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Otago truckie hits car near Haast bridge

An Otago man whose truck and trailer unit crashed head-on into a car, injuring two tourists near Haast, was fined $250 and ordered to pay $1200 emotional harm.

Budget 2013: Return to surplus in two years

Budget 2013: Return to surplus in two years

Finance Minister Bill English has stayed on the track set in previous years in today's Budget, reconfirming the return to surplus in two years while taking steps to reduce the risk of a housing bubble.

Rescue teams recognised

Taranaki Rescue Helicopter crew have received a top rescue award for their work battling surging seas, stormy weather and a hazardous environment to save the lives of 10 people stranded on New Plymouth's Paritutu Rock.

APN plans to prune costs in NZ

APN News & Media, the Australasian publisher of the NZ Herald, is aiming to cut A$25 million of costs this year, with the bulk to come from its New Zealand operations, shareholders were told at the annual meeting in Sydney.

Aorangi investors to get money back

Aorangi investors to get money back

The statutory managers for the late Allan Hubbard's frozen Aorangi Securities have cut a deal with his widow, Jean, over some $60 million of disputed assets that will return most, if not all, of Aorangi investors' capital over time.

Fatal crash on Auckland motorway

One person is dead after a multiple vehicle crash on Auckland's southern motorway that's expected to cause Friday night traffic chaos.

US drops charges in ricin letter case

US drops charges in ricin letter case

U.S. prosecutors dropped charges against a Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a state judge, according to court documents.

Tennis: Players to get huge Wimbledon windfall

Tennis: Players to get huge Wimbledon windfall

Wimbledon organisers have moved to justify a staggering 40 percent rise in total prize money that will make the pot at this year's championships the biggest ever in tennis.

Blues midfielder appears in court

Blues midfielder Francis Saili has made a brief appearance in court to face one charge of driving while suspended.

Boston bombing suspect awake

Boston bombing suspect awake

The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, who was seriously wounded and unable to speak, is awake and responding in writing to questions from authorities, according to a Tweets by ABC and NBC news networks.