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Air tragedy's 'clear combination of events'

Air tragedy's 'clear combination of events'

A "clear combination of events" led to an air tragedy in which three people died, a coroner says.

Booze rules bolstered after soldier death

A New Zealand army base has bolstered its boozing rules after fears a practice of "stockpiling" drinks may have contributed to the death of an Australian soldier.

Girl hit by car on crossing

Girl hit by car on crossing

Police say a 6-year-old girl hit by a car on Titirangi Rd in Auckland this morning was on her way to the dairy and was on a pedestrian crossing at the time.

Details of Phillip Smith case revealed

Details of Phillip Smith case revealed

[iamge]The suppression surrounding the police summary of facts into murderer and child molester Phillip Smith's alleged escape from New Zealand has been lifted by an Auckland District Court judge but the contents have been heavily redacted.

Lucky escape for fisherman swept away

A fisherman who slipped, causing his waders to fill up with water, and was swept 200 metres out to sea had a lucky escape this morning, police say.

Ex-ambo driver jailed over sex offences

Ex-ambo driver jailed over sex offences

A sexual predator and disgraced former St John officer has today been sentenced to 14 and a half years in prison.

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