A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has struck 45km south of St
Arnaud, in the upper South Island.
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.
President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $US4.1 billion
to expand computer programming classes in every public
school, the White House says.
Christchurch has been rattled by a magnitude 4.1 earthquake.
Firefighters called about a smell of gas at 10.50pm on Monday
found a fire in a Dunedin refrigeration business.
Investigations into the circumstances in which a passenger
tour boat caught fire in Whakatane begin today.
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.
Sri Lanka won the toss and will bat in the opening ODI
against New Zealand at Christchurch's Hagley Oval today.
Dan Carter's new club Racing 92 will face Super Rugby
champions the Highlanders in Hong Kong in February.
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.
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