Four years of painstaking work by Brenan Hutchings to rebuild
a 13.7m sloop ended in disaster when the yacht ran aground on
the weekend, forcing him to swim ashore and call for help.
A 14-month-old girl who survived a two-storey fall this
morning had climbed through an upstairs window at a Rotorua
house, police have established.
All eyes now turn to Eden Park and the deciding third test
between England and New Zealand after the second match was
washed out at the Basin Reserve today.
The New Zealand men's hockey team have finished fourth at the
Sultan Azlan Shah Tournament after losing to Korea 2-1 in the
bronze medal match last night in Ipoh, Malaysia.
The weekend's rain has been welcomed as a start but hasn't
come near the 100mm needed to put an end to the drought.
A person has been hit and killed by a train at a station in
Palmerston North this morning.
A man watched in horror as his wife was knocked off her bike
and under a passing truck as they rode with friends.
Aucklanders have been reassured that a big earthquake is
highly unlikely, although a geologist says the rare pair that
struck yesterday might be a sign of more to come.
One person has suffered serious head injuries and another has
moderate injuries after the car they were travelling in hit a
tree near Fairlie.
The Wellington Phoenix took one step out of the A-League
cellar but they still face a battle on their hands if they
are to avoid the wooden spoon.
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