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Volcanic boulders launched onto typical NZ house roof to see how it’d hold up in real eruption

It’s hoped the research will help insurers and authorities deal with an eruption in Auckland.

It’s hoped the research will help insurers and authorities deal with an eruption in Auckland.

Police scrap aerial missions hunting for cannabis plantations to focus on more harmful drugs

Frontline staff were apparently blindsided by the move, and the Police Minister didn’t know.

Frontline staff were apparently blindsided by the move, and the Police Minister didn’t know.

Vehicle left damaged after stolen car hits it during Auckland police chase

The car was stopped in its track on Universal Drive, Henderson after police deployed road spikes.

The car was stopped in its track on Universal Drive, Henderson after police deployed road spikes.

Reflecting on 40 years with clay

Ceramicist Christine Boswijk's exhibition 'Thinking with my hands' spans her creative and risk-taking career.

Ceramicist Christine Boswijk's exhibition 'Thinking with my hands' spans her creative and risk-taking career.

Emergency services attend Christchurch chemical spill

Owens Transport employees were evacuated from their workplace.

Owens Transport employees were evacuated from their workplace.

Average asking prices for homes reach new records in every one of NZ’s regions

Trade Me says it’s the first time every region has seen such an uptick.

Trade Me says it’s the first time every region has seen such an uptick.

Homes evacuated overnight after scrub fire in Fernhill, Hawke’s Bay

Fire crews fought for hours to bring the blaze under control.

Fire crews fought for hours to bring the blaze under control.

America’s Cup officials reflect on challenging first weekend capped off by dramatic capsize

Director Iain Murray said the schedule for the rest of the Prada Cup round robins will be tweaked.

Director Iain Murray said the schedule for the rest of the Prada Cup round robins will be tweaked.

Team NZ, Auckland businesses jumping on board to help American Magic repair damaged boat

Team NZ has leant boat builders to help with the rebuild while local company Yachting Developments are also assisting.

Team NZ has leant boat builders to help with the rebuild while local company Yachting Developments are also assisting.

Those on the frontline say food poverty in Aotearoa is only getting worse

New Government figures have revealed 1.5 million emergency food grants were issued in 2020.

New Government figures have revealed 1.5 million emergency food grants were issued in 2020.

Teachers set to feel the pressure with some students lagging in their learning after disruptive 2020

The Education Review Office has outlined several challenges for mainly low decile schools.

The Education Review Office has outlined several challenges for mainly low decile schools.

Fears of coastal erosion as massive waves pound the West Coast

1 NEWS reporter Thomas Mead filed this report from Greymouth.

1 NEWS reporter Thomas Mead filed this report from Greymouth.

Firefighters on the scene as fire burns under stand of trees close to Cass Bay property

The fire on Banks Peninsula can be seen getting close to extremely dry grass in a field.

The fire on Banks Peninsula can be seen getting close to extremely dry grass in a field.

Police swarm Wellington property after two people were arrested over an assault

A man and a woman were arrested on Ngatiapa Street in Strathmore on January 19.

A man and a woman were arrested on Ngatiapa Street in Strathmore on January 19.

Strong winds fanning flames as scrub fire burns at Cass Bay, Banks Peninsula

Three helicopters are being used to battle the blaze.

Three helicopters are being used to battle the blaze.

Some Kiwis trying to return home left booking Air NZ flights that were later cancelled

Air NZ acknowledged flights were cancelled amid the uncertainty of the pandemic, but Consumer NZ says it could have better communicated this to customers.

Air NZ acknowledged flights were cancelled amid the uncertainty of the pandemic, but Consumer NZ says it could have better communicated this to customers.

Fine of $1000 set for passengers who don’t comply with new Covid-19 pre-departure test rules

It is another layer of border defence, says Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins.

It is another layer of border defence, says Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins.

Government attempting to obtain small number of Covid-19 vaccines early

They would be for at-risk workers.

They would be for at-risk workers.

Police cordon off South Auckland dairy after armed robbery

A man working at the Manurewa dairy was shot in the leg as thieves took cash and cigarettes.

A man working at the Manurewa dairy was shot in the leg as thieves took cash and cigarettes.

