New Zealand

Body recovered from canal confirmed to be missing Twizel man

It is believed David Allan Fountain's car entered the canal following a single vehicle crash.

A new poll commissioned by the Drug Foundation shows 65 per cent of Kiwis want personal possession of cannabis decriminalised.

Drug Foundation fears for drug policy reform as Peter Dunne bows out

The United Future leader fought for drug use to be treated as a health issue rather than a criminal one.

Green Party candidate for Nelson Matt Lawrey.

Nelson 'left in the dark' over Govt's failure to release findings into Southern Link road - Green candidate

National's Nick Smith Smith says he remains in "strong favour for the Link".

Machete wielding man robs petrol station on Waiheke Island

Police say the man threatened the attendant before making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The NZ First leader says the election campaign so far is a "royal circus".

Bill English won't rule out finance or economic development roles for Winston Peters post-election

The PM wants to be Mr Peters first call when it comes time to talk coalitions.

The tax would not apply to the family home and would need the support of a special tax inquiry.

Jacinda Ardern's apparent 'captain's call' leaves door open to a capital gains tax

The Labour leader has taken a gamble on a politically toxic issue.

Fatal crash lie sees trawler lose $173,000

A man and his partner faced Christchurch District Court today after lying about a fatal crash in order to get him off a fishing vessel.

Hit And Run Campaign member Marianne Elliott says the Government has stalled on calling an inquiry, hoping public interest would die off.

Protesters demand independent inquiry into alleged Afghan civilian deaths during SAS raid

Campaigners say the Government hopes public interest in the issue will die off.

Air New Zealand and Commonwealth Bank have partnered in the robot experiment this week at check-in and at some departure gates.

Watch: Robot called Chip helps Air NZ passengers check-in at Sydney Airport

Air NZ and Commonwealth Bank have partnered in the robot experiment this week.

Truck and school bus collide near Dunedin

Police say there are reports of minor injuries.


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The documents show concerns the diesel trains are unreliable.

Labour warns KiwiRail it will halt move to switch electric trains to diesel if it wins election

KiwiRail announced in December it would replace 16 electric trains with diesels.

If you're in an area where you pay more than in the City of Sails, you may get annoyed by this.

New fuel regulations announced

The Government says the regulations will support the growth of lower emission fuels.

It follows co-leader Metiria Turei's benefit fraud admission which led to her resignation.

Green Party resignations continue with two senior staff standing down

The departures follow the resignation of co-leader Meitiria Turei.

Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says the commitment is to make rivers swimmable and Dairy NZ chair Michael Spaans explains what needs to be done.

Farming leaders group sign pledge to clean up New Zealand rivers

The group says urban areas also have a role to play if the goal is to be achieved.

Wine buffs have gathered to take a shot at representing New Zealand at the World Blind Tasting Challenge.

The hunt is on to find New Zealand's best wine tasters

Wine buffs have gathered to take a shot at representing New Zealand at the World Blind Tasting Challenge.

Car of missing Twizel man found in canal

David Fountain was last seen on Sunday after a night out with workmates.

Mercury Energy returns record profit while southern competitors suffer

The electricity generator and retailer's net profit benefited from 15 per cent rise to $184m.

The Labour leader has released the latest advertisement after the previous one starring Andrew Little was pulled.

Watch Labour's new campaign ad featuring Jacinda Ardern, a hair cut, and a fish and chip shop

The party needed to create new ads after Andrew Little stood down as leader.

This election 1 NEWS is again launching its online tool – Vote Compass.

1 NEWS launches Vote Compass – find out how your views line up with policies of the major parties

The interactive tool gives voters a clear picture of how their views line up with the policies of the political parties.

A National Party billboard in Auckland which someone has added a spaghetti pizza to, playing on the slogan - "Delivering For New Zealanders".

Delivering pizza for New Zealanders? Billboard Banksy bombs Bill's board

The pizza is crammed with spaghetti - but no pineapple in sight.

It looks like Brodie isn’t alone in her frustration of the network upgrade.

Sky TV profit takes massive 21 per cent hit, as subscribers plunge by 33,000

Profit slid to $116m from $147.1m in the 12 months ended June 30 2017.

Georgina Griffiths says it's good news for skiers, but some may find the coming months pretty cold.

Sub-zero temperatures descend on most of New Zealand overnight

For almost everyone in the South Island and the lower half of the North Island it was a freezing night.

The Labour leader didn't commit to the possibility the party would work with Gareth Morgan.

'I have to work with what voters deliver' – Jacinda Ardern deflects TOP question

Won't commit to the possibility the party would work with Gareth Morgan.

The popular fruit is being stolen from orchards and sold on Facebook and to businesses.

Who is stealing all the avocados? Police urge business owners to be wary

The goods are being sold on Facebook and to businesses.

After three decades, the United Future leader won't be standing for Ohariu after polling saw him in trouble.

Peter Dunne laments the 'hurt' that his electorate no longer finds it a 'pleasure' for him to serve them

Polling suggested Mr Dunne's Ohariu electorate had abandoned support for him after 33 years.

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