Otago Daily Times: National News

Crashes possibly caused by diesel spill

A diesel spill in Northland might have contributed to four separate crashes on the roads this morning.

Ram raiders 'drove at cop'

A police officer narrowly escaped injury this morning as he was arresting a gang of ram raiders terrorising the Christchurch suburb of New Brighton.

Blessie case: Call for longer sentences

Blessie case: Call for longer sentences

Calls are mounting for a change in legislation to allow judges the power to dish out longer sentences in light of revelations about the killer of Blessie Gotingco.

'No breaches evidenced'

Eight complaints made to the Ministry of Primary Industries about cruelty to rodeo animals last summer have been found not to show breaches of the Animal Welfare Act.

Doctor to be informed of stolen identity

A US doctor will tonight be informed his identity may have been stolen in what is being described as a "sophisticated" case of identity fraud by a man who allegedly posed as a psychiatrist and worked for the Waikato District Health Board.

Man dies in crash on SH30

A man has died after a crash between a fully laden logging truck and a ute on State Highway 30 this afternoon.

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