Body found in search for teenager who went missing while swimming at Dunedin beach

While formal identification is yet to take place, police believe it is the body of Vinnie Beecroft.

Two-vehicle crash closes section of State Highway 29 in Waikato

Fire and Emergency NZ are using rescue gear to extricate a person trapped in one of the cars.

Prince William given new royal role

The Lord High Commissioner's role is to maintain the relationship between the State and the Church.

All Blacks Sevens thrash Scotland to finish Pool play unbeaten in Hamilton

The Kiwi men will next face Australia in the tournament semi-finals.

Truckie charged over NSW fatal load spill

he truck driver, 52, was charged with driving an unsafely loaded vehicle causing death, police said today.

Canada hospital says it has confirmed case of coronavirus

Officials said the man is his 50s and recently flew from Wuhan, China to Guangzhou, China and then on to Toronto on January 23.

Pair of elephants roam the streets, play in snow after escaping from circus in Russia

One man who tried to stop an elephant by holding on to her trunk was pushed across the street.


'Four-eyed ****' – Ben Stokes swears at fan against South Africa

Stokes has since been fined 15 per cent of his match fee.

Nurse suspended six months after taking DHB taxi vouchers meant for mental health patients

Ekaterina Sinyukova was employed by the Waitematā DHB for three years before resigning in February 2018.

Greek police seize nearly 1.2 tonnes of cocaine

The drugs were carefully packaged in 1040 nylon bags, ready to be distributed to intermediaries.

Seafood may be among first trade casualties of coronavirus

The coronavirus has killed at least 41 people and infected some 1400 since it was identified in Wuhan.

Trump lawyers argue Democrats just want to overturn election

They argued investigations of Trump's dealings with Ukraine were in an effort to drive him from the White House.

Several people injured following jet boat crash on Queenstown river

The boat has been beached, and the passengers are now out of the vessel.

Brad Pitt confesses he isn't on Tinder after quip saw subscriptions to app rise

"I'm not even really sure how it all works. It just sounded funny to me."

Govt announces action plan to lift workforce, productivity in construction of infrastructure

The plan follows an expected boom in the construction industry over the next five years.


Medical Council probe into doctor who murdered teen to continue

A jury found Venod Skantha guilty at a murder trial in November.


Family of teen missing after swimming at Dunedin beach express gratitude for 'brave and heroic' bids to help

The 14-year-old was with a group of boys enjoying the day "when tragedy struck".


Bay of Plenty looks set to be medicinal cannabis growing hotspot

It comes as the number of licences to grow it for medicinal purposes increases.

All Blacks' workloads to be managed during Super Rugby again in 2020

New Zealand Rugby will continue their rest policy for key players during the new season.

Person dies after crashing into tree in Northland

Police were called to the scene on Bank Street, in Kaitaia, at 6.08am.

Former mistress of Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock living in Auckland

Paddock killed 58 people at a music festival in 2017.


China's leader calls situation grave as nation scrambles to contain virus

The illness has so far infected more than 1200 people and killed 41.


'A little bit too much' – Teen sensation Eddie Osei-Nketia on dealing with weight of expectation

The 18-year-old finished second in the 100m at the Potts Classic in Hastings.

Firefighters extinguish large fire at Nelson car dealership

Fire services were called to the blaze at M S Ford, on Haven Road, at 10.08pm.


'Are you stupid?!' – Nick Kyrgios clashes with umpire in Australian Open win

The Australian was given a time violation despite a clear injury to his hand.

Search to resume for man who failed to surface from Hokitika River in West Coast

A 23-year-old man was reported missing from the water about 12.50pm yesterday.


Ben Stokes fined 15% of match fee for swearing at fan

The England all-rounder has also been given a demerit point after yesterday's altercation.

Central New Zealand shaken by 5.4 earthquake

The jolt near Paraparaumu was 64 kilometres deep.

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