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Broadcaster sentenced for assault

Broadcaster Iain Stables has been sentenced to community detention for assaulting a hotel owner who owed his radio station money and for a "violent tantrum" in which he punched his ex-partner's brother.

NZ First MP sparks race row

NZ First MP sparks race row

Comments on Muslims by New Zealand First MP Richard Prosser have sparked online outrage and have been slammed as racist by a Muslim leader.

Picton turns out in support of keeping ferry

An unprecedented turnout to a public meeting in Picton last night showed almost unanimous support for keeping ferry services in Picton, despite Government plans to move them south of Blenheim.

Tourist dies after motorbike crash

The German tourist who suffered life-threatening injuries to his head and face when his motorcycle collided with a four-wheel-drive north of Wanganui yesterday afternoon died in Wanganui Hospital overnight.

Rugby: Kahui return delayed

Rugby: Kahui return delayed

Richard Kahui's return to the game has been delayed by yet another shoulder operation, but he hopes to be available for the Chiefs' first Super Rugby assignment of the season against the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Woman badly burned in explosion

A woman suffered severe burns when a fire ripped through her home in Ruakaka, south of Whangarei, tonight.

Pope resignation 'very surprising' - Key

John Key is shocked by the Pope's resignation, describing the move by the 85-year-old as a "brave call".

Four in hospital after fire

Four people have been hospitalised after a fire at Wanganui last night.

Mum says police assaulted her daughter

Mum says police assaulted her daughter

The mother of a teenage girl says her daughter was assaulted by police, losing her two front teeth, despite co-operating as officers in riot gear cleared a party in Howick.

Shock as 200 Mainzeal workers go

Mainzeal employees reacted with shock and anger to the news that around 200 staff had been made redundant in an effort to reduce the failed construction firm's operating costs, says the company's receiver.

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