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Norovirus scare grounds Q'town-Chch flight

Norovirus scare grounds Q'town-Chch flight

Passengers of an internal flight at Christchurch Airport were held on board the plane after it emerged a tour group had been exposed to the stomach bug Norovirus.

North Island cops brunt of wild weather

North Island cops brunt of wild weather

Nearly 8000 lightning strikes have hit the upper North Island this morning as wild weather lashes the country.

Child poverty in NZ not improving

Child poverty in NZ not improving

Child poverty rates in New Zealand are "stagnating", having barely changed since 2008, an international report by UNICEF says.

Cricket: NZ facing scorching uphill battle

Cricket: NZ facing scorching uphill battle

Events in Dubai over the past few days have thrown into sharp relief the challenges facing New Zealand when they face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates next month.

Witnesses sought to crash near Hanmer

A man and woman were taken to hospital by helicopter after their Land Rover rolled down a bank on State Highway 7 near Hanmer Springs last night.

Armed police hunt gunman near Motueka

Armed police hunt gunman near Motueka

A Motueka school was in lockdown this afternoon as armed police hunt a man who is alleged to have presented a firearm at a group of people.

Dairy Union backs Little

Dairy Union backs Little

The Dairy Workers' Union has followed sister union EPMU by backing Andrew Little as next Labour leader -- delivering him almost half of the total union vote for the leadership contest.

Farmer sells in disgust at $50k rates

Farmer sells in disgust at $50k rates

'Horrific" Auckland Council rates of nearly $50,000 a year on land still being grazed by livestock prompted the $37.9 million sale of one of the city's largest land lots.

Singapore Airline's super-jumbo lands in Auckland

Singapore Airline's super-jumbo lands in Auckland

Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380 superjumbo has landed at Auckland Airport twenty minutes ahead of schedule as it starts a five-month summer service.

Pike River re-entry decision delayed

Pike River re-entry decision delayed

Solid Energy has delayed making a decision on whether to go ahead with the re-entry of the Pike River Mine drift after consulting with families.

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