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'Sex monster' Allan Neil Rosewarne locked up indefinitely in Auckland, NZ

Isobel Ewing 'He took me to hell and did things to me I didn't think were possible for another human to do.' Those were the words of a victim of a sadistic sex monster who yesterday was locked up indefinitely.

Auckland mayor Len Brown admits to two-year affair

Auckland mayor Len Brown

Auckland Mayor Len Brown is refusing to stand down after confirming that he had a two-year affair with a member of a council advisory panel 25 years his junior.

Deadly tornado wreaks havoc in Auckland

Auckland after the tornado.

Tamara Mclean A VIOLENT tornado has ripped through northern Auckland, killing one person and injuring 19 in a freak storm that has shaken disaster-weary New Zealanders.

Parkour specialist Matt Quinlan's face-first plummet into shipping container goes viral

Hannah Morris New Zealand parkour specialist Matt Quinlan was playing "the thief" in a chase-scene video clip filmed in Auckland where the final cut saw him plummet face-first into a shipping container while...

Hollywood sequel: Kim Dotcom forced to disclose assets

Kim Dotcom has lost a fight over having to list his assets.

Kim Dotcom will have to reveal how much money he's got after losing a bid to keep his assets a secret from five Hollywood film studios.

John Key wants New Zealand flag referendum to ditch Union Jack

Push for new flag: Prime Minister-elect John Key would like to see New Zealand adopt a new flag.

New Zealand could have a referendum on whether to change the flag next year if Prime Minister-elect John Key has his way.

New Zealand's John Key wins third term

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and his family vote.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key won a third term in today's general election, trouncing the main opposition Labour Party.

Third term beckons for John Key as New Zealand polls close

New Zealand's ruling centre-right government of John Key looks poised to be returned for a third term as voting closed in the national election on Saturday.

Gay groups angered as heterosexual men marry to win rugby trip

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Michael Koziol Two blokes got married in New Zealand this morning and people aren't happy about it.

Colossal squid weighing 350kg pulled from Antarctic

The colossal squid, weighing in at 350 kilograms.

Scientists say a female colossal squid weighing an estimated 350 kilograms and thought to be only the second intact specimen ever found was carrying eggs when discovered in the Antarctic.

NZ prime minister John Key denies involvement in plot to extradite Kim Dotcom

Journalist Glenn Greenwald (left) with NZ Internet Party founder Kim Dotcom.

Kim Dotcom says he will release "bombshell" documents that prove NZ Prime Minister John Key was involved in a plot to have him extradited. Mr Key has denied it.

NZ doctor 'forgot' to diagnose cancer

A doctor has been ordered to apologise to the family of a New Zealand woman who died after he "completely forgot" to tell her she had breast cancer.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down over Ukraine near Russian border

MH17 crash site

Nick Ralston A Malaysia Airlines plane en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine.

Pilot locked out of Air New Zealand cockpit after mid-air dispute

Locked out: Air New Zealand described the pilots' mid-air falling out as 'unfortunate'.

Michael Koziol Air New Zealand co-pilot tried three times to re-enter the cockpit after a falling out with the captain.

Rowers plucked from sea by US Coast Guard

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A New Zealander was one of a four-man crew rescued from a leaky row boat in the Pacific Ocean in dramatic circumstances by the US Coast Guard.

Australian women blamed for New Zealand's housing boom

A debate about foreign ownership of New Zealand property has taken a twist with the co-vice president of a minor political party identifying a "busload of Australian women" as a problem.

Toddler crushed by 1.5 tonne roller driven by relative

Roller

WELLINGTON, June 7 AAP - A two-year-old boy has died after being crushed by a 1.5 tonne roller driven by a relative working on the driveway of his New Zealand home.

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: Oil rig worker Mike McKay loses job after MH370 'fire in the sky' report

Search for MH370.

Steve Lillebuen Reports from an oil rig worker who saw a fire in the sky on the night Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared are being taken seriously, police sources have confirmed.

Couple die in snow cave

couple

Helen Harvey Two climbers have died on New Zealand's Mount Taranaki after they became trapped in a snow cave in freezing conditions.