The Army could be charged with arson after a live firing
exercise yesterday (Wednesday) went wrong and sparked a large
scrub fire, if police believe they were reckless.
The New Zealand Defence Force will investigate how a live
ammunition training exercise at an Army base near
Christchurch caused a large scrub fire today.
Medical experts in New Zealand are bracing themselves for the
arrival of a deadly flu that is sweeping the US which has
already killed 20 children.
A man accused of organising a zorb ride at a Russian ski
resort that killed a man has been detained and will face
court, authorities say.
A convicted murderer has been recalled to prison after she
was arrested for breaching her parole conditions.
The New Zealand inventors of zorbing have described the death
of a father-of-two at a Russian ski resort as "very
A New Zealand attorney at a New York law firm has become
embroiled in a major US insider trading case which could see
a former Australian mate jailed for 20 years.
The man stabbed outside a caravan early on New Year's Day has
died in hospital, prompting police to ramp up their
investigation to a homicide.
A group of trampers were this morning airlifted out of the
Kahurangi National Park near Nelson after they were cut off
by a landslip last night.
A record low holiday road toll has been welcomed but more
efforts are needed to continue to improve road safety, say
police, the Government and the Automobile Association.
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