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High in hospital theatre

An anaesthetic technician who collapsed in a hospital theatre while attending to a patient was high on a drug used in sedation, according to a watchdog's report.

Ex-principal censured over inaction

If the principal of the Northland school where paedophile teacher James Parker preyed on pupils had acted on concerns over his behaviour, his prolific offending might…

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Fresh wave of hacked celeb pics leaks

A new wave of "nude" celebrity photos have been leaked online amid claims the graphic images may have been passed around an online club for months.


Truckie rescued after 18-wheeler rolls

A truck driver has been rescued after being trapped when his 18-wheeler rolled in the Bay of Plenty early this morning. The crash occurred on State Highway 2 at Opotiki…

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Dairy prices drop to new two-year low

Dairy product prices dropped to the lowest level since July 2012 in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by a slump in rennet casein and butter milk powder.

New Lee Tamahori film to be crowd funded

A new film to be directed by Lee Tamahori is hoping to raise the final 5.3 per cent of its $9.4 million budget via equity crowd funding on the Snowball Effect platform…


Parents of brain tumour boy released

Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill…

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