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Car hits road spikes, crashes into tree, killing three in NZ

Car hits road spikes, crashes into tree, killing three in NZ

Two police officers tried to rescue three teenage boys from a stolen car after it exploded in a "huge ball of fire" following a high-speed crash.

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Dolphins saved from the shallows at New Zealand's Houghton Bay
Animals

Dolphins saved from the shallows at New Zealand's Houghton Bay

A trio of Wellingtonians scrambled down steep cliffs to rescue a pair of stranded dolphins off the city's South Coast.

New Year's Eve fireworks around the world
New Year

New Year's Eve fireworks around the world

Watch as 2019 is welcomed across the globe. 

Loose pair of over-trousers caused fatal NZ helicopter crash, investigators say
Air accident

Loose pair of over-trousers caused fatal NZ helicopter crash, investigators say

A crash in NZ's south which killed three men, including the pilot whose brother died months earlier in another crash, was caused by a pair of trousers.

  • by Debbie Jamieson
New Zealand to hold cannabis referendum in 2020
New Zealand

New Zealand to hold cannabis referendum in 2020

An August 2017 poll found 65 per cent of the country supported legalising or decriminalising marijuana for personal possession.

  • by Henry Cooke
Driver posts 'hide your children' prison Halloween photo after causing death of teen
Crime

Driver posts 'hide your children' prison Halloween photo after causing death of teen

An Auckland woman who caused the death of a teen cyclist later posted a Halloween photo dressed in a prisoner's costume with the caption "hide your children".

  • by Edward Gay
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Accused's name searched more than 100,000 times on Google despite it being suppressed
Crime

Accused's name searched more than 100,000 times on Google despite it being suppressed

The tech giant says it didn't know it was breaking the order when it sent an email identifying the man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand.

  • by Tommy Livingston
NZ police find shovel linked to Grace Millane murder investigation
Crime

NZ police find shovel linked to Grace Millane murder investigation

Detectives said it was located and seized in the central west Auckland area,

  • by Tommy Livingston
'She will forever be a Kiwi': Grace Millane's father pays tribute after her murder
Crime

'She will forever be a Kiwi': Grace Millane's father pays tribute after her murder

David Millane released a statement on Wednesday, thanking the public and police for their support after the death of his daughter.

  • by Tommy Livingston
I was supposed to meet the man charged with killing backpacker Grace Millane
Crime

I was supposed to meet the man charged with killing backpacker Grace Millane

A woman says she planned to meet the man charged with the murder of Grace Millane in NZ for a date on the night British backpacker was last seen.

  • by Blair Ensor & Melanie Earley
Tearful PM Ardern apologises over Grace Millane killing
Crime

Tearful PM Ardern apologises over Grace Millane killing

"From the Kiwis I have spoken to there is this overwhelming sense of hurt and shame that this has happened in our country," the Prime Minister said.

  • by Boris Jancic