Cement worker hurt

A worker at Westport's Cape Foulwind cement works sustained serious head injuries in a workplace incident today.

Hepatitis A outbreak in Ashburton

More than 100 people have been vaccinated against hepatitis A after an outbreak in Ashburton.

Medical files left on Wellington bus

Confidential medical notes about up to 65 mental health patients are still missing after being left on a Wellington bus.

Jobs on line at cement works

Jobs are on the line at Westport's Cape Foulwind Cement Works.

Radio NZ appoints CEO

The Radio New Zealand board of governors has appointed newspaper executive Paul Thompson as chief executive, it is understood.

Man aimed gun at boy

Man aimed gun at boy

A Central Hawkes Bay man pointed a loaded shotgun at his partner's eight-year-old son to get him off the computer before firing a round into the screen, a court has heard.

Canterbury cannabis factory uncovered

A cannabis factory has been uncovered after a visitor to a Canterbury property fell ill from the strong smell of the marijuana plants.

Prisoners to work on quake-damaged houses

Prisoners are being put to work fixing earthquake-damaged houses in Christchurch.

Toddler who drowned near Gore named

Toddler who drowned near Gore named

Police have named a toddler who drowned in a hole near a rural Southland property yesterday.

Man caught in fertiliser spreader dies

A man died after becoming trapped in a fertiliser spreader near Matamata this morning.

Firefighters were called to the Okauia property on Old Te Aroha Rd about 11.30am after reports of a man becoming stuck in the spreader.

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