Earthquake recorded near Whangarei

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 was recorded north east of Whangarei last night.

Tennis: Erakovic out in first round of Aussie Open

It's been a heart-breaking defeat for Kiwi tennis No 1 Marina Erakovic in the first round of the Australian Open in what proved to be an epic contest against her French opponent Alize Cornet in three hours and 38 minutes this afternoon.

Man run over four times during domestic dispute

A man was run over by his partner four times during a domestic dispute in Hamilton at the weekend.

Bail denied for Ashburton murder accused

A teenager accused of the murder of Ashburton mother Sina Solomona was denied bail when he made a brief appearance in Youth Court yesterday.

PM's office stands by number of 'Hobbit' jobs

PM's office stands by number of 'Hobbit' jobs

The Prime Minister's office is standing by its tally of the number of jobs created by The Hobbit after criticism it had plucked the number "out of thin air".

'Great boy' loved the outdoors

'Great boy' loved the outdoors

The family of missing teenager Blake Sinclair will carry out their own private search of the Clutha River after the official search was scaled down, police say.

Post-mortem on teen who died at party

A post-mortem examination is being carried out today on a teenager who died after drinking alcohol, including home-brewed spirits, at an 18th birthday party in south Auckland on Saturday.

Social worker guilty of animal cruelty

A man accused of putting a cat in a plastic bag before throwing it under cars because it was the "quickest way" to kill the animal has been found guilty of ill-treatment.

Youth tasered by police in Canterbury

Police were forced to subdue a youth with a taser after he allegedly threatened an officer with a bayonet and a knife near Culverden.

Oil spill at Timaru port

An oil spill at Timaru port that was discovered at midday is now being cleaned up by members of the Environment Canterbury oil response team.

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