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Greens facing fight of their lives

Green Party leader James Shaw says this election is going to be the "fight of my life, absolutely" after a drop in the polls following Metiria Turei's resignation. The latest RNZ Poll of Polls, which is an average of the most recent...... Read More

All Blacks bugging charge dismissed

All Blacks security guard Adrian Gard, who says he found a bugging device at the team's Sydney hotel a year ago, has had his charge of public mischief dismissed. Gard had pleaded not guilty to a charge he made a false claim to police by reporting...... Read More

Tee time at Eden Park

New Zealand's largest stadium is to convert its hallowed turf into a unique nine-hole golf course for five days this November. From 1st November, Auckland's Eden Park will host the inaugural ASB G9, giving 1800 players the opportunity...... Read More

Govt freeing up land in Queenstown

The government is to extend the Crown Land Programme to Queenstown, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams announced today. The programme concentrates on land that had been previously set aside for future public facilities, such as roads or schools,...... Read More

USA up next as Black Ferns storm into semis

The Black Ferns have qualified for the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup in Ireland following a 48-5 win over Canada in their final pool game. They will play the United States in the last four next week while England play France in the other semi-final. Tighthead...... Read More

Mystery symptoms hit Bay of Plenty residents

  Residents in the Tauranga suburb of Papamoa have raised concerns after a series of mysterious symptoms were recorded in the area. A number of locals on Sandhurst Drive, Blossom Grove and Golden Sands claim to be displaying symptoms...... Read More

Waikato highway set for $4.6m upgrade

Work on safety improvements on a stretch of State Highway 1B between Taupiri and Hamilton will get underway next month, Associate Minister of Transport Tim Macindoe has announced. Mr Macindoe visited the site today to make the announcement. Rumble...... Read More

Barcelona police kill five ’attackers’

Police have killed five people in a town south of Barcelona after an earlier van attack on crowds in the city that killed 13 people. Catalan police said bomb disposal experts were checking whether the suspects killed in the town of Cambrils were carrying...... Read More

Donation appeal for Fleet family launched

A family friend of the two men discovered in the Mamaku Forest is asking for donations to help assist the grieving family. Hawkes Bay midwife Annie Frogley is asking for koha (donations) to help support the family. “The Fleet family of...... Read More

Robbery at Takanini post shop

Thieves robbed a Post Shop/Kiwi Bank in Takanini, Auckland today. Police received reports of the aggravated robbery at around 1.30pm today. Counties Manukau Police Inspector Shawn Rutene says the number of offenders has not yet been confirmed, but...... Read More

$35 million invested into genomics research

The government will be investing $35 million into a new collaborative organisation that will focus on genomics research. Over seven years the government will invest up to $35 million in Genomics Aotearoa, a new collaborative science organisation...... Read More

Yellow powder fills the sky

Wellington residents have noticed yellow powder or paint residue lining streams and puddles, and coating people’s cars. The Greater Wellington Regional Council have been notified about the yellow substance and say the residue is pollen, a sign...... Read More

NZ First to raise minimum wage to $20

NZ First has announced this afternoon that they will raise the minimum wage to $20 if they are to be voted into government. The announcement was made to a crowd of over 200 at a public speech in Red Square, Tauranga and aims to be achieved over a three...... Read More

Man from Takanini assault identified

Police have identified a 26-year-old man who was seriously assaulted in Takanini on Tuesday night. The man is still recovering from serious injuries after being severely beaten and left on the footpath at about 10.20pm on Tuesday night on Great...... Read More

Red Cross Service Centre burglary arrest

Nelson Police have located and arrested a man in relation to the burglary from the Red Cross Nelson Service Centre, Richmond. A 12-seater transit van, a large amount of emergency equipment, hand-held radios, and generators were taken from the premises...... Read More

Arrest warrant for accused burglar

Eastern and Waikato police are seeking the public’s help to locate Mataatua Uka. There is a warrant for his arrest issued by the Hamilton District court on  July 20 on a burglary charge, says Senior Sergeant Yvonne Parker. The 34-year-old...... Read More

Whakatohea signs agreement with Crown

Whakatohea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust has today signed an Agreement in Principle with the Crown at Parliament, which it says is a positive step towards settling its historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. Chairman Graeme Riesterer says Whakatohea first...... Read More

Police name man killed in workplace accident

Police are now in a position to name the man who died following a workplace accident in Wairau Valley, Marlborough yesterday afternoon. He was 20-year-old Luke Thomas Dixon, from Marlborough. "Police extend their deepest sympathies to his family...... Read More

Plan to raise achievement in maths and writing

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today released a plan to support schools and early learning providers to lift achievement in maths and writing. Earlier this year the Government announced a new Better Public Service goal to have at least 80 percent of...... Read More