Toddler who drowned near Gore named

Toddler who drowned near Gore named

Police have named a toddler who drowned in a hole near a rural Southland property yesterday.

Man caught in fertiliser spreader dies

A man died after becoming trapped in a fertiliser spreader near Matamata this morning.

Firefighters were called to the Okauia property on Old Te Aroha Rd about 11.30am after reports of a man becoming stuck in the spreader.

Children start fire with cigarette lighter

A woman and suffered burns and smoke inhalation after rescuing her two young children from a fire they started with a cigarette lighter on Auckland's North Shore this morning.

Swimming: Kean back to winning ways in Europe

Wellington backstroker Gareth Kean is back in the winner's circle after an excellent performance at the Mare Nostrum meet in Spain today.

Hockey: McAleese, Michelsen ruled out of World League semifinal

Black Sticks Shea McAleese and Stacey Michelsen have been ruled out of their respective World League semifinals in Rotterdam due to injury.

Synthetic drug users cause delays: Doctor

Synthetic drug users are holding up worthy emergency cases in hospital emergency departments across the country, a senior doctor says.

Rugby: Hansen defends Dagg

Rugby: Hansen defends Dagg

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says Israel Dagg's ability at taking the high ball makes him a crucial component for his side.

Friend sentenced in Bayliss murder case

The friend and flatmate of teen killer Jeremy McLaughlin who helped him try and get away with the burglary and arson of murder victim Jade Bayliss' house has been sentenced to 200 hours of community work.

Findings into soldier deaths due

The Defence Force will today present the findings of a Court of Inquiry into two incidents which resulted in the deaths of five New Zealand soldiers in Afghanistan last year.

Rugby: South Canterbury players sanctioned after brawl

Three South Canterbury rugby players and a spectator have been sanctioned after an on-field scuffle turned into an "all-in brawl" involving more than 20 people on Saturday.

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