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Warm windy weather makes way for a cold snap

A broad westerly flow makes it windy for exposed parts of the South Island and lower North Island today, while it remains mostly sunny and warm in the north and east. MetService meteorologist Mark Bowe says, “Eastern areas of the country can...... Read More

Roast Buster interview ’re-traumatising victims’

A member of the notorious Roast Busters gang has been labelled "an entitled young man who epitomises rape culture" after speaking out publicly for the first time. Joseph Parker, a member of the group of teenage boys who boasted online about...... Read More

Five people in hospital after Whanganui stabbing

Two people are in a critical condition after five people were injured in a stabbing incident in Whanganui. Multiple police cars flocked to Wicksteed Street about 4.15pm after reports of stabbings. Witnesses told RNZ the incident appears to have taken...... Read More

Waihi teen livin’ the local government dream

Waihi 17-year-old Joshua Mason never wanted to be a fireman or astronaut when he grew up. Instead, he always dreamed of being a politician. It’s a career choice that is met with bemusement by many. “I definitely get some funny looks when...... Read More

Doctors and DHBs to discuss rosters and pay again

As tensions continue to rise, junior doctors and their employers are heading into talks again this week. The public-hospital doctors and district health boards will meet in Auckland on Thursday in a second round of mediation in the dispute over rosters...... Read More

One person injured in Woolston shooting

One person has received minor injuries following a shooting in Woolston. Police were called about 11pm to Ferry Road, Woolston on Monday, following a report of a firearm being discharged. One person, who had been assaulted during the incident, received...... Read More

Taranaki oil spill cleared - council

Taranaki Regional Council is investigating the source of a diesel spill in the sea near New Plymouth yesterday. The council said the sea off Ngāmotu Beach had been cleared of diesel, and spill containment booms had been removed. Scene commander Bruce...... Read More

Tauranga kitesurfer’s death a freak accident

  A Tauranga kitesurfer is expressing his condolences to the Gemming family following the tragic death of Logan Gemming.   Logan was killed in a freak accident at Fergusson Park on Sunday afternoon, as he prepared to launch his kitesurfer...... Read More

Cattle rescued as fire engulfs dairy sheds near Balclutha

Cattle were moved to safety when a large fire destroyed three dairy sheds in a rural area inland from Balclutha in Otago. Emergency services were called to the blaze among tree debris in a paddock in Pukeawa at about 12.30pm. Fire and Emergency said...... Read More

National announces spokesperson for Drug Reform

National Leader Simon Bridges has appointed Paula Bennett to the new position of Spokesperson for Drug Reform as the Government pushes ahead with its agenda of drug decriminalisation, to signal National’s commitment to holding them to account. Mr...... Read More

Man attacked with bat in BOP armed robbery

Bay of Plenty Police are investigating an aggravated robbery in Reporoa in which firearms and other items were stolen. Police received a report early Monday, that around 2.45am a man had been hit across the body with a baseball bat and threatened with...... Read More