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    Suspected Northland gunman 'protective' of his property

    Suspected Northland gunman 'protective' of his property


    The man who fatally shot two women and injured a third person is believed to be Quinn Patterson - someone described by neighbours as "a loner" and "protective" of his property. Neighbour Brad Walters...

    The man who fatally shot two women and injured a third person is believed to be Quinn Patterson - someone described by neighbours as "a loner" and "protective" of his property. Neighbour Brad Walters ...
    NZ town named top cruise destination

    NZ town named top cruise destination


    Akaroa has been named the top-rated cruise destination in Australia and New Zealand in findings based on passenger reviews. It won the accolade in the second Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Destination...

    Akaroa has been named the top-rated cruise destination in Australia and New Zealand in findings based on passenger reviews. It won the accolade in the second Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Destination ...
    Northland shooting: 'Wonderful' and 'lovely' ladies lost

    Northland shooting: 'Wonderful' and 'lovely' ladies lost


    The mother and daughter killed in a shooting in Northland have been described as "wonderful" and "lovely" ladies who will leave a gap in many lives. Wendy Campbell and her daughter Natanya went to a...

    The mother and daughter killed in a shooting in Northland have been described as "wonderful" and "lovely" ladies who will leave a gap in many lives. Wendy Campbell and her daughter Natanya went to a ...
    'The morning our lives changed forever'

    'The morning our lives changed forever'


    Warning: This article is about suicide and may be distressing for some readers. Where to get help: DEPRESSION HELPLINE: 0800 111 757 LIFELINE: 0800 543 354 NEED TO TALK? Call or text 1737 SAMARITANS:...

    Warning: This article is about suicide and may be distressing for some readers. Where to get help: DEPRESSION HELPLINE: 0800 111 757 LIFELINE: 0800 543 354 NEED TO TALK? Call or text 1737 SAMARITANS: ...

    Kiwi death in the Philippines third foreigner shot in year


    A New Zealander is believed to have been shot dead by a gunman riding a motorcycle in the Philippines. Local media has reported the Kiwi died on the island of Biliran after he was shot in the street...

    A New Zealander is believed to have been shot dead by a gunman riding a motorcycle in the Philippines. Local media has reported the Kiwi died on the island of Biliran after he was shot in the street ...

    Child injured in school bus crash


    A child has been injured in a school bus crash in Taranaki this morning. The bus full of children lost control and ended up in a roadside ditch between Hawera and Normanby, according to a witness. Simon...

    A child has been injured in a school bus crash in Taranaki this morning. The bus full of children lost control and ended up in a roadside ditch between Hawera and Normanby, according to a witness. Simon ...

    Beauden Barrett sinks hole-in-one


    Hurricanes first five-eighth Beauden Barrett is certainly on target ahead of Sunday's Super Rugby semifinal against the Lions. The All Blacks number 10 has sunk a hole-in-one at the Steyn City Golf...

    Hurricanes first five-eighth Beauden Barrett is certainly on target ahead of Sunday's Super Rugby semifinal against the Lions. The All Blacks number 10 has sunk a hole-in-one at the Steyn City Golf ...

    F-bomb drops during Prime news nightmare


    Veteran news anchor Eric Young has been caught uttering an expletive on live television after a news bulletin turned into a nightmare. A timing gaffe meant last night's Prime News 5.30pm bulletin ended...

    Veteran news anchor Eric Young has been caught uttering an expletive on live television after a news bulletin turned into a nightmare. A timing gaffe meant last night's Prime News 5.30pm bulletin ended ...

    Shot in cold blood: Mother, daughter in shooting tragedy named


    By Sam Hurley and Alanah Eriksen Wendy Campbell and her daughter Natanya went to a remote Northland home yesterday morning to carry out repairs. Within hours, they'd been shot dead, the rental property...

    By Sam Hurley and Alanah Eriksen Wendy Campbell and her daughter Natanya went to a remote Northland home yesterday morning to carry out repairs. Within hours, they'd been shot dead, the rental property ...

    'May you slay every day'


    When Canberra woman Cassandra Noack contacted Australia Post to check how her makeup shipment from Tarte Cosmetics was tracking from the US, she probably didn't expect this response. The enthusiastic...

    When Canberra woman Cassandra Noack contacted Australia Post to check how her makeup shipment from Tarte Cosmetics was tracking from the US, she probably didn't expect this response. The enthusiastic ...

    Jolie spills about Pitt: 'Things got bad'


    Angelina Jolie is opening up about her life after filing for divorce from Brad Pitt last year. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the actress and film director talks about focusing on her children in the...

    Angelina Jolie is opening up about her life after filing for divorce from Brad Pitt last year. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the actress and film director talks about focusing on her children in the ...

    Northland shooting: The moment injured survivor escapes


    This is the moment a man suffering a gunshot wound managed to drive his car away from the crime scene towards waiting police officers. Contractor Jeff Pipe was the sole survivor in a triple shooting...

    This is the moment a man suffering a gunshot wound managed to drive his car away from the crime scene towards waiting police officers. Contractor Jeff Pipe was the sole survivor in a triple shooting ...

    Daughter spots dead mother on Google Earth


    A daughter who emigrated to Florida had the shock of her life after spotting her dead mother watering the plants outside the family's old UK home on Google Earth. Denise Underhill was doing housework...

    A daughter who emigrated to Florida had the shock of her life after spotting her dead mother watering the plants outside the family's old UK home on Google Earth. Denise Underhill was doing housework ...

    Kim and Kanye's surrogate is already pregnant


    Kim Kardashian West's surrogate is reportedly three months pregnant. The 36-year-old reality star already has four-year-old daughter North and 19-month-old son Saint with her husband Kanye West, and...

    Kim Kardashian West's surrogate is reportedly three months pregnant. The 36-year-old reality star already has four-year-old daughter North and 19-month-old son Saint with her husband Kanye West, and ...

    When will Prince George stop wearing shorts?


    By Bianca London All eyes have been on Prince George during his royal tour of Poland and Germany and eagle-eyed fans noticed one thing about the youngster. The 4-year-old consistently wore shorts during...

    By Bianca London All eyes have been on Prince George during his royal tour of Poland and Germany and eagle-eyed fans noticed one thing about the youngster. The 4-year-old consistently wore shorts during ...

    Burling trails AmCup rival in moth worlds


    Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling has made a solid start to the Moth class sailing world championships on Lake Garda in Italy. Burling, racing in the green fleet, has had a second in his opening...

    Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling has made a solid start to the Moth class sailing world championships on Lake Garda in Italy. Burling, racing in the green fleet, has had a second in his opening ...

    Synthetic cannabis 'worse than meth'


    A drug counsellor says the effects of synthetic cannabis can be worse than meth, with users kept up for days and sometimes being driven into psychosis. Eight people have died so far this month, the...

    A drug counsellor says the effects of synthetic cannabis can be worse than meth, with users kept up for days and sometimes being driven into psychosis. Eight people have died so far this month, the ...

    Corby posts picture with boogie board


    Convicted Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby has been photographed with a boogie board, the infamous item that saw her jailed in Bali. Corby posted the image on Instagram of her at a sun-kissed...

    Convicted Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby has been photographed with a boogie board, the infamous item that saw her jailed in Bali. Corby posted the image on Instagram of her at a sun-kissed ...

    One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested


    A man is accused of drunkenly strolling down a Maine road wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to where his arm had been amputated. Maine State Police told...

    A man is accused of drunkenly strolling down a Maine road wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to where his arm had been amputated. Maine State Police told ...