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Family join search for men lost in the Tongariro forest - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:14
Family members have joined the army in the search for two men lost in the bush south of Taupo.

Search for Morrinsville shooting suspect Rollie Heke goes nationwide - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:12
The search for "unpredictable" Morrinsville shooting suspect Rollie James Heke has been elevated to a national level.

Woman's shame over suicide attempt a roadblock to getting help - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:12
Isolated and heartbroken, Nganeko Eriwata saw no way out but to take her own life.

Slow going for New Zealand Trotting Cup nominations - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:09
There are 800,000 reasons to contest New Zealand's richest standardbred race but it appears there are also plenty of grounds not to.

Three top officials leaving in Ministry of Transport restructure - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:07
Three of the most senior officials at the scandal-plagued Ministry of Transport have been made redundant.

Conservation Minister refuses kiwi sanctuary petition - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:01
Despite a colourful protest at Parliament today the Government did not accept a petition aiming to save a kiwi sanctuary on the West Coast.

'Tiffany' rings cost US wholesaler Costo US$19.4m - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:53
​US wholesaler Costco must pay jewellery company Tiffany & Co  US$19.4 million (NZ$26.8m) for selling about 2500 diamond rings falsely identified on store signs as "Tiffany" rings, a US federal judge has ruled. 

TV reality queen Julie Christie becomes a Dame - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:53
Reality TV queen Julie Christie said she had thought long and hard before accepting the title of Dame, after her investiture ceremony on Wednesday.

So, you just found out you're a Kiwi in Australia's parliament? We can help - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:46
If there's one thing New Zealanders love more than pineapple lumps, it's (seemingly) politics.

NZ actress Delaney Tabron fights cancer - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:46
New Zealand actress Delaney Tabron is undergoing chemotherapy after discovering she has breast cancer.

Couple apologises to bride for crashing her wedding on their first date - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:45
A couple who gained notoriety for crashing an American wedding reception and leaving the newlyweds a card apologising for their actions said they did it as a lark while on their first date.

Crusaders sign Tom Sanders and Pete Samu for Super Rugby title defence - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:39
Luring loose forward Tom Sanders home and away from the Chiefs hardly required Crusaders coach Scott Robertson to conjure up much of a sales pitch. 

Take a left on to Bob, then straight on along Roadie McRoad Face - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:36
Fancy a drive along the Conrad Barnes Tinder Surprise Conception Sensual Expressway?

Taking water diminishes Blue Spring's mana, say local iwi - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:27
Iwi concerns over water being drawn from Putaruru's Blue Spring have put an application to bottle billions of litres for export on hold as the election campaign continues to set the water debate boiling.

Sick days and influenza admissions going through the roof in Taranaki - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:21
Admissions to hospital for influenza have skyrocketed and schools are seeing a surge in student absences in what is proving to be one of Taranaki's sickest winters in memory. 

Shocked, less than shocked as rubbish found at revived lagoon - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:17
Shocked, less than shocked; two very different responses to a pile of rubbish found dumped at a Marlborough lagoon.

Upsurge in tickets for cars parked too close to driveways on Auckland's North Shore - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:16
A desperate shortage of parking in residential streets on Auckland's North Shore is blamed for numerous reports of cars parked too close to driveways.

NZ Breakers announce pre-season matches in Taranaki and Hawke's Bay - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:15
For New Zealand Breakers general manager Dillon Boucher, the chance to bring the team to his home region of Taranaki was a no-brainer.

Rental properties must become better option for those who cannot buy: Researcher - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:14
Mother-of-four Melissa Greeff says the cost of keeping a roof over a family's head is a significant barrier stopping a lot of young people getting ahead.

Comedian Kathy Griffin claims CBS exec told her to grovel to US President, ask for forgiveness - Top Stories - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:14
US comedian Kathy Griffin has shared what she claims is an email from a television boss asking her to grovel for forgiveness from the US President.
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