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Man charged over Phillip Smith's escape

Man charged over Phillip Smith's escape

A 25-year-old man has been charged under the Passports Act for his alleged involvement in the alleged escape of Phillip Smith from New Zealand last month.

Strong winds down power lines, cut power

Hundreds of Aucklanders had their power cut overnight as strong winds battered the upper North Island.

New sex charge in Blessie murder trial

The man accused of murdering Auckland woman Blessie Gotingco has had a charge of sexual violation laid against him today.

Triple stabbing: Scott to defend charges

Triple stabbing: Scott to defend charges

The man accused of stabbing his wife to death and attempting to murder his stepdaughter and her boyfriend in Auckland will defend the charges.

Key: Govt must weigh risk, rights

Key: Govt must weigh risk, rights

Prime Minister John Key said the Sydney siege gunman highlighted the conundrum for authorities over protecting citizens against potential terrorism and over-stepping their powers.

$20,000 fines for riding quad bike without helmet

$20,000 fines for riding quad bike without helmet

A Marlborough couple have been fined $20,000 each following multiple instances of riding a quad bike without a helmet - including with small children on board.

Govt spending cuts key to surplus

Govt spending cuts key to surplus

The Government's widely touted return to surplus is likely to take a further 12 months and is largely reliant on cuts to spending.

Twerking, tahini? Google has the answer

Twerking, tahini? Google has the answer

What is love? It's a question on many Kiwis' lips, according to Google.

Diplomat case blunder down to 'single email'

A single email was at the heart of an embarrassing blunder by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade that allowed a Malaysian diplomat facing sexual assault charges to leave New Zealand with diplomatic immunity, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says.

Middlemore to boost security afer baby taken

Middlemore to boost security afer baby taken

An alert that activates when a baby is taken past a barrier is on the cards at Middlemore Hospital after an urgent security review into the kidnapping of a 5-day-old baby from the hospital's maternity ward.

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