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    Bain groomsman paroled with 'glowing' prison report, only to kill again


    When convicted killer and rapist Paul Russell Wilson was freed on parole in January 2011 he was deemed a low risk of reoffending. But in April last year Wilson offended again - violating and taking...

    When convicted killer and rapist Paul Russell Wilson was freed on parole in January 2011 he was deemed a low risk of reoffending. But in April last year Wilson offended again - violating and taking ...
    Another Air NZ plane turned around - this time near Iran

    Another Air NZ plane turned around - this time near Iran


    A brand new Air New Zealand Airbus plane on a delivery flight from Hamburg did a U-turn approaching the Iranian border and returned to the German city because of a paperwork problem. The turnaround of...

    A brand new Air New Zealand Airbus plane on a delivery flight from Hamburg did a U-turn approaching the Iranian border and returned to the German city because of a paperwork problem. The turnaround of ...
    Series sweep: Black Caps banish Bangladesh

    Series sweep: Black Caps banish Bangladesh


    If the Black Caps wanted a tough test in their final series before the Cricket World Cup, they were sadly out of luck. But, if they wanted to boost confidence in the camp and see some key players produce...

    If the Black Caps wanted a tough test in their final series before the Cricket World Cup, they were sadly out of luck. But, if they wanted to boost confidence in the camp and see some key players produce ...
    'Haka lantern' traffic lights add special touch to festival

    'Haka lantern' traffic lights add special touch to festival


    Wellington City Council has put a spin on this week's Kapa Haka Festival by installing special "haka lantern" pedestrian crossing lights. In honour of the Te Matatini kapa haka festival at the Westpac...

    Wellington City Council has put a spin on this week's Kapa Haka Festival by installing special "haka lantern" pedestrian crossing lights. In honour of the Te Matatini kapa haka festival at the Westpac ...

    Low tops, coloured fingernails banned: School students rebel against dress code


    Rangitoto College students are rebelling against a "sexist" Year 13 dress code. More than 800 people signed a petition started on the Change.org website last nightstating: "Women are feeling objectified...

    Rangitoto College students are rebelling against a "sexist" Year 13 dress code. More than 800 people signed a petition started on the Change.org website last nightstating: "Women are feeling objectified ...

    Cyclist caught riding dangerously on Auckland motorway


    A cyclist has been caught riding dangerously on Auckland's Northern Motorway during peak hour traffic. A video of the cyclist shows him riding in the left lane, approaching the Harbour Bridge, while...

    A cyclist has been caught riding dangerously on Auckland's Northern Motorway during peak hour traffic. A video of the cyclist shows him riding in the left lane, approaching the Harbour Bridge, while ...
    As it happened: Black Caps v Bangladesh, third ODI

    As it happened: Black Caps v Bangladesh, third ODI


    All the action between the Black Caps and Bangladesh at University Oval in Dunedin. (function(d, s, id) {var...

    All the action between the Black Caps and Bangladesh at University Oval in Dunedin. (function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//embed.scribblelive.com/widgets/embed.js";ijs.parentNode.insertBefore(js ...

    Sky TV hikes prices after losing customers


    After enjoying a string of price reductions over the last year, Sky subscribers are set for a price hike on April 1. MORE: Spark Sport pricing, launch date revealed The price rise was announced...

    After enjoying a string of price reductions over the last year, Sky subscribers are set for a price hike on April 1. MORE: Spark Sport pricing, launch date revealed The price rise was announced ...

    David Bain 'shocked to the core' by groomsman's second murder


    David Bain was "shocked to the core" to hear his groomsman had committed a second murder. Paul Wilson, 55, also known as Paul Tainui, has pleaded guilty to raping and murdering Christchurch 27-year-old...

    David Bain was "shocked to the core" to hear his groomsman had committed a second murder. Paul Wilson, 55, also known as Paul Tainui, has pleaded guilty to raping and murdering Christchurch 27-year-old ...

    Colourful minister won't go nude for Air NZ's new safety video


    One of the most colourful members of Parliament has rejected an invitation to appear in a new nude body paint version of a classic Air New Zealand safety video. New Zealand First MP, and Minister of...

    One of the most colourful members of Parliament has rejected an invitation to appear in a new nude body paint version of a classic Air New Zealand safety video. New Zealand First MP, and Minister of ...

    Watch: Car bursts into flames in paddock after 'Dukes of Hazzard' style crash


    A man is lucky to be alive after his car flew into a paddock Dukes of Hazzard style then burst into flames just outside Havelock North. The car crashed off the road on Te Mata Rd near Peak Vision Church...

    A man is lucky to be alive after his car flew into a paddock Dukes of Hazzard style then burst into flames just outside Havelock North. The car crashed off the road on Te Mata Rd near Peak Vision Church ...

    $856,467: The cost of the average Auckland first home last year


    First home buyers are increasingly buying more of the houses that are up for sale, but are often paying a small fortune to do so. Twenty-three per cent of all homes sold in New Zealand last year went...

    First home buyers are increasingly buying more of the houses that are up for sale, but are often paying a small fortune to do so. Twenty-three per cent of all homes sold in New Zealand last year went ...

    'There's too much blood': Horrific scene at Dunedin murder house


    Police have confirmed they are investigating a murder after a body was discovered in a rural area north of Dunedin on Monday evening. Meanwhile, a sighting has emerged of a woman possibly linked to a...

    Police have confirmed they are investigating a murder after a body was discovered in a rural area north of Dunedin on Monday evening. Meanwhile, a sighting has emerged of a woman possibly linked to a ...

    'Terrible tragedy': Locked out Kiwi dies in Brisbane balcony fall


    Matty King was only 29 years old, with his whole life ahead of him. Sadly, a tragic accident took him from his loved ones earlier this month, when he fell off the balcony of his apartment in Australia. King...

    Matty King was only 29 years old, with his whole life ahead of him. Sadly, a tragic accident took him from his loved ones earlier this month, when he fell off the balcony of his apartment in Australia. King ...