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.
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.
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.
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.
A high-risk child sex offender on the run from police for
three weeks has been arrested north of Auckland.
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.
David Campese became famous for a goose step during his rugby
playing days. Now he's just looking like a goose.
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).
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.
A Gisborne police constable accused of assaulting a motorist
who refused to remain at a cordon has been cleared of any
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