Police confirm two people have died one wrong-way crash on Wellington motorway

Two others were seriously injured in the crash, police said.

Two others were seriously injured in the crash, police said.

Thieves shoot South Auckland dairy owner in the leg during robbery

The bandits made off with cash and cigarettes, police said.

The bandits made off with cash and cigarettes, police said.

Four people injured in two-vehicle crash on Wellington Urban Motorway

Congested is expected this morning as police remain at the scene.

Congested is expected this morning as police remain at the scene.

New figures suggest average asking prices for NZ homes have doubled over the past decade

Kawerau, the Bay of Plenty mill town district, has seen the biggest hike.

Kawerau, the Bay of Plenty mill town district, has seen the biggest hike.

Low decile schools hit hardest by Covid-19, especially in Auckland — review

There are indications the pandemic will continue to be felt this year, with fears some students won’t be able to catch up.

There are indications the pandemic will continue to be felt this year, with fears some students won’t be able to catch up.

Health officials reassuring New Zealanders Covid-19 vaccines won’t be rolled out unless proven safe

It comes after a small number of elderly people in Norway died after receiving the Pfizer jab.

It comes after a small number of elderly people in Norway died after receiving the Pfizer jab.

‘We’re planning to vaccinate people as quickly as possible’ – Bloomfield says about Covid-19 jab

The Director-General of Health says NZ won’t slow down its programme, following WHO saying nation has time to plan rollout.

The Director-General of Health says NZ won’t slow down its programme, following WHO saying nation has time to plan rollout.

Police investigate scene of double homicide in Taranaki

One person has been charged over the incident in Hawera.

One person has been charged over the incident in Hawera.

Terrifying moment Kumeu owner discovers his cat in truck's engine bay

Puddles the cat was tangled in the fan belt.

Puddles the cat was tangled in the fan belt.

Police launch homicide investigation following deaths of two people in Hawera

Authorities were called to the Taranaki property around 2.50 this morning.

Authorities were called to the Taranaki property around 2.50 this morning.

American Magic’s Patriot boat finally back on dry land after dramatic capsize

The boat was towed back to base around 10pm yesterday.

The boat was towed back to base around 10pm yesterday.

Search for missing kayaker off Wellington coast to resume today

Police recovered the kayak yesterday with no one in it.

Police recovered the kayak yesterday with no one in it.

Kitty conundrum: Explosion in cat population putting strain on animal charities

A lack of de-sexing and a warm winter created the perfect breeding ground for diseases and sick kittens.

A lack of de-sexing and a warm winter created the perfect breeding ground for diseases and sick kittens.

‘I heard the gunshot followed by screams’ - Auckland community left shocked by shooting incident

Police originally thought the incident was an accident but a woman has since been charged.

Police originally thought the incident was an accident but a woman has since been charged.

Dunedin ecologist clashing with neighbours after ‘berm meadow’ mowed without consent

Stephanie Howarth stopped mowing her berm for environmental reasons.

Stephanie Howarth stopped mowing her berm for environmental reasons.

Migrants living in NZ hoping for wider border exemptions to see families again

It comes after the Government announced this week 1000 international students will be given exemptions.

It comes after the Government announced this week 1000 international students will be given exemptions.

Cafe owner's smoking response to review

An online review spurred Motueka cafe owner Josiah Smits into a spirited defence of his "extraordinary" staff.

An online review spurred Motueka cafe owner Josiah Smits into a spirited defence of his "extraordinary" staff.

Michelin star Kiwi chef returns from NYC to open new bar in downtown Auckland

Kiwi chef, Matt Lambert, talks about his journey from Michelin rated chef in NYC to now running his new venture, The Lodge Bar & Restaurant, in Auckland's Commercial Bay.

Kiwi chef, Matt Lambert, talks about his journey from Michelin rated chef in NYC to now running his new venture, The Lodge Bar & Restaurant, in Auckland's Commercial Bay.

Bay Dreams punters party on in Nelson 2021

Crowds of almost 13,000 attend the 2021 Bay Dreams festival at the Trafalgar Centre and Rutherford Park, Nelson.

