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Fraudster behind bars until sentencing

A convicted fraudster and blackmailer who racked up more than 100 offences during an Invercargill crime spree will stay behind bars until she is sentenced at the High Court next March.

Tauranga gas leak sparks evacuations

Houses in Bethlehem, Tauranga are being evacuated in response to a gas leak.

Woman in court after drugs raid

Woman in court after drugs raid

A Mount Maunganui woman whose Arataki home was raided by armed police yesterday during a drug operation has appeared in court.

Rugby: Welsh express anger at Hore ban

Rugby: Welsh express anger at Hore ban

The Welsh rugby community has condemned the five-week ban handed to All Black Andrew Hore after his forearm hit put Wales lock Bradley Davies in hospital last weekend.

Royal Commission completes quake inquiry

The royal commission of inquiry into the Canterbury earthquakes has been completed today, with the third and final part of its report handed to the governor-general.

Govt concedes hotel costs a factor in crash

Govt concedes hotel costs a factor in crash

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has confirmed hotel costs were a factor in forcing the three men who died in the 2010 Anzac Day air force tragedy to make a long flight in the hour before dawn.

Rugby: McCaw and Carter make IRB player of year shortlist

Rugby: McCaw and Carter make IRB player of year shortlist

Richie McCaw and Dan Carter have both made the four-man shortlist for the IRB Player of the Year award.

Hubbard death case adjourned

Hubbard death case adjourned

A case against a man charged with causing the death of Timaru financier Allan Hubbard has been delayed after police requested an adjournment.

Drugs arrests in Northland

Drugs arrests in Northland

Three men have been charged with multiple counts of supplying methamphetamine and other drugs following the execution of search warrants at four addresses outside Kaitaia.

Bus driver snapped using cellphone

A bus driver who was photographed texting and talking on a cellphone by a passenger while driving his bus has to have a conviction because of the seriousness of the situation, a judge says.

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