Man killed by train in Auckland

Man killed by train in Auckland

A man is dead after being hit by a train in Auckland this evening.

Crews battle Maniototo fire

Crews battle Maniototo fire

Two helicopters with monsoon buckets are battling a grass fire in the Maniototo near Wedderburn this afternoon.

Man in spinal unit after resort tree fall

Man in spinal unit after resort tree fall

A young Briton is in a Christchurch spinal unit after breaking his back in a Queenstown tree climbing fall.

Dunedin

Developments in Octagon design experiment

Developments in Octagon design experiment

New seating will be installed temporarily in place of the two plane trees removed from the Octagon this week.

Scottish stills arrive for Cardrona distillery

Scottish stills arrive for Cardrona distillery

Copper whisky making stills from Scotland, bound for a $5 million distillery in the Cardrona Valley in Central Otago, arrived on Dunedin's wharves yesterday.

Teacher faces kidnapping charge

Teacher faces kidnapping charge

A Northland teacher charged with kidnapping is alleged to have locked an unruly student in a room, letting him out only when his bus arrived.

Small business at centre stage

Small business at centre stage

Labour leader Andrew Little needs to convince small business owners he has their best interests at heart as he heads into the new political year.

Massachusetts cleans up from flooding after blizzard

Massachusetts cleans up from flooding after blizzard

Ocean Street in the waterfront Massachusetts town of Marshfield was littered with lobster traps, downed wires and chunks of houses the day after a massive blizzard hammered New England.

Siege inquest: Manager shot execution-style

Hostage victim Katrina Dawson was killed by ricocheting fragments of a police bullet or bullets after officers stormed the Sydney Lindt cafe siege following the execution of Tori Johnson, an inquest has heard.

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