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Homes evacuated after P lab explosion

Homes evacuated after P lab explosion

Residents are returning to their houses this morning following a P lab explosion that has injured at least one man.

Bayliss jury told to use common sense

Bayliss jury told to use common sense

The jury in the Jade Bayliss murder trial must shelve feelings of sympathy and prejudice in the "very sad" case, and use their common sense when coming to their verdict, a court heard today in closing submissions.

Air hostess shook colleague

An Air New Zealand hostess, angry at how she was woken during an international flight, was ordered to take anger management lessons because she shook the colleague who woke her.

Accused torched house to cover tracks, court told

Jeremy McLaughlin murdered Jade Bayliss when she disturbed him burgling her family home, and he torched the house to cover up his tracks, a court heard today in closing submissions.

Power plan too hard: PM

Power plan too hard: PM

Prime Minister John Key believes Labour and the Greens will not actually follow through with their plan to radically reform the wholesale electricity market should they be elected to government.

Basketball: Lemanis set to take Aussie reins

Basketball: Lemanis set to take Aussie reins

Andrej Lemanis, the man who guided the Breakers to three straight ANBL titles, looks set to leave the club and take over as Australian coach.

Girl accidentally started car fire

The fire that engulfed a car with two young children inside while their mother was shopping was accidentally started by a 3-year-old girl who set fire to the driver's seat using a barbecue lighter, police say.

Pilots complain of laser pointing

Two pilots were unable to see properly when a green laser was shone at their planes near Wellington Airport last night.

Man burnt in suspected P lab blast

Man burnt in suspected P lab blast

A man has been badly burnt and a street closed down after an explosion at a suspected P lab in Bay of Plenty.

Ageing China migrants a 'major concern'

Nearly one in four immigrants from China gaining New Zealand permanent residence last year were aged 50 or over.

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