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Green Moon wins Melbourne Cup

Green Moon wins Melbourne Cup

Green Moon thundered down the straight to win the A$6.2 million ($NZ7.8 million) Melbourne Cup, upsetting a host of highly-fancied foreign entrants to bring Australia's most coveted racing prize back into local hands.

NZ Music awards: Kimbra wins 'best album'

NZ Music awards: Kimbra wins 'best album'

The stars of New Zealand music arrived at Vector Arena this evening for the 2012 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

Man injured in Kawarau Gorge accident

Man injured in Kawarau Gorge accident

A Wanaka man has been airlifted to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition after being pulled from his car, which was found down a steep bank in the Kawarau Gorge.

Milford Road reopens tomorrow

Milford Road reopens tomorrow

A section of the Milford Road closed by a massive slip on Friday will reopen tomorrow at 1pm.

73 arrests at student booze-up

73 arrests at student booze-up

Ten maids, six Sher-minators (female Terminators), five chickens, one blue Avatar, one mummy, three genies, doctors, nurses and an airline pilot were among 73 arrested overnight as Christchurch students celebrated the end of lectures.

Bali bombing victims remembered

A service to mark today's 10th anniversary of the Bali bombing in which three New Zealanders died was a moving reminder of the tragedy, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says.

Video: Can Otago beat Auckland and get a home semifinal?

Video: Can Otago beat Auckland and get a home semifinal?

ODT rugby columnist Paul Dwyer speaks with Otago captain Glenn Dickson and Fumiaki Tanaka ahead of the team's clash with Auckland at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin tonight. The Razorbacks must win this one to ensure a home semi-final. Can they do it? 

Chavez re-elected in Venezuela

Chavez re-elected in Venezuela

Venezuela's socialist President Hugo Chavez has comfortably won re-election, quashing the opposition's best chance at unseating him in 14 years and cementing himself as a dominant figure in modern Latin American history.

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.