Rustlers stuff hatchback full of sheep

Four men were arrested this morning after 11 sheep were found crammed into a hatchback car on the outskirts of Hastings.

Rugby: Franks' father leaps to defence of supplements

The father of All Black props Ben and Owen Franks has defended the modern practice of taking supplements - saying it's not for enhancing performances but simply recovering from the demands of the game.

Communication breakdown over runaway teen

A communication breakdown between police and Child Youth and Family meant a teen was on the run for three months before crashing and dying in a stolen car.

Guilty verdict in manslaughter trial

A Far North man has been found guilty of causing the death of one of his relatives.

Cricket: Vincent ready to do nothing

Less than 24 hours into his retirement Lou Vincent is already finding it hard to sit still.

Hundreds rally in Christchurch

Hundreds of teachers have passed a motion of no confidence in Education Minister Hekia Parata at a rally in Christchurch this afternoon.

Grieving family anxious to see killer charged

A call was made during Amandeep Singh's funeral in India for a speedy outcome to the police investigation into his apparent murder in Gisborne.

Real estate agent admits defrauding pensioner

A Wellington real estate agent who defrauded a 92-year-old woman out of $171,269 "loved her like a mother", court documents show.

Cops want more access to Tasers

Cops want more access to Tasers

Frontline police officers are calling for senior staff to let them to wear Tasers on their belts while they walk their beats.

Firefighters battle blaze near Ashburton

Firefighters battle blaze near Ashburton

Firefighters are battling a large blaze at a farm near Ashburton, believed to have been sparked by a controlled burn-off.

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