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Police are calling it a "particularly nasty and aggressive robbery" which has left staff traumatised.

Video: Do you know these thugs? Police appeal to public after terrifying aggravated robbery of Tauranga tavern

Police are calling it a "particularly nasty and aggressive robbery" which has left staff traumatised.

Cyclists crash near Christchurch, nine taken to hospital

They were part of a group of 40 cyclists riding in Leeston.

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NIWA scientists say today was one of the top 10 hottest November days in New Zealand history.

Central Otago scorcher as tourist town Cromwell hits 33 degrees

It's among the top ten hottest November days ever recorded in New Zealand.

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It's been two months since the Maori Party lost its place in Parliament, a time of reflection for leader Mr Flavell.

Watch: 'Sorrow, anger, aroha' - Te Ururoa Flavell on Maori Party's election defeat

He says someone should have written a manual about life after Parliament because it's been a huge adjustment for him.

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Compromise option costing around $140 million chosen for Auckland's new America's Cup base

A cluster of bases across Wynyard, Halsey and Hobson wharves could be established, but there won't be a major extension.

NZ-born ex-priest granted bail in Sydney on multiple sex charges

James Cunneen was extradited to Australia yesterday, accused of sex offences against young men in the 1980s.

A woman suffered injuries after being crushed by a piece of farm equipment in Tuakau.

Woman crushed by heavy farm equipment in Waikato rushed to hospital

The woman is in serious condition at Auckland's Middlemore Hospital.

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Wellington Zipline Adventures plans four 300-metre ziplines linked by walking tracks near the Southern Landfill.

Watch: Stunning drone footage shows site of proposed Wellington ziplines

Thrill-seekers could soon be enjoying the vistas in the flesh.

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The local council says evidence suggested "natural death from a mass shoal stranding in the estuary".

Raw video: 'It's all just dead fish' – hundreds of dead smelt wash up on Otaki Beach near Wellington

The local council says evidence suggested "natural death from a mass shoal stranding in the estuary".

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Police have significant concern for her wellbeing.

Missing woman found on Bay of Plenty bush track

Mount Maunganui woman Ola Shahin was reported missing yesterday.

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Inspector Hurimoana Dennis says the only thing he did wrong was be a proud Maori officer.

Watch: 'Absolutely humiliating' – cop found not guilty of unlawfully detaining teen speaks out

Inspector Hurimoana Dennis says the only thing he did wrong was be a proud Maori officer.

Young smokers not given adequate access to quit products

The average smoker takes up the habit at age 14 and this is even younger for Maori who start at age 12.

Elderly pedestrian in serious condition following crash in South Auckland

The crash happened at the intersection of Great South Road and Halver Road.

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Parenting Place's Dave Atkinson says it's not actually a bad idea to instil in kids they have the right of consent over their bodies.

Girl Scouts of America controversially say kids shouldn't have to hug relatives at Christmas

It's all about kids right of consent over their bodies, says a Kiwi parenting organisation.

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The defence lawyers for Hurimoana Dennis and Vaughan Perry opened and closed their cases today.

Police accused of illegally detaining teenager over suspected underage sex found not guilty

The two police officers have been found not guilty on all kidnapping charges.

Michael Cullen to head government's tax working group

Sir Michael, a former Labour finance minister from 1999 to 2008, is the only known member of the group so far.

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Prof Peter O'Connor is welcoming the move.

'Keeping them at home playing makes a huge difference' - Scrapping school age rule a good idea

Prof Peter O'Connor is welcoming the move to only allow children 5 years and up at school.

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Six fire crews were at the scene of a chemical leak from an Air New Zealand cargo building this morning.

One person hospitalised in 'mystery chemical' leak out of barrel at Auckland Airport

An Air New Zealand cargo building has been evacuated and cordoned off.

New Zealand money, dollars, currency

New Zealand dollar spikes amid inflation uncertainty

"The kiwi popped in the face of a further burst of US dollar weakness," said OMF senior dealer Mark Johnson.

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Relationship property lawyer Deborah Chambers says a landmark case in Australia where a pre-nup was thrown out could happen in NZ.

Doubt over prenups cast by landmark Aussie case: 'This contract would have been overthrown in NZ'

A Kiwi relationship property lawyer looks at the security of prenuptial agreements.

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The Foreign Affairs Minister says there will now be plenty of support from Commonwealth countries for democratic elections in the country.

'Muldoon was right' about Mugabe being a killer, Winston Peters says

The Foreign Affairs Minister is hopeful that Zimbabwe can now hold free and fair democratic elections.

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