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One person critical and one seriously hurt after car hits power pole in Masterton

One person is critically injured and another seriously injured after a crash involving a car and a power pole in Masterton, near Wellington. The Serious Crash Unit is on their way, a police media spokeswoman said. Diversions...


Surf Live Saving in north busy with 35 rescues and one person hospitalised

The lifeguards of Auckland's beaches had a busy weekend with 35 people rescued and one person hospitalised. Saturday and Sunday had staff of Surf Live Saving Northern Region (SLSNR) working huge shifts as more than 16,000 people...


Auckland bride Mary Eileen Jones was killed by 'British secret service' fraudster

THE SLUM KILLINGS. The Auckland suburb of Freemans Bay was long feared as a breeding ground of sickness, crime and unrest. In 1951, the city council decided on a slum-clearance plan. Dilapidated, cheek-by-jowl hovels would be replaced...


Child in serious condition after being hit by train at Meadowbank Station

A child is in a serious condition after being clipped by a train in Auckland. Emergency crews were called to Meadowbank Station just after 5pm, and the child was taken to Starship Hospital. Police are working to obtain CCTV...


One taken to hospital after Karangahake gorge crash near Waihi, road reopened

One person has been taken to Thames Hospital in a moderate condition after a crash in the Karangahake Gorge this afternoon. A police spokeswoman said two cars collided on State Highway 2 at Waikino, near the Waihi end of the Karangahake...


Man found dead in Rotorua's central city

A man has been found dead in Rotorua's central city.Emergency services were called to Haupapa St, near the intersection with Ranolf St, at 5.12pm today after reports of a man falling off his bike, a police spokesman said.He said...


Use of deceased former gang-member's image in gaming app labelled 'hurtful' and 'unfair' to family

The family of a former gang member who had his photo used in a controversial new mobile game have labelled it hurtful and unfair. Relatives of William Hurinui, whose portrait was used in the Mongrel Mob Defence game on Google...


Man stabbed for helping alleged hit and run victim at Panmure street fight

A man who came to the rescue of another man, critically injured, after being hit by a car in a street fight in Panmure, was later stabbed.A total of five people were taken to hospital after two separate street fights at a Tripoli...


Thousands snubbing Waitakere Ranges rahui despite reminders by park rangers

Thousands of people are snubbing an iwi-imposed rahui over Auckland's Waitakere Ranges - even after being approached in the park and told about it.Results from an on-site survey, provided to the Herald , showed just a small number...


'Serious concerns' for missing Hamilton teen Noelle Martin

Waikato police have "serious concerns" for the safety of a Hamilton teenager who hasn't been seen for three days. Noelle Martin, who turned 18 on Christmas Day, was last seen about 5pm on Thursday at a Fairfield property.Police...


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Philippines says it won't be embroiled in US-China sea spat

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines says it won't get embroiled in a fresh spat between the U.S. and China involving Beijing's protest of an American warship passing near a Chinese-controlled shoal also claimed by the Philippines.Presidential...


France withdraws Paris bid for 2025 World Expo

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister Edouard Philippe has decided to withdraw Paris's candidacy to host the 2025 World Expo.In comments published Sunday by weekly newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, Philippe said he has doubts about...


Report: Avalanche kills 2 soldiers, injures 7 in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish media report says Turkish troops conducting military operations in Turkey's southeast have been hit by an avalanche.The Dogan news agency says at least two soldiers were killed and seven others were...


Island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts with ash, steam

SYDNEY (AP) — An island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted again Sunday, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air.Thousands of people have been evacuated from islands surrounding Kadovar Island off the South Pacific nation's...


Congo police fire tear gas to disperse demonstrators

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Police in Congo have fired tear gas at demonstrators who marched after church services Sunday around the country to call for President Joseph Kabila to step down from power.Catholic churches and activists...


Pakistan police officer fired over killings is shot dead

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot and killed a former police officer who was fired over the 2011 killing of five Chechen women in the southwestern city of Quetta.Naseebullah Khan, a senior police officer...


Taliban attack on Afghan hotel kills six

A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital killed at least six people, including a foreigner, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed on Sunday, with...


German Social Democrats debate coalition talks with Merkel

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's center-left Social Democrats are debating whether to enter coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, and help break the political deadlock since September's election.If the Social Democrats...


The Latest: Israeli Arab lawmakers to boycott Pence speech

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's Middle East tour (all times local):1:40 p.m.The main Arab party in the Israeli Knesset says it will boycott Vice President Mike Pence's speech to the parliament on...


