New Zealand

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America's got a teddy bear version of the president, and now there's one honouring our leader.

Anything Trumpy Bear can do, our very own Cindy Bear can do better

America's got a teddy bear version of the president, and now there's one honouring our leader.

04:28
Auckland Council is spending hundreds of millions to fix the problem, but is that enough?

Phil Goff promises solutions as 'faecal contamination' plagues Auckland beaches

The mayor says wastewater overflow will be cut by 90 per cent within a decade.

Court strikes putting people in danger, says lawyer whose client was attacked

Three men jumped over the lawyers' bench and tried to attack a man in the dock.

Group of graduate students holding their graduation hats.

Tradies in NZ earning more than graduates up to age 30, new study finds

"We'd like the mums and dads of NZ to know that getting an apprenticeship straight out of school is a really good option."

04:38
As a huge advocate for men's health, Jeremy thought he'd get his engine checked, so to speak.

Watch: Jeremy Wells takes the Testimatic testicular cancer check at Big Boys Toys

As a huge advocate for men's health, Jeremy thought he'd get his engine checked, so to speak.

Cows found wandering near 'sensitive' Taranaki stream

Taranaki Regional Council has issued an abatement notice to a farmer.

Police investigating unexplained death of three-month-old baby in Porirua

A scene examination is underway at a property on Warspite Avenue.

02:47
While at the East Asia Summit, the PM made the case for dropping tariffs on Kiwi steel and aluminium.

Kiwi visitors, business people able to stay longer in Singapore under trade deal revamp

Visitors will gain visa-free entry for three months and companies with offices in Singapore will be able to send employees to work there for eight years.

03:51
It’s been a long time coming not only for the families but for the people of Greymouth.

John Armstrong's opinion: Pike River decision was about 'shabby posturing', not truth and justice

Andrew Little should "terminate this excursion into lunacy", our columnist suggests.

02:25
The Prime Minister makes a case for New Zealand in the video.

'So come on down' - PM releases video used in successful bid to host Women's RWC

"This event is an opportunity to inspire the change we want to see in the world," Ms Ardern said.

Motorist lucky to be alive after tree branch 'missile' nearly impales him on way to Te Puke

The projectile crashed through with such force that it hit the driver's chest, leaving him needing seven stitches.

01:19

US vice president 'has a very genuine interest in NZ', Ardern says after dinner together

During her chat with Mike Pence and his wife, the PM raised the issue of high tariffs on Kiwi steel and aluminium.

The mine contains the bodies of 29 loved ones.

Mother of Pike River victim: Re-entry plan 'appalling' waste of $36 million

"I'm just so disappointed. I couldn't believe that cabinet would sign this off," Marion Curtin said.

Airport arrival.

Couple charged with theft after tourists' luggage stolen in Christchurch

A small amount of luggage has been recovered, however the majority of the property is still outstanding.

Air NZ looks to add Te Reo Māori to check-in screens and in-flight entertainment

The airline responded to an Auckland man's request to implement te reo on Twitter.

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Immigration NZ extends review of minister's Karel Sroubek decision

The new extension pushes the deadline out to at least a month.

00:50
The Totara Park Mountain Bike Club wants the riders to stop coming through, and suspects they may be gang affiliates.

Auckland mountain bike club says suspected Killer Beez are tearing up their park's trails on motorbikes

A confrontation was caught on camera last night, with five men coming through as exasperated club members looked on.

Man who died in NZ fishing boat accident named

An inquiry into the fatal accident on board the New Zealand registered fishing vessel, San Granit is underway.

00:18
A 28-year-old man’s body was found near Charing Cross, and a heavy police presence remains at the scene.

Brawl breaks out in Christchurch court after firearms admission over King Cobra gang member death

Luke Riddell was shot on a country road near West Melton, outside Christchurch, last month.

The ACT Party MP’s euthanasia bill has gone further than similar legislation in NZ history, but it is not law yet.

NZ should follow Western Australia's euthanasia moves, David Seymour argues

The ACT party MP's bill is currently in select committee stage.

Bank staff too sales-focused, investigation finds

Sales incentive schemes for frontline bank staff could be at odds with the needs of customers.

Man dies in drowning near Auckland's Muriwai Beach

Fire and Emergency services are currently at the scene.

Three men charged with drugging and raping women at Christchurch bar and restaurant

The trio are facing charges of supplying a class B controlled drug, stupefying, rape, and unlawful sexual connection.

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Councils to consider case for rail service from Hamilton to Auckland beginning 2020

The business case proposes a start-up service cost of $57.77 million over the next three years.

02:01
Nikki Lee Carlson is hoping the surgery will change her voice so it matches her appearance.

Former NZ Idol contestant Nik, now Nikki, heads to South Korea for voice feminisation surgery

Nikki Lee Carlson - you might remember her as Nick from NZ Idol - is hoping her voice will now match her appearance.

01:07
The latest deal was offered as primary teachers and principals start rolling strikes across the country.

Overseas teacher recruitment a 'band-aid' - principal

Yesterday the ministry said 550 foreign teachers have already been screened and are ready for principals to hire.

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