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Joko Widodo.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrives in New Zealand

It's hoped his two-day visit will benefit both countries.


Powerball player scores $12.5 million

The winning ticket was sold in Masterton.


Organic whisky distillery launched in central Otago

"We can go from -10degC to 10degC in a day - fantastic for maturing whisky."

The competition is expected to bring $12.5 into the local economy.

60,000 descend on Hawke's Bay for horse event

The yearly event brings $12.5m into the local economy.

The wall is made of rocks and soil

South Island town takes freedom camping problem into own hands

They've built a wall to keep the campers out.

The group doesn't want to get rid of helmets, rather to have the option to not wear one.

Cyclists hold protest ride calling for end to compulsory helmet laws

They don't want to stop wearing them, rather to be given the choice.

A dead cat skin rug for sale on Trade Me.

Dead cat skin rug for sale on Trade Me

It's attracted nearly 80 bids so far and will sell for more than $100.


Vaguely addressed package finds its way

"On a farm, situated up a long drive with cows, opposite Cust pub or thereabouts. "


Government faces dilemma over run-down prison

The PM admits that a new, larger prison at Waikeria might be needed to house NZ's record number of prisoners.


Hunters take part in South Canterbury wallaby hunt

They're hoping to do their bit for conservation and remove the pests from the Waimate hills.

Which region had the most deadly crimes?

Official New Zealand murder map revealed

Which region had the most deadly crimes?


What risk do Comancheros gang members pose to New Zealand?

An academic predicts a war between rival gangs.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 19:  People enjoy the sun on the beach at Mission Bay with Rangitoto Island in the background, Tuesday. The NZ Government has declared the foreshore and seabed be public domain, with open access and use for all New Zealanders.  (Photo by Dean Purcell/Getty Images)

Auckland Council floats new tax to clean up beaches

It's being dubbed the 'poo tax'.


Polyfest sees highest turnout with a day to go

It's hoped Kiwis of all ethnicities will turn up on Saturday.

Taylor (left) and Edmonds (right).

Police seek two men from international crime syndicate

They're believed to have links to the Comancheros and Filthy Few gangs.


Manawatu Gorge highway replacement revealed

The route has been closed since last April.


Te Papa unveils new multi-million dollar art gallery

Toi Art opens to the public on Saturday.


One person seriously injured in Bay of Plenty crash

A helicopter was requested to assist.

A pile of rockmelons.

Fifth Australian dies in listeria outbreak

Experts say it's not going to happen here.

Cam Preston, who was spied on in Christchurch.

Government to look into use of spies by State agencies

Doug Martin will lead an inquiry into Southern Response.