Health and safety was non-existent in the immediate aftermath
of the CTV Building rescue mission, with firefighters being
held by their ankles as they buried into makeshift tunnels to
pull out survivors and corpses.
A strange smoky smell" forced a Jetstar crew to abort a
Christchurch to Wellington service mid-flight this morning.
A spate of deaths in the United States linked to a highly
caffeinated energy drink will be examined as part of a
transtasman review that could mean caffeine levels in such
drinks are lowered here.
A smiling bank robber has admitted using a fake bomb to hold
up a Christchurch ANZ branch.
New Zealand soldiers returned home last night after a
gruelling six-month deployment to Afghanistan, where they
lost five comrades in the line of duty.
A boy racer caught after a 14-minute high-speed pursuit
involving 10 police cars was unrepentant afterwards, telling
officers: "Next time I'll smoke you.''
A memorial service will be held on Friday for the whitebaiter
swept out to sea at the mouth of the Rakaia River in
A new vaccine that could be the world's first 'cure' for
coeliac disease is being trialled in New Zealand.
A young music graduate is working as a human scarecrow on an
English farm to fund a dream holiday to New Zealand.
An alleged bank robber who held up a bank claiming he had a
bomb has today been granted bail.
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