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Christchurch's $534m quake cost blowout

Christchurch's $534m quake cost blowout

Christchurch City Council has underestimated its share of rebuilding the earthquake-shattered city by at least $534 million, according to a new report out today.

Compressor changed before Milford Rd driller's death

A coroner was told today that a hose from a compressor became detached and struck a Dunedin driller in the head while he was working to clear a landslip on Milford Road in October 2012.

Missing yacht's life raft found

A life raft and squab belonging to the missing yacht, Munetra, have washed up on the southern end of Stewart Island.

Toronto mayor caught in new drug video

Toronto mayor caught in new drug video

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who gained global notoriety after admitting to smoking crack cocaine, will take a break to deal with substance abuse issues, his lawyer told Canadian media, as one newspaper reported a new video showed him using what appears to be drugs.

Bob Hoskins dies after bout of pneumonia

Bob Hoskins dies after bout of pneumonia

British actor Bob Hoskins, whose roles ranged from London gangsters to FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover and who starred opposite a cast of cartoon characters in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", has died after a bout of pneumonia.

Woman killed in North Canterbury crash named

Police have named the woman who died in a single vehicle crash near Kaiapoi this morning.

KiwiSaver plans could hit savers

Labour's proposals to allow the Reserve Bank to adjust KiwiSaver contributions rather than interest rates to control inflation could hurt savers and see debt repayment delayed until retirement, KiwiSaver experts warn.

Rugby: Dunedin Premier results

Rugby: Dunedin Premier results

Southern beat Zingari-Richmond 40-13 in their clash at Bathgate Park this afternoon.

Man charged after fatal Southland shooting

Man charged after fatal Southland shooting

A Tuatapere man has been charged over the fatal shooting of Adam Hill in Southland's Longwood Forest earlier this month.

League: Warriors hit back at Glenn

League: Warriors hit back at Glenn

Warriors chairman Bill Wavish has rejected suggestions from co-owner Sir Owen Glenn that he was not consulted over the departure of coach Matt Elliott.