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Quake strikes near Te Anau

Quake strikes near Te Anau

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck near Te Anau just after 7am this morning.

Dad calls for inquiry into Twizel dirt collapse

Dad calls for inquiry into Twizel dirt collapse

The father of a boy who was seriously injured when a pile of dirt collapsed on him yesterday is calling for an investigation into the incident.

Harbour boat crash 'a freak accident'

Harbour boat crash 'a freak accident'

Senior pupils went to the rescue of an Otago Boys' High School rowing eight when their skiff was hit by a powerboat driven by their coach in Otago Harbour.

'Nature's confectionery' defended

'Nature's confectionery' defended

Award-winning Cromwell grower Simon Webb says the sun is still shining on New Zealand's apples, despite the criticism of an ''ill-informed'' British chef.

Basketball: Big loss a reality check for Breakers

Basketball: Big loss a reality check for  Breakers

If the Breakers' first two games were reminders of the glory days, today's humbling loss provided painful memories of last year's lost season.

Cricket: Four with plenty to prove in NZ squad

Cricket: Four with plenty to prove in NZ squad

A quartet of players with something to prove highlight the New Zealand squad named yesterday to tackle South Africa.

Choppers used to fight Marlborough blaze

A fire which raged across six hectares of Blenheim's Wither Hills Farm Park today has been brought under control.

Ardern joins Robertson in leadership tilt

Ardern joins Robertson in leadership tilt

Grant Robertson has announced Jacinda Ardern as his running mate in the Labour leadership race.

Wanted man taunts cops on Facebook

Wanted man taunts cops on Facebook

He may be wanted for arrest, but that didn't stop a 23-year-old getting into a cheeky exchange with Christchurch police over his own mugshot.

Boy survives Twizel dirt pile collapse

Boy survives Twizel dirt pile collapse

Friends of a boy buried beneath a mound of dirt ran to neighbouring homes to ask for help yesterday.

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