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Hunt for Christchurch rapist

Hunt for Christchurch rapist

A city-wide hunt is continuing today for a man who police say may have been wearing a high-visibility vest when he allegedly attacked and raped a woman in her Christchurch home.

Waikato lightning kills 9 cows

A Waikato farmer has been left counting the cost of Saturday night's wild electrical storm after finding nine cows killed by lightning.

Climbing: Kiwi aims for world record ascent

Climbing: Kiwi aims for world record ascent

A top female New Zealand rock climber is gearing up to attempt a daring world record free climb - and beat her male rivals on the way.

Slip may have pushed missing tourists' van off road

Slip may have pushed missing tourists' van off road

It is likely a landslide in the Haast Pass hurled the campervan that missing Canadian tourists Connor Hayes and Joanna Lam were travelling in last Tuesday into the raging and flooded Haast River.

Second man charged with murder

A second man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Rangiora man Tony John Lochhead during an alleged armed robbery at the weekend.

Soldier filmed female colleague in shower

A soldier has admitted filming a female colleague while she was having a shower at a military barracks.

Childcare worker admits importing P

Childcare worker admits importing P

A childcare worker has admitted importing P into New Zealand from South Africa.

NZDF has 'risk-tolerant culture'

NZDF has 'risk-tolerant culture'

Poor leadership and a "risk-tolerant culture" has been uncovered at the New Zealand Defence Force by an independent probe that has today made 20 urgent recommendations to overhaul its lax health and safety policies.

Wind brings tree crashing down on home

Wind brings tree crashing down on home

When an ancient elm cracked in fierce gales last night and crashed into her roof, terrified Shannon Swann leapt onto her flatmate's knee, thinking Christchurch had been hit by another massive earthquake.

Woman jailed for setting fire to own flat

Woman jailed for setting fire to own flat

A woman who wanted to flee Christchurch after becoming embroiled with a gang set fire in her own flat, causing a flatmate to jump from a second floor window and a terrified mum to escape leaving a young child behind.