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The filmmaker's wife, Chelsea Winstanley, accompanied by Hunt for the Wilderpeople actor Julian Dennison, collected the award on Waititi's behalf from Prime Minister Bill English in Auckland.

'Creative, courageous, audacious' filmmaker Taika Waititi named 2017 New Zealand of the Year

Waititi is working in Los Angeles so his wife collected the award on his behalf from Prime Minister Bill English at the ceremony in Auckland.

Forty seven teams were welcomed to Hawke's Bay for four days of competition.

Kapa haka festival 'one of those events where your mana's on the line'

Forty seven teams were welcomed to Hawke's Bay for four days of competition.

Emergency services were mobilised to transport those injured to Christchurch Hospital.

Video: Eight injured after tourist bus crashes down bank near Akaroa

Two are in a critical condition after the crash on the Banks Peninsula.


Pregnant tenant living in squalid, over-priced Rotorua flat fed up with 'lazy' landlords

It's a two bedroom unit, and she is paying $450 a week to live there, in an area where the median rent a week is $270.

TVNZ weatherman Dan Corbett with the latest update.

More of that fine summer weather keeps coming at us

TVNZ weatherman Dan Corbett with the latest update.


Christchurch Earthquake six years on: 'Doesn't get any easier, that's for sure'

Families came from around the world to remember the 185 people lost in the 2011 quake.


'The scars won't heal' - CTV victims' families want more answers six years on from quake

Japan lost 28 lives, 12 of those being young language students in the CTV building.


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The lucky and young Haley Dockrill will remember this night for the rest of her life.

Video: Young girl goes bonkers on drums when Bruce Springsteen pulls her on stage in Christchurch

Canterbury man Chris Dockrill wouldn't call himself a "super fan" of "The Boss", until now.

Car ripped open in BOP collision, ploughs into kiwifruit factory

An elderly man in the car was seriously injured.

The latest Colmar Brunton poll had 61 per cent of people saying yes.

Kiwis want Government to continue sending representatives to Waitangi for annual commemorations

Changes are being proposed to the way politicians are welcomed to Waitangi on February 5.

Trent Hemi, who performs for Whanganui group Te Reanga Morehu o Ratana, said tanning could give his group the x-factor.

Video: Hardcase kapa haka performers confident spray tan is key to winning Te Matatini

Performers from Te Reanga Morehu o Ratana believe the beauty treatment will help.

Green Party MP Catherine Delahunty said 12,000 New Zealanders want swimmable rivers now, not in the future.

'They want swimmable rivers now' - 12,000 sign petition calling for cleaner NZ rivers

A Green Party MP said she hopes Nick Smith will make change the fresh water policy.

Joanne Harrison has been jailed for nearly four years for stealing more than $700k of taxpayers' money.

Transparency of Transport Ministry called into question after fraudster employee's dealings kept quiet

The Ministry of Transport is facing questions about its employment processes.


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Three seriously injured in Bay of Plenty crash

Two patients had to be "cut out" of a vehicle after becoming trapped.

Church pews were removed from an Auckland church in Mt Eden.

Photos: Very heavy wooden pews, aged 117 years, stolen from Auckland church in 'unusual theft'

The pews stolen from Mt Eden Presbyterian Church would be hard to transport, police say.

Authorities have extended the state of emergency in Christchurch as the Port Hills fire continues to burn beneath the ground.

Port Hills blaze flared up overnight, endangering home

About 81 per cent of the fire area is now "controlled" as hundreds work to continue containing the blaze.

Philip Kinraid killed his daughter by holding her head on a pillow to try to settle her, in June, 2015.

Watch: Father who suffocated young daughter to death 'asked police to shoot him'

Philip Kinraid has been jailed for four years after killing his daughter Esme in June, 2015.

The Labour leader is way behind Bill English according to the latest poll.

John Armstrong: Poll, what poll? Andrew Little puts his head in the election year sand

The Labour leader didn't want to acknowledge how far ahead Bill English is, says our columnist.

People from around the world died in the tragedy. They have been individually acknowledged at the official opening of the new memorial.

We will remember them: The 185 Christchurch earthquake victims acknowledged by name

The victims' names were read out at the unveiling of the new memorial.

A 265kg piece of pounamu has been gifted by Te Runanga o Makaawhio for the national memorial.

Special taonga part of national earthquake memorial

A 265kg pounamu was found, chosen and removed by helicopter from a remote Westland Valley for the structure.

The orcas can be seen breaking through the surface, to the delight of the jet skiers.

Watch: Enormous playful Kaikoura orcas surround jet skiers in encounter of lifetime

The fun-loving pod were dunking and diving with mum on one side and dad on the other, said local surf instructor Dave Lyons.

The Governor-General delivered a message on behalf of The Queen on the sixth anniversary of the earthquake.

The Queen's special message for Christchurch: 'I hope this memorial is place of solace and reflection'

The Governor-General delivered a message on behalf of The Queen on the sixth anniversary of the earthquake.

Bill English says the memorial can be a place to hope as the city gets back on its feet.

PM says new quake memorial is 'a place of peace, a symbol of our love' as Christchurch remembers victims

The city was changed for ever on 22 February 2011 when the deadly 6.3 magnitude quake struck.

Police were called to the scene on Maungaraki Road, Lower Hutt after the truck hit the property.

Rubbish truck crashes into Lower Hutt home

The two occupants of the truck are uninjured, as is the one person who was inside the house.

Dunedin artist handpicked to paint Kate Moss

Dunedin artist handpicked to paint Kate Moss

Kate Moss chose her favourite catwalk outfits to be recreated by fashion illustrators.

The Papatoetoe home was fully ablaze when the fire crews reached the property this morning.

All residents 'accounted for' as South Auckland house burns

The home was well alight when firefighters arrived after 11am.

Jarryd Stoneman, who cares for 94-year-old Katie Thomas, says it's time to take her out of the public eye.

Watch: 'It's time for nanny to retire from Facebook' – loving grandson, nana say bye, cheerio to social media

Jarryd Stoneman shot to fame last year when he posted a video of him dancing with Nana.

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