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Severe quake rattles Christchurch (+ video)

Severe quake rattles Christchurch (+ video)

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has shaken Christchurch, nearly five years after a fatal tremor devastated parts of the central city. There are no reports of serious damage or injuries, but part of a Sumner cliff has fallen.

Description released in child kidnap case

Description released in child kidnap case

Police have released a rough description of the man who snatched a five-year-old girl from a Palmerston North street.

Fisherman clung to container for hours

Fisherman clung to container for hours

A fisherman who clung to a floating petrol container for seven hours after his boat capsized has been plucked to safety by Coastguard.

'Suspicious' fires in Christchurch

'Suspicious' fires in Christchurch

Several suspicious fires set on and outside a house in Christchurch are being investigated by emergency services.

Pregnant woman dies in crash

Pregnant woman dies in crash

Police have confirmed that a pregnant woman was one of two drivers killed in a crash in the early hours of this morning at Kaitoke near Whanganui.

Cyclone Winston upgraded to severe

Cyclone Winston upgraded to severe

A cyclone swirling in the Pacific north of New Zealand has been upgraded to severe.

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