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Doomsday asteroid passing Earth

A 325m-wide asteroid that has a chance of smashing into Earth in 2036 is passing by today.

Quick action nabs burglar

When John Morris saw a burglar climb out of his neighbour's home and run off down the street, he didn't think twice.

Football: Canadian media perplexed by Nelsen's appointment

Football: Canadian media perplexed by Nelsen's appointment

New Toronto FC coach Ryan Nelsen has been advised by local media to rent rather than buy when he eventually moves to the city to take up his post.

Rugby: Deans told to reapply for Wallabies job

Rugby: Deans told to reapply for Wallabies job

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans will have to reapply for his position when his contract runs out at the end of the year, the new Australia Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver says.

Explosives threat in Auckland

Buildings were evacuated and a cordon placed around a central Auckland intersection this morning after two bags thought to contain explosives were found.

Convicted murderer recalled to prison

A convicted murderer has been recalled to prison after she was arrested for breaching her parole conditions.

Bashed pensioner overwhelmed by support

The Kawerau woman brutally bashed in her home just before New Year's Eve has been overwhelmed by support from her community.

Man charged after baby injured

A man has been charged with assault after a 9-month-old boy was seriously injured in Rotorua two weeks ago.

Tornado hits Kaikoura

A small tornado in Kaikoura has lifted a roof and brought down power lines in the coastal township.

Wild weather to ease after night of havoc

Wild weather to ease after night of havoc

Campers have fallen victim to an atrocious start to the year, with heavy rain, gales and snow plaguing the South Island and lower North Island.

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