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Arrest likely over death of 'harmless' man

Police say it is likely arrests will be made today in connection to the death of a "harmless" Featherston man early yesterday.

Rescued boaties slammed for 'sheer stupidity'

Police have criticised the "sheer stupidity" of three divers without lifejackets, a radio, cellphones or an anchor who needed rescuing after their inflatable boat drifted out to sea.

Rugby: Break restores Boric's hunger

Rugby: Break restores Boric's hunger

Anthony Boric's unscheduled sabbatical, during which he had surgery on his neck, worked at a "real job" and visited the site of his family's Croatian origins, has inspired him in his return to rugby.

Cricket: NZ opening pair failing to fire

Cricket: NZ opening pair failing to fire

Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill have failed to inspire as a test opening partnership since resuming against India in August.

Teen shot and killed while drinking with mates

A teenager has died after being shot with an airgun he and four friends were playing with while they were drinking at a Manurewa home last night.

Fire crews remain cautious in Canterbury

Fire crews remain cautious in Canterbury

Just one fire crew remains on the ground today monitoring the site of fires that have devastated parts of Canterbury.

Tennis: Ferrer enters record books in Auckland

Tennis: Ferrer enters record books in Auckland

David Ferrer has joined Australian great Roy Emerson as the most successful player in the history of the Heineken Open.

Treatment starts for boy in court battle

A 7-year-old boy with a brain tumour has started radiotherapy in Britain following a legal battle by his New Zealand mother to prevent the treatment in favour of alternative methods.

Astronaut tweets photo of Mt Taranaki

Astronaut tweets photo of Mt Taranaki

A NASA astronaut has today tweeted out a picture of Mt Taranaki as seen from the International Space Station.

Canterbury remains on fire alert

Canterbury firefighters were on high alert and preparing for the worst again last night after another frantic day battling scrub fires in the tinder-dry region.

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