New Zealand

A study out of Auckland University of Technology suggests one in four people aged 25 and up are at “a lifetime risk” for strokes.

New study suggests New Zealanders have a higher risk of stroke than previously thought

New Zealand has the second highest lifetime risk of stroke among developed countries, the AUT research found.

One of the 13 Western Springs pines targeted for removal.

Removal of Western Springs pines halted as police probe 'vandalism'

Protesters have hindered work on the felling as they are concerned resource consent processes have not been properly followed.

Wild windy weather causes havoc in lower South Island

The high winds have also brought down two trees, closing at least one road near Lake Hayes.

The 1 NEWS political reporters discuss the Prime Minister’s reaction to the sky rocketing cost of fuel.

Falling food and fuel prices keep inflation steady

The annual inflation rate was unchanged at 1.9 percent.

Multiple flights delayed after drone sighting near Auckland Airport

Six flights were delayed tonight after the sighting.

Magnitude 4.7 quake shakes Whanganui, but 6.0 reported in Gisborne was 'ghost quake'

Geonet had reported a 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Gisborne but then took it down.

Kacey Louise has now returned from her procedure, so is she happy with the results?

Watch: Christchurch woman returns home after 'mummy makeover' in Thailand

Kacey Louise has now returned from her procedure, so is she happy with the results?

The Housing Minister says he is disappointed the target won’t be met.

Phil Twyford admits 'at this moment' KiwiBuild will fall 700 homes short of first year target

The Housing Minister says implementing the programme has been "tougher than expected".

But some of the shortage has been filled with overseas teachers, the Government says.

School year set to start with 600 teacher vacancies left open

The shortage is expected to affect about 16,000 students.

Wellington (file picture).

Wellington becomes the country's most expensive place to rent as prices soar

Trade Me's latest figures put median weekly rent there at a record high of $565 a week.

Terrence Simmonds had to swim back to shore after his surfboard was allegedly taken from Rabbit Island near Mount Maunganui.

'Marooned' Mount Maunganui surfer recounts long swim home after board vanished

Terrance Simmonds is on the hunt for his surfboard, which he thinks was mistakenly taken from Rabbit Island yesterday.

Auckland park evacuated after drum with leaking substance dumped there

Police say they were called to Starling Park in Ranui around 4pm.

Precious Princess wallet to be returned to its rightful owner after featuring on Breakfast

The wallet was found with some coins in it on Leven Street, Invercargill.

SPCA prosecutes Auckland woman for keeping her cat permanently in a cage

Sugar Babe the cat was later released into the grounds of a school by the woman and hasn't been seen since.

Singaporean actor injured at Waiouru live-firing exercise now in critical condition

Aloysius Pang, who is also a reservist in the Singaporean army, was injured while carrying out repair work on a self-propelled Howitzer weapon.

1 NEWS understands the letters were personalised.

Rogue MP Jami-Lee Ross sends apology letters to National MPs

He promises that he is not intending to cause trouble when he returns to Parliament.

Foreign drivers pose no extra threat on NZ roads - ministry data

The data shows New Zealand drivers are crashing at higher rates than drivers visiting this country.

Thirteen small satellites were launched from the Māhia peninsula last night.

Rocket Lab set to launch US military satellite for Pentagon

The start-up last year began making commercial deliveries from its private launch site in the Mahia Peninsula.

NZ Fire Service Area Commander Richard Twomey detailed the unfolding situation this afternoon.

Teachers, parents watch helplessly as fire engulfs historic Auckland school

The blaze has spread to three buildings, one of which has partially collapsed.

Police release image of vehicle in appeal for info on Christchurch crash that killed three teens

They are urging the driver to get in touch with them over the incident.

Two people were injured, one critically, after the slip at Cape Kidnappers.

Two injured, one critically, after major rock slip at Hawke's Bay beach

One person is in a critical condition and another in a moderate condition.

Rescuers cut free man trapped by large branch fall at Christchurch Botanical Gardens

Numerous people were under the tree at the popular tourist area when the branch broke loose, witnesses said.

Inspector Nigel Allan confirmed man a 36-year-old man has been charged over the January 22 incident.

Lawyer for man accused of Whanganui stabbings to explore insanity defence for murder charge

The man is remanded in custody until February 11th while a report is completed to examine whether insanity is a viable defence for him.

A before and after photo of a war grave restored by The New Zealand Remembrance Army.

Group battling to restore neglected war graves - 'We treat them as our own whānau'

The New Zealand Remembrance Army is looking for sponsors and volunteers to help restore graves around the country.

Auckland Pride Parade taking place on Ponsonby Road

Auckland Pride board reveals details of 'march' to replace parade after police uniform stoush

The pride board says its march is for anyone in the LGBTI+ community and "those who share the kaupapa" of the Auckland Pride Festival.

Forest and Bird estimate less than 7000 kea remain.

Man who killed 'noisy' kea at construction site sentenced to community work

Stephen Frost appeared in court in Nelson over the July, 2018 incident.

Man bites on 'rusty' thumbtack found in blueberry bought at Tauranga Pak'nSave

Foodstuffs have pulled the batch of fruit from their shelves and are investigating.

The two drug reform spokeswomen went head to head on TVNZ1’s Breakfast.

Chlöe Swarbrick labels Paula Bennett’s undecided stance on cannabis legalisation a 'cynical political move'

The National and Green's drug reform spokeswomen debated cannabis law reform on TVNZ1's Breakfast today.

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