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Wild weather warning for north

Wild weather warning for north

Thunderstorms, hail and high winds are expected in Auckland, Northland and parts of Coromandel Peninsular this afternoon.

Report risky drivers, police urge

Northland road police are urging people to dob in errant drivers by pushing *555 on their cellphone.

Rugby: Refs boss backs officials after Henry blast

Rugby: Refs boss backs officials after Henry blast

Lyndon Bray has backed his match officials following Sir Graham Henry's blast yesterday (Tues) and has suggested the Blues' assistant coach could face sanctions for his comments.

Football: New Zealand A confirmed to play Jordan

New Zealand-based All Whites and fringe internationals will get a chance to stake claims for inclusion in the squad for November's intercontinental playoff when a New Zealand A side take on Jordan at North Harbour Stadium on June 4.

Hamilton council to pay staff 'living wage'

Hamilton council to pay staff 'living wage'

Hamilton has become the first city council in New Zealand to approve paying all staff a 'living wage', and Auckland and Wellington are considering following suit, a campaigner says.

Murder accused 'legally insane'

An Auckland man accused of killing his flatmate has been found to be "legally insane" at the time, according to a psychiatric report.

Rape accused granted bail

A man accused of raping a woman in Flaxmere has been granted bail to a Blenheim address.

NZ man accused of murdering wife in Canada

An ex pat New Zealander accused of murdering his wife has gone on trial in Canada.

Pair targeted their family in $100,000 scam

Pair targeted their family in $100,000 scam

A couple have been found guilty of an elaborate scam featuring fake emails from billionaire Graeme Hart, promises of million-dollar returns, trips to Paris and gift-bags of gold.

Seven-year-old drives drunk grandfather

An Auckland grandfather was two-and-a-half times over the legal alcohol limit when he let his 7-year-old grandson drive his car - a situation police say is becoming more common.

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