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Mum killed, son fighting for life

A woman was killed and her 14-year-old son seriously injured in a head-on crash in Bay of Plenty yesterday.

Teenager killed in crash with train

The 15-year-old passenger in a ute died today when the vehicle collided with a train in Wairarapa.

Doctor calls for cut in fruit and vegetable prices

A doctor battling the country's obesity epidemic says the "tragically" high fruit and vegetable prices need to be forced down, and junk food prices need to hit consumers in the pocket.

Rugby: Carter set for stint in Japan

Rugby: Carter set for stint in Japan

The pulling power of Japanese rugby will be felt again, with Daniel Carter likely to become the next star All Black to sign up for a short stint in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Boy 'entangled' in ferris wheel

A 4-year-old boy became "entangled" in a ferris wheel at the A&P Show at Murchison near Westport yesterday.

Paul Holmes' millions go to widow and son

Paul Holmes' millions go to widow and son

Sir Paul Holmes has bequeathed most of his multimillion-dollar fortune to his widow Lady Deborah and his only son Reuben.

Knife stuck in head after party stabbing

Knife stuck in head after party stabbing

A Christchurch man was about a millimetre away from losing his sight and five millimetres from being seriously brain damaged when a steak knife was wedged firmly inside his skull, his surgeon says.

Rowing: Supercoach Dick Tonks steps down

Rowing: Supercoach Dick Tonks steps down

Dick Tonks has stepped down as head coach at Rowing New Zealand to devote himself solely to the women's programme over the next Olympic cycle.

Earthquake shakes the North Island

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the east coast of the North Island and been followed by a group of smaller quakes overnight.

Golf: Charming Ko a Kiwi treasure

Golf: Charming Ko a Kiwi treasure

Lydia Ko might not realise it, but she can play a pivotal role in New Zealand society.

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