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Woman's body found near Auckland motorway

A member of the public found her body early this morning.

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Housing Minister Nick Smith says couples with KiwiSaver will get $10,000 or $20,000 to buy their own home.

More Kiwis eligible for HomeStart scheme

More Kiwis will now be able to access KiwiSaver HomeStart loans, the housing minister has announced.

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Police have released footage of the July 7 assault in Papatoetoe in an effort to catch the attacker.

Man arrested over 'brutal' Papatoetoe dairy assault

A 34-year-old Mt Roskill man has been charged in relation to the robberies.

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A momentary thunderstorm of lightening, rain and thick hail struck the city this morning.

Auckland pummelled with hail-storm

A momentary thunderstorm struck the city this morning.

Suspicious fire at abandoned house in South Waikato

Fire service are investigating a suspicious fire at an abandoned home near Tokoroa.

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The ONE News team brings you the latest weather update.

Snow closes highways in the South Island

Several highways were closed overnight and a black ice alert has been issued.

Seven Sharp's Kristin Hall is one of many whose journeys are being disrupted by snow on the Lindis Pass.

Warning as damaging gales and snowstorms forecast

Powerful gales capable of causing damage have been forecast for parts of the country, with some snow also falling to low levels.

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It's believed that people took the digger for a joy ride overnight and left it in the ocean.

Digger goes walkabout on Kapiti Coast beach after suspected drunken joyride

Contractors spent the morning recovering the digger at Paraparaumu Beach.

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Tropical Cyclone Winston left tens of thousands homeless - now a Kiwi group is set to use its building skills to help our Pacific neighbours.

Student group wants to help struggling Fiji rebuild after storm

Tropical Cyclone Winston left tens of thousands homeless - now a Kiwi group wants to help our Pacific neighbours.

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They say booze is fuelling serious crime around Courtenay Place and it has to stop - but it may not be such a simple fix.

Boozed youngsters blamed for crime around Wellington CBD

The council is preparing its local alcohol plan, which could look at limiting hours for bars.

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The amnesty period has ended, and dog officers are being overwhelmed by thousands of illegal animals in the city.

Dog officers floored by number of illegal animals after Auckland Council crackdown

An amnesty was set up designed to get dogs desexed, registered and micro-chipped.

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Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt is concerned that a shakeup of council structures could shift decision-making powers to Wellington.

Tim Shadbolt fears new local government bill could ruin democracy

The Better Local Services Bill could force councils to amalgamate their services.

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The fire in Woolston claimed the life of a man who has not yet been identified.

Witness to fatal Christchurch fire will never forget the screams

The fire in Woolston claimed the life of a man who has not yet been identified.

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The early morning incident in Onehunga has led police to question a 16-year-old boy.

Man in serious condition after stabbing in Auckland

A 36-year-old man suffered multiple stab wounds.

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Anton Heyrick was assured nobody was living in the flat, until a body was found the next day.

Neighbour heard 'screams for help' as Christchurch house fire took hold

Emergency services were certain no one was injured in the Woolston blaze, until they found a body.

Guns and hatchet found in alleged dairy-robber's car

The man is now facing two charges of assault with intent to rob, as well as firearms and weapon charges.

Five people taken to hospital after Christchurch crash

One person has suffered serious injuries.

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Lance Burdett: "We found out that every night, Liam visited Baker in his cell"

Liam Ashley's killer 'haunted' by his victim in prison

George Baker was convicted of murdering 17-year-old Liam Ashley in the back of a prison van in 2006, and sentenced to 18 years.

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TVNZ weatherman Dan Corbett has the latest weather forecast

Wrap up warm it's going to be a cold weekend

Severe gales, heavy snow and heavy rain all feature in the weekend weather forecast.

Offal spill closes Auckland motorway

The motorway was closed for two hours while contractors cleaned up the mess.

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A reduced quota of 60 per cent is only being applied to commercial operators in the area which has angered some, but scientists say there may be another cause.

Paua quota cut blamed on recreational fishers, forestry

One commercial paua fisherman wants to be compensated for a 40-60 percent cut to his quota.

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Greenpeace and other protesters say the government isn’t doing enough to save protected species such as Maui’s dolphins.

Fishing trawlers told to 'lift their game' after killing record number of dolphins

Greenpeace has called for all fishing vessels to be monitored.

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Principal: “I see a bunch of fine young men, first of all really good young fellas, it’s not just about rugby it’s about fine young men united by respect."

'Brotherhood is their language' - meet the first 15 team beating the odds

Hastings Boys' rugby team is winning hearts and matches in Hawke's Bay.

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Tests at Lincoln University are leaving no stone unturned – even looking at ways to help a species breed itself to oblivion.

Researchers on the path towards pest-free NZ by 2050

Researchers are working on new ways to trap and repel rodents.

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Josie Durney's life is consumed by cakes, her sweet fascination starting about three years ago.

Meet our Queen of cakes: 'I always try and experiment'

Josie Durney's life is consumed by cakes, her sweet fascination starting about three years ago.

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Double fatality in five vehicle crash in Tauranga

Two people have died and several people have suffered serious injuries.

Spike in meth use blamed for rise in crime, despite cops 'working harder than ever'

Burglaries have increased by seventy per cent in the last year.

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