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Armed Offenders Squad deployed in Southland

Armed Offenders Squad deployed in Southland

The Armed Offenders Squad was deployed following a family violence incident on the Thornbury-Waimatuku Road in Southland this morning.

Rain batters Japan as storm makes landfall

Rain batters Japan as storm makes landfall

Heavy rain battered a wide swathe of Japan, sending rivers over their banks and setting off a landslide as a weakened but still dangerous storm made landfall and headed east, leaving three people dead.

Rugby: Can the Highlanders hold off the Crusaders?

Rugby: Can the Highlanders hold off the Crusaders?

ODT rugby columnist Paul Dwyer speaks with Andrew 'AJ' James the streaker-tackling chicken and Chris 'Snowy' Snow, of Speights and Zingari, about streakers and Zingari's performance this season. They also assess the Highlanders' chances against the Crusaders this weekend.

Police complete teen assault inquiries

Police complete teen assault inquiries

Four teenagers have been referred to a youth justice family group conference following a vicious assault in Dunedin that was caught on video.

Tennis: Cool and canny Bouchard takes success in her stride

Tennis: Cool and canny Bouchard takes success in her stride

For a 20-year-old who has been playing on the main tour for barely two years, Canada's Eugenie Bouchard is scarily confident and composed.

Rugby: Highlanders name unchanged team

Rugby: Highlanders name unchanged team

The Highlanders have named an unchanged team to take on the Waratahs in Sydeny on Sunday.

Wintry blast set to bring snow

Wintry blast set to bring snow

A wintry blast is expected to hit the South tonight and tomorrow, bringing snow to 300m in several areas. 

Three in hospital after Christchurch house fire

Three in hospital after Christchurch house fire

Three people have been taken to hospital with smoke inhalation injuries and possible burns after a large fire at a house in Avonhead, Christchurch this morning.

Youth shot in head with air gun

Youth shot in head with air gun

A youth who sustained a air gun injury to the head in Glenorchy this evening has been flown to Dunedin Public Hospital for treatment.

Man killed in crash near Bluff named

Man killed in crash near Bluff named

Police have named the man killed in a crash near Bluff yesterday morning.