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Quake strikes near Christchurch

Quake strikes near Christchurch

Christchurch has been rattled by a magnitude 4.1 earthquake.

Fire at refrigeration business

Firefighters called about a smell of gas at 10.50pm on Monday found a fire in a Dunedin refrigeration business.

Officials to start boat blaze probe

Officials to start boat blaze probe

Investigations into the circumstances in which a passenger tour boat caught fire in Whakatane begin today.

Police probe fresh attacks

Police are investigating allegations of attacks on other women the same day Jo Pert was killed in the upmarket Auckland suburb of Remuera on her morning run.

Cricket: Sri Lanka win toss, decide to bat

Cricket: Sri Lanka win toss, decide to bat

Sri Lanka won the toss and will bat in the opening ODI against New Zealand at Christchurch's Hagley Oval today.

Rugby: Highlanders to face Carter's new club in HK

Rugby: Highlanders to face Carter's new club in HK

Dan Carter's new club Racing 92 will face Super Rugby champions the Highlanders in Hong Kong in February.

German chancellor named Time's 'Person of Year'

Time magazine named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its 2015 "Person of the Year", noting her resilience and leadership when faced with the refugee crisis and turmoil in the European Union over its currency this year.

Boat capsizes at Taieri Mouth (+ video)

Boat capsizes at Taieri Mouth (+ video)

Police are praising the preparedness of two Mosgiel fishermen who flipped their 4.3m Stabicraft boat at the Taieri Mouth bar just before midday.

Record number of data breaches

Record number of data breaches

A stolen handbag containing names of hundreds of patients who had undergone a sensitive medical procedure was one of a record number of data breaches reported in the past year.

Search continues off Raglan beach

Searchers are combing the waves off Raglan beach as they look for a missing Hamilton teen.