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Twizel accident victim named

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

Rugby: Auckland takes win over Taranaki

Taranaki lost 32-43 to Auckland at Eden Park this evening.

Dotcom 'hurt' by Banks' denials

Dotcom 'hurt' by Banks' denials

Kim Dotcom said at Parliament today he was hurt by John Banks denying he knew him after they had a clear friendship, and he believes the Epsom MP should stand down from his ministerial portfolios.

Overnight closures for part of SH6

Overnight closures for part of SH6

A section of State Highway 6 about 45km north of Wanaka will be closed at nights until debris from a large slip is cleared from the site.

Woman freed from car after collision with train

Woman freed from car after collision with train

A woman has been freed from her vehicle after being trapped in a collision with a train at a rail crossing in Canterbury this afternoon.

Big Wednesday winner comes forward

Big Wednesday winner comes forward

A Tauranga man in his twenties who describes himself as a "typical kiwi bloke", has today claimed the $27 million Big Wednesday First Division prize package.

Rugby: Taranaki retains Shield

Taranaki retaineed the Ranfurly Shield this evening with a 22-6 victory over Hawkes Bay.

QLDC to appeal Mitre 10 Mega decision

QLDC to appeal Mitre 10 Mega decision

The Queenstown Lakes District Council will appeal the Environment Court's decision to grant consent for a Mitre 10 Mega in Frankton.

Japan looks at state spending as money runs out

Japan looks at state spending as money runs out

Japan's government has laid out plans to suspend some state spending as it could run out of cash by October, with a deficit financing bill blocked by opposition parties trying to force Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda into an early election.

Fatal crash in Hauraki district

Fatal crash in Hauraki district

One person has been killed in a crash on State Highway 27 in Hauraki district.