Luke Appleby

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The scooters are being launched in Auckland and Christchurch, and can be found using a smartphone app.

Lime e-scooter test ride: Do they live up to the hype?

A new electric scooter sharing service called Lime has launched today in Auckland and Christchurch - but there are a few things you need to know before you take a ride.

Kiwis are being targeted by a likely "reverse charge" scam pretending to be Uber.

Kiwis targeted by premium SMS 'Uber Code' text message scam

The messages come from a four-digit number, and give a random four-digit "Uber code".

Photo-taking tourist narrowly avoids charging sea lion near Dunedin, prompting stern warning from DOC

The 400kg males can deliver a bite up to seven times more powerful than a dog, and can move surprisingly fast over the sand.

Timelapse shows demolition of the Kings Arms Tavern after 130 years in operation

The iconic Auckland music venue closed down earlier this year to make way for an apartment complex.

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It comes as the chase policy is reviewed by the police watchdog, with eight deaths already this year.

Police chases remain close to all-time high, but crash numbers are falling

Crashes have dropped by 10 per cent as police take a more cautious approach to chases.

A digital speed camera in place on a New Zealand road.

Police 'disappointed' as stats show staff are getting snapped by speed cameras at twice the rate of last year

Police staff have received more speed camera tickets in the first half of this year than they did during all of 2017.

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The incident took place at St Lukes Mall, and eventually led to the woman giving up the park.

Startling video shows woman, child standing in Auckland car park to 'reserve' it, so driver can't pull in

The pair were standing their ground at Auckland's St Lukes Mall, and relented after a 10-minute standoff.

'We were scared' - Kiwi wasn't sure if her windows would hold as Typhoon Mangkhut smashed into Macau

The storm has now passed over the world's largest gambling hub after hitting yesterday, leaving in its wake flooding up to 2.5m high.

An image posted on Instagram by Iyia Liu, left, and a screenshot of Celebration Box products, pictured right.

Most read: Complaints made to Commerce Commission after Celebration Box's sweet startup gig turns sour online

The company, run by entrepreneurs Iyia Liu and Briar Howard, is facing an online backlash after a surge in orders within the past few weeks left them apparently struggling to meet demand.

Christchurch car meetup organiser says police 'baited' them into attacking a cop car

The organiser of the event on Saturday has asked people attending in future not to touch police vehicles, and says issues around rubbish will also be addressed.

Cop car's bonnet stomped during out-of-control car scene event in Christchurch

Footage posted online from the event show crowds of people numbering in the hundreds, with many drivers taking turns to do burnouts and skids.

Mongrel Mob Canada members in their regalia.

'Mongrel Mob Canada' opens up shop in Montreal area of Quebec

It's the first time NZs largest gang has had a documented presence in the country, and a criminologist says they are likely to come under pressure from local rivals.

'This is next level': Cars wrecked as floodwaters hit marae & kohanga in small Hawke's Bay township

A Raukawa resident said he had "never, ever seen it this bad before".

Raukawa Hall.

Photos: Hawke's Bay deluged by heavy rain with flooding reported in multiple areas - and more is on the way

River levels high and lots of back yards flooded - and MetService says more rain and wind is yet to come.

Teachers and supporters march on August 15.

Further strikes 'not off the table' as teacher pay negotiations continue behind closed doors this week

The NZEI also today released the results of a survey it conducted among school principal members, which showed a considerable shortage of teachers.

Paul Walsh with his Aretha Franklin tribute on the side of the Rockshop building on Karangahape Road.

Photo gallery: 'The Auckland Straight' - NZ graffiti artist Paul Walsh chats about our graffiti art scene & reveals his new memorial piece

New Zealand's most prolific public artist is well known for his utility box art and his homages to departed musical icons like Prince, Bowie and Petty. Now he's added another to the list.

Promotional material for "Good Health Week" specials at Porirua PAKn'SAVE.

Alcohol and dental organisations slam PAK'nSAVE's 'Good Health Week' promotion after beer, chips and fizzy drink included

Foodstuffs admitted that some of its PAK'nSAVE stores acted inappropriately after images were posted online of signage at the Porirua and Hamilton stores.

Promotional material for "Good Health Week" specials at Hamilton PAKn'SAVE.

PAKn'SAVE stores put beer, chips and fizzy drink in 'Good Health Week' promotion

Foodstuffs has admitted that the promotional signage templates were used "inappropriately".

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The pistol can be 3D-printed out of ABS plastic at home for a few hundred dollars.

You can now 3D-print a DIY pistol in New Zealand for just a few hundred dollars - should we be worried?

The barriers to printing your own ABS plastic gun have never been lower, with no specific laws stopping people from downloading gun blueprints re-published online last week.

New video shows injured occupants pulled from car moments after airborne Subaru crashed into Napier property after police chase

Two males and a female were taken to hospital after the crash on Kennedy Road, which happened after a driver failed to stop for police.

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Three people were taken to hospital after the crash, which happened after an hour-long chase.

Turbo Subaru was 'airborne' before smashing into a home in Napier during police chase (+photos)

A speeding driver smashed through the fence of a sleeping family, sending large shards of glass flying and destroying a large portion of the fence and garden.

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The Chief of the Defence Force admits the number of charges is "high".

Kiwi personnel in Iraq mission rack up military charges

The Chief of the Defence Force admits the number of charges against NZDF personnel involved in our Iraq mission is "high" after 1 NEWS analysed newly-released documents.

Two security staff stood down after ugly altercation at Westfield Manukau sees woman thrown to ground, teen throwing punches

Commenters on the video allege the woman had been caught stealing from the food court, and had also be previously trespassed from the mall.

A pair of Bailey Nelson glasses.

Bailey Nelson optometrist apologises after customers were signed up to marketing email list without their consent

Representatives say a staff member may have been over-zealous in adding people to their list after collecting them during sales to send out digital receipts.

Landlords are legally required to give specific details of a property's insulation to tenants.

'Lack of adequate insulation statements' common in tenancy agreements, MBIE says, who warn landlords - increased enforcement is coming

All new tenancy agreements should have detailed insulation info -but Tenancy Services says "a lack of adequate insulation statements were common".

Car modifications sold online in New Zealand may not be legal for the purposes they are suggesting.

NZTA warns car enthusiasts about illegal light modifications as TradeMe looks at sellers fudging the details

Head and tail light modifications are common in New Zealand's car scene, and are often done to give the components improved aesthetics or performance - but they could lead to fines or failed WOFs.

Watch: Police say punch 'tactic' designed to subdue 13-year-old resisting arrest, after Auckland dad complains on Facebook

Police say the boy now faces charges of disorderly behaviour, failing to stop, dangerous driving and resisting police.

Most read: Police warn against vigilante justice after angry club cricketers take law into their own hands after clubrooms burgled

Locals went to claim back their possessions, but police say they've done the wrong thing.

No notice is given for privately-organised fireworks displays from barges in Auckland except for a warning to boaties from the Harbourmaster.

Lock up your pets, midweek fireworks to light up Auckland CBD - again: SPCA asks those holding lavish private displays to consider animals

No notice is given for privately-organised fireworks displays from barges in Auckland except for a warning to boaties from the Harbourmaster.

Hannah Tamaki and a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA180 SUV.

Destiny Church co-founder Hannah Tamaki swaps the black Mercedes-Benz convertible for a second flash SUV

Ms Tamaki, 57, says she and her "elderly" husband Brian are getting to old and need something more practical for herself and her "elderly" husband Brian.

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