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    Tyre slashings the latest crime wave in Whangarei

    Tyre slashings the latest crime wave in Whangarei


    Slashing vehicle tyres is the latest crime wave to hit Whangarei with at least 44 cars hit over two nights.Vehicles parked on streets were targeted over a large swathe of the city, starting on Friday night.Whangarei police...

    Slashing vehicle tyres is the latest crime wave to hit Whangarei with at least 44 cars hit over two nights.Vehicles parked on streets were targeted over a large swathe of the city, starting on Friday night.Whangarei police were...
    Inside Story: The Bay's private accommodation providers targeted

    Inside Story: The Bay's private accommodation providers targeted


    Private accommodation owners are speaking out against a proposal by Tauranga City Council to take a cut of millions of dollars in profits generated from renting rooms and houses to tourists. Bay of Plenty Times Weekend ...

    Private accommodation owners are speaking out against a proposal by Tauranga City Council to take a cut of millions of dollars in profits generated from renting rooms and houses to tourists. Bay of Plenty Times Weekend reporter...
    Woman arrested and charged with Rotorua man's manslaughter

    Woman arrested and charged with Rotorua man's manslaughter


    A 21-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with the manslaughter of Rotorua man Neville Butler.The woman, who had been wanted by Rotorua police for several weeks, was arrested on Friday in Te Awamutu.She appeared in...

    A 21-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with the manslaughter of Rotorua man Neville Butler.The woman, who had been wanted by Rotorua police for several weeks, was arrested on Friday in Te Awamutu.She appeared in the...
    University of Otago researchers call for re-think on prescription charges

    University of Otago researchers call for re-think on prescription charges


    Researchers are calling for a re-think on Government prescription charges after being surprised by their own survey findings on how many chronically ill people struggle to pay.For adults the prescription charge for each...

    Researchers are calling for a re-think on Government prescription charges after being surprised by their own survey findings on how many chronically ill people struggle to pay.For adults the prescription charge for each subsidised...
    Trade talks spark talk of New Zealand getting into Eurovision

    Trade talks spark talk of New Zealand getting into Eurovision


    European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom says she thinks New Zealand would be "very welcome" to follow in Australia's footsteps and join the Eurovision song contest.Malmstrom was in New Zealand this week to launch...

    European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom says she thinks New Zealand would be "very welcome" to follow in Australia's footsteps and join the Eurovision song contest.Malmstrom was in New Zealand this week to launch the...
    Hunter rescued seven hours after falling 15 metres onto rocky ledge in Bay of Plenty

    Hunter rescued seven hours after falling 15 metres onto rocky ledge in Bay of Plenty


    A man out hunting in bush in the Bay of Plenty is recovering in hospital after falling 15m onto a rocky ledge.The 52-year-old fell while out in the Tarawera Forest - about 15km from Kawerau - yesterday afternoon. Emergency...

    A man out hunting in bush in the Bay of Plenty is recovering in hospital after falling 15m onto a rocky ledge.The 52-year-old fell while out in the Tarawera Forest - about 15km from Kawerau - yesterday afternoon. Emergency services,...
    Five injured in two-car crash north of Auckland

    Five injured in two-car crash north of Auckland


    Five people have been injured, one critically, in a two-car collision north of Auckland this afternoon. Emergency crews were called to Takatu Rd, on the Tāwharanui Peninsula, about 12.15pm after reports of a crash....

    Five people have been injured, one critically, in a two-car collision north of Auckland this afternoon. Emergency crews were called to Takatu Rd, on the Tāwharanui Peninsula, about 12.15pm after reports of a crash. Northern...
    Claire Trevett: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's breakfast and the meanings of Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford's name

    Claire Trevett: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's breakfast and the meanings of Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford's name


    The highlight of coverage of the birth of Neve Gayford came on Saturday when the afternoon media briefing informed us the Prime Minister had porridge and a cup of tea for breakfast.This was so revelatory that I howled with...

    The highlight of coverage of the birth of Neve Gayford came on Saturday when the afternoon media briefing informed us the Prime Minister had porridge and a cup of tea for breakfast.This was so revelatory that I howled with laughter...
    The H Files: Burglary in Henderson, West Auckland that triggered a 'sordid and murderous' plan

    The H Files: Burglary in Henderson, West Auckland that triggered a 'sordid and murderous' plan


    When a young man in leathers, hair slicked back in a ponytail, leapt a terrace and burgled a West Auckland house, he triggered an alleged wave of violence that went undetected for more than seven years.The body of the young...

    When a young man in leathers, hair slicked back in a ponytail, leapt a terrace and burgled a West Auckland house, he triggered an alleged wave of violence that went undetected for more than seven years.The body of the young man...
    Radiant: Smiles all around as the world is introduced to Prime Minister's daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford

    Radiant: Smiles all around as the world is introduced to Prime Minister's daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford


    The First Couple looked radiant and couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces today as they made their first public appearance with newborn daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stood alongside...

