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Two people injured in classroom explosion at Pine
Two people are being treated for injuries caused by an explosion in a school classroom on Auckland's North Shore.The explosion happened in a classroom at Pinehurst School, a school in Albany.Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman... More...
Tauranga drink-driver who caused train fatality a
The grieving partner of Matthew Paul Pettigrew, who died after being struck by a freight train, says she will never get over losing the "love of her life".Sophia McDowell made the comment during an emotionally-charged sentencing... More...
Plane with landing gear issues lands safely at Ar
A plane carrying three people has landed safely after reporting landing gear issues.Fire and Emergency New Zealand was called to Ardmore Airport at 2.27pm after a plane reported issues with its landing gear.The plane circled the... More...
Political Roundup: The media's fraught role in th
The media has played a central role in this year's huge scandal involving MP Jami-Lee Ross. Journalists, broadcasters, and political commentators have reported on the scandal – including choosing to withhold some information – and... More...
Auckland Zoo farewells 'much loved' female Sumat
Auckland Zoo has farewelled one of its treasured Sumatran tigers, the "magnificent" Molek.The female tiger, who was 18 and a half years old, has been put down due to her deteriorating health and demeanour. A post on the zoo's... More...
Hamilton Go Bus passengers to ride for free
Bus passengers can ride for free in Hamilton from Monday as Go Bus drivers take partial strike action.The bus service will operate as normal but more than 120 drivers from First Union will not be accepting money for the ride. ... More...
Man with unexplained injuries found in Flaxmere
A man has been left with "significant facial injuries" after a potential assault. Police are seeking witnesses to a potential assault which took place in Flaxmere overnight.Witnesses found the man lying in Diaz Drive just after... More...
'We all just stood in the lounge cheering and hug
A Taranaki family who has a traditional of buying Lotto tickets together a few times a year has claimed the $12.5 million Powerball prize from Saturday.The family, who wanted to remain anonymous, said they bought a ticket as a syndicate... More...
Health Minister David Clark says rural health nee
Health Minister David Clark has responded to criticism levelled against the Government for scrapping plans for a third New Zealand medical school in the Waikato.He told the Herald simply training more doctors won't solve all the... More...
Record drug bust: police find 190kg of cocaine in
Police and Customs have found more than 190 kilograms of cocaine located in a container of bananas - the biggest bust of the drug in New Zealand history.The cocaine had an estimated harm value of more than $235 million dollars and... More...
Emergency services at fatal crash in Sydenham, Ch
One person has died in a crash between a car and a motorcycle in Sydenham, Christchurch.Two others have been transported to hospital in a serious condition.Police were called to the crash, at the intersection of Colombo and Sandyford... More...
Local Focus: Seabed smothered in forestry sedimen
At the beaches near the Mohaka River mouth, forestry slash - made up of scraps of timber, branches and offcuts - is the dominant feature.Much of this steep Hawke's Bay land was prone to erosion, and it could take up to 10 years... More...
Local Focus: Salvation Army and Kmart launch 25th
Across the country this week, the Salvation Army and Kmart launched their 25th Christmas Wishing Tree Appeal, where Kiwis can donate gifts for families, who would otherwise go without."There is a need all year round," Sallies Corps... More...
NZ asked to grant visitor visas to Nauru refugees
Nauru President Baron Waqa says he has asked New Zealand to grant visitor visas for up to 450 Nauru refugees so they can travel to New Zealand, according to newspaper The Australian .Waqa is also reported to have personally brokered... More...