Death toll in Prague hotel fire increases to 3

PRAGUE (AP) — Officials say the death toll in a hotel fire in downtown Prague has increased to three after one of those injured died in a hospital.Two people died after the blaze broke out in the Eurostars David hotel Saturday evening...


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Rule Britannia: Edmund carries Britain's hopes in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Kyle Edmund is helping British tennis fans forget that Andy Murray was an injury no-show at the Australian Open.Edmund advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time — his best Grand Slam singles result...


Australia vs. England, 3rd ODI scoreboard

SYDNEY (AP) — Scoreboard Sunday in the third one-day international between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground:Jason Roy c Finch b Cummins 19Jonny Bairstow b Zampa 39Alex Hales c Zampa b Stoinis 1Joe Root b...


Watford fires manager Marco Silva

LONDON (AP) — Premier League club Watford fired manager Marco Silva on Sunday, saying that a league rival's unwanted approach for the manager prompted the decision."Watford Football Club has parted company with Marco Silva," a team...


Kristoffersen leads Hirscher by 1 second in World Cup slalom

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway led a men's World Cup slalom after the opening run Sunday, threatening Marcel Hirscher's five-race winning streak.Kristoffersen timed 55.87 seconds on the Ganslern course...


Lundby wins 5th straight ski jumping World Cup event

ZAO, Japan (AP) — Maren Lundby won her fifth straight World Cup ski jumping event on Sunday, building momentum for next month's Pyeongchang Olympics.Lundby posted jumps of 97.0 and 101.0 meters on the normal hill for a total of...


Sebastian Korda follows in father's footsteps at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — If Sebastian Korda wasn't already nervous enough playing at the Australian Open, one of his first impressions of Rod Laver Arena was seeing the giant sign in the Walk of Champions bearing the name of his...


Janmark, Stars beat Sabres 7-1 to finish 3-0-1 trip

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn caught one of his teammates reaching for an extra chicken wing in the locker room after Saturday's game."Easy," Benn said. "We're only on game 48."The Stars continued their...


Lopez, Markkanen power Bulls to easy win over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) — Lauri Markkanen wasn't feeling his 3-point shot against Atlanta's perimeter defense, so the Bulls' big man decided to attack inside."That was their game plan, but I can do much more than just shoot from the outside,"...


Avalanche roll to 9th straight win, 3-1 over Rangers

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon, Erik Johnson and Mikko Rantanen each had a goal and an assist, Jonathan Bernier made 27 saves and the streaking Colorado Avalanche beat the New York Rangers 3-1 on Saturday for their ninth consecutive...


Puljujarvi, Maroon lead Oilers to 5-2 win over Canucks

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jesse Puljujarvi's decision to spend his time off playing with Edmonton kids on an outdoor rink seems to have paid off.Puljujarvi had a goal and two assists, Patrick Maroon scored twice and the Edmonton...


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Ngāi Tahu and Tainui receive $370 million in Treaty payment top-ups, with more to come

Two iwi have quietly been paid huge top-ups, totalling $370 million, to their supposed "full and final" Treaty of Waitangi settlements.


Wild boar meal victims take recovery day by day

Pleading with the emergency operator to "hurry up, hurry up, hurry up," Shibu Kochummen's last thought before he collapsed was of a dead dog.


Claws out at the zoo: kangaroo kicks 2-year-old boy in the face

Archer Dixon loved kangaroos – at least he did till one kicked him twice in the face.


Kairanga: One name, two places after iwi asks for correction

Residents in two settlements separated by the ManawatÅ« River can claim they live in Kairanga due to a naming mistake dating back to the 1870s.


Māori ward opponents 'didn't think' about telling us who they are

OPINION: Everyone has the right to express their views.


Ex-All Black skipper Richie McCaw claims top finish with partner in adventure race

Richie McCaw is now showing the same defiance he had on a rugby field in tougher terrain, and he says it's one of the toughest thing he has ever done.


Lift off! New Zealand's Rocket Lab launches first rocket into orbit from Māhia Peninsula

The first rocket successfully launched from New Zealand is now tucked into orbit hundreds of kilometres above Earth.


Tetraplegic paraglider Jezza Williams marks first solo coastal flight in Christchurch

Jeremy "Jezza"​ Williams couldn't drive, so instead he flew.


Six-year-old 'looked too healthy' to have a brain tumour

Six-year-old Paige Jury-Lynn had almost gone blind and a tumour had spread to about a quarter of her brain and her spine when she was finally diagnosed with cancer.


