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Motorsport: Hamilton smashes record to grab Bahrain pole

Motorsport: Hamilton smashes record to grab Bahrain pole

Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton smashed the Bahrain circuit lap record to take pole position ahead of Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg for Sunday's grand prix.

Quake rattles Vanuatu

Quake rattles Vanuatu

Kiwis living in Vanuatu have described feeling a "strong but not severe" earthquake - but say there is no immediate reports of injury or damage.

Feathers fly on International Pillow Fight Day

Feathers fly on International Pillow Fight Day

Feathers flew in dozens of cities around the world as tens of thousands donned their PJs and grabbed their favourite pillow to celebrate International Pillow Fight Day.

Train, car collide in Canterbury

Train, car collide in Canterbury

One person is in serious condition after a car and train collided in north Canterbury last night.

Paris attacks: Fugitive arrested in Belgium

Paris attacks: Fugitive arrested in Belgium

The most-wanted fugitive from November's Paris attacks has been arrested after a shootout with police in Brussels.

Serious crash in Southland

Serious crash in Southland

A man is in hospital with serious head injuries after a crash in Southland early this morning. 

Tree stump fire in Cromwell

Tree stump fire in Cromwell

A large fire on an empty section in Cromwell's industrial area sparked a callout by of the Cromwelll Volunteer Fire Brigade this morning.

Restrictions relaxed at Highcliff Rd slip

Restrictions relaxed at Highcliff Rd slip

A section of road on the Otago Peninsula, blocked by a slip since June last year, will be opened to single-lane traffic from noon today.

One dead after North Otago crash

One dead after North Otago crash

A woman is dead and a man is seriously injured after a four-wheel-drive rolled on a remote North Otago farm.

Balcony collapse student squashed 'like a pancake'

A Southland student has spoken of being crushed "like a pancake" when a balcony fell on him during a concert in Dunedin's student quarter.