Bank cuts its home loan rates

 ASB Bank has cut its three, four and five-year fixed home loan rates.

Kiwis in mercy dash to help solo sailor

A solo sailer who spent 56 hours in a life raft in the Southern Ocean after encountering rough weather has been rescued by a cruise ship, assisted by Kiwi interpreters.

Weather settles as kids eye return to school

The warm settled weather looks set to continue for most of the country as children prepare to go back to school.

Eight injured in Whangarei crash

Eight injured in Whangarei crash

Eight people were taken to hospital after a stolen car crashed into another vehicle containing six people near where a police patrol had stopped to speak to a cyclist.

Bodies of Kenya crash victims expected today

The bodies of three members of a Tauranga school group killed in a bus crash in Kenya are expected to arrive home today.

Fireworks blamed for Mt Eden fire

Fireworks blamed for Mt Eden fire

Fireworks are believed to have been responsible for a large fire in the crater of Auckland's Mt Eden early this morning.

Rugby: Guildford incident 'very, very serious'

Rugby: Guildford incident 'very, very serious'

An incident which led All Black Zac Guildford to stand down from the Crusaders was "very, very serious", his coach says.

Workplace death 'one of those sad occurrences'

A 47-year-old father of three who died early today after being caught between a forklift and cargo in a warehouse at CentrePort in Wellington was indoors only because of bad weather.

Dotcom launches new site

Kim Dotcom has laid out plans for free internet for all Kiwis while claiming huge international interest in his new Mega data storage and sharing website.

Cricket: Otago claim HRV Cup title

When three of your top four batsmen are dismissed without scoring you're always going to find it tough to post enough runs and that was the case for the Wellington Firebirds in today's HRV Cup final.

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