Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has today paid tribute to
the 28 Japanese citizens who died in the February 2011
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.
Strong winds are on the way for the top of the North Island
tomorrow, bringing a risk of power cuts from fallen trees.
Two police officers who saved an elderly woman from a burning
Tauranga house last night have been praised by the police
Two homes have suffered extensive damage after separate house
fires at the top of the South Island this morning.
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 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.
The driver of a truck which collided with a train this
morning has been airlifted to Christchurch Hospital.
The body of a deer hunter missing on the West Coast for more
than a week has been found, police say.
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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