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Public come to aid of 'screaming', injured bus passengers in Central Otago fatal crash - Top Stories - 36 min 48 sec ago
Two fencing contractors helped hysterical young people from a passenger bus involved in a fatal crash in Central Otago.

Why I abandoned my frantic pursuit of spiritual enlightenment - Top Stories - 40 min 15 sec ago
At one point I was juggling my meditation teacher, kinesiologist, hypnotherapist, psychotherapist and chiropractor (who also practises NLP). I had a clairvoyant's number in my phone and took a friend's recommendation on a "spiritual healer". I meditated twice a day, did a course on A Course in Miracles and occasionally made it to yoga.

Victim says sex offender Peter Lindsay Armitage 'took my innocence' - Top Stories - 43 min 12 sec ago
More victims are urged to come forward after a 72-year-old man was convicted of indecently assaulting a young boy almost 40 years ago.

Search for tramper missing on Mt Taranaki for 24 hours - Top Stories - 43 min 46 sec ago
A search is under way for a tramper who has been missing on Mt Taranaki for about 24 hours.

Six-times America's Cup winner Murray Jones looks set to retire - Top Stories - 44 min 44 sec ago
An America's Cup hall of famer, whom Peter Burling credited as crucial to Team New Zealand's success, has suggested he is finally set to retire.

Melbourne Rebels players jumping off sinking ship - Top Stories - 45 min 15 sec ago
The Western Force have continued their signing frenzy, but the future of the Melbourne Rebels appears increasingly bleak as the franchise's best players prepare to jump ship.

Fire Service bar didn't follow rules on night Lucas Cochrane died, inquest hears - Top Stories - 48 min 14 sec ago
Family of a teenager found dead in a Whitianga waterway after drinking at the local fire station believe it wouldn't have happened if the local brigade had followed licensing laws.

Armed offender flees police after crashing car in Far North - Top Stories - 51 min 14 sec ago
A man who crashed his car during a police chase in the Far North has fled on foot.

Students press Government for plastic bag ban - Top Stories - 53 min 2 sec ago
A crowd of students gathered outside Parliament on Wednesday morning, demanding the banning of plastic bags.

How much would it cost to build the New Seven Wonders of the World today? - Top Stories - 1 hour 13 min ago
Just how much would it cost to build the Great Wall of China or the Taj Mahal if they were being built today?

Old photos reveal how much Wellington has (or hasn't) changed since the 1990s - Top Stories - 1 hour 15 min ago
Wellington was a very different place 25 years ago, and yet so much of our capital city looks the same today as it did in the 1990s.

Donald Trump growing frustrated with China, weighs trade actions - Top Stories - 1 hour 19 min ago
US President Donald Trump is growing increasingly frustrated with China over its inaction on North Korea and bilateral trade issues and is now considering possible trade actions against Beijing, three senior administration officials said.

Takers exploit Sharing Shed swap space in Te Awamutu - Top Stories - 1 hour 21 min ago
Not everyone grasped the concept of the Sharing Shed.

Former Split Enz bassist Mike Chunn raves over Lorde's success - Top Stories - 1 hour 26 min ago
Former Split Enz bassist Mike Chunn says the success of Lorde's new album is a "triumph of the highest order".

Football Federation Australia: The past has come back to haunt FFA - Top Stories - 1 hour 26 min ago
Fighting fires on all fronts, about the last thing Football Federation Australia (FFA) needs is another conflagration. Desperately trying to get a grip on the present to structure a future on the home front, the past has come back to haunt the FFA. As it was always likely to do.

Ports of Auckland among first to report fall-out from ransomware attack - Top Stories - 1 hour 29 min ago
Ports of Auckland says a massive ransomware attack that affected international shipping giant Maersk is having an affect on the port's operations.

Jobs go as part of Taharoa iron sands mine is shut down - Top Stories - 1 hour 32 min ago
Jobs will be cut as part of a sand mining operation on the Waikato's west cost is shut down.

Unicef NZ: Climate change and preparing for the coming storm - Top Stories - 1 hour 33 min ago
OPINION: You can't help but stare open-mouthed and goggle-eyed at the Banyan trees of Vanuatu.

Consumer NZ warns online daters of Private Event website - Top Stories - 1 hour 33 min ago
People seeking love online are being warned to avoid dating website Private Event following an investigation into its ownership.

Child falls off cliff on walking track near Wanaka - Top Stories - 1 hour 33 min ago
A boy is seriously injured after falling off a cliff near Wanaka. 
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