A trail-blazing New Zealand
pilot has died after suffering a medical episode minutes
after landing a Dreamliner plane full of passengers at an
Invercargill police are hunting a masked man who robbed a
dairy at gunpoint this afternoon.
Internet service stopped for some customers in the South when
a underground fibre cable was cut in Rakaia this morning.
Dunedin had a flood of visitors yesterday, thanks to the
unexpected and longer-than-usual visit of a cruise ship.
The two airlines flying domestic routes to Queenstown are coy
about a call for more flights into the resort this summer.
The Bank of New Zealand reported an improved profit and a
large jump in deposits yesterday as calls mount for the
Government to provide some protection on customer savings.
Police are hunting a person of interest and speaking to
another after an 8-week-old baby boy was abducted from his
home as he slept, before being returned unharmed to the
Hamilton police station less than an hour later.
It was Tariana Turia's last day
as co-leader of the Maori Party and at her marae near
Whanganui the big issue of the day was panic over a trifle
Hopes of finding survivors under the mud and rubble of a
landslide in Sri Lanka have run out, although a government
minister has cut the estimated death toll to over 100 from
Mystery still surrounds a bizarre incident that left a monk
and a buddhist temple president with nails in their heads at
a Sydney temple.
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profile sports team, will run out on Soldier Field before a
sell-out crowd in Chicago, the first time they have played in
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