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    Whangārei ATC cadet receives commendation for first aid after colleague collapses

    Whangārei ATC cadet receives commendation for first aid after colleague collapses


    Whangārei Air Training Corps cadet Holly Edmeades was shocked to receive a commendation for helping save a fellow cadet's life.Holly, 17, was at a gliding course in Matamata in December when another student collapsed...

    Whangārei Air Training Corps cadet Holly Edmeades was shocked to receive a commendation for helping save a fellow cadet's life.Holly, 17, was at a gliding course in Matamata in December when another student collapsed after...
    Scientist resigns to coach chess fulltime in Rotorua

    Scientist resigns to coach chess fulltime in Rotorua


    In the past 18 months, Laurens Goormachtigh has made two of the biggest changes in his life so far. At age 26, the materials scientist moved from his Belgian homeland to Rotorua last January, to take up a new job as a...

    In the past 18 months, Laurens Goormachtigh has made two of the biggest changes in his life so far. At age 26, the materials scientist moved from his Belgian homeland to Rotorua last January, to take up a new job as a researcher...
    Big variations in South Island petrol prices unexplained by big companies

    Big variations in South Island petrol prices unexplained by big companies


    The reason southern drivers face a bewildering range of petrol prices has been only partially explained as the price reached record figures in the past week.Wanaka recorded the highest price the Otago Daily Times found, at...

    The reason southern drivers face a bewildering range of petrol prices has been only partially explained as the price reached record figures in the past week.Wanaka recorded the highest price the Otago Daily Times found, at $2.44...
    West Coast police investigate activists' 1080 warning letter

    West Coast police investigate activists' 1080 warning letter


    Police on the West Coast are investigating 1080 activists who delivered a warning letter to a number of organisations this week in light of planned 1080 drops across the area.The warning letter has raised concern with local...

    Police on the West Coast are investigating 1080 activists who delivered a warning letter to a number of organisations this week in light of planned 1080 drops across the area.The warning letter has raised concern with local police...
    Conservationists saddened after seabirds die in boxes

    Conservationists saddened after seabirds die in boxes


    Conservationists have been left saddened and angry over the deaths of seabirds that landed on board a cruise ship and were put in boxes instead of being released.They say action is needed to address what could be a "huge...

    Conservationists have been left saddened and angry over the deaths of seabirds that landed on board a cruise ship and were put in boxes instead of being released.They say action is needed to address what could be a "huge problem"...
    Kyle MacDonald: Human Rights Commission complaint over David Seymour's letter

    Kyle MacDonald: Human Rights Commission complaint over David Seymour's letter


    A couple of weeks ago a letter was circulated in parts of Epsom from Act party leader and local MP David Seymour. It encouraged protesting Housing New Zealand's plans to expand its current housing in the Epsom area. And it...

    A couple of weeks ago a letter was circulated in parts of Epsom from Act party leader and local MP David Seymour. It encouraged protesting Housing New Zealand's plans to expand its current housing in the Epsom area. And it stated:...
    Bay of Plenty sees 100 lightning strikes this morning

    Bay of Plenty sees 100 lightning strikes this morning


    About 100 lightning strikes were recorded in the Bay of Plenty this morning as thunderstorms swept across the country.Metservice meteorologist Stephen Glassey said the thunderstorm crossed Tauranga around 6am, moving towards...

    About 100 lightning strikes were recorded in the Bay of Plenty this morning as thunderstorms swept across the country.Metservice meteorologist Stephen Glassey said the thunderstorm crossed Tauranga around 6am, moving towards Whakatāne...
    Jealous boyfriend decided to torch ex's car - but picked the wrong vehicle

    Jealous boyfriend decided to torch ex's car - but picked the wrong vehicle


    A Dunedin man who tried to get back at his ex-girlfriend by torching her car made one obvious mistake, a court has heard.The Toyota station wagon Michael Shane McFadyen, 27, set fire to actually belonged to the woman's...

    A Dunedin man who tried to get back at his ex-girlfriend by torching her car made one obvious mistake, a court has heard.The Toyota station wagon Michael Shane McFadyen, 27, set fire to actually belonged to the woman's mother.The...
    Kerikeri fisherman rescues four kids out fishing alone in boat

    Kerikeri fisherman rescues four kids out fishing alone in boat


    John Llewellyn has been a boatie all his life but what he saw while out fishing recently was "absolute stupidity".The Kerikeri man and his friend Ante Lupis had been out fishing on Sunday and were heading towards the Kerikeri...

    John Llewellyn has been a boatie all his life but what he saw while out fishing recently was "absolute stupidity".The Kerikeri man and his friend Ante Lupis had been out fishing on Sunday and were heading towards the Kerikeri Cruising...
    Father injured son while playing staple gun 'Russian roulette'

    Father injured son while playing staple gun 'Russian roulette'


    A "stupid game of Russian roulette" resulted in a man shooting his son twice with a staple gun, a court has heard.But Judge Kevin Phillips rejected Michael George Herzog's innocent explanation of the January 22 incident at his...

