Everything but horse in NZ meat products

Everything but horse in NZ meat products

A range of meat products sold in New Zealand have tested negative for horsemeat, DNA tests show - but the content of some products would raise eyebrows.

Fire tears through grassland north of Auckland

A large fire was this morning tearing through gorse and grass north of Auckland.

Rustlers stuff hatchback full of sheep

Four men were arrested this morning after 11 sheep were found crammed into a hatchback car on the outskirts of Hastings.

Rugby: Franks' father leaps to defence of supplements

The father of All Black props Ben and Owen Franks has defended the modern practice of taking supplements - saying it's not for enhancing performances but simply recovering from the demands of the game.

Communication breakdown over runaway teen

A communication breakdown between police and Child Youth and Family meant a teen was on the run for three months before crashing and dying in a stolen car.

Guilty verdict in manslaughter trial

A Far North man has been found guilty of causing the death of one of his relatives.

Cricket: Vincent ready to do nothing

Less than 24 hours into his retirement Lou Vincent is already finding it hard to sit still.

Hundreds rally in Christchurch

Hundreds of teachers have passed a motion of no confidence in Education Minister Hekia Parata at a rally in Christchurch this afternoon.

Grieving family anxious to see killer charged

A call was made during Amandeep Singh's funeral in India for a speedy outcome to the police investigation into his apparent murder in Gisborne.

Real estate agent admits defrauding pensioner

A Wellington real estate agent who defrauded a 92-year-old woman out of $171,269 "loved her like a mother", court documents show.

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