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Teen killed in blaze had 'bright future'

A Rotorua teenager who died in a fire at the weekend has been described as a bubbly girl who had a bright future.

Cold blast moves north

Cold blast moves north Road snow warnings are in place for South Island road passes, while severe weather warnings have been issued for other areas as an active trough moves across the country.

Officers tackle man doused in petrol

Officers tackle man doused in petrol

Two police officers who tackled a man who had poured petrol over himself and was threatening to set himself alight have been praised for their bravery.

Faces getting angrier on Lego men

Faces getting angrier on Lego men

The faces of Lego mini-figures are getting angrier, says a University of Canterbury robot researcher.

Pepper spray wouldn't have quelled riot - prison boss

Officers confronted by 29 rioting inmates at the Spring Hill prison would have been overwhelmed if they had tried to use pepper spray, Corrections Department chief executive Ray Smith says.

Survivor tried to run back into fire

A survivor of a fire that gutted a Rotorua warehouse, killing teenage girl Mihinui Tamiana, tried to run back into the inferno to save her, but was tackled and restrained by a firefighter who saved his life, a witness says.

NZ houses '4th most overvalued' in world

NZ houses '4th most overvalued' in world

New Zealand has the fourth-most overvalued property prices in the developed world, according to a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Police plead with killer to tell where body is buried

Police plead with killer to tell where body is buried

Seven months after she disappeared, police have renewed calls for Cissy Chen's killer to come forward.

NZ woman dies trying to save fiance

NZ woman dies trying to save fiance

A seaside holiday turned to tragedy for a New Zealand woman who drowned after saving her fiance when he slipped off rocks at a West Australian beach.

Tennis: Erakovic reaches doubles quarterfinals

Tennis: Erakovic reaches doubles quarterfinals

Marina Erakovic has advanced to the doubles quarterfinals at the French Open after a third round victory with partner Cara Black.

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