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Inland areas of Otago and Canterbury have received their largest snowfalls in decades in a storm that cut power to thousands of people. Some coastal areas are also flooded.
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A violent storm is battering the Wellington region late on Thursday, leaving tens of thousands of households without power. The council is warning people to stay inside to avoid flying debris as winds exceeding 140km/h lash the capital.
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Five people have been jailed over a deadly mall fire in Qatar that killed New Zealand triplets.
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New Zealand Post has announced up to 100 managerial staff will lose their jobs. Most of the affected staff work in Wellington, with the Auckland office losing the rest.
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Another senior Education Ministry manager has resigned over their role in the Novopay school payroll system.
Syria's president says the country has received the first shipment of an advanced Russian air defence system.
A Defence Force disciplinary hearing has found the man who led a fatal Anzac Day flight from Ohakea Air Base to Wellington not guilty of negligence.
More than 200 parents and children have marched through the streets of Kaitaia protesting against child abuse as disgraced teacher James Parker made his latest appearance in court.
A recent poll reveals it takes military heroics or an All Blacks jersey to be considered the most trust-worthy in New Zealand.
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The historic Tuhoe Treaty ceremony last week pushed the number of Crown agreements with iwi to about the halfway point.
Hundreds of people were evacuated after fire engulfed one of Queenstown's most popular bars, and a pizza parlour, on Friday.
An engineer has presented Christchurch City Council with a step-by-step plan to stabilise, then repair, the city's Anglican cathedral.
A Grey Power official is disappointed his office's submission asking Auckland Council to hold a population policy forum is being labelled racist.
A man has been arrested after shooting at police with an air rifle on Auckland's North Shore.
Four former directors of Lombard Finance have failed in a bid to have their convictions overturned and one may be stripped of his knighthood.
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated on Tuesday, handing over to her eldest son Willem-Alexander who is the first King of the Netherlands since 1890.
Scientists from the American space agency, NASA, say the Mars rover, Curiosity, has found basic chemicals that could have supported primitive life in the distant past.
Mismanagement by the Minister of Education is to blame for a payout of almost $500,000 to the former Education Secretary, opposition parties say.