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Rocket Lab denies fire in Auckland warehouse after five fire trucks arrive due to smoking battery

Emergency services descended on Rocket Lab's warehouse just outside Auckland Airport tonight around 7pm.

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NZ beat England by three wickets with four balls remaining thanks to a late cameo from Santner in Hamilton.

Mitchell Santner stars in late comeback win for Black Caps in ODI series opener against England

Ross Taylor's century and a 45-run knock from Mitch Santner at the death have steered New Zealand to a three-wicket ODI win over England in Hamilton.

Boats entering the region will need to carry a special pass to prove hull is clear of invasive marine pests.

Stranded group of 339 tourists rescued after slip in Fiordland

The slip was discovered at 12.30pm today that had trapped the tourists in Doubtful Sounds.

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NZ beat England by three wickets with four balls remaining thanks to a late cameo from Santner in Hamilton.

Black Caps' Mitch Santner saves the day for NZ, smashes huge six to overcome England in scintillating ODI series opener

NZ have beaten England by three wickets at Seddon Park in Hamilton to go up 1-0 in their ODI series.

Scientists will begin testing wastewater from communities across New Zealand to find hotbeds of P, heroin, cocaine, ecstacy and bath salts.

Dodgy batch of ecstasy suspected as Christchurch Hospital emergency admissions spike over weekend

Doctors reported patients with symptoms associated with having taken an MDMA-containing substance, more commonly known as ecstasy.

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A blot on NZ's war history, today is 75 years since 48 Japanese POW's were shot dead at a camp in Featherston.

Remembrance day for 48 Japanese soldiers killed in Kiwi POW camp

A blot on NZ’s war history, today is 75 years since 48 POW’s were shot dead at a camp in Featherston.

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Missing 74-year-old man located on Stewart Island 'alive and well'

The man was found by search and rescue staff around 6pm tonight after going missing on Friday.

Bill English seeking legal advice over newspaper article he says is 'wildly inaccurate and highly defamatory'

The National leader said an article in the Sunday Star Times newspaper today implied he was "neglecting" his public duties.

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Escorted convoys finally gave access to the Tasman town after large slips cut off the only way in last week.

Desperate Takaka locals finally return home after land slips from Cyclone Gita blocked them out

Escorted convoys finally gave access to the Tasman town after large slips cut off the only way in last week.

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Man dies from rockfall on State Highway 4 after stopping to clear small land slip near Whanganui

The man was recovered around 5.45 near the Ruakawa Falls but could not be resuscitated.

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About 200 illegal Malaysian workers deported or stopped from entering NZ

A six-month Immigration NZ investigation into construction companies led to the ban.

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England reached 285/8 after their 50 overs with the bat at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

Classy Black Caps display excellent death bowling in ODI series opener as England reach 284 runs

England reached 284/8 after their 50 overs with the bat at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

America's national conversation on gun politics has proposed arming one in five US teachers.

Trump says training 'gun-adept' teachers up to US States individually

The US President is refining his proposals for combatting school violence.

The former US President is urging France to choose the centrist over Marine Le Pen in Monday’s election runoff.

Barack Obama to visit New Zealand in March

The former US President will be speaking on March 22, and also playing a round of golf with former New Zealand PM John Key.

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Bronze medal winner Zoi Sadowski-Synnott named NZ's flagbearer for Olympic closing ceremony

Snowboarder Sadowski-Synnott, who reached the podium in the big air event this week, was selected ahead of fellow bronze winner and halfpipe freeskier Nico Porteous.

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The "A Wrinkle in Time" actors are throwing their influence behind the "March for Our Lives" movement led by students who survived the Florida school shooting.

'The grownups have let them down' - Oprah and Reese Witherspoon offer support to US teen gun protesters

The "A Wrinkle in Time" actors are throwing their influence behind the "March for Our Lives" movement led by students who survived the Florida school shooting.

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A troop of 10 rangers, three sniffer dogs and the crew of HMNZS Wellington made the trip south for the operation 'Endurance' this week.

World’s biggest mouse hunt underway on remote Antipodes Islands to test $4 million pest control operation

A troop of 10 rangers, three sniffer dogs and the crew of HMNZS Wellington made the trip south for the operation 'Endurance' this week.

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Serious crash leaves State Highway 2 closed near Tauranga and three people hospitalised

The accident involved a car and van at 3.30pm in Whakamarama.

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Stephens finished off Josh Emmett in the second round of their featherweight MMA bout in Orlando.

Graphic warning: UFC fighter Jeremy Stephens puts opponent to sleep in brutal KO finish

Stephens finished off Josh Emmett in the second round of their featherweight MMA bout in Orlando.

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Scotland stunned the reigning champions with a 25-13 win at Murrayfield.

Edinburgh erupts! Scotland overjoyed after famous Six Nations win over England

Scotland stunned the reigning champions with a 25-13 win at Murrayfield.

The call came as North Korea prepares to send a team to South Korea for next month’s Winter Olympics in Seoul.

Canadian Olympic ski competitor detained for stealing car while intoxicated

South Korean police say they've detained a Canadian ski cross competitor, his wife and a coach.

Turkish troops head to the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.

UN declares 30-day cease-fire in Syria

The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution today for a cease-fire "without delay".

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Name released of Tauranga woman who died after incident

Police were called to Huria Marae at 11:50pm, where she was found injured.

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The British actress died of natural causes, her agent said.

Vicar of Dibley and Notting Hill actress dies, aged 53

The British actress died of natural causes, her agent said.

Bartlett was the figurehead of the fight to get equal pay for aged care workers.

Jetstar accidentally charges New Zealander of the Year over booking mistake

Kristine Bartlett was asked to pay $232.50 for a flight booking mistake.

Thousands of bottles of water bound for New Plymouth as students return to school

Almost 100 primary and secondary schools, and early childcare centres, will benefit from the water delivery.

The former US President is urging France to choose the centrist over Marine Le Pen in Monday’s election runoff.

Barack Obama to visit New Zealand in March

The former US President will be speaking on March 22, and also playing a round of golf with former New Zealand PM John Key.

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Barrett became the fourth player in Super Rugby history to score 1000 points in his side's 21-19 loss to the Bulls.

Determined Bulls stun Hurricanes with huge upset in Super Rugby season opener

Barrett became the fourth player in Super Rugby history to score 1000 points in his side's 21-19 loss to the Bulls.

The calls are coming thick and fast for Mr Joyce to stand down as he waits for the High Court to decide whether he's eligible to be in parliament.

Australian National Party denies leaking details of woman who accused Barnaby Joyce of sexual harassment

Bridget McKenzie says party officials have assured her they did not leak the name of a woman who's accused Barnaby Joyce of harassment.

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