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.

Column sparks exchange between MPs

Column sparks exchange between MPs

A war of words has broken out on Twitter this morning after National MP Tau Henare was listed in a Herald on Sunday poll as one of the 10 MPs who should have performed better this year.

Cricket: NZ made to work in tour match

New Zealand were made to work hard in the field on day two of the three-day warm-up match with the South African Invitational team.

Search on for missing runner

Police are searching for a man who went running in the Tararua ranges yesterday and has not been seen since.

Cricket: Sinclair stars as CD beat ND

A bridal party turned up at Pukekura Park today for their wedding photos and they would have also seen Central Districts claim their first win of the HRV Cup Twenty20 competition with a 43-run defeat of Northern Districts.

Football: Ifill recovery on schedule

Paul Ifill's recovery from ankle surgery is on schedule and the Wellington Phoenix striker is hoping to be back in action by the end of January.

Cricket: Black Caps make solid start in tour match

New Zealand's batsmen got a solid workout on the first day of their three-day match against a South African invitational team in Paarl as they finished on 311 for six.

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