An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 was recorded north east
of Whangarei last night.
It's been a heart-breaking defeat for Kiwi tennis No 1 Marina
Erakovic in the first round of the Australian Open in what
proved to be an epic contest against her French opponent
Alize Cornet in three hours and 38 minutes this afternoon.
A man was run over by his partner four times during a
domestic dispute in Hamilton at the weekend.
A teenager accused of the murder of Ashburton mother Sina
Solomona was denied bail when he made a brief appearance in
Youth Court yesterday.
The Prime Minister's office is standing by its tally of the
number of jobs created by The Hobbit after criticism it had
plucked the number "out of thin air".
The family of missing teenager Blake Sinclair will carry out
their own private search of the Clutha River after the
official search was scaled down, police say.
A post-mortem examination is being carried out today on a
teenager who died after drinking alcohol, including
home-brewed spirits, at an 18th birthday party in south
Auckland on Saturday.
A man accused of putting a cat in a plastic bag before
throwing it under cars because it was the "quickest way" to
kill the animal has been found guilty of ill-treatment.
Police were forced to subdue a youth with a taser after he
allegedly threatened an officer with a bayonet and a knife
An oil spill at Timaru port that was discovered at midday is
now being cleaned up by members of the Environment Canterbury
oil response team.
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