Bar patrons thwart armed robbery

An attempted robbery at a bar last night went wrong when patrons took to the offenders with pool cues.

Autopsy on body found in burnt-out car

A postmortem examination is under way on a body found in a burnt-out car in a forest area between Taupo and Tokoroa.

New measures for forestry safety

New initiatives to cut New Zealand's horrific forestry sector accident rate have been announced, with the new code of practice setting out guidelines for complying with health and safety regulations.

Canterbury teachers plan unlawful strike

Christchurch teachers are not concerned about the legality of a planned strike in February, saying it is time to tell the Government "enough is enough".

Smaller pay rise likely for low earners

Low-wage workers look likely to get a small pay rise of under 3 per cent next April after the Government removed social factors from the criteria for setting the minimum wage.

Woman impaled on fence at church

A woman has suffered moderate injuries after she was impaled on a spiked fence at a central Auckland church this morning.

Australian insurance scheme excludes Kiwis

Australian insurance scheme excludes Kiwis

Tens of thousands of New Zealanders will be excluded from Australia's new national disability insurance scheme.

Air NZ wins quick benefits from Hobbit

Air NZ wins quick benefits from Hobbit

Air New Zealand says it is already benefiting from The Hobbit, even before the movie's wide release.

Cricket: Split captaincy shapes as likely outcome

Cricket: Split captaincy shapes as likely outcome

Splitting the captaincy roles between encumbent Ross Taylor and rival Brendon McCullum is emerging as the short-priced outcome from the New Zealand leadership shambles.

Search over for mother, children

The search is over for a mother and her two children who were feared taken hostage by a man who was reportedly armed.

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