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    Roast Busters ringleader Joseph Parker's appeal on social media to help fund music career

    Roast Busters ringleader Joseph Parker's appeal on social media to help fund music career


    Roast BusterJoseph Parker uploaded a video asking for people to fund his musical ambitions days before an exclusive interview where he spoke out about the group for the first time.The 23-year-old today told Newshub he was...

    Roast BusterJoseph Parker uploaded a video asking for people to fund his musical ambitions days before an exclusive interview where he spoke out about the group for the first time.The 23-year-old today told Newshub he was speaking...
    Fisherman shows off impressive catch, a monster kingfish

    Fisherman shows off impressive catch, a monster kingfish


    A kingfish caught off the New Zealand coast is so big, the angler had to bear-hug its stomach in order to hold it up for a picture.Saltwater fishing company Screaming Reels shared the picture of the impressive haul on Facebook...

    A kingfish caught off the New Zealand coast is so big, the angler had to bear-hug its stomach in order to hold it up for a picture.Saltwater fishing company Screaming Reels shared the picture of the impressive haul on Facebook over...
    Victim of convicted 'groper Roper' ordered to pay almost $28,000 in legal costs

    Victim of convicted 'groper Roper' ordered to pay almost $28,000 in legal costs


    The victim of a historic sexual assault by an air force sergeant has been ordered to pay her abuser almost $28,000 in legal costs.Former air force recruit Mariya Taylor was 18 years old when she was sexually harassed,...

    The victim of a historic sexual assault by an air force sergeant has been ordered to pay her abuser almost $28,000 in legal costs.Former air force recruit Mariya Taylor was 18 years old when she was sexually harassed, assaulted...
    Tree war at Western Springs on hold while council talks with upset residents

    Tree war at Western Springs on hold while council talks with upset residents


    Tree wars in Auckland's Western Springs have been put on hold for 24 hours while the council holds talks with affected neighbours.Auckland Council is using emergency powers to chop down 13 pines trees considered to be an...

    Tree wars in Auckland's Western Springs have been put on hold for 24 hours while the council holds talks with affected neighbours.Auckland Council is using emergency powers to chop down 13 pines trees considered to be an immediate...
    Scrub fire causing poor visibility on Auckland's Southwestern Motorway

    Scrub fire causing poor visibility on Auckland's Southwestern Motorway


    Traffic should take care on Auckland's Southwestern Motorway this evening as a scrub fire is causing poor visibility.Fire and Emergency NZ are currently in attendance at a small fire, which is located near the intersection of...

    Traffic should take care on Auckland's Southwestern Motorway this evening as a scrub fire is causing poor visibility.Fire and Emergency NZ are currently in attendance at a small fire, which is located near the intersection of State...
    'I hope that they can see there is a change in my heart': Roast Busters' Joseph Parker speaks out

    'I hope that they can see there is a change in my heart': Roast Busters' Joseph Parker speaks out


    One of the instigators behind the notorious Roast Busters group who boasted on social media about sexual exploits with underage girls has broken his silence.Joseph Parker, son of actor Anthony Ray Parker, told Newshub he was...

    One of the instigators behind the notorious Roast Busters group who boasted on social media about sexual exploits with underage girls has broken his silence.Joseph Parker, son of actor Anthony Ray Parker, told Newshub he was speaking...
    Political Roundup: Behind the junior doctors' strike

    Political Roundup: Behind the junior doctors' strike


    Get ready for more industrial action in public hospitals this year. The junior doctors' dispute with the District Health Boards is set to continue, with acrimony ramping up, as well as some rather bitter infighting between trade...

    Get ready for more industrial action in public hospitals this year. The junior doctors' dispute with the District Health Boards is set to continue, with acrimony ramping up, as well as some rather bitter infighting between trade unions....
    Crews battle blaze at Alexandra vineyard

    Crews battle blaze at Alexandra vineyard


    Fire crews are battling a blaze at a vineyard near Alexandra this afternoon.A Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) spokesman said the fire was burning an area of about 600sqm at the Black Ridge Vineyard and Winery on Conroys...

    Fire crews are battling a blaze at a vineyard near Alexandra this afternoon.A Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) spokesman said the fire was burning an area of about 600sqm at the Black Ridge Vineyard and Winery on Conroys Rd.Multiple...
    Two rescued after riding rapids on air mattress in Queenstown

    Two rescued after riding rapids on air mattress in Queenstown


    Queenstown's Harbourmaster says people who need rescuing because of "their own stupidity'' should have to foot the bill.His comments followed the rescue of two men who got caught in rapids after heading out on the Kawarau...

    Queenstown's Harbourmaster says people who need rescuing because of "their own stupidity'' should have to foot the bill.His comments followed the rescue of two men who got caught in rapids after heading out on the Kawarau River...
    Person critically injured, road closed after car and truck crash in Waikato's Ngaruawahia

    Person critically injured, road closed after car and truck crash in Waikato's Ngaruawahia


    A person has been critically injured in a crash in the Waikato.Great South Rd in Ngaruawahia has been closed after a car was in a collision with a small truck.The crash happened about 3pm and a diversion was being put in...

