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Electrocuted after crash

A passenger who got out of a car after it hit a power pole in Canterbury was electrocuted by fallen power lines, and two others who tried to help were shocked.

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One dead in milk truck crash

One person has died and five people are injured following a crash between a milk truck and a car in the Bay of Plenty this morning.

Bar stool crash man back home

Jane Watts said last goodbyes to her severely injured husband five times and could only have dreamed she would spend another Christmas with him.

News gets viewers riled the most

The most complained about television show in New Zealand this year was ... the news. Nine of the top 10 programmes targeted by disgruntled viewers were flagship news…

Family's vigil for missing teen

Family members of a missing teenager were keeping an emotional vigil on a Northland beach last night - the latest incident in a horror start to the holiday season in…

National

Portable cots put kids at risk

A survey of portable cots for sale in New Zealand has uncovered potentially fatal safety defects - including folding mechanisms that could trap a child's neck.

Business

Putin scraps holidays

Russia's economy will shrink by around 4 per cent next year as a result of falling oil prices and ongoing financial turmoil…

Kiwis' $404m splurge

Shoppers spent a record-breaking amount on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, according to figures released by Paymark today.

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Politics

Coups save face for Obama

Assumptions that President Barack Obama was a lame duck, counting down his last quarter after Republicans seized Congress, were confounded by several White House coups…

National, Labour both on the rise

Labour's popularity has jumped three percentage points in the first political poll since Andrew Little took over the leadership and the first major poll since the election…

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Entertainment

Ultimate New Year's Eve guide

What's on Festivals Britomart Beach Party, Auckland, featuring the Freestylers, Sola Rosa, Jupiter Project, Janine and the Mixtape, starts 2pm, $59 Rhythm and Vines…

Travel

Horses for courses in Cambridge

You can't visit Cambridge without noticing that the town is a thriving hub of horsiness. Clues are its slogan "Home of Champions" and that the properties surrounding…

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