Handler tried to fight tiger as mate mauled to death

A big-cat handler has told a coroner how he tried to fight off a tiger with his fists and a stick before using a fire extinguisher as his colleague was being mauled to death at Whangarei's Zion Wildlife Park.

Lucky escape for family after fire

A family had a lucky escape when their home on a Waikato marae was gutted by fire overnight.

Tamihere eyes Labour comeback

John Tamihere is understood to be eyeing a return to Parliament in 2014 - almost a decade after his former leader Helen Clark said he faced "a very long route to redemption" for an outburst in which he called females "front bums" and was dismissive of the Holocaust.

Dunedin cleaner stole from 82-year-old amputee

A woman has been sentenced to community work and reparation for dishonestly obtaining nearly $2000 from a Dunedin rest home resident.

Police tightlipped over Dotcom spying

Police are refusing to say whether one of the country's most senior officers knew about illegal spying on Kim Dotcom, even though he was an integral figure in the months leading up to the high-profile raid.

Dr resigns over claims of affair with patient

A doctor has resigned from a district health board amid allegations that she had an affair with a mental health patient who is now facing charges over a vicious stabbing attack on a dairy worker.

Woman killed by falling branch to be farewelled

Woman killed by falling branch to be farewelled

A New Zealand woman killed by a falling tree branch in London last weekend will be farewelled in Auckland on Thursday.

Cricket: Loss puts NZ out of T20 World Cup

Cricket: Loss puts NZ out of T20 World Cup

The New Zealand cricketers have missed the semi-finals of the World T20 after losing their second Super Eights match at the tournament via a super over.

Opinion: Labour shake-up badly needed

Opinion: Labour shake-up badly needed

David Shearer's reshuffle of his Labour team will be on the radical side. It has to be.

Snow warning on Desert Road

Drivers are being urged to take care through the Desert Road after 2 centimetres of snow fell overnight.

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