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Patient charged with assault, stealing car

A patient at Whangarei Hospital's mental health unit has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a nurse and stealing a car from the hospital.

Helicopter in tramper rescue bid

A rescue helicopter was this morning attempting to reach a tramper who became lost and disoriented in poor weather in Marlborough yesterday afternoon.

Campervan tourists spend $500m - study

Campervan tourists spend close to $500 million a year here, with Australians the biggest spenders.

Football: Auckland City's run ends in Japan

Football: Auckland City's run ends in Japan

Auckland City's journey at the FIFA Club World Cup is over, after they were beaten 1-0 by J-League champions Sanfreece Hiroshima in Yokohama last night.

Twister: The sky went black then mayhem

The sky was grey and damp in the morning, and that was supposed to be about the worst of it. In Auckland, the forecast was for "periods of rain ... clearing in the afternoon" with "freshening" northwesterlies.

Cricket: Does NZ have chance against South Africa?

Cricket: Does NZ have chance against South Africa?

On paper, and even player for player, it looks like a desperately one-sided contest.

Cricket: Choice of captain not clear-cut

Cricket: Choice of captain not clear-cut

It's been an unsightly week for New Zealand cricket.

Terrified residents shelter from tornado

Terrified west Auckland residents ducked for cover as a series of violent tornadoes ripped through their neighbourhoods this afternoon leaving a trail of death and destruction.

$300k payout for RSA slaying survivor

$300k payout for RSA slaying survivor

RSA triple-killing survivor Susan Couch will be paid $300,000 by Corrections.

Rugby: Mealamu to extend leave period

Rugby: Mealamu to extend leave period

All Black and Blues stalwart Keven Mealamu has decided to extend his leave from rugby for several weeks and will now start his Super Rugby season in March.

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