New Zealand

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NSW authorities are investigating more than 20 incidents of needles found in strawberries.

Police investigating after needles found in strawberries at Auckland Countdown

The Choice brand of strawberries was sold nationwide last week.

Midsection of man hiding jeans in jacket at store

Proposed law would give police power to spot fine shoplifters

The bill would give police the power to fine shoplifters up to one-and-a-half times the price of the item.

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Whitebait are being wiped out and it's the fault of people like me, or is it? Sunday's Matt Chisholm finds out.

Sunday Feature: What is the future for whitebait?

Whitebait are being wiped out and it's the fault of people like me, or is it? Sunday's Matt Chisholm finds out.

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Daniel Parsons has saved so many of his feathered friends his home can get rather crowded.

Good Sorts: Meet the 12-year-old who is obsessed with helping hard up chickens

Daniel Parsons has saved so many of his feathered friends his home can get rather crowded.

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Officials say tahr numbers have to be limited to protect the landscape.

Move to stop cull of around 20,000 South Island tahr gaining support

Officials say tahr numbers have to be limited to protect the landscape.

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Countdown says the strawberries came from Western Australia.

Needles found in strawberries at Auckland Countdown

Countdown has withdrawn a brand of Australian strawberries from sale as a precautionary measure.

Auckland Council says anti-1080 protesters trapped staff

Anti-1080 protesters allegedly locked Auckland Council staff members in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park last night.

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But residents and stranded tourists made the most of the big dump.

Warnings as more heavy snow on the way for South Island

A cold front is forecast to move north across the country tomorrow.

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Man charged with murder over fatal Tauranga stabbing

The police investigation is ongoing but no-one else is being sought in relation to the death.

New Zealand resident involved in people-smuggling to be deported

The man, originally from Pakistan, was found to have been involved in people smuggling in America.

New Zealand airports 'woefully underprepared' for tourist influx - aviation expert

"Auckland Airport is a classic example, it's been trying to play catch up for years and it's too late."

A kitten, aged six to eight weeks, looks upward.

What's up with Southland's 'cat killer'? SPCA refuses to be drawn on investigation

The man claims to have buried 170 cats in his vegetable garden.

Good news for skiers and snow boarders as a $10 million grant helps the project get off the ground.

Mount Ruapehu crater death prompts warning

There has been two deaths at Mount Ruapehu's crater lake in 12 months, this has prompted calls for people to take extra care at the top of the mountain.

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Plane substance drop ruled out in mystery school illness

The 10 students from Carterton's South End primary school that were hospitalised due to an unusual smell will be back at school tomorrow.

Mark Cropp - also known as 'DEVAST8' due to his distinctive facial tattoo.

New charges revealed: Jobseeker with 'Devast8' across his face is back before the courts

Last year Mark Cropp opened up about wanting to turn his life around and the struggles of finding a job with his facial tattoo.

But advocates say the service will only exacerbate New Zealand's binge-drinking culture.

Drink is the drug of choice for baby boomers, new study reveals

About half of older males and a quarter of older females were found to be hazardous drinkers.

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Their novel approach is being encouraged by the Government.

Watch: Christchurch researchers find novel way to tackle tyre waste problem

the solution will also make buildings more resistant to earthquakes.

Shot of New Zealand twenty dollars.

New Zealand retains triple A credit rating

Finance Minister Grant Robertson said the rating was very pleasing.

American tourist dies in skiing accident on Mt Aspiring

Another skier gave first aid to the injured man, but he died at the scene.

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Man charged with multiple assaults in Invercargill

A 17 and 23-year-old man, and a 26-year-old woman sustained minor injuries from the incident.

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Archaeologists are almost certain they've located the scuttled ship.

First images of wreck believed to be Captain Cook's Endeavour revealed

Archaeologists are almost certain they've located the scuttled ship.

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Community demands answers over what caused kids to become seriously ill at a Carterton school

Police now believe they can rule out initial reports that a plane flying overhead may have dropped a toxic substance on the school.

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It's becoming such a problem across the region the council's now cracking down and involving police.

Council trees in central Otago being chopped down by people helping themselves to the timber

It's becoming such a problem across the region the council's now cracking down and involving police.

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The man was pulled from the water by members of the public.

Man dies after falling into Mt Ruapehu's Crater Lake

The man was recovered from the lake by members of the group he was with before emergency services arrived.

Air New Zealand to ditch Vietnam flights next year

The airline is making the move to try and minimise disruptions to other routes after Dreamliner engine issues.

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The mystery substance which caused the illness is yet to be identified.

Carterton school mystery: Police say likely no plane involved in incident that left children hospitalised

Police say it's still a "mystery" and investigations are ongoing to try and find the source of the substance that left kids ill.

It comes after the MP was accused of assaulting a staff member in Gisborne.

Jacinda Ardern says parts of employment bill still under discussion

The bill which is before Parliament scraps the 90-day trial period for businesses.

Man dies after becoming trapped under vehicle while pushing it down driveway in Auckland

Emergency services were called to a private property in the suburb of Highland Park.

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