Why the body of a coalminer showed no sign of damage from the
massive explosion that tore through the Pike River Mine was
one of two enduring puzzles scrutinised at the Royal
Commission of Inquiry into the disaster today.
Six houses were evacuated after workers ruptured a gas pipe
north of Auckland this afternoon.
A body found at a popular Wellington beach yesterday has been
confirmed as that of an elderly woman who had been missing
for several days.
New Zealand No 1 Danny Lee was in a share of the lead after
the first round of the AT & T Pebble Beach National Pro
Am after his best score on the PGA Tour.
A large fire that tore through an unoccupied downtown
Auckland building is being treated as suspicious.
The Government's decision to rezone another 255 orange zone
homes in quake-ravaged eastern Christchurch has come as a
"huge relief'' to many homeowners, a residents' society said.
Sonny Bill Williams will miss the Chiefs second pre-season
match against the Highlanders in Queenstown tomorrow but will
suit up for their final hit-out against the Hurricanes next
The five-year-old boy killed while playing near a stack of
logs on the grounds of a Motueka school last night was Glen
Eric Takaro Temiha-Barlow.
The Government today rezoned another 255 orange zone homes in
quake-ravaged eastern Christchurch.
A woman has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for stealing
more than $170,000 worth of apples from the Hawke's Bay
company that had employed her for 15 years.
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