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Christchurch welcomes long-awaited rain 49 minutes ago

The long, hot dry spell in Christchurch has finally come to an end.

A spokesperson for Oranga Tamariki said the funding for the charity always had a time limit.

Will KidsCan's funding be canned by Govt? 3 hours ago

The funding is set to expire in June 2018.

Will the launch be a success?

Rocket Lab launch called off again

The Electron rocket failed to get off the ground on Tuesday.

David Seymour's euthanasia press conference was interrupted by a lone protester.

Assisted dying: Politicians draw on their own consciences

They may have to decide where they stand tomorrow.

"What the f*** am I going to do with this? I'm in a freakin' kayak."

'Jaws' moment after Kiwi kayak fisherman hooks huge shark

"What the f*** am I going to do with this - I'm in a freakin' kayak."

A New Zealand man is currently before the courts in relation to the investigation that triggered the operation in the Philippines.

NZ Police help free children in Philippines from sexual exploitation

The abuse of the children was being livestreamed to international subscribers.

Watch Bill English, leader of the Opposition, take questions on foreign influence in New Zealand.

Australia 'most pervasive influence' on NZ - Bill English

There was "constant pressure" from Australian banks, he said.

Trish Sherson and Chris Trotter appeared on The AM Show on Tuesday.

New Government 'not quite gelling' - Trotter

Chris Trotter believes Labour never expected to be in Government.

Many petrol stations are running out across the city.

Auckland hit by fuel shortages again

Multiple petrol stations are running out across the city.

You may soon be able to spend your trip away on the internet.

You may soon be able to tap into your Wi-Fi on holiday

Spark is trialling portable wireless broadband modems.

There should be a big boost to snapper numbers in the Gulf.

Prepare for a major snapper boom - scientists

Bait up the hook as big fish head towards New Zealand.

We may have the world's 17th most positive effect on humanity, but we're also the 3rd fattest.

New Zealand's dramatic fall from grace in 'Good Country' survey

Our ranking is based on how well we contribute "to the greater good of humanity".

A police officer turns traffic away as the Makawera river flows on the road between Invercargill and Wallacetown caused by torrential rain, Invercargill, New Zealand, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Credit:NZPA / Dianne Manson

Police want more firearms training

The Police Association has found one in five frontline officers are threatened with guns.


Police prepare for violence ahead of silly season

Assaults in central Auckland reach an all-time high in the lead-up to Christmas.


New Zealand's primary sector booming - report

Primary sector exports will grow by 8.5 percent to $41.4 billion next year.

Silver shower head on a bathroom with water drops falling on a bathroom textured background

Morrinsville locals can shower again after water shortage

Primary and pre-school students will also return to school on Tuesday.


Graves of Wellington flu victims restored

Almost 9000 Kiwis were killed during the deadly 1918 epidemic.


Friends of dead window washer return to the spot he was hit

"Can't get into a course, can't get a job... that's why we're out here."


Top greyhound trainer investigated over 'live baiting'

The investigation was prompted by photos obtained by Newshub.

A motorist captured the moment a truck brought Auckland's motorway to a standstill.

Southern motorway re-opens after truck jack-knifes

Watch dramatic video footage of the accident that stopped Auckland traffic.