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"Dealing with people who are using solely through the criminal justice system hasn't worked."

Recovering Kiwi addict smoked meth while giving birth

"With my youngest boy, even during pregnancy I used. I couldn't stop using."

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One person has died in a house fire in Bay of Plenty

The house has burnt to the ground.

Watch: Eight people are confirmed dead in the horror crash in Atiamuri, north of Taupō.

Two-car Paengaroa crash causes 'serious injuries' - police

The crash happened the same day eight people were killed in a head-on smash north of Taupō.

Watch: Jacinda Ardern has a "strong message to everyone" as the measles outbreak spreads.

Measles spreads to Mt Maunganui

There are still cases of the highly infectious illness in Christchurch and Auckland.

Heavy Rain Warnings are in place for much of the North Island.

North Island lashed by heavy rain, gales

The country is in for a wet start to April.

Map of New Zealand, with several orange dots over Gisborne and one red dot over Christchurch.

Whakatane rattled by quake

It was felt as far south as Canterbury.

Luke Coxon on The AM Show.

Health Minister vetoing DHB pay agreements, union claims

"It's completely illogical and it's mind-boggling. This strike should not be happening."

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Body found in search for missing elderly man

Police believe it's that of 77-year-old John 'Johnny' Mohi.

Watch: Jamie Cunningham opens up about his experience being stung by a stingray.

Mt Maunganui tourist injured by stingray

Local surfers came to his aid on the beach.

In September 2018, The Government announced an investment of $152.7 million in the Gisborne/Tairāwhiti region for several major projects including upgrades to the roading network, airport and the Titirangi Summit.

Govt invests $82 million in regional employment boost

The cash injection is aimed at getting Māori and Pasifika into work.

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Kawerau's tap water has turned yellow

The council says it's because of something the Government told them to do.

Watch NIWA's Chris Brandolino and Ben Noll explain what we can expect for the summer months.

Scorching hot 30degC+ temperatures to hit parts of NZ

Most regions will have daily highs of at least 27degC.

Newdicks Beach.

Landslide reveals human bones in Bay of Plenty

A prohibition notice advises people to avoid the area.

A map with a pointer over Matakana Island.

Matakana death: Two men to appear in court

Freedom Taikato died in a suspected homicide on New Year's Day.

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Alleged avocado thief caught with massive haul

Bay of Plenty police are now trying to reunite the fruit with its rightful owner.

Police are "absolutely determined" to hold the person who committed the crime to account.

Police investigate elderly Ōpōtiki man's suspicious death

He was thought to have died from a fall. The truth might be far more sinister.

Watch: NIWA's Chris Brandolino and Ben Noll explain what we can expect for summer.

'Tropical-fuelled' storms to kick off first days of NZ summer

'True summer' won't be here for a while, Weather Watch warns.

Emergency services were called at around 2:30am to the crash.

At least one dead in fiery crash north of Taupō

Emergency services are still working to separate the vehicles.

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All kids in cars - including goats - should have restraints, police say

Police aren't kidding around.

A police car.

Up to five injured in Bay of Plenty crash

A large truck and trailer and ute have collided.

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