Gales batter Buller

A garage collapsed, trees fell, and power went off as gale-force winds battered Buller last night.

Te Anau athlete in critical condition

New Zealand athlete Lesley Cantwell is in a critical condition in a Tahitian hospital.

League: Packer accused of being serial leaker

Russell Packer's leak before Monday night's 56-18 defeat of Brisbane reportedly isn't the first time the Warriors prop has relieved himself on the field, with a sideline commentator saying he saw Packer do it during a game against the Eels last year.

Dangerous dog stolen from Greymouth pound

A dog that has been on death row since ripping the flesh from a Runanga pensioner's arm last month has been busted out of the Greymouth pound.

Oamaru killer's appeal decision reserved

The decision on an appeal by an Oamaru teenager, convicted of murdering another youth in the town in 2010, has been reserved by the Court of Appeal, sitting in Wellington.

Westpac glitch delays overnight payments

A glitch in Westpac's banking system caused processing delays overnight, frustrating a number of customers.

Hockey: Black Sticks draw warm-up with England

The New Zealand women's hockey side have drawn the first of three practice matches with England 4-4 ahead of the World League 3 tournament in Rotterdam this month.

Indecent assault in Hamilton

A jogger was struck from behind and indecently assaulted in Hamilton on Monday night.

Peters grills Dunne on leaks

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has again used parliamentary privilege to grill United Future leader Peter Dunne on leaking official documents.

Goats spark police callout

The shrill bleats of goats hiding in bushes sparked a police callout when they were mistaken for human screams.

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