Matthew Theunissen

Lorde welcomed home by adoring fans

Lorde welcomed home by adoring fans

Singer-songwriter Lorde was swamped by fans and media when she arrived home to Auckland this morning after a whirlwind week in Los Angeles which saw her become a global superstar.

Group helpless to save cyclist hit by truck

Group helpless to save cyclist hit by truck A group of young men on their way to the beach heard the dying breaths of a cyclist who collided with a truck at a major Auckland intersection yesterday.

Kiwi victim of Sydney king-hit

Kiwi victim of Sydney king-hit

A young New Zealand man appears to have escaped permanent injury after he was king hit as he and his brother walked home from a Sydney club early on Saturday, his father says.

Police slam checkpoint alert page

Police slam checkpoint alert page

A Facebook page which alerts members to police checkpoints is encouraging drunk drivers to take their chances with all of our lives, police say.

Bush fire threatened key power link

Firefighters have contained a large bush fire that came dangerously close to destroying the main power feed between the North and South Islands.

Man killed as garden wall collapses

Man killed as garden wall collapses

A man is dead after a wall fell on him as he worked in his Blenheim garden yesterday.

Guy inquiry won't be resumed - coroner

Guy inquiry won't be resumed - coroner

A coroner has decided not to resume the inquiry into slain Feilding farmer Scott Guy's death, despite the wishes of his widow Kylee.

Woman jailed for killing Baby Popo

Woman jailed for killing Baby Popo

The family of a baby murdered by the woman who was supposed to be caring for him say they feel justice has been served after she was sentenced to at least 17 years in prison.

Choppers in crash on glacier

Choppers in crash on glacier

A pilot who was seriously injured when his helicopter clipped another chopper and crashed in Mt Aspiring National Park yesterday was very experienced, his company's director says.

Climbers die on mountain

Climbers die on mountain

One of two climbers who died after being trapped on Mt Taranaki this weekend had texted her father saying she didn't expect to survive.