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Former police officer Kimberlee Vollmer was sentenced on Monday.

Police sergeant sentenced for indecent assault

"We do not hesitate to investigate and hold our people to account where appropriate."


James Cameron calls on New Zealand to go vegan

The superstar director is adamant farmers here could adapt.

James Young-Drew, Generation Zero's Zero Carbon Act policy lead, spoke to Newshub.

Where the Government will launch its 'clean energy centre'

The centre will explore emerging energy options such as hydrogen and solar.

Watch: Jacinda Ardern calls for peace at the Auckland Anzac service.

Boozed driver in windowless, seatless car arrested near Anzac service

He will be charged with drink driving.

The Arctic port of Svolvaer in northern Norway, in the region that the country will likely never drill for oil in now.

Norway puts lid on further oil exploration

Like NZ, the Norwegians are backing away from further oil exploration.

Watch: The Government believes upping standards for rental homes could save lives.

Many property owners choose not to fix serious house problems - study

Despite knowing of issues, they're refusing to spend the money to make key improvements.

A simulation shows what would happen to Auckland in an eruption.

Mt Taranaki eruption impact area even larger than thought - experts

More than 85,000 people are at risk.

police car

Taranaki crash kills two

Helicopters were dispatched, but the occupants died at the scene.

Over $546 million in prizes were won in 2017 with Lotto, Powerball and Strike.

Lucky Lotto players $500,000 richer

This weekend's Lotto winnings have gone to the regions.

Andrea and Max Hoegh are spending their honeymoon eradicating possums in Taranaki.

Couple spend honeymoon eradicating possums

"I can't think of any other way I'd want to spend my honeymoon."

New Zealand's "impossible" Predator Free 2050 goal blasted by academics.

Over 5000 traps set in Taranaki to restore biodiversity

"The benefits we'll see are more birds and more native wildlife and healthier plants."

Watch: Toto arrived at Tauranga Airport on Tuesday where they were greeted with a pōwhiri/

Fans say Toto gig marred by 'scraps in the front row' and boozing

The 'Africa' hitmakers even stepped in to cool things down.

What things are more likely to happen than winning Lotto?

Lotto results: $22.3 million Powerball jackpot won

It's a very happy New Year for one lucky Kiwi.

First blackface, now Confederate flags.

Why this New Plymouth District Councillor won't stop flying the Confederate flag

Murray Chong says complaints about the flag, and the Hawera blackface debacle, are missing the point.


Stall spotted selling golliwogs at Hawera A&P show

It comes after the parade featured people in blackface


Hone Harawira calls for vigilante justice over blackface parade

The Hawera Mt View Lions Club said it was just celebrating cultural diversity.

How likely is it that you'll win the Lotto?

Lotto: Taranaki family walks away $12 million richer

"We feel incredibly, incredibly lucky."


Major search underway for man missing in North Taranaki

Karl Roberts went missing in August, 2017.

A Newshub report on the IPCC findings.

Calls for Govt to spend surplus on zero carbon goal

The Mayor of New Plymouth said 20 percent of it should be allocated to the transition to clean energy.


Diver dies in Pihama, Taranaki

The friend he was diving with is uninjured, and is being supported.