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Two hurt in Auckland huffing blast

Police are investigating a huffing incident in South Auckland after two people were hurt when a gas bottle exploded last night.

Rising costs 'forcing unis to raise fees'

Rising costs are forcing universities to raise their fees, an organisation that represents universities says.

Death of 'angel' devastates dad

Death of 'angel' devastates dad

Faizal Kalim spent years looking for his "little angel", hiring a private investigator and continuing to pay child support - but now he is devastated knowing his daughter was killed and her remains buried alongside her mother's in an Auckland swamp.

Slim rehabilitation hopes for sinkhole cyclist

Slim rehabilitation hopes for sinkhole cyclist

Relatives of a man who broke his neck riding his bike into a Waihi sink-hole fear he will remain a paraplegic with a slim chance of much rehabilitation.

Rugby: Staying unbeaten AB's main tour focus

Rugby: Staying unbeaten AB's main tour focus

An unbeaten tour is the priority for the All Blacks in the next few weeks, with subplots about bringing a cluster of players up to speed while coping with heavy-duty rivals England and Wales in a World Cup style campaign.

Rugby: Lock Romano ABs' lucky 34th man

Rugby: Lock Romano ABs' lucky 34th man

The big winners out of yesterday's All Blacks touring squad announcement are Dan Carter, Victor Vito and Luke Romano.

Well-known farming couple die in crash

Well-known farming couple die in crash

A Southland couple who died in a car crash after going missing on a Sunday drive were a farming couple who were known for their kind-hearted giving.

Inquiries into 'freak' Twizel accident

Inquiries into 'freak' Twizel accident

Two investigations have been launched to examine how a 3m dirt pile collapsed on top of a boy, almost suffocating him, in Twizel over the weekend.

Doctor operated, unaware of blood refusal

A surgeon who operated on a woman who later died in hospital from blood loss was unaware she had signed a declaration refusing to receive blood products.

Boy hit by car seriously hurt

A 4-year-old boy has been hit by a car in Waihi Beach this afternoon.

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