Moderate 4.8 quake hits Bay of Plenty near Te Kaha

A "moderate" 4.8 earthquake shook Bay of Plenty residents early on Saturday morning. The quake, centred 15km west of Te Kaha, hit at 5.46am, at a depth of...

Severe 5.3 Magnitude quake rocks central New Zealand

A severe magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocked central New Zealand overnight. The quake, centred 20km southwest of Seddon, struck at 12.17am. It was just 13km deep and felt widely across...

Not the best escape plan. . .

Police have cuffed a man who jumped into the Waikato River to evade capture. The man was allegedly seen trying to break into cars at the Sonning St carpark in...

Mad Butcher Sir Peter Leitch (The Mad Butcher) says Waiheke Island comments weren't racist...

Sir Peter Leitch says a woman "misinterpreted some light-hearted banter" after she claimed he made racist remarks yesterday. Auckland woman Lara Bridger posted a video on social media...

Fire drama at Whanganui beach over the new year

Two large driftwood fires at Kai Iwi Beach marred otherwise peaceful New Year celebrations at the popular party spot. The fires took Whanganui firefighters more than two hours...

Vandalised Hollywood sign briefly reads 'HOLLYWeeD'

No, Los Angeles residents, it wasn't your hangovers playing tricks on you. The Hollywood sign really did read "HOLLYWeeD" for a few hours on New Year's Day. Police were...

Road toll now equal to last year's holiday total: Are driver-less cars the solution...

A man has died after a motorcycle crash in the South Island, bringing the number of deaths to 12, the same as last year's holiday road toll. The...
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Former world No 1 Ana Ivanovic retires from tennis

Ana Ivanovic has announced her retirement and has withdrawn from the ASB Classic starting in Auckland next week. The 29-year-old Serbian tennis star made the surprise announcement on...

Would you pay $6837 for an iPhone?

Would you pay $6837 for a brand new iPhone? Security company KryptAll certainly thinks someone will, because that's how much it is charging for the "K iPhone". The company,...

Warning prompted after holiday toll reaches last years total in 5 days

Motorists are being urged to "play their part" to prevent further road carnage after a grim start to the Christmas holidays that has already left 10 dead. The...