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Top US commander in Afghanistan being investigated

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is under investigation for allegedly inappropriate communication with a woman at the centre of the scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus.

Fatal crash near Clinton

Fatal crash near Clinton

One person is dead following a head-on crash on State Highway 1 near Kuriwao, about 5km north of Clinton, this afternoon.

One believed dead in Cardrona chopper crash

One believed dead in Cardrona chopper crash

One person is believed to have died in a helicopter crash near Wanaka this evening.

Harawira vows to continue housing fight

Harawira vows to continue housing fight

Hone Harawira has vowed to fight for better public housing at every court appearance he makes over his arrest at a protest last month.

Rugby: Scots accentuating ABs negatives

Rugby: Scots accentuating ABs negatives

The All Blacks have undergone an unpleasant video debrief of their recent disappointment against Australia and are keen to move on from a result which ruined their winning run.

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.