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Families who do crime together - expect to do time together

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:50:05 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Families that carry out crime together can expect to do time together is the message from Waikato Police after an investigation that spanned several months led to the recovery of a tractor worth over $120,000 yesterday.More >>

Te Atatu Man Returns from Hunting Pirates

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:17:47 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Te Atatu man and Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Sergeant (SGT) Jack Xiong has returned home from hunting pirates in the Middle East. SGT Xiong has spent the last three months as a crew member of an RNZAF P-3K2 Orion aircraft, which has been part ...More >>

Council CEO details options to prevent forced house sale

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:02:24 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town has today written to Penny Bright making it clear that the forced sale of her house because of her long-term overdue rates arrears was not the council’s preferred course of action.More >>

Gordon Campbell: tokenism of NZ‘s role against Islamic State

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:40:26 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Was John Key born lucky or what? Political performance tends to be judged on three things – the unemployment rate, the petrol price at the pump, and the market value of your house. This year, Key was lucky enough to hit a peak in the business cycle ...More >>

#giveemasqueeze Show Mum Massive Love & Squeeze Her

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:48:21 +1300 | Bridgestone

Post pictures of your hugs with mum at and directly support Bridgestone’s Pink Cap Drive for New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation More >>

Courier driver who blamed fake tax agent is sentenced

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:50:27 +1300 | Inland Revenue Department

A Papamoa-based courier driver who lied and blamed a non-existent tax agent for mishandling his tax affairs has been sentenced to 12 months home detention and ordered to pay back $180,000.More >>

Teen Ambassadors treat elderly to sandwiches and selfies

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:34:22 +1300 | LynnMall Shopping Centre

There’s something to be said for intergenerational socialisation…while selfies are everyday practice for teenagers, much of the older generation is illiterate in cell phone use. Those of the older generation can talk about life in the forties/fifties/sixties ...More >>

Kickstarting Build of World’s Biggest Waterslide

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:53:42 +1300 | Live More Awesome Foundation

After putting New Zealand and depression firmly on the global map in 2013 with their ‘World’s Biggest Waterslide’ event in Helensville, local charity ‘Live More Awesome’ are at it again – except this time its bigger, better and the public ...More >>

30ft Thunderbirds 3 Rocket Lands

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:03:29 +1300 | Pukeko Pictures

• Brian Getz creates Thunderbirds 3 rocket balloon using TWO THOUSAND AND FOUR HUNDRED balloons in just NINE hours More >>

Mo’s Make a Difference of $10.5 Million

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:36:24 +1300 | Movember

Kiwi men’s Mo efforts have now raised more than $10.5 million, directly benefitting 37 men’s health programmes in New Zealand. The Movember Foundation, the global organisation committed to men’s health, has raised this substantial amount in just ...More >>

Jono And Ben to Bring Vanilla Ice to NZ

Thu, 9 Oct 2014 17:35:54 +1300 | Mediaworks

‘Jono and Ben at Ten’ and The Rock are bringing 90s rap icon Vanilla Ice to New Zealand for a one-off concert at Auckland’s Powerstation on Friday 24th October, thanks to V’s ‘Give it a V’ campaign.More >>

Wreckage Found Near Haiti Too Recent to Be Columbus's

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:06:49 +1300 | UN News

6 October 2014 – A shipwreck found off northern Haiti could not be the Santa Maria, the flagship of Christopher Columbus's first crossing of the Atlantic, the United Nations cultural agency today reported.More >>

Police seek public’s help to find convicted drug dealers

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 14:06:05 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking information as to the whereabouts of Zebulin Mario Davoren who yesterday was found guilty of 31 charges including multiple counts of manufacturing and supplying methamphetamine.More >>

Scientific Drilling Project Underway on Alpine Fault

Mon, 6 Oct 2014 17:15:06 +1300 | GNS Science

An international team of scientists has started drilling a 1.3km-deep borehole into the Alpine Fault in the South Island to find out more about the nature of the fault and the earthquakes it produces.More >>

What we Unveil in the Shadows

Mon, 6 Oct 2014 14:00:40 +1300 | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Three paintings of vampires featured in the hit horror-comedy movie What We Do in the Shadows will be unveiled with a ghoulish party at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery on Thursday October 16. They are the most unusual additions the gallery has made ...More >>

Solving the Mystery of Ned Kelly's Remains

Fri, 3 Oct 2014 12:49:06 +1300 | CSIRO

For the first time since his death 136 years ago a comprehensive study of scientific evidence has revealed the secrets of Ned Kelly, uncovering the truth of his burial, post-mortem and what became of his skull.More >>

Slip in University Rankings - Funding Not the Problem

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 13:53:56 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the slippage of New Zealand universities' rankings , Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

Historic 1972 BRM Formula One car to race in New Zealand

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:24:35 +1300 | NZFMR

An historic Formula One racing car with a strong connection to a New Zealander is heading to these shores and coming to a race circuit near you soon! More >>

Media Statement from Karen Price

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:32:38 +1300 | Karen Price

“After a period of intense media attention and scrutiny of our family, I set up and used an anonymous Twitter account over the weekend and made a number of comments that I deeply regret.More >>

Campbell Live Exclusive Interview with David Cunliffe

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:06:34 +1300 | Mediaworks

David Cunliffe resigned as leader of the Labour party on Saturday; but he still wants the top job. More >>


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