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    High-rise slums: Today's buildings ticking time bombs


    High-rise and multi-unit chicken coops that will soon be viewed as slums are being designed and constructed in Auckland. Within the next 10-15 years, I predict, the leaky building fiasco will seem like...

    High-rise and multi-unit chicken coops that will soon be viewed as slums are being designed and constructed in Auckland. Within the next 10-15 years, I predict, the leaky building fiasco will seem like ...

    Sentence for businessman's death


    A young man without any previous convictions has today been sentenced for causing the death of a prominent businessman who was hit by a car while cycling north of Taupo this year. Recently retired Steel...

    A young man without any previous convictions has today been sentenced for causing the death of a prominent businessman who was hit by a car while cycling north of Taupo this year. Recently retired Steel ...

    Lions tour manager attacked in Auckland restaurant


    Lions tour manager John Spencer has been subjected to foul-mouthed abuse and assaulted by a drunken Kiwi diner in an Auckland restaurant. The attack happened at popular city-centre venue, Depot, where...

    Lions tour manager John Spencer has been subjected to foul-mouthed abuse and assaulted by a drunken Kiwi diner in an Auckland restaurant. The attack happened at popular city-centre venue, Depot, where ...

    Marriage scam fraudster fined $10k


    A Singaporean fraudster who conned a lonely Wellington man out of $35,000 in a fake marriage scam has paid back the money and now been ordered to give him an extra $10,000 for his emotional distress...

    A Singaporean fraudster who conned a lonely Wellington man out of $35,000 in a fake marriage scam has paid back the money and now been ordered to give him an extra $10,000 for his emotional distress ...

    Bali escapee egged on by his rich mate


    By Marnie O'Neill Bali jail escapee turned international fugitive Shaun Edward Davidson is being urged to cash in on his notoriety while still on the run. Flamboyant property tycoon James Tee, who...

    By Marnie O'Neill Bali jail escapee turned international fugitive Shaun Edward Davidson is being urged to cash in on his notoriety while still on the run. Flamboyant property tycoon James Tee, who ...

    What first home buyers need to know


    With house prices finally plateauing and dropping in some areas, research company Canstar has outlined what would-be first home buyers should consider before putting a foot on the elusive property ladder. The...

    With house prices finally plateauing and dropping in some areas, research company Canstar has outlined what would-be first home buyers should consider before putting a foot on the elusive property ladder. The ...

    18-year-old killed in Hamilton workplace accident


    The name of the man who died in a workplace accident at a Hamilton warehouse has been released by police. He was Jacob Campbell Thomas Woods, 18. Woods died from crushing injuries believed to have occurred...

    The name of the man who died in a workplace accident at a Hamilton warehouse has been released by police. He was Jacob Campbell Thomas Woods, 18. Woods died from crushing injuries believed to have occurred ...

    Burling versus Spithill: battle of the opposites


    Opposites both on and off the water, Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling and Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill are set for a showdown which could see the Kiwi pretender wrest the America's Cup from...

    Opposites both on and off the water, Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling and Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill are set for a showdown which could see the Kiwi pretender wrest the America's Cup from ...

    Takeaway shop owner's kind acts for the hungry


    By Nicole Barratt A takeaway shop owner has taken matters into his own hands to ensure his community will not go hungry, but some locals are concerned he is being intimidated. Hui-Ming Huang owns...

    By Nicole Barratt A takeaway shop owner has taken matters into his own hands to ensure his community will not go hungry, but some locals are concerned he is being intimidated. Hui-Ming Huang owns ...

    Watch: Cyclist takes revenge on bus driver


    A vengeful cyclist - annoyed by a bus passing "too close" - decided to punish the driver by pressing an emergency button at the back which turned off the vehicle's engine. The cyclist was enraged after...

    A vengeful cyclist - annoyed by a bus passing "too close" - decided to punish the driver by pressing an emergency button at the back which turned off the vehicle's engine. The cyclist was enraged after ...

    Ellen shames fan for stealing from her


    An audience member caught stealing free merchandise during an Ellen taping landed herself in some very awkward waters on national television. The talk show host had her team set up a table of free merchandise...

