Community divided by cattle rustling case

A "bold and outrageous" cattle rustling case has divided a rural community north of Auckland.

High valuations prompt slowdown in property market

Housing valuations are the highest in seven years, prompting a slowdown in the market as some buyers hold off until prices become more affordable, according to property valuation experts.

Wellington water restrictions lifted

Wellington's water ban has been lifted almost four weeks since sprinklers fell silent across the capital.

Father admits crashing quad bike, injuring daughter

The father of a 6-year-old girl seriously injured in a quad bike crash has admitted to drink-driving and crashing the vehicle, injuring himself and his passengers.

Drivers cleared after driveway accidents

Drivers who hit children in two separate driveway incidents in Taupo - one of them fatal - will not be charged.

Rugby: Axed Hika an unhappy hooker

Rugby: Axed Hika an unhappy hooker

Magpies and All Black hooker Hika Elliot last night admitted to being "pretty gutted" about not being offered a 2013 ITM contract from the Hawkes Bay union.

Telecom 4G network going live this year

Telecom's 4G mobile services will go live in Auckland in October and in Wellington and Christchurch by Christmas.

NZ scientists test for deadly flu virus

Scientists in Wellington are testing for a new strain of the influenza virus which has caused six deaths in China.

Builder admits murdering wife

A Tauranga builder accused of murdering his wife has pleaded guilty in the High Court at Rotorua this morning.

Poor home heating linked to asthma rise

Reduced home heating because of increasing power prices is being linked to a growing number of hospital admissions for asthma.

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