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Netball: Otago takes national title

Netball: Otago takes national title

Otago has survived a tight tussle with Waikato to win the national netball championship.

2degress ordered to pay co-founder

2degress ordered to pay co-founder

Mobile phone company 2degrees could be set to pay more than $1 million to its co-founder Simon "Tex'' Edwards after the Employment Relations Authority ruled the company had incorrectly cut his pay from $350,000 to $200,000 in 2008.

Typhoon Jelawat lashes Japan

A powerful typhoon is  lashing Japan's main island with high waves, strong winds and heavy rains, making landfall on its central region.

Severe thunderstorm watch lifted

Severe thunderstorm watch lifted

A severe thunderstorm watch for parts of Canterbury and Otago has been lifted.

Overnight closure for part of SH6

State Highway 6 will be closed tonight at a slip site near Makarora.

Avalanche near Queenstown

Avalanche near Queenstown

Three sniffer dogs, 40 searchers and three helicopters scoured an area on the far side of Lake Alta near The Remarkables skifield after a ski patroller spotted debris from an avalanche about 2.45pm.

Close-up photos make you look bad

Close-up photos make you look bad

Thinking of updating your Facebook photo? Do yourself a favour, and don't make it a close-up.

Overnight closure on SH6

Unstable areas high up on a slip that came down this afternoon on State Highway 6, about 6km south of Makarora, will see that section of highway closed from 7pm tonight until 7am tomorrow.

Early voting to begin in US election

The November 6 election is still seven weeks away, but early, in-person voting begins in two states on Friday (local time), even as Democrats and Republicans battle in court over controversial plans to limit such voting before Election Day.

Twizel accident victim named

Police have named the young girl who died in a farm accident near Twizel on Sunday.