Blessie 'run down, raped, killed'

Blessie 'run down, raped, killed'

Blessie Gotingco was run down, abducted, raped then stabbed to death, the Crown says.

Search to continue for missing Dunedin man

Search to continue for missing Dunedin man

The search will continue this week for a Dunedin man who went missing while on a hunting trip in South Canterbury more than a week ago.

Police investigate toddler's death

Police investigate toddler's death

Police have launched a full inquiry into the death of a 15-month-old Cobden boy after he was taken to Grey Base Hospital not breathing and suffering cardiac arrest last Tuesday.

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Dunedin man escapes Nepal quake

Dunedin man escapes Nepal quake

A Dunedin man is alive and well following the devastating earthquake in Nepal at the weekend.

Softer tone over cash rate suggested

Softer tone over cash rate suggested

The Reserve Bank is widely expected to leave its official cash rate unchanged at 3.5% on Thursday but ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie is seeking a softer tone in the bank's commentary.

Man 'pulled woman's teeth with pliers'

Man 'pulled woman's teeth with pliers'

A court has heard how a woman had six of her bottom teeth removed with pliers, and her wisdom teeth removed with a screwdriver, as the trial of Philip Lyle Hansen continues.

Dotcom's statement in Banks case a 'fantasy'

 Dotcom's statement in Banks case a 'fantasy'

Kim Dotcom's new statement in the John Banks case is a "fantasy and a nonsense", according to the former politician's QC at a hearing before the Court of Appeal today.

Nepal scrambles to distribute quake aid

Nepal scrambles to distribute quake aid

Nepalese officials scrambled to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains.

Commodity index down, but wool does well

Commodity index down, but wool does well

The ASB New Zealand commodity index fell last week but lamb, beef and wool prices all posted rises close to 2% in United States dollar terms.

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