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Japan PM pays tribute to Chch quake victims

Japan PM pays tribute to Chch quake victims

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has today paid tribute to the 28 Japanese citizens who died in the February 2011 Canterbury earthquake.

Brownlee denies 'doughnut effect' in Christchurch

Brownlee denies 'doughnut effect' in Christchurch

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says suggestions of a "doughnut" effect in inner city Christchurch - with new developments on the fringes but few in the centre - are wide of the mark.

Heavy weather on way for North Island

Strong winds are on the way for the top of the North Island tomorrow, bringing a risk of power cuts from fallen trees.

Police save woman from house fire

Police save woman from house fire

Two police officers who saved an elderly woman from a burning Tauranga house last night have been praised by the police commissioner.

Fire damages homes in Nelson, Blenheim

Two homes have suffered extensive damage after separate house fires at the top of the South Island this morning.

Driver 'within arm's reach' before cyclist killed

Driver 'within arm's reach' before cyclist killed

A truck driver was "within arm's reach" of a group of cyclists seconds before his vehicle hit one of them, an inquest has been told.

Kiwis skip new US security measures

Kiwis skip new US security measures

Kiwis flying from New Zealand to the United States will not be required to undergo strict new security measures being introduced for uncharged mobile phones and laptops.

Driver serious after train hits truck

Driver serious after train hits truck

The driver of a truck which collided with a train this morning has been airlifted to Christchurch Hospital.

Body of missing Hokitika hunter found

The body of a deer hunter missing on the West Coast for more than a week has been found, police say.

Fugitive swims to custody

A 23-year-old fugitive foolishly braved winter waters by swimming across a Hawke's Bay river in a vain attempt to escape custody, only to find the long arm of the law waiting patiently with handcuffs on the other side.

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