Kiwis oppose animal trials for party pills

The majority of New Zealanders do not want recreational drugs tested on animals, a Herald-DigiPoll survey reveals.

Lost runner survives two nights in bush

A man who got disoriented while running in the Tararua Range on Saturday spent a night in the open, suffering through winter-like conditions, before finding a hutt where he could warm up and get some sleep.

Weather warnings for New Year's Eve

Weather warnings for New Year's Eve

Strong winds and heavy rain could join revellers in welcoming the New Year in parts of country tonight.

Cricket: Black Caps bowlers get workout

Cricket: Black Caps bowlers get workout

Trent Boult had been itching to get into action since arriving in South Africa.

Greytown man killed in capsize

A Greytown man has been confirmed dead after an inflatable boat capsized in the upper reaches of the Waiohine River yesterday with two others surviving the incident.

Apology for poor sound at festival

Organisers of Gisborne's Rhythm & Vines have apologised to ticket holders after damaged equipment made for poor sound quality on the first night of the three-day festival.

Weather hinders searches

Searches for two people missing in bush on either side of Cook Strait have been hampered by bad weather today.

Man dead after raft capsize

A man in his 50s is dead after an inflatable raft capsized on the Waiohine River at the foot of the Tararua Ranges this afternoon.

Gisborne skinny dippers break world record

More than 500 people helped smash the world record for skinny dippers at Midway Beach in Gisborne this afternoon.

Woman (71) bashed in home invasion

Woman (71) bashed in home invasion

A 71-year-old woman who was bashed in a brutal home invasion in Kawerau has been described as "remarkable" by police.

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