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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.

Thefts from cars on John Wilson Ocean Dr

Police are reminding residents to remove valuable items from their vehicles, after two car doors were forced open yesterday.

Fur seal killed in Brighton dog attack

Fur seal killed in Brighton dog attack

The Department of Conservation is appealing for information after a dog attacked and killed a protected fur seal on Brighton beach, near Dunedin.

Russia wants more 'extremist' Twitter accounts blocked

Russia wants more 'extremist' Twitter accounts blocked

Russia has asked Twitter to block access to a dozen accounts it deems "extremist", the head of the country's telecoms watchdog said, as Moscow seeks greater control over Internet sites based beyond its borders.

Rugby: Highlanders beat Barbarians

Rugby: Highlanders beat Barbarians

The Highlanders have beaten the Barbarians 40-19 in a chilly Invercargill tonight.

Crashed 'plane' a wifi balloon

Emergency services responding to calls that a plane had crashed in North Canterbury this morning have discovered it was a Google wifi balloon.

Cunliffe wrote letter for Liu

Cunliffe wrote letter for Liu

Labour Party leader David Cunliffe - who said this week he had never met Donghua Liu or advocated on his behalf - wrote a letter to immigration officials on behalf of the controversial businessman who was applying for residency in New Zealand.

Motorists warned after vehicle break-ins

Motorists are being reminded not to leave valuables in their vehicles following two vehicle break-ins this week.