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06:01 NZST Sat Aug 2 2014
Auckland Council has bought 78ha for the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park between Piha and Karekare which will help walkers using the Hillary Trail.
04:01 NZST Sat Aug 2 2014
Labour and the Greens are opposed to Christchurch City Council selling assets to meet a funding shortfall that could be as much as $883 million.
04:01 NZST Sat Aug 2 2014
Winston Peters is leading the charge against land sales to foreigners after confirmation that Shanghai Pengxin wants to buy another big New Zealand farm.
04:01 NZST Sat Aug 2 2014
Suggestions a visit by a US intelligence engineer to New Zealand shows controversial spyware is being installed have been firmly denied by the government.
Home detention for baby drowning
18:30 NZST Fri Aug 1 2014
A Levin woman whose toddler drowned in a bath has been sentenced to four months home detention after admitting a manslaughter charge.
18:09 NZST Fri Aug 1 2014
Three Southland Sharks basketballers were due to be sentenced over a New Plymouth brawl but only Shea Ili has received his sentence.
17:32 NZST Fri Aug 1 2014
Ngruahine iwi's $67.5 million treaty settlement includes Taranaki land, cultural sites and a payment already made.
16:50 NZST Fri Aug 1 2014
An IBM salesman has been told to cough up $4000 after keeping porn and illegal downloads on his work laptop and making covert recordings of meetings.
16:41 NZST Fri Aug 1 2014
Rod Petricevic has been denied parole after the board said there was a risk he could manage other people's assets and putting them at risk.
16:33 NZST Fri Aug 1 2014
The Greens are asking questions about a visit to the GCSB by an engineer from the US National Security Agency.
16:18 NZST Fri Aug 1 2014
Shane William Foster, 28, of Bunnythorpe, died after being struck by a vehicle on SH3 near Palmerston North.
16:07 NZST Fri Aug 1 2014
Another political row over land sales to foreigners is brewing following confirmation a Chinese company has struck a deal to buy Lochinver Station.
Banks' fall from mayoral perks to curfews
14:29 NZST Fri Aug 1 2014
John Banks has been convicted of falsely declaring two $25,000 donations anonymous - but the former MP says he's got fresh evidence and plans to appeal.
Gang trio jailed for Kawerau shooting
13:51 NZST Fri Aug 1 2014
Three Mongrel Mob gang members have been jailed for 12 years for a drug-related shooting in Kawerau last year.
13:46 NZST Fri Aug 1 2014
Search and seizure of stolen property by New Zealand Army officers is at issue in a military tribunal.
Mum jailed for son's methadone death
13:18 NZST Fri Aug 1 2014
A Raetihi woman has been jailed for nearly five years for giving her son a fatal dose of the drug methadone.
13:18 NZST Fri Aug 1 2014
A competitive cyclist who died while taking part in a 15-minute sprint race could have been saved if he'd had the tests demanded overseas, says a coroner.
12:40 NZST Fri Aug 1 2014
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully is welcoming the announcement of a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.
Banks to appeal conviction
12:04 NZST Fri Aug 1 2014
John Banks says he'll be appealing his conviction for falsely filing an election return declaring donations from Kim Dotcom anonymous.
11:44 NZST Fri Aug 1 2014
The man who successfully resurrected the electoral expense court case against former ACT MP John Banks is happy with a community-based sentence.
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