    A "stupid game of Russian roulette" resulted in a man shooting his son twice with a staple gun, a court has heard.But Judge Kevin Phillips rejected Michael George Herzog's innocent explanation of the January 22 incident at his Dunedin...
    Homeless Tauranga family of eight move into transitional housing

    Homeless Tauranga family of eight move into transitional housing


    A family of eight living in emergency housing in Tauranga has found a temporary home. Yesterday the Bay of Plenty Times published the story of Kristal Heke and her family who had been living in a Cameron Rd motel for the...

    A family of eight living in emergency housing in Tauranga has found a temporary home. Yesterday the Bay of Plenty Times published the story of Kristal Heke and her family who had been living in a Cameron Rd motel for the past...
    Ngāpuhi elder Kingi Taurua dies at 80, after cancer battle

    Ngāpuhi elder Kingi Taurua dies at 80, after cancer battle


    Ngāpuhi elder Kingi Taurua has died after a long battle with cancer. The 80-year-old was a huge figure for the northern iwi, and for many years led Waitangi Day protests at Te Tii Marae.Taurua had also been an advisor...

    Ngāpuhi elder Kingi Taurua has died after a long battle with cancer. The 80-year-old was a huge figure for the northern iwi, and for many years led Waitangi Day protests at Te Tii Marae.Taurua had also been an advisor to...
    Wife of Tauranga identity fraudster given home detention for immigration fraud

    Wife of Tauranga identity fraudster given home detention for immigration fraud


    The wife of a Tauranga man jailed for more than two years after he created a fake identity to obtain New Zealand residency has narrowly escaped prison for also committing immigration fraud.Aneela Wati, 64, was sentenced to...

    The wife of a Tauranga man jailed for more than two years after he created a fake identity to obtain New Zealand residency has narrowly escaped prison for also committing immigration fraud.Aneela Wati, 64, was sentenced to nine...
    Your weather: 7000 lightning strikes in the north and more snow in the far south

    Your weather: 7000 lightning strikes in the north and more snow in the far south


    The wild weather continues with another 7000 lightning strikes overnight rattling the central North Island and further snow in the South Island. A very "active" front has moved up the lower North Island and is sitting over...

    The wild weather continues with another 7000 lightning strikes overnight rattling the central North Island and further snow in the South Island. A very "active" front has moved up the lower North Island and is sitting over Hawke's...
    Laser strike on Northland Rescue Helicopter sparks police investigation

    Laser strike on Northland Rescue Helicopter sparks police investigation


    Illegal laser strikes on Northland's rescue helicopter fleet are increasing with police searching a home after pilots identified a rural property as the latest possible source.In the incident on Sunday a crew experienced...

    Illegal laser strikes on Northland's rescue helicopter fleet are increasing with police searching a home after pilots identified a rural property as the latest possible source.In the incident on Sunday a crew experienced multiple...
    Whittaker's named New Zealand's most trusted brand for seventh year

    Whittaker's named New Zealand's most trusted brand for seventh year


    Auckland's family of chocolate makers, Whittaker's, has seized the title of most trusted New Zealand brand for the seventh consecutive year. The New Zealand chocolate makers were voted the most trusted brand from all surveyed...

    Auckland's family of chocolate makers, Whittaker's, has seized the title of most trusted New Zealand brand for the seventh consecutive year. The New Zealand chocolate makers were voted the most trusted brand from all surveyed as...
    Minister of Defence was briefed on investigation into top military attache in Washington

    Minister of Defence was briefed on investigation into top military attache in Washington


    Questions have been raised over why the country's top military attache was not kept in uniform and tried through the Defence Force's justice system after a hidden camera was found at New Zealand's embassy in Washington DC.The ...

    Questions have been raised over why the country's top military attache was not kept in uniform and tried through the Defence Force's justice system after a hidden camera was found at New Zealand's embassy in Washington DC.The Herald...
    Retirement village planned in residential neighbourhood tests Auckland's Unitary Plan

    Retirement village planned in residential neighbourhood tests Auckland's Unitary Plan


    Auckland's controversial Unitary Plan is being tested by plans for a retirement village with buildings of up to seven storeys in the residential neighbourhood of St Johns, where the height limit is three storeys.Summerset...

    Auckland's controversial Unitary Plan is being tested by plans for a retirement village with buildings of up to seven storeys in the residential neighbourhood of St Johns, where the height limit is three storeys.Summerset Holdings...
    The 'Gull effect' fuels huge discrepancy in Auckland petrol prices

    The 'Gull effect' fuels huge discrepancy in Auckland petrol prices


    A huge discrepancy in petrol prices across the North Island, including the Auckland region, is being driven by the "Gull effect" - which the AA said is creating "outrageous" and unsustainable pricing. As national petrol prices...

    A huge discrepancy in petrol prices across the North Island, including the Auckland region, is being driven by the "Gull effect" - which the AA said is creating "outrageous" and unsustainable pricing. As national petrol prices reached...
    Barry Soper: Mallard is something of a contradiction

    Barry Soper: Mallard is something of a contradiction


    Trevor Mallard's something of a contradiction. He's one of the mushiest guys you'd be likely to come across, he's loyal to a fault, particularly if you're part of the Labour tribe.Speaker Mallard's changed the face of...

    Trevor Mallard's something of a contradiction. He's one of the mushiest guys you'd be likely to come across, he's loyal to a fault, particularly if you're part of the Labour tribe.Speaker Mallard's changed the face of Parliament....