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Lotto results: $1 million won in Dargaville

A single ticket won the First Division prize in Saturday night's draw.


Family glued to the TV as Garcia Knight battled for Olympic medal

The 20-year-old Cantabrian was the centre of attention.

Pregnant woman examining by a doctor with a stethoscope

Struggle for midwives as demand booms

Some midwives are forced to turn away mums-to-be.


Uncovering the forgotten world of Chinese-owned fruit shops

Many of the shops have now closed and been replaced by supermarkets.


Destruction and devastation after Cyclone Gita strikes

Now comes the daunting task of clean-up.

Phosphate from mines like this in Morocco are New Zealand's main source.

Illegal phosphate shipment imported by NZ companies to be sold

Ballance Agri-nutrients had been importing the rock from a disputed area in Western Sahara.


Pedestrian hit by car in Auckland

Part of the road has been blocked by police.


Wellington waterfront packed for NZ festival's opening

The first performance celebrated the arrival of Kupe the explorer.

The swede mix-up was a serious mistake.

Farmers angry with swede mix-up

The wrong variety of swede has been distributed to more than 500 farms.


First-time meat pie eater Will Smith burns his mouth

Always blow on the pie, Will.


Heavy rain, gale-force winds on the way for South Island

Winds of up to 130km/h are expected.

builder with yellow helmet and working gloves on building site

Construction site sweep uncovers 190 illegal workers

Some of them ran when immigration officials showed up.

Two families have been linked for nearly a century by a satchel.

Two families with an extraordinary WWII bond finally meet

A satchel carried an extraordinary link between the Kiwi and German families.


Exclusive Brethren stands by member after careless driving conviction

Russell Stewart killed three other church members when he crashed his ute in 2016.


Taranaki, Nelson-Tasman still reeling after Gita

Parts of Taranaki remain without drinkable water and Golden Bay is still cut off.

Twent-eight wealthy individuals got together on Friday to talk about investing in the Americas Cup.

If you ever wondered how the other 1 percent live, here's a glimpse

You can get a seat at The Table if you have $50 million.

You can never have too many reminders.

Always be prepared: The biggest risks for NZ in 2018

We still haven't recovered from Cyclone Gita - but worse could be on our way.


$160m deal for Ruatoria medicinal cannabis company

The company will produce 12,000kg of pharmaceutical grade cannabis by 2021.

 usan Austen, who's charged with aiding the suicide of 77-year-old Annemarie Treadwell.

Susan Austen found not guilty of assisted suicide

She was found guilty on two charges of importing a Class C drug.

He pleaded guilty to killing his wife, daughter and family friend.

Exclusive Brethren man sentenced over triple fatality crash

He pleaded guilty to careless driving that killed his wife, daughter and family friend.