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Arson suspected in hall fire at Linwood North School in Christchurch - Top Stories - 9 min 39 sec ago
A fire that damaged a partially-built school hall in Christchurch is being treated as suspicious. 

Brendon Hartley out early in qualifying with 18th fastest time in F1 debut - Top Stories - 11 min 29 sec ago
Brendon Hartley set the 18th fastest time as he was knocked out of qualifying in the first session at the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.

Fisherman airlifted from Nelson coast after encounter with sting ray - Top Stories - 14 min 15 sec ago
A man was airlifted to hospital from Nelson's Boulder Bank on Saturday evening after reportedly being stung by a stingray.

ABs defence coach Wayne Smith: "I am an old dog, I am out." - Top Stories - 19 min 48 sec ago
Wayne Smith didn't get the Hollywood farewell the All Blacks so desperately wanted to give him.

Truck crashes on SH5 in Reporoa, logs sprawled across road - Top Stories - 29 min 19 sec ago
Logs are sprawled all over State Highway 5 near Rotorua after a log truck rolled.

Kermadec Sanctuary still on table, but iwi consultation key - Labour - Top Stories - 32 min 59 sec ago
A deep-water marine sanctuary off the Kermadec Islands could still go ahead, with Labour confirming it would work to establish the world's largest marine reserve in a way that would satisfy both of its governing partners.

Wairarapa and Kaikoura places to be on Labour Day - Top Stories - 37 min 55 sec ago
Holidaymakers will face a wet end to the long weekend in most parts of the country and it won't be much better for the short working week.

Crash victim still recovering three years after smash - Top Stories - 1 hour 1 min ago
The car horn was blaring and there was a pungent stench of smoke.

Stacey Kirk: What it's like to be on the receiving end of a Winston Peters tongue-lashing - Top Stories - 1 hour 14 min ago
OPINION: It's quite something to be targeted by Winston Peters in front of your peers. 

Hamstring injury forces All Whites striker Chris Wood from field - Top Stories - 1 hour 52 min ago
New Zealand striker Chris Wood was forced from the field with a hamstring injury during Burnley's 3-0 loss to Manchester City in the English Premier League.

Police car rammed after Kāpiti Coast pursuit - Top Stories - 1 hour 52 min ago
It was a tale of two districts. And a lot of kilometres of burning rubber.

Wish you were here? The supersize resort for the 18-30 (stone) crowd - Top Stories - 1 hour 56 min ago
A hotel has opened catering for guests who weigh between 18 and 30 stone (114-190 kilograms) so they can enjoy a holiday without worrying about taunts and insults from fellow travellers.

US President Donald Trump pledges $600k to help cover staffers' legal costs - Top Stories - 2 hours 7 sec ago
US President Donald Trump plans to spend at least US$430,000 (NZ$617,490) of his personal funds to help cover the mounting legal costs incurred by White House staff and campaign aides related to the ongoing investigations of Russian meddling in last year's election, a White House official says. 

Early-morning fire guts home in Upper Hutt - Top Stories - 2 hours 43 min ago
Firefighters are on the scene of a serious house fire in Upper Hutt.

Australian casino tycoon James Packer clears the decks after boat budget blowout - Top Stories - 3 hours 11 min ago
As the summer countdown begins, the waters around one of Australia's biggest superyachts are getting decidedly choppy.

International media heap praise on Wallabies after drought-breaking win over 'niggly' All Blacks - Top Stories - 3 hours 11 min ago
The Wallabies have been praised by international media after knocking off the "niggly" All Blacks 23-18 in Brisbane on Saturday night.

Sam Meech eyes gold on final day of World Cup yachting regatta in Gamagori - Top Stories - 3 hours 12 min ago
Sam Meech is in pole position ahead of the medal race in the Laser fleet at the World Cup regatta in Gamagori and has already done enough to at least guarantee silver.

Manchester City only unbeaten EPL side after Man U lose at Huddersfield - Top Stories - 3 hours 25 min ago
Manchester City comfortably beat Burnley 3-0 to remain the only unbeaten side in the English Premier League after Manchester United lost at Huddersfield 2-1 on Sunday (NZT).

Malta offers €1 million reward to find killers of controversial journalist - Top Stories - 3 hours 52 min ago
Malta's government says it is offering a reward of €1 million euros (NZ$1.7m) for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the death of corruption-busting journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Jacinda Ardern knew when to hold 'em; English knew when to walk away - Top Stories - 4 hours 5 min ago
OPINION: Robert Muldoon must be smirking crookedly in his grave. We all thought his legacy of picking winners, thinking big and intervening in the economy was consigned to the past – sent there by the David Lange Labour Government.
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