    A person has been critically injured in a crash in the Waikato.Great South Rd in Ngaruawahia has been closed after a car was in a collision with a small truck.The crash happened about 3pm and a diversion was being put in place.Police...
    Family passed on information about location of missing Katikati teenager Sky Taylor-Eynon

    Family passed on information about location of missing Katikati teenager Sky Taylor-Eynon


    The family of missing teenager Sky Taylor-Eynon, who has not been seen for five days, have a lead as to where she might be.A family member had today been given information as to where she was but the family was yet to touch...

    The family of missing teenager Sky Taylor-Eynon, who has not been seen for five days, have a lead as to where she might be.A family member had today been given information as to where she was but the family was yet to touch base...
    The Front Page podcast: NZ housing among world's most expensive, wealth inequality 'out of control'

    The Front Page podcast: NZ housing among world's most expensive, wealth inequality 'out of control'


    Each weekday The Front Page keeps you up to date with the biggest news in New Zealand. Today it's Tauranga with the eighth most expensive housing in the world, our Prime Minister heads to London to talk Brexit, a report finds...

    Each weekday The Front Page keeps you up to date with the biggest news in New Zealand. Today it's Tauranga with the eighth most expensive housing in the world, our Prime Minister heads to London to talk Brexit, a report finds wealth...
    Man with gun in central Auckland sparked armed police callout

    Man with gun in central Auckland sparked armed police callout


    A sighting of a man with a gun in central Auckland has sparked an armed police callout.Armed police gathered near the corner of Albert St and Wellesley St in Auckland CBD about 3.30pm after a witnesses reported seeing a man...

    A sighting of a man with a gun in central Auckland has sparked an armed police callout.Armed police gathered near the corner of Albert St and Wellesley St in Auckland CBD about 3.30pm after a witnesses reported seeing a man with...
    Motorbike goes 'straight under car' in Queenstown

    Motorbike goes 'straight under car' in Queenstown


    A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a collision with car in Queenstown's CBD this afternoon.Police, St John and firefighters were called to the scene, at a roundabout on Man St, at 2.35pm.A witness said she saw the...

    A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a collision with car in Queenstown's CBD this afternoon.Police, St John and firefighters were called to the scene, at a roundabout on Man St, at 2.35pm.A witness said she saw the motorbike...
    Stoat sleuthing on Great Barrier Island reveals nothing suspicious

    Stoat sleuthing on Great Barrier Island reveals nothing suspicious


    The hunt for two rogue stoats on Great Barrier Island is to be scaled back after biosecurity teams have failed to confirm the stoats' presence.The search began two weeks ago after a resident of the island reported seeing a...

    The hunt for two rogue stoats on Great Barrier Island is to be scaled back after biosecurity teams have failed to confirm the stoats' presence.The search began two weeks ago after a resident of the island reported seeing a pair...
    Motorcyclist sentenced after posting video driving more than 200km/h

    Motorcyclist sentenced after posting video driving more than 200km/h


    A motorcyclist showing off his more than 200km/h speeding in an online video has been caught out.In August last year, 33-year-old Christchurch man Dane Allan Montgomery reached speeds of 220km/h on Banks Peninsula, posting a...

    A motorcyclist showing off his more than 200km/h speeding in an online video has been caught out.In August last year, 33-year-old Christchurch man Dane Allan Montgomery reached speeds of 220km/h on Banks Peninsula, posting a video...
    Two dead after swimming accidents at waterfalls: Police recover body at Hunua Falls

    Two dead after swimming accidents at waterfalls: Police recover body at Hunua Falls


    The body of a man in his 20s has been recovered from Hunua Falls after almost 24 hours of searches.The body was recovered by a Police Dive Squad this afternoon after the man was reported missing after being swept into the...

    The body of a man in his 20s has been recovered from Hunua Falls after almost 24 hours of searches.The body was recovered by a Police Dive Squad this afternoon after the man was reported missing after being swept into the waterfall...
    Herald afternoon quiz: January 21

    Herald afternoon quiz: January 21


    Test your brains with the Herald's all new afternoon quiz. Be sure to check nzherald.co.nz tomorrow morning for another trivia fix. ‌ Challenge yourself with more Quizzes now, CLICK...

    Test your brains with the Herald's all new afternoon quiz. Be sure to check nzherald.co.nz tomorrow morning for another trivia fix. ‌ Challenge yourself with more Quizzes now, CLICK HERE.
    'Angry and extremely intoxicated': Why a builder smashed windows of a house he helped build

    'Angry and extremely intoxicated': Why a builder smashed windows of a house he helped build


    A Hawke's Bay builder has expressed his regret for a smashing spree that broke 20 double-glazed windows in an unfinished house he had been helping to build.Matthew Harold Healey, 30, pleaded guilty in the Waipukurau District...

    A Hawke's Bay builder has expressed his regret for a smashing spree that broke 20 double-glazed windows in an unfinished house he had been helping to build.Matthew Harold Healey, 30, pleaded guilty in the Waipukurau District Court...
    Woman charged with assaulting 92-year-old denied bail

    Woman charged with assaulting 92-year-old denied bail


    One of two women charged over a brutal home invasion which left a 92-year-old Kawakawa widow in hospital has been refused bail.Bella Rina Rudolph, 24-years-old of Kaikohe, appeared by audio-visual link from Auckland Women's...

    One of two women charged over a brutal home invasion which left a 92-year-old Kawakawa widow in hospital has been refused bail.Bella Rina Rudolph, 24-years-old of Kaikohe, appeared by audio-visual link from Auckland Women's Prison...