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Antics in Parliament ahead of 'Hobbit' premiere

Antics in Parliament ahead of 'Hobbit' premiere

Clearly aware of the competition on the red carpet on the other side of Wellington, politicians ratcheted up the entertainment value in Parliament today - with National minister Steven Joyce's adaptation of JR Tolkein's work taking the Oscar.

Drink-driving mother avoids jail

Drink-driving mother avoids jail

A solo mum who was three times the drink-driving limit when she ploughed into a power pole with three pre-schoolers in the back of the vehicle avoided jail today.

'Cowardly' attacker sought after vicious assault

'Cowardly' attacker sought after vicious assault

Police are looking for a "cowardly" attacker whose vicious assault on a 22-year-old man left him with serious head injuries in Christchurch last weekend.

Taupo boy rescued from tree

A young boy was rescued by firefighters this morning after spending 30 minutes stuck in a tree - only a metre from the ground the entire time.

Sex offender recaptured by police

A high-risk child sex offender on the run from police for three weeks has been arrested north of Auckland.

Armed police swoop in Welcome Bay

Armed police swoop in Welcome Bay

An eyewitness to a police operation in Welcome Bay saw armed police enter a house, put several men on the ground and point a gun at them.

Rugby: Campo in sexist tweet controversy

David Campese became famous for a goose step during his rugby playing days. Now he's just looking like a goose.

Rugby: Black Ferns beaten again by England

The New Zealand women's rugby team might be world champions but they are not currently the world's best after they were beaten by England for a second time this morning (NZT).

Lundy appeals to Privy Council

Lundy appeals to Privy Council

Convicted killer Mark Lundy has applied to London's Privy Council to appeal his convictions for the murders of his wife and daughter 12 years ago.

Gisborne police officer acquitted of assault

Gisborne police officer acquitted of assault

A Gisborne police constable accused of assaulting a motorist who refused to remain at a cordon has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

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