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Tourist attacked on Waiheke not long in New Zealand

Tourist attacked on Waiheke not long in New Zealand

An English tourist attacked by a teenager while walking on Waiheke Island yesterday had been in the country only a few days, police say.

PM firm in defence of Parata

PM firm in defence of Parata

Prime Minister John Key mounted a strong defence of Education Minister Hekia Parata today in a speech during annual Ratana celebrations.

Fake cop avoids jail over massage parlour thefts

Fake cop avoids jail over massage parlour thefts

A young man who posed as a police officer at a massage parlour while his friend helped himself to the contents of people's handbags has escaped a prison sentence.

Farmer seriously injured after quad bike rolls

A farmer has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after his quad bike rolled more than 20 metres down a bank in Waikato.

Slip prompts fears for West Coast route

Haast residents fear a slip on a sheer cliff face nears Knights Point is threatening State Highway 6, and they have appealed to the New Zealand Transport Agency to act now before the road collapses.

Murder charge over New Year's Day death

A man arrested in connection with a New Year's Day death in Auckland has had his charged upgraded to murder.

Police suspect missing man was killed

Police have launched a homicide inquiry into the disappearance of missing man Amandeep Singh and say they are looking for his body.

Auditor-General monitoring Novopay system

The Auditor-General has announced it is monitoring problems with the Novopay system; however, it is not investigating the Ministry of Education's payroll system at this stage.

Fruit, veg make you calmer, happier - study

Fruit, veg make you calmer, happier - study

Eating more fruit and vegetables may make young people calmer, happier and more energetic in their daily life, new research from the University of Otago suggests.

Cricket: Black Caps chase more history

Cricket: Black Caps chase more history

What seemed highly unlikely a few days ago is now a distinct possibility and New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum says they are determined to end their tour of South Africa on a high note and secure an unprecedented 3-0 one-day whitewash.

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