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Fatal factory fire in Rotorua

Fatal factory fire in Rotorua

A teenage girl was killed and several other teens were injured in a fire at a Rotorua industrial building overnight after police had earlier shut down a disorderly party of more than 100 people.

Three rescued from Fiordland

A 12-year-old boy and his father and grandfather have been rescued from their boat after it collided with rocks in Fiordland overnight.

Athletics: Adams keeps winning streak by narrow margin

Athletics: Adams keeps winning streak by narrow margin

Valerie Adams said she felt like she should be asleep as she dissected her showing at her opening Diamond League meeting today and it might help explain her flat performance.

Rugby: Bird's wings clipped with shoulder injury

No 8 Kieran Read is expected to be fit to play in next week's test against France but lock Dominic Bird's All Blacks ambitions will need to be put on hold after news he will need shoulder surgery that will put him out of the remainder of the Super Rugby competition.

Athletics: Adams extends winning streak

Athletics: Adams extends winning streak

Valerie Adams might have continued her long winning streak with victory at the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon, today but it was by only 3cm and her biggest throw came late in the competition.

Man in critical condition after near-downing

A man nearly drowned in the Northland town of Tutukaka this afternoon.

Gang tensions cause prison riot

Gang tensions cause prison riot

Gang tensions are believed to have sparked the on-going prison riot at Spring Hill jail south of Auckland, where inmates are setting fires and damaging cells.

Greens accuse Government of 'crony capitalism'

Greens accuse Government of 'crony capitalism'

Green Party co-leader Russel Norman has made a rare personal attack on Prime Minister John Key, comparing him to former Prime Minister Robert Muldoon in a scathing speech which accused the National-led Government of "crony capitalism".

Far North landowner dies after fighting fire

A Far North man airlifted to hospital after he was overcome by smoke and heat during a fire has died.

Taxi driver assaulted, cab stolen

Taxi driver assaulted, cab stolen

A man is alleged to have assaulted a taxi driver and stolen his vehicle before crashing it in east Auckland early this morning.

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