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Linesman survives 11,000 volt shock

A linesman escaped almost unscathed after receiving an 11,000 volt shock - almost four times as powerful as an electric chair.

Dunne backs 'asylum seeker' bill

Dunne backs 'asylum seeker' bill

The Government is likely to have the numbers needed to pass legislation allowing it to process a mass arrival of asylum seekers, after United Future leader Peter Dunne declared his support.

Hondas recalled over faulty airbags

About 900 Honda Civics sold in New Zealand are being recalled because of concerns about faulty airbags.

Accused killer lived in tent in Dunedin

Accused killer lived in tent in Dunedin

The man accused of killing Christchurch schoolboy Hayden Miles told police he had worked as a prostitute, his murder trial has been told.

Dunedin dairy robbed at knifepoint

Dunedin dairy robbed at knifepoint

A North Dunedin dairy was robbed by two knife-wielding offenders early this morning.

Digital votes 'less secure than paper'

The Electoral Commission has warned those calling for an electronic voting system that there is, as yet, none which could completely guarantee the security of ballot papers in the way that the paper-only system does.

Auckland art auction pulls in $2 million

An art auction of "unprecedented quality and calibre" and boasting some of the biggest names in contemporary New Zealand art pulled in around $2 million when the works went under the hammer in Auckland last night.

Chinese visa deal exposes 'huge set of risks'

A fast-track visa deal struck with a Chinese airline for frequent flyers could be exploited by sex traffickers and people smugglers, according to a risk report.

Hockey: Black Sticks down Argentina

The Black Sticks have beaten Olympic silver medallists Argentina 2-1 in their second game of the Four Nations at the ITM Hockey Centre in Whangarei tonight.

Basketball: Breakers set for one last hurrah

Basketball: Breakers set for one last hurrah

An era may be about to end for the Breakers but they know Perth is the perfect place for a final, fitting farewell.

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