The Hobbit: Was it worth it?

The Hobbit: Was it worth it?

New Zealanders are split over whether it was worthwhile subsidising Sir Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, a new survey has found.

Teen's body found in Christchurch park

Teen's body found in Christchurch park

The body of a teenager has been found in a drain in a Christchurch park.

Mainzeal sites back with clients - receiver

Most sites being worked on by Maizeal before its collapse last month have now been handed back to their clients, according to receiver PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Disgust over denture swap

Disgust over denture swap

An 88-year-old rest-home patient suffering dementia was made to wear someone else's dirty false teeth after her own were lost, her family says.

Couple jailed for abusing children

A Tokoroa couple has been jailed after two children were ill-treated, abused and abducted from care.

Guilty plea over horror crash

A man has pleaded guilty to two charges of manslaughter stemming from a horror crash in 2011.

Teen drowns after rescue bid fails

A 17-year-old boy has drowned despite desperate attempts by his three young friends to revive him.

Search on for missing swimmer

Police have launched a search for a 34-year-old Auckland man who was last seen off Northland's Uretiti Beach about 5pm yesterday.

Football: NZ women third after dramatic comeback

The New Zealand women's football side grabbed third place at the Cyprus Cup overnight after scoring two goals in a dramatic last two minutes of their 2-1 playoff win over Switzerland.

Swimming kids shot with airgun

A man taking potshots at swimming teenagers with an air rifle sparked an armed police callout in Northland.

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