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Southern route to West Coast expected to re-open tomorrow

The southern route to the West Coast, which has been closed by a slip since Wednesday, is expected to reopen early tomorrow afternoon.

Kiwi refused entry to public bath due to moko

Kiwi refused entry to public bath due to moko

A Maori woman has reportedly been refused entry to a public bath in Japan because of her ta moko facial tattoo.

Wintry blast on the way

Wintry blast on the way

A return to wintry conditions is expected this weekend, with forecasters picking snow showers to sea level tomorrow for Southland, Clutha and Dunedin.

League: Former NRL player banned for low blow

An Australian rugby league player has been banned for eight matches after being accused of biting an opponent's penis during a tackle in a local league game.

Body found near Oamaru

Police are investigating the sudden death of a 35-year-old man in Elderslie, about 10km inland from Oamaru.

Serious injuries after car hits cyclists

Serious injuries after car hits cyclists

The driver of a van which collided with a group of cyclists in Waikato this afternoon has told of his shock at the scene of the crash.

Woman arrested over baby's injuries

Woman arrested over baby's injuries

Invercargill Police have arrested a 32-year-old woman and charged her with attempted murder in relation to the injuries sustained by a 3-week-old baby in the city last week.

Arrest over homeless man's park death

Arrest over homeless man's park death

A man has been arrested over the fatal attack on a homeless man in a central Auckland park.

Toxic paint fumes put woman in hospital

Toxic paint fumes put woman in hospital

A woman, hospitalised after inhaling toxic fumes from paint used in her daughter's bedroom, wants the product banned for the sake of newborns, the sick, and the elderly.

Missing man's jacket found

A jacket belonging to a holidaymaker who fell from a boat in Marlborough Sounds early yesterday has been found by searchers.