Girl (8) sexually assaulted at Invercargill beach

An 8-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in the sand dunes of Invercargill's Oreti Beach near where a large number of people were present, police say.

Man critical in Dunedin hospital after crash

A man is in a critical condition in Dunedin Hospital after a collision in Bluff.

Cricket: McCullum and Bond need to put spat behind them

Cricket: McCullum and Bond need to put spat behind them

The relationship between captain Brendon McCullum and bowling coach Shane Bond needs further mending if New Zealand are to unite ahead of the England series, starting this week.

Mt Maunganui drowning victim named

A Norwegian woman who died at Mt Maunganui after she was found face-down in the water has been publicly identified by police.

Under-age driver issue adds to Kenyan tragedy

The teenager driving in the fatal Bethlehem College crash would not have been legally allowed to drive the HiAce which rolled in Kenya.

Stunt star gets jaw broken in city scrap

An extreme motocross rider performed with a broken jaw after being "king hit" while out on the town in Auckland.

Woman drowns at Mt Maunganui

A woman drowned at Mt Maunganui last night despite desperate efforts to revive her.

Brother of man burned to death appeals for help

The brother of the man burned to death in South Auckland has appealed for information on his brother's killers.

Rowdy Sevens fans keep police busy

Rowdy Sevens fans kept police in the capital busy overnight as they spilled into town to celebrate the end of the two-day tournament.

Sevens: England edge Kenya in final

England have won the Wellington leg of the sevens world series with a golden point victory over Kenya in the final at Westpac Stadium tonight.

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