Crowds of almost 13,000 attend the 2021 Bay Dreams festival at the Trafalgar Centre and Rutherford Park, Nelson.

How New Zealand's bars and restaurants are faring

The Restaurant Association's annual report shows eateries were struck hard by Covid-19 but are slowly recovering.

The Restaurant Association's annual report shows eateries were struck hard by Covid-19 but are slowly recovering.

The hunt for Air New Zealand's former planes, decaying around the world

From drug running to crash landing: a significant effort is underway to bring home Air New Zealand's former planes, which sit around the world in varying states of decay.

From drug running to crash landing: a significant effort is underway to bring home Air New Zealand's former planes, which sit around the world in varying states of decay.

Prison Riot

Jeremy Lightfoot, Chief Executive of Corrections talks to the media about the ongoing riot at Waikeria Prison.

Jeremy Lightfoot, Chief Executive of Corrections talks to the media about the ongoing riot at Waikeria Prison.

Southland surgeon Dr Murray Pfeifer has been named the 2020 Southlander of the Year.

Dr Murray Pfeifer has spent more than 45 years fighting for better healthcare for Southlanders.

Dr Murray Pfeifer has spent more than 45 years fighting for better healthcare for Southlanders.

Central Otago's new inflatable water park is a sell-out

Central Otago's new inflatable water park is a sell-out.

Central Otago's new inflatable water park is a sell-out.

Futureproofing Auckland's waterfront

Auckland's waterfront has undergone significant changes in the last decade, Heart of the City's Viv Beck says.

Auckland's waterfront has undergone significant changes in the last decade, Heart of the City's Viv Beck says.

Motukarara Summer Trots

Banks Peninsula Trotting Club hosts the Motukarara Summer Trots with all-day entertainment.

Banks Peninsula Trotting Club hosts the Motukarara Summer Trots with all-day entertainment.

Rev Strickson-Pua revisits the Grey Lynn he grew up in

Reverend Mua Strickson-Pua remembers Grey Lynn as a "diverse, fascinating neighbourhood".

Reverend Mua Strickson-Pua remembers Grey Lynn as a "diverse, fascinating neighbourhood".

Hops destroyed in hail storm

Brent McGlashen, of Mac Hops in Lower Moutere, west of Nelson, with hop vines shredded in a Boxing Day hail storm.

Brent McGlashen, of Mac Hops in Lower Moutere, west of Nelson, with hop vines shredded in a Boxing Day hail storm.

Sleep study Captain Dave Edgar's top tips for a good night's sleep.

Captain Dave Edgar studies sleep, and has six top-tips to help get a good night's sleep.

Captain Dave Edgar studies sleep, and has six top-tips to help get a good night's sleep.

Residents of a Holiday Park share about their life in the camp

Beach Road Holiday Park residents love living in the camp ground near Invercargill.

Beach Road Holiday Park residents love living in the camp ground near Invercargill.

Shirley club still home for Sir Bob Charles

Sir Bob Charles' mementoes are displayed at Shirley Golf Club upstairs in the clubhouse including the British Open trophy replica from his Open win in 1963.

Sir Bob Charles' mementoes are displayed at Shirley Golf Club upstairs in the clubhouse including the British Open trophy replica from his Open win in 1963.

Boy, four, with Cornelia de Lange syndrome learns to walk in time for Christmas

Four-year-old Adam McNickel, who has Cornelia de Lange syndrome, has found his feet for Christmas, learning to walk.

Four-year-old Adam McNickel, who has Cornelia de Lange syndrome, has found his feet for Christmas, learning to walk.

Shands Rd Christmas light show goes on

Shands Rd Christmas Lightshow founders Maureen and Carl Seaward have brought Christmas joy to Christchurch for years. With the death of Maureen in November, things won't be the same, but the show goes on.

Shands Rd Christmas Lightshow founders Maureen and Carl Seaward have brought Christmas joy to Christchurch for years. With the death of Maureen in November, things won't be the same, but the show goes on.

It's graduation day, southern style.

For Southern Institute of Technology board chairwoman Alison Broad the mix of hard-case high achievement celebrated at this year's Telford graduates' parade was a real highlight of 2020.

