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Ice man's risky mission

Scott Laughlin has ice running in his veins, which is just as well as he's got an incredibly unique job. (VIDEO)

Man's theft fuels judge's ire

A man who stole 30,000 litres of fuel from competitors is warned he will be imprisoned if he doesn't come up with reparations.

Lundy brain tissue test a first

The method used to identify human brain on Mark Lundy's shirt had never been used before, the High Court at Wellington has been told.

Tourist driver 'abuse' tarnish

The country is gaining a bad image overseas from reports of New Zealanders abusing tourist drivers, the Rental Association says. (VIDEO)

Live commentary: South Africa vs Ireland

Cricket World Cup action: South Africa take on Ireland in Canberra today. Follow live commentary here.

Labour: Cost blow-out for Inland Revenue

The Labour Party is demanding that the Revenue Minister Todd McClay explain what it says is a massive blow-out in IT costs for a new child support payment system.

'A story about experimental design'

The first of the mirror-like stainless steel panels on New Plymouth's new Len Lye Centre has been revealed.

Minister: Chilean family must go

Members of a Chilean family who have taken refuge in a Christchurch church to avoid deportation have lost their last chance to stay in the country.

Taiwanese driver appears in court

A Taiwanese tourist who ran a stop sign in a rental van, killing her passenger father, has admitted two charges in the Christchurch District Court.

Poor quake repairs worrying - PM

The Prime Minister has admitted that earthquake repairs on some Canterbury homes have not met acceptable standards.

Court told of father's search for Prasad

The father of Shalvin Prasad says he and his family searched areas of Auckland for his son just hours before the man's charred body was found in scrub.

Opposition to euthanasia call

A new group representing disabled people says they feel threatened and unvalued by growing calls to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Police respond to schoolgirl fight video

Auckland police are investigating after a video which appears to show a fight between two West Auckland schoolgirls was viewed more than 73,000 times on Facebook. (VIDEO)

Property prices continue Auckland surge

The state valuer QV says residential property prices are continuing to surge in Auckland and are inching up elsewhere.

Home care workers win right to minimum wage

The union representing home care workers says it is lifting the veil of exploitation which exists in the disability sector.

Dambusters pilot to sell medals

One of only two New Zealanders to take part in the Dambusters raid during WWII is to auction his decorations and medals.

Employers warned over Facebook snooping

Record damages against New Zealand's biggest credit union are being held up as a warning to employers to stay out of workers' personal lives.

Decision due in Teina Pora case

Teina Pora will find out tonight whether his bid to the Privy Council in London is successful after 22 years in prison for crimes he says he did not commit.

ACC overhauls sexual abuse care service

The Accident Compensation Corporation has overhauled its sensitive claims service, with its minister Nikki Kaye saying it made big mistakes in how it dealt with victims of sexual assaults.

Crown attacks paint flake evidence

A British forensics expert's opinion paint fibres found in Christine Lundy's hair could have got there during a visit to the family garage has been attacked by the Crown.