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Boat in spill drama checked for damage

The fishing vessel that struck rocks off Stewart Island over the weekend and sparked an oil spill scare is now berthed in Timaru and is being checked for damage.

Cheetah cubs cling to life

Cheetah cubs cling to life

Three newborn cheetah cubs are fighting for their lives, and workers at Christchurch zoo believe the cubs' mother may have eaten two of their siblings.

Rugby: Crusaders slide as Blues rise

Rugby: Crusaders slide as Blues rise

Moral victories don't win championships but the Blues suggested in their narrow loss to the Reds in Brisbane that they could finish higher on the table than the Crusaders this season.

MP Parekura Horomia dies

MP Parekura Horomia dies

Labour MP Parekura Horomia has died at his Mangatuna home, aged 62.

Teen girl killed in crash named

Teen girl killed in crash named

A man has told of a teenage boy's desperate attempts to get help for his girlfriend who died when the car they were in crashed this morning.

Quad bike injuries 'alarming' - study

More than a third of farm fatalities involve quad bikes, and the number of injuries from quad bikes is increasing at an "alarming" rate, according to a study by Waikato Hospital's trauma centre.

100-year-old saved from Gore house fire

100-year-old saved from Gore house fire

A 100-year-old woman has been rescued from a large house fire in Gore this morning.

Rugby: King-hit player sent off for punching

A former Bay of Plenty Steamers player who was knocked unconscious after being king-hit during a match last year has been sent off for allegedly punching another player in the head.

Cold case accused reached 'flashpoint'

Cold case accused reached 'flashpoint'

The former wife of a man accused of a 30-year-old murder cold case has told a court he reached "flashpoint" when he was refused oil by the service station worker he allegedly gunned down.

Missing tramper found safe and well

Missing tramper found safe and well

A Canadian man tramping the length of the country has been found safe and well after it was feared he was missing.

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