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Pedestrian killed by train in Christchurch

Pedestrian killed by train in Christchurch

A train has hit and killed a pedestrian in the Christchurch suburb of Belfast.

Auckland councillors to censure Brown

Auckland councillors to censure Brown

Auckland councillors have agreed to censure Mayor Len Brown after a five-hour meeting today to decide how to punish him over fallout from his sex scandal and other embarrassing behaviour.

Newly discovered Johnny Cash recordings to be released

Newly discovered Johnny Cash recordings to be released

A dozen newly discovered recordings made by late American country singer Johnny Cash three decades ago will be released next year as an album, Sony Music's Legacy Recordings.

Aratere's propeller recovered

The propeller missing from the Cook Strait ferry Aratere has been recovered.

A remote-controlled underwater vehicle pulled the propeller to the surface this afternoon, KiwiRail confirmed.

Racing: Matt Smith's two-minute tips

Racing: Matt Smith's two-minute tips

ODT racing writer Matt Smith previews the weekend's racing action.

Truck crashes near Waikoikoi

Truck crashes near Waikoikoi

Gore Police are currently attending a single vehicle crash involving a truck and trailer unit which has occurred on State Highway 90 about 5km south of Waikoikoi.

Washdyke man sought over attempted abduction

Washdyke man sought over attempted abduction

Investigators have released a photo of a man being sought over the attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl who was dragged off her bicycle into bush near Timaru.

Sentence reserved in NZSki case

A Queenstown ski company being prosecuted after two elderly chairlift passengers were seriously injured when they fell or jumped disembarking from a Coronet Peak lift has had its sentencing adjourned.

League: Warriors to start next season in Sydney

League: Warriors to start next season in Sydney

The Warriors will kick off their 2014 NRL season in Sydney, with a match against the Parramatta Eels on March 9, before hosting their first three Auckland-based home games of the year at Eden Park.

Teen charged after elderly woman sexually assaulted

A Gisborne teenager has been charged with sexually assaulting an elderly woman outside her home.