Grave concerns held for missing tramper

Police now hold "grave concerns" for a missing tramper who has not been heard from since Sunday.

Disruption on roads; toll stands at three

Fatal accidents, breakdowns and huge traffic backlogs have plagued the first four days of the official Christmas road toll period.

Illegal paua haul sparks police hunt

Police are looking for a man who poached 272 undersized paua in Hicks Bay on the East Coast of the North Island.

Govt defends security budget blowout

Govt defends security budget blowout

The Government is defending a budget blowout by the police's diplomatic protection squad of more than $1 million.

Historians rubbish claims of academic consipiracy

Historians are rubbishing claims by a Maori leader of an academic conspiracy around who the first people were to populate New Zealand.

Hospital staff foil sex attack

A health worker was left badly shaken when a man allegedly tried to sexually assault her in broad daylight outside Waikato Hospital yesterday.

Cricket: Volts win nailbiter against Canterbury

There was no shortage of runs as Otago beat Canterbury by the slimmest of margins in their HRV Cup clash in Timaru this afternoon.

Basketball: Breakers out to break New Year's curse

For a club that have been around for a decade and who have won the past two ANBL titles, the Breakers hold a dubious record that stands out like the lanky Alex Pledger in a crowded shopping mall.

Yacht on fire in Hauraki Gulf

A 10-metre launch is on fire in the Hauraki Gulf with two people still on board.

Boxing Day boom for retailers

Boxing Day boom for retailers

After a strong shopping period in the lead-up to Christmas, retailers enjoyed another boom yesterday with Boxing Day spending up more than 13 per cent on last year.

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