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'Biblical' rain falls in wrong areas

'Biblical' rain falls in wrong areas

The heavy downpours which have brought flooding to parts of Auckland and Wellington have not hit farming areas most desperate for rain, Federated Farmers says.

Man injured in tractor fall

A man suffered injuries today when he fell off a tractor in the Bay of Plenty.

Fisherman found dead in Taupo named

Taupo police have released the name of the 59-year-old fisherman found dead in Lake Taupo on Saturday evening.

Policeman denies sexual corruption charge

A suspended Wanganui police officer is denying a charge of sexual corruption.

Sleeper hold murder fuelled by jealousy: Crown

Sleeper hold murder fuelled by jealousy: Crown

Nikki Roper strangled his ex-girlfriend Alexsis Tovizi to death with a sleeper hold just days after being released from prison where he was serving a sentence for choking her, a court heard today.

Performance rewards for early childhood centres

High performing early childhood centres will be reviewed less often, under changes to review systems by the Education Review Office.

'Avoid NZ' - grieving dad

'Avoid NZ' - grieving dad

The father of a British man killed in the Fox Glacier tragedy says the Government has failed to improve the safety of adventure tourism and New Zealand remains "more dangerous than it should be".

Wild weather hits Wellington

Wild weather hits Wellington

Heavy rain has caused flooding around Wellington city this morning, with manhole covers reportedly being blown out on some roads.

Gilmore tipped to avoid caning

Gilmore tipped to avoid caning

Under-fire National MP Aaron Gilmore looks likely to avoid punishment for his boozy misbehaviour at a Hanmer Springs hotel despite further allegations of bullying against him.

Teen duo in dramatic X-Factor exit

Teen duo in dramatic X-Factor exit

The Steamrollers - Aucklanders Leith Towers and Nick Armstrong - have dramatically exited from X-Factor New Zealand.

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