Jacinda Ardern: My grandmother might have said 'you can't do both'

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she accepts that not everyone supports her decision to have a baby in office - and admits even her own grandmother may have been among the critics if she was still alive.


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In Cape Town, 'Day Zero' is coming very soon - the day the water runs out

Cape Town, South Africa's second-largest city, is facing its worst drought in a century, with its water supply expected to run dry on April 21.


Donald Trump made 2140 false or misleading claims in first year as US president

ANALYSIS:One year after taking the oath of office, US President Donald Trump has made 2140 false or misleading claims, according to The Washington Post's Fact Checkdatabase, whichanalyses, categorises and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president. That's an average of nearly 5.9 claims a day.


Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, leaves six dead

A Taliban assault on the InterContinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital has killed at least six people, including a foreigner, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed.


Ivory kingpin arrested after smuggling tusks and rhino horns for years, police say

Thai police have arrested a Vietnamese national who they say ran an international network that trafficked massive quantities of elephant ivory, rhino horn and wildlife, threatening the existence of already endangered species in Asia and Africa for years.


Donald Trump, a porn star and a Shark Week obsession: Alleged affair detailed

Donald Trump was attending a celebrity golf tournament at a US resortin July 2006when he met pornstar Stormy Daniels, she claims.


Pope Francis calls for end of 'machismo' in Peru

During a visit to one of Peru's most dangerous areas Pope Francis has denounced femicides and other gender-based crimes while calling for laws to protect women and bring a new cultural mindset.


'Serial stowaway' sneaks past airport security - again - and flies to London

Marilyn Jean Hartman is infamous. For years, US law enforcement agencies in several states have known her for her seemingly endless and bizarre habit of getting on planes without a ticket, a boarding pass or a passport.


I grew up under a pregnant prime minister; she was a role model and an inspiration

OPINION: It was a brave new Pakistan. The year was 1989and after a decade of a dark regime under the stoic General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, democracy had been restored.


As bitcoin sinks, crypto bros party hard on a blockchain cruise

When 600 cryptocurrency enthusiasts set sail from Singapore on Monday night for their second annual Blockchain Cruise, the price of bitcoin was hovering comfortably above US$13,500.


Australian firefighters battle blazes across NSW

Australian firefighters have worked through the night to contain several bushfires burning across New South Wales,including a large blaze in the Royal National Parkjust south of Sydney.


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Controversial catch dents Australia's chase as England claims ODI series

Australia hasfallen to itsfirst home one-day series defeat in seven years after a 16-run defeat to England in Sydney on Sunday night.


Ex-All Black skipper Richie McCaw claims top finish with partner in adventure race

Richie McCaw is now showing the same defiance he had on a rugby field in tougher terrain, and he says it's one of the toughest thing he has ever done.


Strikers clinch win through work of Sophie Devine

White Ferns bowler Sophie Devine has bowled a super over at the death to give her Adelaide Strikers the win over the Sydney Thunder who have had their WBBL semi final hopes dashed.


Rafael Nadal, Marin Cilic and Caroline Wozniacki into Australian Open quarterfinals

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame a pesky Diego Schwartzman to beat the Argentinian 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 and advance to the Australian Open men's quarterfinals.


In tennis, the backwards cap makes no sense - nevertheless, it persists

OPINION: First, a confession: I still wear my cap backward when I play tennis, even at a certain age.


Rugby league legend Graeme Langlands didn't know about sexual assault allegations

In the last few months, a roll call of Australian rugby league legends would shuffle into the nursing home in Sydney'sSutherland Shire to see how their mate was keeping.


French teenager Clement Novalak upsets favourites at Teretonga

Clement Novalak put the cat amongst the pigeons with a lights to flag victory in the main race at the second round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Teretonga, Invercargill, on Sunday.


Former NFL Kiwi Paul Lasike named in United States rugby squad for championship

New Zealander Paul Lasike is in line to play test rugby for the United States.


NZ's 'highest quality of polo' on display at Christchurch's Hagley Park

Some of New Zealand's "highest quality of polo" was on display for an eager crowd inChristchurch on Sunday.


No ODIs, but the Twenty20 world is Ish Sodhi's oyster as Pakistan series and IPL auction looms

That elephant in the New Zealand dressing room is growing by the day, with Ish Sodhi the latest Black Cap to try and apply the blinkers for the looming Indian Premier League auction.


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