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Boy burned in petrol blast

Boy burned in petrol blast

An 11-year-old boy was seriously burned when a petrol can exploded this afternoon in Porirua.

Tennis: Erakovic into Wimbledon main draw

Tennis: Erakovic into Wimbledon main draw

New Zealand tennis No 1 Marina Erakovic has won her third qualifying match at Wimbledon to gain a place at the main draw of the grass court Grand Slam event in London.

Cheaper travel to UK, Europe likely

Cheaper travel to UK, Europe likely

Shockwaves from the Brexit vote will stoke economic uncertainty here but New Zealanders stand to gain from possible interest rate cuts and cheaper travel in Britain and Europe.

Cars 'drag racing before fatal crash'

Cars 'drag racing before fatal crash'

Two cars were spotted drag racing on a Waikato highway minutes before one car slid into a van, killing all four of its occupants.

Violent man freed after Serco blunder

Violent man freed after Serco blunder

A man facing a serious violence charge was mistakenly released from a Serco-run prison, the Weekend Herald has learned.

Govt ramps up effort to free kidnapped Kiwi

Govt ramps up effort to free kidnapped Kiwi

A New Zealand Government official is in Nigeria as efforts ramp up to secure the release of a Kiwi mining contractor who was kidnapped by militants in a fatal ambush two days ago.

20km traffic backlog on Auckland motorway

20km traffic backlog on Auckland motorway

A truck breakdown in downtown Auckland is causing big traffic delays over the Harbour Bridge towards the North Shore this morning.

Travellers hit hours before leaving NZ

Travellers hit hours before leaving NZ

Two young Germans have had an unhappy end to their New Zealand travel after their backpacks - with passports and six months of diaries and photos - were stolen just hours before they were due to leave the country.

PM rules out paying ransom for Kiwi

PM rules out paying ransom for Kiwi

Prime Minister John Key says that there is no chance of the Government paying a ransom for a New Zealander being held hostage in Nigeria.

$60m to target highway blackspots

$60m to target highway blackspots

An extra $60 million a year will be used to remove blackspots on state highways, in a move that could save 900 lives and serious injuries over the next decade, the Government has announced.

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