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Quake strikes upper South Island

Quake strikes upper South Island

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has struck 45km south of St Arnaud, in the upper South Island.

Twitter users dismayed by plans

Twitter users dismayed by plans

The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending US item on Twitter after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users' tweets.

Obama seeks billions for programming classes

Obama seeks billions for programming classes

President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $US4.1 billion to expand computer programming classes in every public school, the White House says.

Quake strikes near Christchurch

Quake strikes near Christchurch

Christchurch has been rattled by a magnitude 4.1 earthquake.

Fire at refrigeration business

Firefighters called about a smell of gas at 10.50pm on Monday found a fire in a Dunedin refrigeration business.

Officials to start boat blaze probe

Officials to start boat blaze probe

Investigations into the circumstances in which a passenger tour boat caught fire in Whakatane begin today.

Police probe fresh attacks

Police are investigating allegations of attacks on other women the same day Jo Pert was killed in the upmarket Auckland suburb of Remuera on her morning run.

Cricket: Sri Lanka win toss, decide to bat

Cricket: Sri Lanka win toss, decide to bat

Sri Lanka won the toss and will bat in the opening ODI against New Zealand at Christchurch's Hagley Oval today.

Rugby: Highlanders to face Carter's new club in HK

Rugby: Highlanders to face Carter's new club in HK

Dan Carter's new club Racing 92 will face Super Rugby champions the Highlanders in Hong Kong in February.

German chancellor named Time's 'Person of Year'

Time magazine named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its 2015 "Person of the Year", noting her resilience and leadership when faced with the refugee crisis and turmoil in the European Union over its currency this year.