    The First Couple looked radiant and couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces today as they made their first public appearance with newborn daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stood alongside partner...
    One dead, two injured in two-car crash on State Highway 2 near Waitakaruru

    One dead, two injured in two-car crash on State Highway 2 near Waitakaruru


    A person has been killed and two others injured in a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 2, in Waitakaruru, today. Police, fire crews and St John were called to the crash at 11.03am after two cars collided at the notorious...

    A person has been killed and two others injured in a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 2, in Waitakaruru, today. Police, fire crews and St John were called to the crash at 11.03am after two cars collided at the notorious danger...
    Injured hunter rescued near Kawerau

    Injured hunter rescued near Kawerau


    A hunter has been rescued after falling 15m onto a rocky ledge in the Tarawera Forest about 15km from Kawerau.Constable John Fredericksen said ambulance, police and Whakatane Land Search and Rescue responded to emergency calls...

    A hunter has been rescued after falling 15m onto a rocky ledge in the Tarawera Forest about 15km from Kawerau.Constable John Fredericksen said ambulance, police and Whakatane Land Search and Rescue responded to emergency calls about...
    Māori elder's immigration battle: Visa declined because couple didn't provide letters of support from dead parents

    Māori elder's immigration battle: Visa declined because couple didn't provide letters of support from dead parents


    One of the reasons Immigration New Zealand declined the partnership visa of a Māori elder's wife is because they could not provide support letters from their dead parents.Tuakau Taka, 59, married Filipina Maria Alma Yu,...

    One of the reasons Immigration New Zealand declined the partnership visa of a Māori elder's wife is because they could not provide support letters from their dead parents.Tuakau Taka, 59, married Filipina Maria Alma Yu, 49,...
    The force is always with Jason

    The force is always with Jason


    In a shed far far away, a collection of Star Wars memorabilia is waiting — waiting for visitors.The shed is in rural Te Puke and the collection — over 6000 items — belongs to Jason Greene who traces his love of Star Wars right...

    In a shed far far away, a collection of Star Wars memorabilia is waiting — waiting for visitors.The shed is in rural Te Puke and the collection — over 6000 items — belongs to Jason Greene who traces his love of Star Wars right back...
    Meet Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford: Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford introduce their daughter

    Meet Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford: Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford introduce their daughter


    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have called their new daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford.The couple spoke to reporters, with Ardern holding her daughter, who was wrapped in a delicate white...

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have called their new daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford.The couple spoke to reporters, with Ardern holding her daughter, who was wrapped in a delicate white blanket...
    Seven people hospitalised after car rolls on Auckland's Rothesay Bay Beach

    Seven people hospitalised after car rolls on Auckland's Rothesay Bay Beach


    Police say they will today talk to several people who were involved in a vehicle crash on an Auckland beach which put several people in hospital."Several people are assisting police with inquiries following a serious crash at...

    Police say they will today talk to several people who were involved in a vehicle crash on an Auckland beach which put several people in hospital."Several people are assisting police with inquiries following a serious crash at Rothesay...
    Weather: Heavy rain, thunderstorms, gales and snow as an unsettled Sunday is expected across much of New Zealand

    Weather: Heavy rain, thunderstorms, gales and snow as an unsettled Sunday is expected across much of New Zealand


    An unsettled Sunday is expected across much of New Zealand as a front delivers rain to the lower South Island and West Coast, along with high-elevation snow.MetService meteorologist Sarah Haddon said a series of fronts were...

    An unsettled Sunday is expected across much of New Zealand as a front delivers rain to the lower South Island and West Coast, along with high-elevation snow.MetService meteorologist Sarah Haddon said a series of fronts were coming...
    Sensible Sentencing Trust's Garth McVicar 'failed dismally' in plan to handle questions over board member's exit

    Sensible Sentencing Trust's Garth McVicar 'failed dismally' in plan to handle questions over board member's exit


    Garth McVicar admits he "failed dismally" with a plan to keep under wraps the departure of a Sensible Sentencing Trust board member after a financial investigation exposed debt and questions over business practices.Documents...

    Garth McVicar admits he "failed dismally" with a plan to keep under wraps the departure of a Sensible Sentencing Trust board member after a financial investigation exposed debt and questions over business practices.Documents obtained...
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford's baby girl hears new lullaby from New Zealand musicians Neil and Liam Finn

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford's baby girl hears new lullaby from New Zealand musicians Neil and Liam Finn


    The newborn daughter of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been played a yet-to-be released lullaby shared with her "thrilled" mum and dad by Neil and Liam Finn. Hold her close is a song from the upcoming album by the famous...

    The newborn daughter of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been played a yet-to-be released lullaby shared with her "thrilled" mum and dad by Neil and Liam Finn. Hold her close is a song from the upcoming album by the famous New...
    Auckland fire truck tyres only rated for 100kmh, union warns

    Auckland fire truck tyres only rated for 100kmh, union warns


    Auckland firefighters have been warned not to drive faster than 100km/h to emergencies because their truck tyres are "not fit-for-purpose".Fire and Emergency NZ's own policies allow for firefighters to drive their appliances...

    Auckland firefighters have been warned not to drive faster than 100km/h to emergencies because their truck tyres are "not fit-for-purpose".Fire and Emergency NZ's own policies allow for firefighters to drive their appliances at...