorway. 

Real estate jobs squeeze

Real Estate agents are less in demand, according to figures from online job site Seek.

Real estate jobs drop by almost a third as the industry in Auckland becomes more competitive.

Twist in the $59m split

The house in the exclusive Closeburn Station lakeside community, at the centre of the divorce battle, is on the market ...

Sophie Biggs claims to have no income or assets to fight her former husband over Queenstown home.

The $1100 power bill video

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Bradley Tuhi's power bill has risen from a high of $400 during the winter ...

Bradley Tuhi lives in a fully-insulated, double-glazed, 10-year-old home and uses gas for heating yet his power bill has soared to more than $1100 a month.

Hope planted with camellias

Nelson mayor Rachel Reese plants one of four Kate Sheppard white-flowering camellias in the grounds of Melrose House on ...

Nelson mayor Rachel Reese's hope on Suffrage Day is that more women come forward for leadership roles.

Mystery time capsule letter

Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy with the letter addressed to Natalie Alice Stevens which was found in a time capsule opened ...

A letter to a young girl was among the contents of a time capsule opened to mark 125 years of woman's suffrage.

Clare Curran emails to emerge

Curran had three email exchanges with Derek Handley in August that were not included in her proactive release.

The Government will release more of former minister's private Gmail correspondence with Derek Handley through the Official Information Act.

Region's last video store to close


Sam Bansal, United Video New Plymouth is closing his store down.

He's still renting thousands of DVDs each year but the risk of committing to a three-year lease has meant the closure of Taranaki's last DVD store.

Vandals slash car tyres

Police said the cars were discovered on Wednesday morning.

More than 20 cars had their tyres slashed in Birkdale on Auckland's North Shore.

Otago uni redundancies grow

A large crowd gathered over proposed job cuts at the University of Otago in August 2017.

More than 280 people have been made redundant since 2014, with payouts expected to reach $5m this year alone.

Row over pay equity 'back pay' video

Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage says the Equal Pay Amendment Bill is the "next step to address historic ...

BusinessNZ sends barb after ministers contradict each other over pay equity bill.

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