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Large fire raging at Auckland timber plant

Fire crews are working to contain the fire at Pinepac in Whenuapai.

Myrtle Rust has been found in five pohutukawa seedlings in Kerikeri.

Plant movements in Taranaki restricted to try and stop myrtle rust's spread

The number of infections found across the country grew to 46 last week.

The call comes after Australia banned registered sex offenders from holding a passport or travelling overseas.

Chinese national jailed for two years over false passport

Lin has been in New Zealand since 2005, when he arrived from Fiji on a false Hong Kong passport.

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Nala the cat returned home after missing for several days severely injured. X-rays found she had 10 shotgun pellets lodged in her body.

'She's lost her freedom' - missing cat limps home partially paralysed by shotgun pellets in latest Southland pet shooting

Several pets have been found shot or attacked in recent weeks leaving residents frightened and angry.

'This is a horrible crime' - sawn-off shotgun robber terrorises Auckland bank tellers

A would-be bank robber has left empty handed after an unsuccessful robbery attempt in West Auckland.

Emergency workers at the scene of fatal bus crash in Central Otago.

One person dead after crash between bus and 4WD in Central Otago

There are reports at least two people are seriously hurt and four others have moderate injuries.

Young man wanted over indecent assaults on two female joggers in Auckland

The attacks happened in the suburb of Royal Oak last night.

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The announcement follows a long campaign from Corrections staff after a rise in violent incidents.

Prison guards to have easier access to pepper spray

It follows a long campaign by members of the Corrections Association - and a rise in violence against staff.

Are you well prepared for the bite  of NZ's breathtaking playground?

Entrance fee likely for famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing once local iwi settles with Crown

Ngati Tuwharetoa say better management is needed of the wildly popular Tongariro National Park.

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This young fan didn't get the result he wanted, but he still left the match with a smile.

Bare-faced cheek! Eden Park streaker asks for public donations to pay fine

Young fan faces $5k fine and has been banned from Eden Park for two years.

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Maori Party and One Pacific strike election deal

They hope the move will broaden the two parties' support base.

A Hector's dolphin, sighted in Akaroa Harbour

Dolphin's death linked to illegal set-net

The death of a Hector's dolphin found on a Greymouth beach is believed to have been caused by illegal recreational set-netting.

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The Team NZ helmsman looked like he was definitely looked like he was enjoying the moment with his team.

Watch: Triumphant Peter Burling sings along to classic Kiwi song Victoria during America's Cup celebrations

While the helmsman didn't seem to know all of the words, he was clearly enjoying the atmosphere.

A young boy with chicken pox.

Chickenpox vaccine to be funded by Pharmac for children under 15 months

Children turning 11 this year who have not be immunised against or infected with chickenpox are also eligible.

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Dunedin police continue hunt for man who approached teen dog walker

Officers want to talk to the driver who sped off when the girl got her phone out.

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Nine months after the 1995 win, birth rates rose two per cent.

Will Team New Zealand's brilliant America's Cup win lead to baby boom?

Nine months after the 1995 win, birth rates rose two per cent.

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The Labour Party leader says the party will "get to the bottom" of the incident involving the foreign students.

Andrew Little says interns were 'badly let down', organisers have questions to answer

It emerged yesterday two of the interns were on the wrong visas.

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Jeremy O'Hanlon of homes.co.nz says there was a marked slowdown before the 2014 vote.

Will New Zealand's housing market slow down before the upcoming election?

Jeremy O'Hanlon of homes.co.nz says there was a marked slowdown before the 2014 vote.

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Rural and urban services are set to combine under one name, and will give fire services power to assist in emergencies other than fires.

New name, new function for New Zealand Fire Service

Rural and urban services are set to combine under one name.

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Former Senator Scott Brown will be the United States' new ambassador to New Zealand.

Donald Trump's man in Wellington Scott Brown to be formally appointed today

He has been a lawyer, served in the National Guard and been a contributor to Fox News.

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Hunt continues for prisoner who escaped Corrections custody at funeral

Lusitano Selesele was on a compassionate release and used that opportunity to escape.

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From world championships to Olympics, New Zealand has followed Burling’s success.

A look back at the career of Peter Burling, the youngest helmsman to ever hold the America's Cup

From world championships to Olympics, New Zealand has followed Burling’s success.

Boost for Wellington's water resilience during an emergency

Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy says parts of Wellington could be without tap water for up to 100 days after a major earthquake.

Zespri is celebrating 20 years in the fruit trade, but is aiming to stay competitive by expanding what it grows.

Kiwifruit industry to create 29,000 jobs by 2030

The industry will also add an annual $3.5 billion to the GDP by 2030, according to a Waikato University report

Mosgiel police look for sightings of man who approached 15-year-old girl

He pulled up next to the girl and they spoke briefly, Police said, but the man sped off when the teenager pulled out her cell phone.

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The van Velthooven’s were up at the crack of dawn cheering on Simon during Team NZ’s America’s Cup win.

America's Cup victory extra sweet for proud Palmerston North family of Team NZ cyclist

The van Velthoovens were up bright and early this morning to watch their son and brother win.

Kiwi dollar shows strength rising above US73 cents

The kiwi dollar may be a stand-out performer in the face of a weak greenback.

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