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110kmh speed limit for some roads

110kmh speed limit for some roads

Open-road speed limits could vary by up to 50kmh under a new classification system signalled to traffic engineers in Auckland.

'He was dead and they got him back'

'He was dead and they got him back'

A North Shore policeman who suffered a massive heart attack while driving a patrol car and smashed into a wall was resuscitated by colleagues who worked on him for almost 30 minutes before they got a response.

Colossal squid even bigger than the last one

Colossal squid even bigger than the last one

The new colossal squid sliced open at Te Papa today is even bigger than the last one.

Researchers from AUT University and the University of Otago sliced open the behemoth in a giant bathtub today. They discovered the animal was a girl -- with big eyes and a big mouth.

It's the first new colossal squid analysed at the museum in six years.

Woman jailed for life over grisly murder

Woman jailed for life over grisly murder

An Auckland grandmother smashed a 77-year-old man in the head and set his legs on fire, before closing the door to his bedroom and leaving him to die, a court has heard.

Red Nose Day trademark battle resumes

Red Nose Day trademark battle resumes

An "extraordinary" campaign by a doctor with controversial views on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome forced a New Zealand children's charity to put Red Nose Day on hold for more than a decade, but that should not mean it loses the rights to its trademark, a court was told today.

Body of missing boatie found

The body of a missing boatie has been recovered from a Canterbury lake by police divers this afternoon.

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