    An audience member caught stealing free merchandise during an Ellen taping landed herself in some very awkward waters on national television. The talk show host had her team set up a table of free merchandise ...

    Schoolboys wear skirts in protest during heatwave


    Schoolboys have turned up for class dressed in skirts in protest over a no-shorts uniform policy, despite the heatwave. Students at ISCA College in Exeter formed a mass protest over the "inflexible"...

    Schoolboys have turned up for class dressed in skirts in protest over a no-shorts uniform policy, despite the heatwave. Students at ISCA College in Exeter formed a mass protest over the "inflexible" ...

    Man shot by police a convicted sex offender


    A 24-year-old shot in the face by police is a convicted sex offender, it can now be revealed. Murray James Allan pleaded guilty to a variety of charges in the district court on Friday after the incident...

    A 24-year-old shot in the face by police is a convicted sex offender, it can now be revealed. Murray James Allan pleaded guilty to a variety of charges in the district court on Friday after the incident ...

    Model sorry for 'raping wrong flatmate'


    A male model accused of raping a woman after a boozy night out in Manhattan is said to have apologised to his alleged victim because he thought he got into bed with her roommate. Henry Romero, 34, of...

    A male model accused of raping a woman after a boozy night out in Manhattan is said to have apologised to his alleged victim because he thought he got into bed with her roommate. Henry Romero, 34, of ...

    No to love? Couple can't live together


    A Levin couple say their wedding is on hold because they aren't allowed to live together in a council-owned pensioner unit. Michael Gibson has already lived in the Waimarie Park property, where he is...

    A Levin couple say their wedding is on hold because they aren't allowed to live together in a council-owned pensioner unit. Michael Gibson has already lived in the Waimarie Park property, where he is ...

    Ellison is not happy about trailing Team NZ


    Larry's not happy and he's let Russell know that. Kiwi sailing knight Sir Russell Coutts has revealed his billionaire boss Larry Ellison is not happy over how the Kiwis are embarrassing Oracle in the...

    Larry's not happy and he's let Russell know that. Kiwi sailing knight Sir Russell Coutts has revealed his billionaire boss Larry Ellison is not happy over how the Kiwis are embarrassing Oracle in the ...
    Are Oracle set to launch a protest on TNZ?

    Are Oracle set to launch a protest on TNZ?


    Fears Oracle Team USA may lodge a late protest against Team New Zealand have intensified, with America's Cup race management paying a couple of visits to the Kiwi base in Bermuda today. A group of four...

    Fears Oracle Team USA may lodge a late protest against Team New Zealand have intensified, with America's Cup race management paying a couple of visits to the Kiwi base in Bermuda today. A group of four ...
    Two high rises with combustible cladding

    Two high rises with combustible cladding


    Auckland Council is looking into the cladding on 90 high-rise buildings in the wake of London Grenfell Tower disaster. The council says it has already identified two apartment buildings clad with aluminium...

    Auckland Council is looking into the cladding on 90 high-rise buildings in the wake of London Grenfell Tower disaster. The council says it has already identified two apartment buildings clad with aluminium ...
    Labour calls off search for missing million

    Labour calls off search for missing million


    Labour's Campaign for Change has gone horribly wrong. As with the other scandal of the week, it's a saga that appears to involve political deception, incompetence, and hypocrisy. But it also goes to prove...

    Labour's Campaign for Change has gone horribly wrong. As with the other scandal of the week, it's a saga that appears to involve political deception, incompetence, and hypocrisy. But it also goes to prove ...
    Ryman makes $362m - but pays no tax

    Ryman makes $362m - but pays no tax


    Ryman Healthcare this morning released its annual report to the NZX, showing it made $362.9 million annual pre-tax profit - but have not paid not a cent in tax. Notes to the accounts showed New Zealand's...

    Ryman Healthcare this morning released its annual report to the NZX, showing it made $362.9 million annual pre-tax profit - but have not paid not a cent in tax. Notes to the accounts showed New Zealand's ...