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Lucky escape for fisherman swept away

Lucky escape for fisherman swept away

A fisherman who was swept 200m out to sea after he slipped, causing his waders to fill up with water, had a lucky escape this morning, says a man who helped get him on to dry land alive.

Details of Phillip Smith case revealed

Details of Phillip Smith case revealed

The suppression surrounding the police summary of facts into murderer and child molester Phillip Smith's alleged escape from New Zealand has been lifted by an Auckland District Court judge but the contents have been heavily redacted.

Rena grounding - failures detailed

Rena grounding - failures detailed

New Zealand's maritime authority is investigating how shipping around our coasts can be made safer, as a high-level report into the grounding of the Rena reveals a catalogue of issues.

Warm weather on way for Christmas?

Warm weather on way for Christmas?

One week out from Christmas Day, forecasters are predicting a warm day with a possibility of rain.

Air tragedy's 'clear combination of events'

Air tragedy's 'clear combination of events'

A "clear combination of events" led to an air tragedy in which three people died, a coroner says.

Booze rules bolstered after soldier death

A New Zealand army base has bolstered its boozing rules after fears a practice of "stockpiling" drinks may have contributed to the death of an Australian soldier.

Girl hit by car on crossing

Girl hit by car on crossing

Police have interviewed a woman whose car allegedly hit a young girl crossing a West Auckland road this morning.

Details of Phillip Smith case revealed

Details of Phillip Smith case revealed

[iamge]The suppression surrounding the police summary of facts into murderer and child molester Phillip Smith's alleged escape from New Zealand has been lifted by an Auckland District Court judge but the contents have been heavily redacted.

Ex-ambo driver jailed over sex offences

Ex-ambo driver jailed over sex offences

A sexual predator and disgraced former St John officer has today been sentenced to 14 and a half years in prison.

Manslaughter charge after victim put in headlock

A man has been charged with manslaughter following an altercation at a commercial premises in South Auckland two months ago.

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