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Man killed by train near Te Awamutu

A man was killed by a train near Te Awamutu early this morning.

More traffic chaos on Auckland's roads

There is more traffic chaos on Auckland's roads as thousands flock to today's Pasifika Festival and the Kumeu Show.

Compensation possible over Novopay: Key

Compensation possible over Novopay: Key

Prime Minister John Key says compensation to schools to halt legal action over the Novopay system is a possibility, if the teacher unions would agree to a package.

Athletics: Ostapchuk caught doping again

Athletics: Ostapchuk caught doping again

Belarusian shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk, who was stripped of her Olympic Champion title, has been caught doping again.

Nelson fire thought suspicious

Nelson fire thought suspicious

A fire has significantly damaged two vehicle testing stations in a Nelson commercial building.

Rugby: Pain remains as Kahui prepares for return

Rugby: Pain remains as Kahui prepares for return

Each hit of the tackle bag is bringing Richard Kahui closer to a long-awaited return, but the pain - both physical and mental - remains.

Softball: Black Sox stun Australia

New Zealand knew they would have to come up with something special if they were to beat tournament favourites Australia in the playoffs of the World Softball Championships.

Softball: Black Sox stun Australia

New Zealand knew they would have to come up with something special if they were to beat tournament favourites Australia in the playoffs of the World Softball Championships.

Key 'relaxed' about Elder

Key 'relaxed' about Elder

Prime Minister John Key and his State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall say they have no problem with former Solid Energy boss Don Elder appearing before a select committee to answer questions about Solid Energy's problems.

Fruit and vege prices picked to rise

Fruit and vege prices picked to rise

An Auckland fruit and vegetable supplier says trade is the worst it has ever been and he can only see prices rising if the hot, dry weather continues.

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