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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.

Children start fire with cigarette lighter

A woman and suffered burns and smoke inhalation after rescuing her two young children from a fire they started with a cigarette lighter on Auckland's North Shore this morning.

Swimming: Kean back to winning ways in Europe

Wellington backstroker Gareth Kean is back in the winner's circle after an excellent performance at the Mare Nostrum meet in Spain today.

Hockey: McAleese, Michelsen ruled out of World League semifinal

Black Sticks Shea McAleese and Stacey Michelsen have been ruled out of their respective World League semifinals in Rotterdam due to injury.

Synthetic drug users cause delays: Doctor

Synthetic drug users are holding up worthy emergency cases in hospital emergency departments across the country, a senior doctor says.

Rugby: Hansen defends Dagg

Rugby: Hansen defends Dagg

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says Israel Dagg's ability at taking the high ball makes him a crucial component for his side.

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