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Temperatures near record highs in South

Temperatures near record highs in South

The weekend's scorching weather was near the hottest on record in some parts of the South Island, according to Weatherwatch.

Small quake strikes near Gisborne

A small earthquake struck on the East Coast near Gisborne this morning.

Fire crews battle bush blaze near Nelson

Fire crews battle bush blaze near Nelson

Fire crews will continue to control a blaze in a remote section of bush near Nelson this morning.

Farmer killed in quad bike accident

A farmer aged in his 40s is believed to have been killed in a quad bike accident at Rakaia, near Ashburton, on Saturday night.

Drowned man swimming outside flags

A 27-year-old Feilding man who drowned while swimming with friends at Himatangi Beach was believed to be swimming outside the flags.

Surfing: Perfect start for Procter on Hyundai Tour

Gisborne surfer Daniel Procter stormed back to the top of New Zealand's longboarding ranks after claiming victory in the first event on the Hyundai Tour today.

Cricket: Ten Doeschate sets up big win for Otago

Cricket: Ten Doeschate sets up big win for Otago

Otago have consolidated their position at the top of the HRV Cup standings thanks to a comprehensive 93-run against Central Districts at the University Oval today.

Cricket: World No1 bowler Steyn as hungry as ever

The fire still burns within South African pace king Dale Steyn.

Rising tide traps father and son

A man and his eight-year-old son were winched to safety after rising tides trapped the pair on rocks at Whakatane heads this afternoon.

Sexual attack in Palmerston North

A teenage girl was sexually violated by a stranger as she walked along a Palmerston North street early this morning, police say.

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