Otago Daily Times: National News

Man dies while in police handcuffs

Man dies while in police handcuffs

An investigation has begun after a man collapsed while in police handcuffs and later died. Police were carrying out a search warrant at a property in Te Puke this morning.

Police called to herd large seal

Police called to herd large seal

An adventurous or possibly hopelessly lost seal roamed about on a farm Helensville yesterday, prompting a police call-out.

One killed in Auckland apartment fire

One killed in Auckland apartment fire

One person has died in an apartment fire in the Auckland suburb of Panmure this afternoon.

Family members killed in Waimate fire named

Family members killed in Waimate fire named

Three sisters orphaned after a horror house fire in South Canterbury this morning are "very scared" and mourning the loss of their parents and younger brother.

Complaints by Earthquake Commission upheld

Complaints by Earthquake Commission upheld

Two complaints by the Earthquake Commission have been upheld against two newspaper advertisements published by a consumer advocate.

Warning after spate of electric blanket fires

Warning after spate of electric blanket fires

A spate of electric blanket fires have sparked a reminder from firefighters about looking after the devices properly this winter.

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