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Petrol price rise due tomorrow

Petrol price rise due tomorrow

Motorists will face petrol price rises tomorrow, with a three cents a litre government tax increase, although one oil company says it will not pass on the full amount immediately.

Power back for most in Wellington

Wellington Electricity says power has been restored to most homes cut off after the storm that hit the capital on June 20.

Break from winter chill on way

Break from winter chill on way

Chilly Kiwis fed up with winter's icy temperatures can put their woollies away for a while, as forecasters are predicting a respite from the cold weather.

Air Force joins search for Nina

An Air Force plane is today searching for any sign of the American schooner Nina in the ocean off the North Cape.

Motorsport: Paddon crashes out of Ypres Rally

Motorsport: Paddon crashes out of Ypres Rally

Having run in the top five for 13 stages during their first attempt at the specialist tarmac Geko Ypres Rally in Belgium, New Zealand's leading rally duo Hayden Paddon and John Kennard were gutted to crash out of the rally on the 14th stage overnight.

Pilot walks away from plane crash

Two skydivers jumped from a plane shortly before it crashed into a line of trees in Auckland yesterday.

Jailed killers seek online friends

Jailed killers seek online friends

A Facebook page has been set up for Paremoremo maximum security prisoners, sparking outrage among the grieving families of their victims.

Shearer denies division claims

Shearer denies division claims

Labour leader David Shearer has been forced to deny allegations of division amongst his party caucus.

Blazes keep fire crews busy

Blazes keep fire crews busy

Three separate house fires are being investigated after several properties were damaged in overnight blazes.

McKellen wraps Hobbit role in end of an era

McKellen wraps Hobbit role in end of an era

Sir Ian McKellen said goodbye to his role as Gandalf - and New Zealand - yesterday, in what some are calling the end of an era for New Zealand film.

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