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Waikato mum left anxious, worried about children after intruder held knife to toddler's throat

A 25-year-old man appeared in the Hamilton District Court yesterday charged with aggravated wounding, aggravated burglary and assault using a knife as a weapon.

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The former MP did not speak yesterday, but there could still be more to come, say Jessica Mutch McKay and Corin Dann.

'He's severely wounded' - Bridges, Ross saga could be far from over, 1 NEWS political team says

Bridges has done well to fend off the criticism, Jessica Mutch McKay and Corin Dann say, but he could face more difficult questions further down the track.

MSD reviews how it investigates benefit fraud after advocates raise concerns over privacy

The Privacy Commissioner and beneficiary advocates have raised concerns about the way investigators gather information.

The deputy Prime Minister had no other comments on the issue.

Secret recording exposes National's 'cash for candidacy' policy, Winston Peters says

"It's a pretty sad day. I've never seen a meltdown like this in my time in politics," Peters said of Jami-Lee Ross' recording.

Gas canister explosion in Hamilton sends two people to hospital

Police said the two suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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The original area was severely damaged in the Kaikoura earthquake in 2016.

Seal colony at Ōhau Point re-opens with new viewing area

The area was severely damaged during the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake.

Chemical spill closes SH1 near Wellington, threatening commuter chaos

Police have asked people to take the train or stay home.

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Consortium member Michael Sage and lead architect Richard Goldie pitched their idea to Breakfast today.

'Once in a generation opportunity' - consortium pitches Auckland stadium at 'zero cost' to ratepayers

Funding would be provided by development adjacent to stadium, as well as Eden Park.

Labour Party's Chris Hipkins with Jacinda Ardern, left, and Michael Wood, right.

Education bill passing signals end of 'privatisation and deregulation'

National standards and charter schools are one step closer to being dropped after the Education Amendment Bill passed its third reading.

The Auckland landmark lit up in a show of solidarity after 50 people were killed in a Florida nightclub.

Auckland's Sky Tower to be illuminated in rich array of colours this Diwali

Tens of thousands are set to descend on city as they celebrate the Hindu festival of lights.

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For the first time in 20 years New Zealand’s playing host to the trans-Tasman canine competition.

NZ Police's Paw Blacks relinquish team title in Australasian Police Dog Championships

Auckland Police did triumph in the narcotic detector dog title.

Tūpuna Maunga Authority

Unwanted walking track carved on sacred pā site in South Auckland

The 20 metre-long path now runs through the Ōtāhuhu hillside.

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The Government agency claims only half of New Zealand adults are prepared should a quake hit.

Civil Defence ramping up earthquake preparedness drills with Shakedown now an annual event

Officials hope children will take the message home to their parents.

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Ms Pugh, the MP referred to as ‘f*****g useless’ on the recording by National’s Simon Bridges, asked the deputy Prime Minister to apologise.

Winston Peters' verbal jab at National's Maureen Pugh in Parliament was 'not an offensive comment,' Speaker says

Yesterday a recording released by Jami-Lee Ross revealed Simon Bridges speaking critically of Ms Pugh.

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Diverse group of leaders named to advise Government on pumping up the economy

Air NZ's Christopher Luxon will chair the Business Advisory Council.

Deer milk from Pāmu Foods

Deer milk wins most novel product at NZ Food Awards

Rich in protein and fat, the Southern farmed milk is perfect for luxury desserts, coffee and even cocktails.

Chinese businessman at centre of National Party $100k donation controversy 'disappointed' with situation

Southland's mayor, who's in China with Zhang Yikun, says Mr Zhang was "not the alleged donator of the funds".

Silhouette of man's head in front of computer monitor light at night

Man masquerading as youth worker is targeting children online, police warn

Parents are urged to watch their children’s social media activity closely after posts on Wellington and Auckland community pages.

Reilly Bowler

Dangerous man on the loose after escaping from Auckland court

Reilly Bowler, 22, escaped from the Waitakere District Court yesterday.

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The man fled on foot towards the ocean this morning.

Tauranga man tries to escape police on sea ski, ends up being rescued by surf club

The suspect was said to be very glad to get on to the surf club boat after capsizing.

Home heating a persistent problem for air pollution, according to NZ report

Burning wood or coal to heat a home is the largest single-cause of air pollution in NZ.

The scene of a helicopter crash near Wanaka.

'An absolute tragedy' - three people dead after helicopter crash near Wanaka

The Conservation Minister today confirmed in Parliament that DOC workers were on board the chopper.

Pretty Hser with her husband and three sons.

Language barrier stopped refugee mum-of-three, who died suddenly, from getting mental health support

Refugees are having to wait months for support services, the New Zealand Myanmar Ethnics Council says.

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Mr Bridges told media he was “gutted about this story and everything that it’s about”.

'Gutted' Simon Bridges speaks out on Jami-Lee Ross bullying allegations by four women

The party leader said he “knew nothing” of the allegations against Mr Ross.

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