Mount Tongariro erupts

Mount Tongariro erupts

Mount Tongariro has erupted, sending a massive plume of ash skyward.

Tennis: Agassi to visit NZ

Former tennis superstar Andre Agassi will visit New Zealand this summer for "two glittering gala dinners" in Auckland and Christchurch.

Pike River directors' comments 'disgraceful'

Attempts by the former directors of Pike River Coal to shift responsibility for the tragedy onto their managers is "disgraceful" and highlights the need for stronger mine safety laws, the miners' union said today.

Victim remembered as 'perfect mum'

Victim remembered as 'perfect mum'

A woman who was murdered in her Wellington home last week has been remembered as "more perfect than perfect" by her 15-year-old son.

Tennis: Russian duo sign on for ASB Classic

Vera Zvonareva and Svetlana Kuznetsova, both former world No 2 tennis players, are the latest additions to next year's ASB Classic as the tournament's full field was revealed today.

Inquest into runaway teen's death delayed

The coronial inquest into the death of an Auckland teenager who died while hiding from authorities after running away from a Child Youth and Family caregiver has been delayed.

Person burns to death in Hamilton

A person has died in flames in Hamilton this morning.

Ex-Mana Party candidate admits drug, assault charges

Former Mana Party candidate and Green Party member Grant Rogers has admitted assaulting his former partner and possessing cannabis.

Five tonnes of bitumen spilled in Otara

Five tonnes of 140C bitumen have spilled from a factory tank in Auckland this morning where authorities are working to clean the hot mess.

Boxing: Superstitions not part of Cameron's routine

Boxing: Superstitions not part of Cameron's routine

There will be no lucky underpants, no slap-up feed at his favorite burger chain and no watching Rocky DVDs for Shane Cameron in the final hours before his IBO world cruiserweight title fight against Danny Green in Melbourne tonight.

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