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Taupo homicide victim named

Taupo homicide victim named

The young man who died in Taupo following a fight in the early hours of this morning has been named as Wiremu Birch.

Witnesses sought after Dunedin city assault

Witnesses sought after Dunedin city assault

Dunedin police are calling for witnesses to a serious assault which occurred on the corner of Bath and Lower Stuart streets during the weekend.

Devonport downpour 'like someone pulled a plug'

The strong wind gusts which tore through Devonport last night were caused by a sudden collapse of air from the sky, like someone "pulling a plug'' on the storm, MetService says.

Strong winds fell trees, power lines on North Shore

Strong winds fell trees, power lines on North Shore

Strong winds have caused significant but localised damage on Auckland's North Shore this evening.

Blackberry in talks with tech giants

Blackberry in talks with tech giants

BlackBerry, on the block as its smartphone business struggles, is in talks with Cisco Systems, Google and SAP about selling them all or parts of itself.

Twitter seeks $1b from IPO

Twitter seeks $1b from IPO

One hundred forty characters could be worth $US1 billion.

Sign of the Times: Paper pulls Blackberry app

Sign of the Times: Paper pulls Blackberry app

The Times newspaper in Britain says it will no longer make its mobile app available on a Blackberry because few people used it, in another sign that rival smartphone makers are trumping its technology.

Rugby: Highlanders sign Pumas' prop

Rugby: Highlanders sign Pumas' prop

The Highlanders have signed a one-year deal with young Argentinian tight-head prop Matias Diaz.

Heavy rain closes SH6

Heavy rain falling in Westland has again forced the closure of State Highway 6 between Haast and Makarora.

$4.9b surplus for ACC

The Accident Compensation Corporation has reported a massive surplus of $4.9 billion, which will give the Government's books an extra $324 million boost.