Cyclist killed in crash in Taupo named: Former Steel & Tube boss Nick Calavrias

The former chief executive of Wellington company Steel & Tube has been killed. Nick Calavrias, known as a giant of the New Zealand steel industry, died after a car struck...

The first illusion of 2017: The piece of ham stumping the internet

Over the weekend, the internet has been deep in discussion over... a lone piece of ham, apparently. The image took social media users by storm after it was...

Cyclist killed after collision with car on Taupo Expressway

A male cyclist has been killed after a collision with a car on the Taupo Expressway. Medical attention was provided however the cyclist died at the scene. Northbound lanes...

The Central North Island's 'Poo Problem' Expands

First, we heard about The Redwoods Bike Track opposite Reid's Farm in Huka Falls Rd being littered with human poo and toilet paper after the huge amount...

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...