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Electricity settlement win for 'wee guy'

Electricity settlement win for 'wee guy'

A man living near Mosgiel without electricity for more than 18 months is hailing a victory for the ''wee guy'' after an out-of-court settlement with an Otago electricity supplier.

Quartet faces life jacket fines

Quartet faces life jacket fines

Four men were lucky they did not add to the national drowning statistics on Sunday after they floated several kilometres down the Kawarau River on inflatable airbeds.

Coming few days key for markets

Coming few days key for markets

Financial markets around the world, but particularly in Europe, are set for a rocky ride this week as Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party sets about forming a new government.

Father pays tribute to drowned sons

Father pays tribute to drowned sons

Two young men who drowned at a popular surf beach north of Gisborne on Saturday were "really neat kids", their father says.

Little cash for Labour leader

Little cash for Labour leader

The union backing of Labour leader Andrew Little in last year's leadership contest did not translate into hard cash - he got no donations of more than $500 and raised a total of just $5000 to $6000 compared with the $18,000 raised by Grant Robertson and $23,000 by David Parker.

'Crippling' blizzard hits northeast US

'Crippling' blizzard hits northeast US

A massive blizzard has slammed into the US northeast, cancelling thousands of flights, curtailing mass transit and closing hundreds of schools, as officials warned that the storm could dump as much as 3 feet of snow on the region.

School a 'smorgasbord' for pedophile priest

A Catholic priest who viewed a NSW school where he taught as a "pedophilic smorgasbord" has been sentenced to a further 13 years for his abuse of 18 boys.

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