Clues sought into fatal chopper crash

Clues sought into fatal chopper crash

The wreckage of a chopper that crashed near the Lindis Pass at the weekend, killing a Southland man, has today been lifted off the mountain as investigators seek clues to the cause of the accident.

Murder accused: 'I woke up, there's a dead body beside me'

Murder accused: 'I woke up, there's a dead body beside me'

A 62-year-old man is accused of stabbing to death a friend after they shared a roast dinner and sunk a couple of bottles of wine and whiskey at his home.

Tributes after pregnant woman killed in crash

Tributes after pregnant woman killed in crash

A pregnant mother was one of two people killed in a two-car crash in Northland over the weekend.

Dunedin

Council farming support charge rejected

Council farming support charge rejected

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is not setting out to ‘‘prop up'' the district's farmers through its proposed district plan.

Meeting will not stop deal, SFF says

Meeting will not stop deal, SFF says

Silver Fern Farms' board is urging a group of shareholders to withdraw a request for a special meeting to revisit the Shanghai Maling deal.

Police talk boy down from school roof

Police talk boy down from school roof

Police were called to a Hastings primary school this morning to talk down a 6-year-old pupil running rampant on the school's roof.

PM signals increase to refugee quota

PM signals increase to refugee quota

Prime Minister John Key has signalled New Zealand's annual refugee quota will be lifted from the current levels of 750.

Baby found alive three days after building collapse

Baby found alive three days after building collapse

Rescue workers have pulled a 1-year-old girl from the rubble of a building in Kenya's capital, more than 72 hours after it collapsed following heavy rain, the Kenya Red Cross says.

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