A Mount Maunganui teenager spent Christmas Day in the burns
unit of Waikato Hospital after surviving an explosion that
blew out almost all of the windows in her family home.
Manslaughter charges have been laid against the driver of the
car in which two teenage sisters were travelling before they
died on Christmas Day.
One person was killed and four others seriously injured when
two cars collided on the Desert Rd in the Ruapehu District
A three-year-old child was seriously injured when he was
struck by a four-wheel-drive south of Levin this morning.
Alcohol and speed are the two contributing factors identified
in a coroner's report on the death of a man whose car crashed
on State Highway 2, north of Otane in Hawke's Bay.
The Attorney-General is seeking court costs of almost $14,000
from the cameraman at the centre of the "tea tapes'' saga.
Hours before she was killed with her sister in a Christmas
Day crash, a girl posted a moving message to her late
grandmother and talked about the fun she was having with her
Emergency crews were sent on a wild goose chase this
afternoon after an an emergency beacon on a boat was
inadvertently activated between Coromandel and Auckland.
A widow who lost her husband in a holiday drowning tragedy
has called on people to drop their "bulletproof'' attitudes
to water safety.
Boxing Day shoppers were out in force yesterday with
transaction figures up 6.9 percent this year compared with
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