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Injuries sustained by two women who say they were attacked by two other people at Onehunga's Dress Smart mall.

'Nobody helped us' - sisters afraid to go outside after alleged assault at Auckland mall

Their image of NZ as a safe place full of opportunity has been shattered by the attack.

'He's showing off!' - Father and son get close-up orca experience of a lifetime

Kane Westgaard and his youngest were excited to spot the pod - but never thought they'd get a close-up.


Investigation underway after couple says they were severely sunburned despite using Cancer Society SPF 50+ sunblock

After six hours in the sun and a whole tube of sunscreen a man and his partner suffer stinging sunburn.

The league is New Zealand’s only official organised rap battle league.

Wits and wordplay at 1Outz - New Zealand's only official rap battle league

The league grew from humble beginnings and meet ups in parks - now they attract dozens of rappers.

A leucistic tui with almost totally white plumage photographed in forestry near Taumarunui in 2017.

Photo of rare white tūī causes sensation online among New Zealand bird watchers

The native bird, spotted near Taumarunui, has a condition called leucism.

Dr Belinda Cridge, Programme Director of University of Otago's Pharmacology and Toxicology Department, talks about drinking manganese-rich water.

Exclusive: Warning for kids and mums after lab test of Napier's discoloured water shows extremely high manganese level

Residents have increasingly reported brown or black discoloured water coming out of their taps over the past year or so.

A before and after showing how the kindergarten's slide was ripped right out of the ground.

South Auckland kindy kids upset after thieves rip off their playground - 'It's the damage emotionally that it does to children'

The thieves took numerous objects including furniture, play equipment, tools and even a slide which was embedded in the ground.

Kelly Flynn's Nissan Skyline race car was allegedly obtained by deception by Adrian Edward Colbert.

'It was my baby' - Police seeking man who allegedy cheated couple out of $25,000 race car

Owner Kelly Flynn was selling his "baby" to help save for a home deposit.

Brian Tamaki of Destiny Church speaks at Parliament.

Destiny's Brian Tamaki pleads with Justice Minister to let his Man Up programme run in prisons - despite never applying to do so

A large rally was held at Parliament today, but Corrections says they have never received an official application to run Man Up in prisons.

Auckland City BMW on Great South Road.

BMW Group apologises after Auckland dealership used 1500 compulsory recall emails for marketing purposes

The emails were collected as part of the compulsory Takata airbag recall process.

Screenshots of a complaint made about the quality of a Celebration Box.

Commerce Commission opens investigation into Celebration Box as owners say death threats were made against them

One of the co-owners received racial abuse and has been the target of online trolling.

More than 100 rides each weekend are still going ahead.

Dunedin police still 'not able to stop' people using illegal taxi groups after five years

Police have prosecuted just two people caught offering under-the-table rides through the Dunedin sober drivers group, despite hundreds of rides being openly arranged each month.

Glen Jones, who organised the float, says he never meant to offend.

'Redneck' Santa parade float owner told to drop Confederate flags before Nelson event

Glen James said he never meant to make a political or offensive statement.

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.

Two storefront window displays at the World Queenstown store.

WORLD store in Queenstown told to remove offensive 'Go f*** yourself' sign from shop window

The store is close to Queentown's waterfront on Marine Parade - a hive for visitors and tourists.

Whangarei woman Nadia Petersen found a rusty nail inside a piece of chicken she bought from a Countdown supermarket.

Rusty nail found by Whangārei woman inside Countdown chicken

Nadia Petersen stared in disbelief after pulling the nail from a chicken thigh she had just finished grilling.

The profit is second only to the $663 profit recorded in the year ended June 30, 2016.

Air NZ's Koru lounge copiers have been storing people's email addresses in a publicly-visible list

The Fuji Xerox units store the email addresses by default for convenience - but the company is changing its systems after a privacy issue was identified.

A Head Hunters MC member pulls a wheelie while riding through Auckland's Waterview Connection tunnel.

Head Hunters' new 'recruitment' video shows them pulling wheelies and burnouts in Auckland, young children pulling gang signs

The video is slickly edited and is likely designed to attract new prospects, an expert says.

Claire Matthews says people should be looking to make active decisions around where their funds are kept, and invested.

Why is my Kiwisaver going down? Bank economists say Kiwisaver balance dropping is completely normal

Declines of somewhere in the region of five per cent have been seen by some Kiwisaver account holders over the past week.

A leopard seal found dead at Tiwai Point near Bluff on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

DOC investigating after leopard seal found dead with suspected gunshot wound near Bluff

If the gunshot is confirmed, it will be the second leopard seal killed by humans in New Zealand in the past few months.

Tally Elvy-Adams, left, and Darnell with their cockatiel Henny.

Auckland couple reunited with lost cockatiel after $2000 cash reward offered

Henny flew away in Saint Johns on Monday towards Mission Bay.

A graphic showing available number plate designs, and their pricing, from KiwiPlates.

Opinion: Personalised plates are a monopoly, they're overpriced, and NZTA needs to sort it out

How much of a $999 plate purchase goes to road safety, and how much goes to a huge overseas corporation?

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.

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.

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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