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Homicide inquiries launched after fatal North Otago crash

Homicide inquiries launched after fatal North Otago crash

Two shocked teenagers are being helped by victim support following the launch of two homicide investigations in North Otago yesterday.

Tourist lucky to survive raging waterway

Tourist lucky to survive raging waterway

A French tourist swept away after slipping into a raging Woolshed Creek late on Wednesday was washed over a terrifying two waterfalls before clambering out.

Cycle-walkways open soon

Cycle-walkways open soon

Cycle and pedestrian routes through the southern city are opening up and work on Package 1 of the South Dunedin cycleway-walkway is due to be completed at the end of this month.

Volleyball coach had 'damaging' relationship with child

Volleyball coach had 'damaging' relationship with child

A Hawkes Bay volleyball coach has been sentenced to home detention after she admitted engaging in a "damaging psychological relationship" with a young female student.

Electoral boundary changes announced

Electoral boundary changes announced

A new Upper Harbour electorate has been confirmed for Auckland, as well as other major boundary changes in both Auckland and Christchurch.

Serious crash victim remains critical

Serious crash victim remains critical

A woman flown to Tauranga Hospital after a serious crash near Gisborne yesterday remains in a critical condition this morning.

Estranged husband charged with Mei Fan murder

Estranged husband charged with Mei Fan murder

The man charged with the murder of Wellington mother Mei Fan, 37, is her estranged husband Michael Preston.

Warning as wild weather heads South

Warning as wild weather heads South

A severe weather warning has been issued for Dunedin and North Otago as rain and strong winds brought by ex-cyclone Ita sweep down the country.

Dog owner charged after attack

Dog owner charged after attack

The owner of an adult pitbull has been charged after police say the dog attacked and bit his 3-year-old nephew on the face resulting in a 6cm gash under the boy's right eye.

Cycling: Sprinters spearhead track team

New Zealand have named a powerful track cycling team to compete at this year's Commonwealth Games, spearheaded by the world champion men's sprint combination.

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