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Dunedin hit by flooding

A civil defence response has been activated in Dunedin after torrential rain caused widespread flooding.



MH17 downed by Russian-made missile

The Russian maker of the Buk air defence missile system said that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile.

Roller coaster crash horror

One roller coaster car slammed into another on one of Britain's biggest amusement park rides, leaving four teenagers seriously injured.


Ross investor fights for secrecy

The Court of Appeal has reserved its decision in the case of an investor in the Ross Asset Ponzi scheme, who wants to keep his name a secret.


Key warning on boat people

A boat of asylum seekers had a credible chance of reaching NZ - but the Government will not say what options were being considered if that had happened.

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Canterbury league's 'Godfather' dies

A Canterbury rugby league legend, known at his club simply as 'The Godfather', has died suddenly during a training session on the eve of his 300th and final match.


Rugby: NZ U-20s thrash Scotland

New Zealand have opened their World Rugby Under 20 Championship campaign in style with a 68-10 thrashing of Scotland in Parma. Once they had worked out the often mysterious…

Barrett set for Super Rugby return

The Hurricanes should have the services of first-five Beauden Barrett for their pivotal Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders in Napier on Friday.

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