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Killer jailed for 21 years

Killer jailed for 21 years

A P user who raped and murdered a Christchurch woman before attacking two hitch-hikers on the West Coast has today been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 21 years.

Woman choked unconscious in conveyor belt mishap

A 24-year-old woman was choked unconscious when her hair and scarf were caught in a vegetable conveyor belt in Canterbury.

Hospitals struggle with flu surge

A hospital struggling with an upsurge of influenza and similar illnesses is appealing to patients to see their GP early rather than waiting and going to the emergency department.

Rowing: Kiwis advance to semifinals

Rowing: Kiwis advance to semifinals

Three out of four of the New Zealand crews raced themselves into semifinals on the fourth day of competition at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.

Opinion: Cunliffe must take charge in debate

Opinion: Cunliffe must take charge in debate

Today is D-Day for David Cunliffe. It is Debate Day.

Life term awaits Amy Farrall killer

Life term awaits Amy Farrall killer

The man who murdered Christchurch community support worker Amy Farrall, before going to the West Coast to attack two female hitch-hikers, could face spending the rest of his life behind bars.

Quake rattles eastern North Island

A moderate earthquake rattled East Coast residents last night.

'Stunning' biography beats Luminaries

'Stunning' biography beats Luminaries

The author who took out New Zealand's top book award says she is "flabbergasted" to have won over acclaimed novelist Eleanor Catton.

Rugby: Glenn Moore signs on with Blues

Rugby: Glenn Moore signs on with Blues

Glenn Moore's coaching tentacles have stretched throughout the nation's south and are now heading north as he becomes the Blues' assistant coach for the next two campaigns.

League: Warriors 'going in right direction'

League: Warriors 'going in right direction'

Warriors coach Andrew McFadden is not panicking leading into their must-win clash against the struggling Gold Coast Titans at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday.

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