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Fire guts Whakatane home

Fire guts Whakatane home

A youngster playing with matches in his bedroom resulted in a Whakatane family fleeing with just the clothes on their back as glass exploded and flames leapt out the windows of their two-storey home this morning.

Murder accused admitted killing, court told

Murder accused admitted killing, court told

Nikki Roper bumped into an old prison pal just days after he allegedly murdered his ex-girlfriend, Alexsis Tovizi, and told him he had killed the girl tattooed on his cheek because she was cheating on him, a court has heard.

Rugby: Sanzar investigate alleged misconduct by Stormers

The sideline conduct of the Stormers during their Super Rugby victory over the Hurricanes in Palmerston North has sparked a Sanzar investigation.

Severe thunderstorms possible in Northland

More than 100 lightning strikes have hit Northland this morning as another severe weather warning is issued for the district, with heavy rain and more thunderstorms expected later today.

Drought to cost Northland farmers $500m

This year's drought could end up costing Northland dairy farmers about $500 million, Northland Rural Support Trust says.

Severity of animal abuse on rise

Despite a drop in animal abuse complaints the severity of cases is worsening, Tauranga SPCA warns.

Football: Brockie to join Nelsen at Toronto

Football: Brockie to join Nelsen at Toronto

Jeremy Brockie will join up with former All Whites teammate Ryan Nelsen for a loan spell at Toronto FC.

White bread and butter - NZ's food favourites revealed

White bread and butter - NZ's food favourites revealed

Kiwi shoppers prefer white toast to brown, butter over margarine, and vanilla ice cream over hokey pokey.

Gilmore texts cast doubt on story

Gilmore texts cast doubt on story

A leaked text message exchange between National list MP Aaron Gilmore and the key witness to his outburst in a Hanmer hotel has called into question the embattled National MP's account of the incident.

Power loss blamed for helicopter ditching

Helicopter pilot Peter Maloney saw a warning light and within seconds knew the aircraft was going down.

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