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Teen jailed after homeless man beaten to death

Teen jailed after homeless man beaten to death

A teenager who subjected a homeless man to a vicious beating and left him to die in an Auckland back alley has been jailed for at least 11 and a half years.

Boy burnt while refueling motorbike

A 14-year-old boy who suffered serious burns to his legs after petrol that he was pouring into a motorbike caught alight is in a fair condition today.

Stolen car driven through garage doors

Police say a teenage boy was drunk when he reversed a stolen car through closed garage doors before crashing early this morning.

110kmh speed limit for some roads

110kmh speed limit for some roads

Open-road speed limits could vary by up to 50kmh under a new classification system signalled to traffic engineers in Auckland.

'He was dead and they got him back'

'He was dead and they got him back'

A North Shore policeman who suffered a massive heart attack while driving a patrol car and smashed into a wall was resuscitated by colleagues who worked on him for almost 30 minutes before they got a response.

Colossal squid even bigger than the last one

Colossal squid even bigger than the last one

The new colossal squid sliced open at Te Papa today is even bigger than the last one.

Researchers from AUT University and the University of Otago sliced open the behemoth in a giant bathtub today. They discovered the animal was a girl -- with big eyes and a big mouth.

It's the first new colossal squid analysed at the museum in six years.

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