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Cricket: Otago makes it seven in a row

Otago have virtually locked up a home final in the HRV Cup after beating second-placed Wellington by 12 runs in their Twenty20 cricket match at the Basin Reserve today.

Sick Venezuelan president misses own inauguration party

Sick Venezuelan president misses own inauguration party

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez remained on his sickbed in Cuba on today while thousands of supporters rallied in his honour on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term in the South American OPEC nation.

Swimmers, surfers asked to avoid Lawyers Head

Swimmers and surfers should avoid the waters around Lawyers Head until further notice, the Dunedin City Council says.

Serious crash in Cromwell Gorge

Serious crash in Cromwell Gorge

Two people have been injured in a single-car crash in the Cromwell Gorge, between Cromwell and Alexandra.

Fatal crash on the Te Anau-Milford Sound Highway

Fatal crash on the  Te Anau-Milford Sound Highway

An Israeli woman has died in a crash on the Te Anau- Milford Sound Highway, just south of an area called Knobbs Flat.

Travel chaos continues on West Coast

Heavy rain continues to cause travel chaos on the South Island's West Coast, with its main road closed for at least another four days, and now railway lines being shut down.

Football: Chelsea comes back to beat Everton

Football: Chelsea comes back to beat Everton

Frank Lampard underlined his value to Chelsea with a well-taken double to secure a 2-1 comeback win at Everton and Liverpool heaped more misery on Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers.

Facebook, Google dip their toes in sale of physical goods

Google and Facebook made their names by helping people find information or friends online. But in recent weeks the two rivals have made some surprising moves in a different direction - the business of selling and delivering goods.

Cricket: Australia on top despite Sangakkara's milestone

Cricket: Australia on top despite Sangakkara's milestone

Australia reached 150-3 at the close of the opening day of the second test, punishing Sri Lanka after the visitors had failed to build on Kumar Sangakkara's landmark half century and were dismissed for just 156.

Body found in Alexandra

Body found in Alexandra

A body has been found at Clock Hill, in Alexandra.