For Southern Institute of Technology board chairwoman Alison Broad the mix of hard-case high achievement celebrated at this year's Telford graduates' parade was a real highlight of 2020.

Christchurch's crack at Christmas

Stuff reporter Charlie Gates explores the Christchurch CBD in the search for tangible Christmas cheer.

Stuff reporter Charlie Gates explores the Christchurch CBD in the search for tangible Christmas cheer.

Gabby gets her own Santa parade

Gabby Stephens had a front-row seat for her very own Santa parade after she was too sick to attend the Nelson Santa Parade.

Gabby Stephens had a front-row seat for her very own Santa parade after she was too sick to attend the Nelson Santa Parade.

Racecourse quarry protest

Protesters have united against a proposed quarry at North Canterbury's Rangiora Racecourse.

Protesters have united against a proposed quarry at North Canterbury's Rangiora Racecourse.

The politically incorrect Pleasant Point Christmas Parade

The politically incorrect Pleasant Point Christmas Parade in South Canterbury.

The politically incorrect Pleasant Point Christmas Parade in South Canterbury.

HMNZS Te Kaha arrives back home in Devonport.

HMNZS Te Kaha arrives back home in Devonport.

HMNZS Te Kaha arrives back home in Devonport.

New Zealand to roll-out vaccine in mid-2021

New Zealand will begin to offer free COVID-19 vaccines to its entire population by the middle of next year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.

New Zealand will begin to offer free COVID-19 vaccines to its entire population by the middle of next year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.

NZ's Ardern answers Thunberg's climate criticism

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defended her country's climate change policies, saying that comments by activist Greta Thunberg suggesting the country lacked ambition referred only to part of New Zealand's goals on climate change.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defended her country's climate change policies, saying that comments by activist Greta Thunberg suggesting the country lacked ambition referred only to part of New Zealand's goals on climate change.

What are your rights when you’re stopped by the police?

Lawyer Kingi Snelgar explains what your rights are when you’re stopped by the police.

Lawyer Kingi Snelgar explains what your rights are when you’re stopped by the police.

John Tamihere: police culture needs to change

Extended interview with John Tamihere, chief executive of Te Whānau o Waipareira Trust, about warrantless searches by police.

Extended interview with John Tamihere, chief executive of Te Whānau o Waipareira Trust, about warrantless searches by police.

Christchurch terror survivor reflects on the Royal Commission findings

Christchurch terror attack survivor Temel Atacocugu reflects on the Royal Commission findings.

Christchurch terror attack survivor Temel Atacocugu reflects on the Royal Commission findings.

Christchurch terror survivor says the new report is great

Christchurch terror survivor Wasseim Alsati says the Royal Commission report is great.

Christchurch terror survivor Wasseim Alsati says the Royal Commission report is great.

Christchurch's Muslim community hold press conference after royal commission investigation

Representatives from Christchurch's Muslim community hold a press conference after the royal commission investigating the March 15 terror attack released its findings.

Representatives from Christchurch's Muslim community hold a press conference after the royal commission investigating the March 15 terror attack released its findings.

Fiat 124 restoration a winner

Stephen Brown’s 1973 Fiat 124 Sport 1800 won best restoration out of 30 cars at the Fiat 124 Sports Coupe and Fiat Spider reunion in Nelson.

Stephen Brown’s 1973 Fiat 124 Sport 1800 won best restoration out of 30 cars at the Fiat 124 Sports Coupe and Fiat Spider reunion in Nelson.

Largest medicinal cannabis crop planted

Medicinal cannabis company Puro is close to completing the planting of 80,000 seedlings at a rural Marlborough site.

Medicinal cannabis company Puro is close to completing the planting of 80,000 seedlings at a rural Marlborough site.

Two new aircraft for South Canterbury Aero Club

The South Canterbury Aero club has purchased two new aerobatic aircraft to replace their 40 year old Piper Tomahawk's.

The South Canterbury Aero club has purchased two new aerobatic aircraft to replace their 40 year old Piper Tomahawk's.

Dads' long process to bring their children home to New Zealand

Ron and Fabian Eckstrom-French say NZ law forced them to adopt their own biological children.

