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Mourners farewell burns victim

Shalvin Prasad, whose scorched body was found in a scrub fire in Kingseat, Auckland, loved football and Bollywood music.

Murder accused appears in court

Two men arrested in connection with the killing of a young Levin father have appeared in the Palmerston North District Court today.

Teen dies from bee sting

A teenage girl stung by a bee has died from an allergic reaction.

Aussie wine industry slams NZ's sauvignon blanc

Aussie wine industry slams NZ's sauvignon blanc

The Australian wine industry has hit out at New Zealand's sauvignon blanc, with one Aussie wine-maker labelling it "the McDonald's of wines".

Police may appeal sportswoman's drink-drive discharge

Police are taking legal advice over whether to appeal against a judge's decision to grant a discharge without conviction to a sportswoman on drink-driving charges and suppress her name.

Solid Energy chief resigns

Don Elder has resigned as chief executive of Solid Energy, effective immediately, the state-owned coal company said in a statement.

'Deepening pessimism' on sheep, beef farms

'Deepening pessimism' on sheep, beef farms

A long spell of dry weather and the high dollar are causing "a deepening pessimism" to spread among sheep and beef farmers around the country.

Police pursuit 'plagued' with breaches

Police pursuit 'plagued' with breaches

At least 11 patrol cars and the police helicopter were unnecessarily pursuing a motorcyclist at speeds up to 122kmh when he crashed and suffered severe brain injuries, a police conduct review has found.

Shearer backed as Labour leader

Shearer backed as Labour leader

Labour's MPs have endorsed the leadership of David Shearer in a confidence vote today but will not release the results of the vote.

Boxing: Botha blasts 'stupid' Sonny Bill

Sonny Bill Williams has been labelled as "stupid" by Francois Botha, his opponent for Friday's WBA International heavyweight title fight in Brisbane.

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