Quick-thinking guard thwarts armed robbers

Two armed robbers were left empty-handed when the security guard they attempted to rob in west Auckland locked himself in his van.

Cops to tweet on the beat

Frontline police officers will tweet on the beat tomorrow (Friday) in a radical social media initiative to help the public learn about what work they do.

Swimming: Swimmers eye qualification

The major players at the New Zealand swimming nationals set themselves up for a tilt at further world championship qualification on the penultimate morning of heats in Auckland today.

Fonterra launches 'world-first' milk bottle

Dairy giant Fonterra has launched a "world-first" bottle that it says will protect milk from light and keep it fresher and tasting better for longer.

Man arrested in Rae Portman case

A man has been charged with kidnapping homicide victim Rae Portman.

Teen internet troll loses suppression

Teen internet troll loses suppression

Name suppression has expired for the Rotorua 18-year-old accused of assaulting an Australian TV reporter.

Reward offered in Furlong cold case

Reward offered in Furlong cold case

Police investigating the homicide of Auckland teen Jane Furlong are offering a $50,000 reward to help solve her 1993 murder.

Bylaw could bring boobs back

Boobs on Bikes could be returning to Tauranga in retaliation to the city council giving itself more power to stop parades that were offensive or created disorder.

Rugby: Nonu returns for struggling Highlanders

Rugby: Nonu returns for struggling Highlanders

Star midfield recruit Ma'a Nonu will return to the field for the Highlanders tomorrow as they face the Chiefs in Waikato and attempt to record their first win of the season.

Teen writes off mum's car in illegal street race

A Hamilton teenager was lucky to escape injury but will still have some explaining to do after writing off his mother's car during an illegal street race, police say.

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