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A gun was fired at police officers after a vehicle pursuit in Tauranga on Wednesday night. No one was injured during the incident, which started near KatiKati and finished in Tauranga.
School principals have been celebrating news the Government is taking over the school payroll from Australian firm Talent2. The Novopay system has been plagued with problems.
A blaze at a major film studio in West Auckland is understood to have damaged an area used for the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The fire took hold overnight.
Weightlifter Tracey Lambrechs and wrestlers Tayla Ford and Sam Belkin have picked up bronze at the Commonwealth Games. Shotputter Valerie Adams competes at 7.40am (NZT).
Rolf Harris's sentence for sex offences will not be referred to an appeals court, despite numerous complaints that it was too lenient, Britain's attorney-general says.
New Zealand has added three golds, a silver and two bronzes to the medal tally at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, taking our total medals to 20 and putting us fifth overall.
The track cyclists have claimed New Zealand's third gold medal of the Commonwealth Games with Tom Scully storming to victory in the men's 40km points race in Glasgow.
New Zealand has claimed its second gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with track cyclist Sam Webster winning the men's sprint race in Glasgow. He beat England's Jason Kenney in a thrilling final.
The pressure was on Glasgow to deliver an opening Games ceremony to surprise and delight. Organisers well and truly delivered, with a wall-to-wall tartan spectacular.
Valerie Adams, the Silver Ferns and the Rugby Sevens promise success for New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, where 232 of our athletes will compete.
Reigning Olympic, Commonwealth and World Champion shot putter Valerie Adams has been named flag bearer for the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team in Glasgow.
Writer Jean Watson sold her house in Wellington to fund a children's home in southern India. The 80-year-old known in Tamil Nadu as 'Jean Aunty' spoke to Nine to Noon.
New Zealand's Commonwealth Games team has enjoyed a relaxed reception as they were officially welcomed to the athletes' village in the Scottish city.
The American Secretary of State has laid out what he says is overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.
Feature: For most people, getting in a ring in front of a large crowd to face off against a trained opponent is the stuff of nightmares. For Joe Hopkins, it's an addiction. The Wireless reports.
Feature: There's a quiet killer in our communities, almost silent but for the soft spray of an aerosol and the whirl of the ball bearing at the bottom of the can. The Wireless looks at huffing.
The Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy put a stranglehold on the British Open with a second straight round of 66 leaving him four strokes clear of the field.
Both sides in the Ukraine conflict are accusing the other of shooting down the Malaysian airliner which crashed in eastern Ukraine. All 298 on board flight MH17 have been killed. (AUDIO)