Ron and Fabian Eckstrom-French say NZ law forced them to adopt their own biological children.

Fire at St Stephen's church in Ponsonby

Eighteen fire crews battle blaze at St Stephen's church in Ponsonby, Auckland.

Eighteen fire crews battle blaze at St Stephen's church in Ponsonby, Auckland.

Climate crisis protest led by young people in Nelson

Participants at a student-led climate crisis protest in Nelson are calling for urgent action at central and local government level.

Participants at a student-led climate crisis protest in Nelson are calling for urgent action at central and local government level.

Christchurch's property market continues to heat up

Hundreds of people passed through the Harcourts Gold Papanui auction house on December 3, 2020, as the city's property market continues to heat up.

Hundreds of people passed through the Harcourts Gold Papanui auction house on December 3, 2020, as the city's property market continues to heat up.

Screen free time in childcare

Pride Lands childcare is strictly screen-free. Drector Moses Ariama says today's young people are missing out on learning through physical activity and play.

Pride Lands childcare is strictly screen-free. Drector Moses Ariama says today's young people are missing out on learning through physical activity and play.

Helping hands reach further

Murray Leaning of Mitre 10 Mega in Nelson has been the front person for the Helping Hands community projects that are now rolling out nationally.

Murray Leaning of Mitre 10 Mega in Nelson has been the front person for the Helping Hands community projects that are now rolling out nationally.

Bobby O'Connor's loan nightmare

Pensioner Bobby O'Connor went hungry after the courts diverted $35-a-week from his NZ Super to repay a loan he thought had been settled in 2012.

Pensioner Bobby O'Connor went hungry after the courts diverted $35-a-week from his NZ Super to repay a loan he thought had been settled in 2012.

Police update on death of Elizabeth Zhong

Acting Detective Inspector Shaun Vickers says Counties Manukau Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the death of Elizabeth Zhong.

Acting Detective Inspector Shaun Vickers says Counties Manukau Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the death of Elizabeth Zhong.

Dame Whina Cooper tunnel boring machine unveiled for City Rail Link Project

Dame Whina Cooper tunnel boring machine unveiled for City Rail Link Project

Dame Whina Cooper tunnel boring machine unveiled for City Rail Link Project

Boxes of vintage Playboy magazines uncovered

Andrew Whiley with boxes of vintage Playboy magazines uncovered while preparing an estate.

Andrew Whiley with boxes of vintage Playboy magazines uncovered while preparing an estate.

Stuff’s apology to Māori a long time coming

News outlet Stuff’s apology for its racist portrayal of Māori over decades of reporting was a long time coming, the Assistant Māori Commissioner for Children says.

News outlet Stuff’s apology for its racist portrayal of Māori over decades of reporting was a long time coming, the Assistant Māori Commissioner for Children says.

New Zealand declares climate emergency

New Zealand promised its public sector would become carbon neutral by 2025 as it declared a climate emergency on Wednesday, a symbolic move that critics said needed to be backed with greater actions to reduce emissions.

New Zealand promised its public sector would become carbon neutral by 2025 as it declared a climate emergency on Wednesday, a symbolic move that critics said needed to be backed with greater actions to reduce emissions.

Shelly Bay history

Anaru Mepham of Mau Whenua talks about the history and importance of Shelly Bay.

Anaru Mepham of Mau Whenua talks about the history and importance of Shelly Bay.

Online support to parents of children with disabilities

Wellington's Elizabeth Goodwin, Support Superstar Award-winner at the Attitude Awards in 2020, is using her experience to drive a project offering online support to parents of children with disabilities.

Wellington's Elizabeth Goodwin, Support Superstar Award-winner at the Attitude Awards in 2020, is using her experience to drive a project offering online support to parents of children with disabilities.

Husband talks about crash crash which killed his wife

Alister Baird on a crash involving a falling tree which killed his wife, Den Thi Baird, near Dunedin on November 5.

Alister Baird on a crash involving a falling tree which killed his wife, Den Thi Baird, near Dunedin on November 5.

South Canterbury RSA demolition

The demolition started on Tuesday.

The demolition started on Tuesday.

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